Brandon and Adya insisted that they "weren't big on being in photos," when we first met them. But often, I find that that's not really true. No one is really big on the idea of smiling for hours in front of a camera. That's what no one is big on.
What I learned in Adya and B's Initial Consult
But this is why meeting face to face is so very valuable! While sipping coffee and talking with them, I was immediately blown away by Adya's distinct sense of taste. She had the best sense for culinary delights, good wine, and world travel. She also had a dry, sarcastic sense of humor that I got.
And Brandon. He wore a baseball hat that shielded his eyes and seemed kind of aloof when we first met, but I knew that there was more to him than that. And as soon as Adya cracked her first sarcastic remark, I saw a little flicker in his eye as he swooped in to start teasing Adya. She punched him on his arm in response, and in that moment, I understood these two.
That's why we need to meet you before we can determine if we can work with you. It's in tiny little moments like that that I can wrap my brain around the intricacy of your relationship and begin planning for how I can draw that out.
And for Adya and B, I realized that they needed to be playful and adventure together. Their entire wedding revolved around this idea of a grand adventure.
A French-bohemian inspired wedding day
Adya wanted her wedding planning to be an adventure with her loved ones, not a list of tasks. So she and her mother went on an adventure sourcing and collecting pieces for her day. The completed look reminded me of walking into Anthropologie with a french bohemian vibe.
Layers of tarnished silver platters sat atop harvest tables and held lush foraged florals from Daffodil Parker. Cafe lights strung across the aged ceiling beams of their old tobacco warehouse venue, The Lageret. As they sat down to a delicious dinner by Heritage Tavern, we saw them relax, laugh, and enjoy being surrounded with the ones they cared so much about.
Adya and B, thanks for letting us into your lives. Thanks for sharing restaurant recs, dog snaps, and keeping up on daily life with us. Photographing your day meant so much more because you actually invited us into your lives. And we're so grateful!
Thanks to Adya's loving mama for her work planning and sourcing for this day as well as the following team of amazing artists:
Event design and coordination: Lavender Hill Weddings | Venue: The Lageret | Florals: Daffodil Parker | Photography: Booth Photographics | Bride's separates and accessories: BHLDN | Rentals: A La Crate Vintage Rentals | Catering and Bar: Heritage Tavern | Sweets: Bloom Bake Shop