Get ready to take a glimpse into a seriously epic wedding day.
Niko and Gabby have known each other almost their whole lives so they celebrated the start of life together with a BANG and a whole lotta love and support.
You may remember these two from their super sweet engagement session. Niko is a fellow photographer and both he and Gabby have become dear friends, so obviously I was honored to shoot their wedding.
Oh hey, Rachel! You're cute.
Gabby is such a delight and clearly she was just BEAMING.
Huge props to my lovely and talented second shooter for the day - Justina of Justina Roberts Photography. She was a delight and I love whenever we have the opportunity to work together!
Niko is a stud and Gabby is such a babe. Stop hogging all the attractiveness, guys!
Their officiant was a friend of theirs and he was equal parts sweet and funny. Plus his name is Armando - which is simply fabulous.
This bridal party was kind of fun. Just a little bit. ;)
Is it possible to have a crush on a couple?!! Because I am totally crushing on Gabby and Niko and their adorable love.
Niko and Gabby planned an epic first dance to surprise all their guests. It was AWESOME - all of their friends and family stood up and gathered around the floor to soak in every step.
The faces have been cropped out to protect the innocent.
or the not-so-innocent. ;)
Get it, Niko!
Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Williams! I am so glad you chose me to document your perfect day. Your love is so evident and I could NOT be happier for you both.
Remember to call me when you get a dog. ;)
2nd Shooter: Justina Roberts
Ceremony Site: Trumbull Country Club
Hair By: Casal's de Spa
Florist: Something New
Dresses: David's Bridal
Tux Rental: American Commodore
Decoration Rentals & Setup: Royal Weddings
DJ: Beach Boyz Entertainment
Reception Site: Avalon Inn and Resort
Cake: Rachel Ulam
Cookies: The Cake Boutique and friendly neighbor Yiayia :)
Limo Service: FAB Limousine
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Gabby: The most memorable moment of my day was when I was walking down the aisle with my dad and as soon as I made it to the patio I looked at Niko. I always told Niko leading up to our wedding day that he better cry as soon as he saw me. Even though he didn't have tears streaming down his face, I definitely saw tears in his eyes (he will forever deny this lol)
Niko: The most memorable thing for me was honestly the feeling I got sitting down after our dance and realizing all the stress was over and from that moment on it was about having a good time. We raised our champagne flutes and did what gab and I do best and that's spreading our wings as social butterflies and leading the party into the night.
Any advice for future bride/grooms?
Gabby: Don't spend your money on stupid things no one will notice. I would say we were really good with our spending.
Niko: Worry less
Most hilarious moment from your day?
Gabby: Having not one, not two, but three bridesmaids help me go to the bathroom. Luckily I was a champ and only needed to go twice.
Niko: While our dance was happening I got the look of death every time I stepped on her dress.
What is the best thing you did in preparation for your wedding?
Niko: With open ears and a few cracked beers I listened to what my fiance had to say.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Jamaica maaaaaaaan (Negril, Couples Swept Away)