4 years ago Stefan and Karra got married in a courthouse. Because of the nature of Stefan’s duties in the Air Force, they never had a chance for a traditional wedding. Now with two young kids later, they were inspired to have the wedding of their dreams after they saw that photographer Donny Zavala put a call out for real couples who wanted to do an elopement shoot.
Often, wedding images and wedding editorial shoots focus so much on the bride and the bridesmaids - hair and makeup, the dress, the shoes, the accessories, the bouquets, the highly popular bathrobe shots during getting ready. The groom's experience is often treated as a sidenote. So we were very excited to provide an inside look into the perspective of the groom.
Set in a blooming park, with peonies and tulips sprouting up and warmer days, we created an intimate al fresco wedding dinner with delicate touches throughout in scripted calligraphy, a beautifully ornate wedding cake, trailing jasmine table runner, and antique silver and French scalloped plates.