I’ve known Erica since we were in High School together. Erica is a year older than me and while we weren’t close in school, I would consider Erica a friend! It was such an honor when Erica and Ivan reached out to have me shoot their engagement photos. Right after their engagement session, they were sold on me and decided to have me do capture their wedding day! Which was amazing.
I have to give a shoutout to Ivan before I tell you about the wedding day because he really was a trooper when it came to the engagement session and wedding day photos. When I got to their engagement session, you could totally tell Ivan was bribed to be there hahaha. He’s not a huge “like to be in the spotlight” type of guy. Which is TOTALLY normal, but that just meant I had to really push him to come out of that comfort zone. Which he executed beyond my expectations!! I actually think he likes getting his picture taken now 😉 lol. The sweetest part of it is, is he did it for his best friend, his partner, his best friend. He knew how much it meant to Erica to have great photos and I have to give him some recognition for that! Erica & Ivan are just a perfect pair & compliment each other so nicely and their day was nothing short of Perfect!
Their wedding day was absolutely stunning, even the hotel was super fancy, HAHA! Erica and Ivan planned every detail perfectly and came together so beautifully. Their family & their friends were 100% there that day to support them, love them & cheer them on as they take that next big step in their life. At so many points during the wedding I was like uhhh, can I just put my camera down and dance with you guys?! haha. They all were just having so much fun and that is my favorite thing about Weddings like this one. While the wedding day consisted of a gorgeous hotel, gorgeous details, and a gorgeous venue, the materialistic things just didn’t matter. The only thing that mattered to Erica & Ivan was that they said “I do” and vowed to be together for the rest of their lives. & That is what they did and I am so happy I was able to be there and be apart of it!
So I am going to stop typing here so you can see this beautiful day! Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Rios! I wish you two nothing but the best!!
Venue: The Conservatory
Planner, Stationary, Rentals: Out Of Box Productions
DJ: DK – 515-443-9430
Florals: Artisan Floral & Design
Hair & Makeup: Estilo Salon and Day Spa
Groom’s Attire: Halberstadts
Dress: Weddings By Design