Wedding at The Champion’s Club at The Retreat
Katie + Mike
When we first met with with Katie + Mike via Skype, we knew that we were an absolute match. You know how we know? Because our dogs were communicating with each other during our meeting. =p
Jokes aside, we learned a great deal about these two and how they met through friends and how Mike proposed to Katie during a formal night on a holiday cruise around South America with his family gathered around the table. By the end of the meeting, it was like we were old friends already. We simply could not wait for their wedding at The Champion’s Club at the Retreat in Corona to arrive!
Getting Ready photos at Ayres Lodge & Suites
Both Annie and I started off the day at the Ayres Lodge and Suites in Corona where Katie + Mike and their bridal party were getting ready. I started with Mike and the guys who were enjoying themselves and watching some college football. Annie was with Katie and her girls as they were getting their hair and makeup done.
When Mike and his groomsmen left for the venue, I joined up with Annie to capture Katie’s grandmother tie the perfect bow around her granddaughter’s waist and a very touching first look between Katie and her father who was looking very dapper in his top hat.
Pre-Ceremony Portraits at The Champion’s Club at The Retreat
When the entire bridal party finally got to The Champion’s Club at The Retreat in Corona, we quickly set up the stage for Katie + Mike’s First Look. Although Katie + Mike wanted it to be solely them during this time, which it was, the bridal party sure didn’t want to miss it. They stationed themselves behind the glass of the room looking out and definitely made their presence known with their cheers and applause as Katie + Mike kissed.
Ceremony photos at The Champion’s Club at The Retreat
As family and friends started making their way to the ceremony site of Katie + Mike’s wedding at The Champion’s Club at The Retreat, they were asked to grab a stone. During the ceremony, Katie + Mike poured some dirt into the pot of a tree that they will plant at their house and the stones that the guests gathered would be a part of it. There were all kinds of laughter and tears as Katie + Mike both said their vows to each other.
Post-Ceremony Portraits at The Champion’s Club at The Retreat
Since we captured all the bridal party photos and some family shots prior to the ceremony because of the First Look, after the ceremony, we finished up the family formals and then had some time with our lovely couple.This was the perfect time as the sun was beginning to set and the horizon was perfectly lit.
Reception photos at The Champion’s Club at The Retreat
The reception at The Retreat was outdoors and the weather was absolutely perfect for such the occasion. Laughs echoed around the area as Mike’s sister Kellie gave her speech which included a survival kit for Katie on surviving with Mike, and afterwards, Katie’s sister Ali gave Mike some tips on surviving with Katie. Probably the best moment of the night was during the Mother/Son dance when Mike and his mom surprised everyone with their amazing choreographed dance filled with making it rain!
We definitely had a blast and enjoyed every single moment of the day. We want to thank Katie + Mike for inviting us to capture their big day. We hope you two are enjoying your nice, relaxed week honeymoon in Costa Rica. We want to know all about it! We will talk to you both soon!
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