Keri tried to maintain her composure amidst the hustle and bustle of wedding preparations taking place around her. Her mother’s home had become a sort of Wedding Central the morning of the big event, and her bridal party and female members of her family swarmed around her as her hair and makeup were finished. Adding to the bustle were a team of photographers and a team of videographers, capturing the behind the scenes of the day.
Keri had always been a fan of the roaring twenties, and was greatly inspired by The Great Gatsby. Her wedding gown was in true twenties fashion. The silk ivory sheath dress featured a simple V neckline, and dazzled with a sheer back accented with teardrop and leaf-like crystals in an Art Deco arrangement. Her brother-in-law, knowing how fond she was of the Twilight saga, gifted her the embellished Manolo Blahnik heels worn by Bella during her wedding scene. Keri had scoured Etsy to find her antique rhinestone brooch bouquet – something she knew could potentially be a heritage piece that she could pass down to future generations.
While the world was in frenzy at the bride’s mother’s home, the groom Foster and his men prepared for the big day in relative peace at their cabin at the Redhawk Golf and Resort. The men donned traditional black tuxedos as they made their way to the ceremony location. Foster paused on the wooden walkway, where Keri would meet him for a first look prior to the ceremony. Anxious to get to her love, and moving too slowly and precariously in her heels, Keri met him barefoot. One look at his bride in her wedding attire and the groom was even more deeply in love – a feat he wasn’t aware was possible.
The ceremony took place on the deck of the banquet hall, the tall grasses of the wetlands and the dusty orange of the mountain range serving as a backdrop. The wedding arch was draped in white flowing tulle, accented by two tall columns adorned with large bouquets of white roses and white plumes of feathers, a small homage to the decade that had inspired the bride. The affair was short and sweet, and soon the wedding party was off to the expansive lawns of the resort to take photos together as a group. Keri and Foster both have many young children in the family, and were excited to include them in the group shots.
Inside the reception hall, black tables accented with glittering gold runners filled the space. Silver candles on crystal candelabras and white rose bouquets lined the tables. In a corner under a spotlight sat the masterpiece of a cake – a multi-tiered fondant art deco piece, complete with a vintage paper cake topper. The bar featured a “Prohibition end here!” sign, another subtle homage to the roaring twenties. Keri and Foster had secretly taken dance lessons, and were excited to surprise their guests with a choreographed number to the theme of Over the Top. The couple was excited to show off their rings; Keri’s a square-cut diamond with a double diamond band, and Foster’s a rose gold with onyx diamond insets.
The couple was able to sneak away on a golf cart to the farthest reaches of the gold course, capturing some beautiful sunset and twilight photos by the expansive pond. We enjoyed playing with the light, backlighting the pair as they danced together under the willows. The wedding was a beautiful event, and this quiet moment was the perfect end to a perfect day.