Where do I begin with Tom & Tony’s amazing PJ’s at Gray’s Crossing wedding in Truckee? I first spoke with Tony over the phone months and months before their wedding day. He told me how he and Tom had met, and directed me to their amazingly adorable wedding website. There, I learned even more about them as a couple – and what their wedding meant to them.
When Tony told me that his wedding with Tom was less of an affirmation of their relationship and more of a celebration of the time they had already spent together and their future, I was totally in love with them!!
About a month before Tom & Tony’s wedding, I found out that I was pregnant and then found out that I was having twins. Yep, twins, you guys! Unfortunately, only a couple of days before Tom & Tony’s wedding, I started bleeding – heavily. I won’t scare you with the details, but I assumed that I had already lost my babies by the time we reached the ER. Luckily, ultrasounds showed that the babies were alive. Since the doctors weren’t sure WHY it happened, they told me to take every precaution and prescribed bed rest for weeks. I won’t totally overtake this blog post with my personal story. However, that meant I could not physically photograph Tom & Tony’s wedding…which I had been sooooo excited to do!!
Like the incredible people they are, Tom & Tony were so patient and gracious with me while I enacted my backup plan for them.
Talia, who was already slated as my 2nd photographer, took my place as Tom & Tony’s main shooter. The assistant I had in place for the day, Colin (who is also a fabulous wedding photographer who happened to be only assisting me that day) stepped in as her 2nd photographer. They’ve worked together so many times already, and I’m so glad they were Tom & Tony’s team for the day.
Summer wedding at PJ’s at Gray’s Crossing with Live Band
Although I was incredibly sad not to be there myself, I knew that Tom & Tony’s wedding day was in great hands. And when I got the images back from Talia and Colin, I cried serious tears of joy. From the fun wedding party portraits, to their ceremony (which made me ugly cry for real), to their beautifully designed decor & wedding details, all the way to guests seriously rocking out to their live band, Wonder Bread 5…their images tell the story of an absolutely INCREDIBLE wedding day.
I mean, seriously, check out the effort that Tom poured into his wedding vows to Tony – not to mention all the planning that had to take. And the joy on the guests’ faces as they danced?? Epic. And I’m totally in love with all of their wedding paperie. It makes my graphic-designing heart happy to see the consistent design between their table names, guest book and menus etc.
This was one heck of a celebration!! And it was so obviously a happy and meaningful day for Tom, Tony and all of their guests.
Below is just a small sampling of Tom & Tony’s wedding day…between the many awesome wedding party pics and epic moves on the dance floor, it was hard to narrow it down!
Congrats, Tom & Tony…I wish you two nothing but happiness & joy forever and ever! And always carpe the fuck out of every diem!
Wedding Vendors for this Truckee Wedding:
Photographers: Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co. Team – Talia & Colin (thank you guys so much!!)
Venue & Catering: PJ’s at Gray’s Crossing
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Akilah Cadet
Officiant: Mark McDonald
Band: Wonderbread 5
Florist: Suzu’s Petals
Groomswear: Banana Republic
Wedding Paperie: Elli