Angelina and Fidel were originally supposed to be married in San Diego in a big wedding. However due to Covid, they adjusted their plans and opted for a micro wedding in the Tetons. Their gorgeous wedding ceremony took place on private property that boasted a beautiful pond, open lawn, and a view of the mountains in the distance.
Bridal Prep and all the details
Angelina had her hair and makeup done by Trudi Day and wedding flowers by Plush Floral. Angelina really thought of every detail. One of the things that touched me during the bridal prep time, was the details of her wedding dress. The bride’s something blue was a heart sewn into the bodice of her dress, in honor of her grandmother. The bride and groom also exchanged gifts and heartfelt notes. Fidel looked incredibly handsome in his blue three-piece suit with a special heirloom horse tie tack. Despite not having their original wedding dreams come true, these two made their micro wedding the most wonderful and heartfelt day I could have witnessed.
The bride and groom opted not to do a first look, but instead did a prayer together before the ceremony. It can be pretty tricky figuring out how to do a first prayer without them seeing each other! But the videographer, Ineffable Studios, and I chose a spot that had beautiful lighting that would allow them to have a little bit of a barrier between them. I love the first prayer for spiritual couples who don’t want to do a first look! It still gives them that private moment together before the wedding ceremony. Later in the ceremony, the officiant had all of the guests prayer over the bride and groom together.
Ceremony and Reception by the Pond
Both of the bride’s parents walked her down the aisle on this bluebird day! After the wedding ceremony we took some time to do pictures with those who attended the wedding. Something that I do with each of my couples is to create a shot list with them of all of the important people and pictures wanted. This helps that time to run very smoothly so we can get the bride and groom back to the party quickly!
After family photos, the couple had their grand entrance and started off their reception with their first dance. They also did the traditional father-daughter dance and mother-son dances. I cry at every single mother-son dance! These dances have been made so much more special to me after becoming a mom. After that, it was into dinner which was catered by Chef Maggie at Artisan Chef and so delicious! Toasts and cake cutting followed, and Angelina showed Fidel the Ohio State cookies she had made for the wedding!
Sunset Bridal Portraits in the Tetons
Then came my favorite part of the evening! We drove out to Grand Teton National Park where we photographed their couple portraits. I love the park in the evening because we get this really beautiful lighting! That evening also displayed an incredible sunset! We had to take advantage of that, so we did some photos without the Tetons in the background to capture the vivid sky blue pink sunset! Which photos are your favorite from this intimate micro wedding in the Tetons? It’s hard to choose!