we all had butterflies at this wedding. you may remember mary and mike’s engagement session (see it here) with a very june carter and johnny cash vibe and a few butterflies flying about. well, they pulled that vintage music theme into the whole wedding with a lot of romance! everything had a touch of the butterflies (of course), they gave biscottis as parting gifts (their last name), had a custom hand painted canvas of the two of them as children singing to one another at the ceremony (one of the coolest and more precious things i’ve seen at a wedding), had a ton of unique crafted vintage inspired decor by rosemary olson (beautiful!), the spectacular silver lake chorus sang hip tunes throughout the ceremony and reception (it was a serious party), they rented one of a kind antique furniture, had a polaroid and photo booth, had the coolest dessert “table” all set up around an antique piano with a background of vintage sheet music and delish desserts done by my favorite shop – the cupcakery, and it all took place at calamigos ranch which is pretty much just a playground in itself. aside from the fact that we were in photographer heaven, i have known mary for years and years and in getting to know her journey with mike, well, it was all so wonderfully special. mike’s vows to mary were some of the most beautiful i have ever heard… at one point he took her hands and told her that he had loved her for her whole life – even when he didn’t know her, knowing her now and hearing and learning about her life, well, he just loved who she had been ever since she was a little girl and just adored her whole life. doesn’t that give you butterflies, too?!