The Ferris Wedding
May 23, 2015
Photography by: Tara Lilly Photography and Design
Joanna and Matthew met through mutual friends, but it was on a snowboarding trip that they really got to know each other. Their friends were instrumental again during Matthew’s proposal. They kept Joanna distracted all afternoon while he set up in their driveway with a blanket and a single rose. There was a firepit in the backyard, and he left her there while setting up candles, roses, and a bubble bath inside. Joanna didn’t have any idea what was happening until he finally popped the question.
Joanna had originally asked for a first look with Matthew, but he didn’t want to do it, stating he wanted to do it “old school.” In the end, Joanna was glad they didn’t; seeing each for the first time as she walked down the aisle was the most emotionally charged moment of the night, and it became her favorite memory of the day.
Waiting until the ceremony to see each other was one of the only things they did “old school.” For the most part, Joanna and Matthew tried to center the day around their love for each other, so they didn’t focus too much on the décor and the accessories. They did away with the games and a lot of new traditions, putting the emphasis of the day on how they felt in the moment rather than how they looked. According to Joanna, “We got married, and then we celebrated with everyone who made it possible.”
Make sure to see more of the Ferris Wedding on page 117 of bridebook!
Dress: AmRhein’s Brides and Formals
Florist: Best Wishes Cake: Buttercream Custom Cakes
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Events by Sherri
Jewelry: Bailey’s Fine Jewelry
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: J. Crew
Groomsmen Attire: Perry Ellis
Hair: Winning Image Salon and Day Spa
Makeup: Glamour by Gigi
Photo Booth: StarCity Photobooth