Mike and Stephanie had a traditional wedding ceremony in Pennsylvania where many friends and family members are located, but first they had to get married legally with a Downtown Reno elopement. Whereas some couples choose not to get this momentous occasion documented, I’m SO glad that Mike and Stephanie knew how important it is to capture this day. And I say that especially as someone who got legally married at the Justice of the Peace on a random Thursday the week before my “real” wedding.
I REALLY wish I had asked someone to photograph our legal wedding – because my husband and I are obviously totally elated in our iPhone pics and I can only imagine how epic some professional photos would have been! It definitely would have been an amazing opportunity for portraits…documenting how happy we were in that moment. Anyway, enough about me and back to this awesome couple!
“We love adventures.” – Mike and Stephanie
On a very windy and cold, but sunny day in Downtown Reno, they said “I do” in front of a few close friends and their two dogs, Bodhi and Lucy. We adventured in the Downtown area, going from the Wild River Grille area down to the courthouse, up to Wingfield Park by the river and then around the block to the always classic Reno arch. Mike and Stephanie are so laid back and were just glowing on the day of their Reno elopement. And I truly adore that they wanted their two dogs to be involved in the portraits. That’s especially something that’s hard to do on a traditional wedding day.
“Mike was allergic to cats, so when I caught him brushing my cat and then sneezing for the next 2 hours, I knew this was meant to be.” – Stephanie
I’m sure they had a fabulous wedding back in Pennsylvania, and I’m so proud and honored to have documented their legal wedding in Reno!
Venue & Officiant: Antique Angel Wedding Chapel (River location)
Hair Stylist: Atelier Beauty Bar
Florist: St. Ives Florist
Shoe Designer: Oscar De La Renta
Ring Manufacturers: Engagement: Chabo’s Jewelry; Wedding Bands: Blue Nile
Groomswear: J. Crew, Meermin
Dog bow tie: Silly Buddy
Second Photographer: Craig Hansen
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