If there is something that we love about shooting weddings is the amazing couples we get to meet. We knew we wanted to impact people’s lives when we first started shooting. We wanted to add to their day. We wanted more than anything to serve people in a way that would make them feel seen and loved. Little did we know that our couples would equally impact our lives. With every couple, we learn something. A little piece of us changes for the better. That is precisely what Jared and Stephanie have done for us.
Jared and Stephanie Bella Collina Wedding was beautiful, of course, but that, you will see for yourselves shortly. We hope these pictures will also show how beautiful their hearts are. There wasn’t one moment in the day when we felt like a guest. They made us feel like family. It all starts with Stephanie and Jared’s amazing hugs. Take it from two of the biggest huggers in the world; their hugs are legit. Especially Stephanie’s hugs. They are two of the most genuine people that we have ever met.
Every single moment of their day was bittersweet for us. Sweet, because every moment was one moment closer to them becoming husband and wife. Every moment was one more opportunity to hear Stephanie’s contagious laugh and see the sparkle in Jared’s eyes whenever he looked at her. We don’t even know if he realizes that they sparkle when they catch a glimpse of her. Or that he almost impulsively smiles whenever she gets close to him right before a kiss.
The Best Emotional Roller Coaster
Our favorite part of the day was one hundred percent their ceremony. We awed, cried, laughed, and blushed with these two. Our awe moment was the moment Stephanie made it down the aisle. Although everyone was looking at our stunning bride, we had our eyes on Jared and the water accumulating in his eyes. There was that sparkle again. Brighter than any other moment during the day!
As contagious as Stephanie’s laugh is, her crying face is equally as moving. It was hard to believe that she could exude so much joy despite the challenging moments that she and her family have experienced, like the loss of her brother. Family is so important to us; our hearts burst with emotion when they paid tribute to her brother. Sadness that they couldn’t see his smile of approval and joy. Peace in knowing that he was present in their hearts, and after spending the time we’ve spent with Jared and Stephanie together, her brother could rest easy that she is in good hands.
Throughout the ceremony, there were so many times that Stephanie just made us laugh. We love how unfiltered she was during their ceremony. Like when it was her turn to read her vows, but she took an extra sip of wine before reading them. So Stephanie. And after she read her vows, she was so ready to kiss her man. That’s the part that made us laugh and blush. We love how she doesn’t care what is happening or who’s watching she never holds back an opportunity to express how she feels about Jared. Her excitement spread like wildfire to all of us. We all cheered once she was finally able to land one on him. Their ceremony was the best emotional roller coaster we have ever been on!
Jared and Stephanie, if you can’t already tell, we are your biggest fans. We are so grateful that our paths crossed, and we are even more thankful for the beautiful memories we were able to capture and be a part of. Thank you for being vulnerable, raw, and so loving toward us! We enjoyed every moment we got to serve you and can’t thank you enough for allowing us to be the ones to capture this chapter in your lives! We hope to be a part of many more chapters!