The day Letha reached out to us about her wedding, we did a happy dance. We had met her the year before at her son Briian’s wedding to Yani, and were so glad for her to have found Joe. They planned a beautiful and fun wedding at the Windsor Ballroom, and it was awesome!
Letha was a little nervous when we arrived. Just a couple pre-wedding jitters. As we started capturing her details and the bustling beauties getting ready, she settled in. It was a delight to see her children and grandchildren watch her don her white gown. After a few classic bridal portraits, she made her way downstairs to marry her man.
Joe hadn’t been idle. He and his sons were together, making sure he looked sharp. Once his buttons were done, his jacket on, and shoes were tied, he opened the letter from Letha along with a special gift. The dazzling watch was beautiful, but the letter a work of art. That sealed it. He was ready to meet his bride.
The Ceremony at the Windsor Ballroom
As the music started, Joe literally danced down the aisle. We’ve never seen a groom groove his way to the altar like this before. It made everyone cheer. And when Letha made her grand entrance, walking a little way with each son, the cheers grew louder.
Their vows were a beautiful blend of gratitude and promise. It was a long road for both of them, and they didn’t want the moment to pass unacknowledged. Their first married kiss raised the roof. We made quick work of family formals so we could steal the lovebirds away for a few portraits around the Windsor Ballroom.
Portraits & Reception at Windsor Ballroom
Despite the cold, we ventured outside to the courtyard for some pictures of the newlyweds. They snuggled up for warmth and were so sweet that we were able to make short work of it before heading inside.
Once inside, we prepared for the reception. And it was amazing! The bridal party fired up the already fired up crowd and Letha and Joe walked in to tremendous cheers. They shared a tender first dance ahead of toasts in their honor. Joe’s mom got her boogie shoes on for their dance, and Letha shared a darling mother-son dance with all of her boys. Briian even got on one knee to kiss her hand. From their table, his very pregnant (literally gave birth the next day) wife, Yani, watched with a grin.
Once the dance floor opened, there was no stopping it. Everyone was there to bring the biggest and best moves they could. Time flew as we captured the fun and joy.
Letha and Joe, congratulations on your marriage and the new grandbaby, Tre!