Easter weekend was a great weekend to wed. On March 26th, two truly lovely people, inside and out, began their life together! Here is a story of Mario and Alyson's day in pictures. It was my privilege to document the day for them.
The day began with everyone gathering at The Read House Hotel to get ready.
From the beading on her gown sleeves to the tips of her rhinestone-studded heels, Alyson exuded glamour and grace on her wedding day. The bridesmaids wore navy blue floor-length dresses and the grooms were in gray tuxedos, with Mario wearing navy blue.
Mario and Alyson snuck a private moment together before heading out to the ceremony site, but still there was no peaking. This groom was going to first see his bride on their wedding day walking down the aisle!
The groom and groomsmen arrived first at Lindsay Street Hall. Mario was so calm, so ready to marry the love of his life!
The groom and his men were daper...
Since the guys were at Lindsay St Hall, the girls hung out at Miller Park since it was a beautiful spring day!
Alyson has 5 sisters, all of whom were in her wedding. Mark, her father, is one blessed Dad!
Spring is a lovely season for a wedding! And Alyson an even lovelier bride!
Lindsay St. Hall is a great location in downtown Chattanooga for a wedding. The stained glass windows are spectacular!
Here comes the bride! And not an eye was dry.
Now that, is a romantic kiss!
Finally Mr and Mrs Hill!
Next came some time to capture the families with their newest members!
And then bride and groom snuck off for a few portraits of their own.
Mario and Alyson are so clearly in love and treat each other with such kindness. It was just beautiful to witness it while working with them.
If you remember from their engagement pictures, Mario is a big time Braves fan and got his own themed cake! The wedding cake was gorgeous!
The reception kicked off with the first dance...
And fun father-daughter, mother-son dances.
Mario's little performance getting the garter from Alyson was absolutely hilarious - the most fun one I've seen! Can you see Alyson blushing :o)
"All the single ladies" went for the bouquet!
And then the party took off. Almost everyone hit the dance floor!
It's lovely to see the parents of the couple still in love! What a great legacy to share with their children.
Before we knew it, it was time to bid farewell to Mr & Mrs Hill.
Congratulations, once again, Mario and Alyson! May your marriage be full of love and joy!