It's 2018 and one of my resolutions is to post on the blog more regularly! I promised to post more wedding photos about....4 months ago? I definitely failed to post in a timely manner due to craziness with the shop, Dapper Day, my new full-time position and the holidays! This has seriously been on my to-do list every week and every week I had to push it to the next because my plate was just too full. I'm really working on balancing all of my responsibilities more this year and I'm really excited for some of the different blog posts I have planned.
So enough blabbing on my part. Are you ready to see more photos of one of the best days EVAR!?
First, I have to give credit to Theresa Bridget Photography for these amazing photos. I am beyond in love with them. Every time I look at them I get chills and all the memories of this amazing day come rushing back, which I think is exactly what anyone would want from a wedding photographer, right?
So first, pre-ceremony photos!
I just love this one with my mama! How cute is she in her mint dress?! If I could have made her one of the maids of honor I would =P
Laughing with my mom! I love this candid shot! I think I may have been teasing her for crying haha!
Helping me with some of my wonky curls because my hair is so thick and when I moved around they went a little haywire! I had the best bridesmaids ever!
I also chose to do a "first look" with my dad before we walked down the aisle! It was such a fun moment and he was so cute. Ok bye I'm gonna start crying again.
My Dad walking me down the aisle. This is the only picture where I don't look like I'm about to LOSE IT completely. This moment was seriously surreal. In most of the pictures my lip is trembling and I'm frowning and it's all because I was trying my best not to bawl all the way down the aisle. The song the wedding party walked down to was "La Valse d'Amelie" by Yann Tiersen from the Amelie and my dad and walked down to "Mia & Sebastian's Theme" from the La La Land Soundtrack.
Getting MARRIED!!!! Our officiant was Paul's nephew and one of his best friends, Mito. We love him!!!
This is the face I'm talking about haha! I PROMISE YOU I AM NOT SAD!!! This is when Paul read me his vows and I almost had a breakdown because they were so sweet and romantic and yeah that's it. That's all I gotta say.
Introducing Melanie & Paul Cancino!
This is the face you make when a) you're excited to be married and b) you can now focus on having fun instead of worrying about tripping down the aisle or throwing up or fainting or all of the above.
Now for post-ceremony pictures! I love this one!
The back of my dress. A million buttons but so worth it. Why can't I wear this dress every day?
Inside the Heritage Museum Kellogg House. I am obsessed with how this one came out!
Another one because this is just my fave and I'm the bride and I do what I want.
In front of the Kellogg House!
How perfect is the lighting in this one? I love everything about this!
With my beautiful bridesmaids! I had them each pick their own dresses because I didn't want it to be super uniform and I love how it turned out!
Beautiful bouquets by Melanie from Bella Blooms in Anaheim!
The full wedding party!
And now time for the reception!
Paul and I walked out to the song "Hypnotize" by Notorious B.I.G. which was non-negotiable because this West Coast born Persian-Ukrainian gal is an East Side lover at heart. #BIGGIESMALLSFOREVER
Love this shot of our first dance. We chose a cover of the Paul McCartney song "Amazed" sang by Jem. Because the BEATLES. and Paul is my favorite Beatle and not just because that's also my husband's name =P
Dance with my dad. It was wonderful! We danced to "You Are So Beautiful To Me" by Joe Cocker. I chose this song because he used to sing it to me and my mom when I was a little girl!
We brought my mom in at the end because the song was really for all three of us! I'm an only child and this day was really special for me and my parents. Plus my mama is my BFF!
Paul and I laughing it up during the speeches! They were amazing!
Before we started the dancing portion of the night, I surprised Paul with singing him a song. I chose "Head Over Feet" by Alanis Morrisette (but an acoustic version of course ha!) because it was a song I heard on the radio when we first dated ten years ago. When I heard on the radio back then I started crying because it was the first time I realized I had feelings for him! Cue the "awwww" vocal track now. Sometimes I like to pretend I'm in an episode of Friends or Full House.
My second surprise for Paul was a STAR WARS THEMED PICTURE SLIDE SHOW. The amazing Edge Entertainment put this together as part of the DJ package. They are amazing BTW. This is me not eating the plate of food my coordinator got for me because I was too excited. Paul was the smart one here because I ended up starving at the end of the night and he went and got me Del Taco. This will forever be one of my LIFELONG regrets because everyone said our food catered by Country Garden Caterers was phenomenal!
This is me watching the slide show with my cousins, who I think enjoyed it more than Paul did lol. I'm pointing at one of my bridesmaids Shaudi because I added a picture of us during our punk phase in high school.
No Persian wedding is complete without DANCING which was my highlight of the night!!!! I do regret not taking more photo booth pictures because of my obsession with the dance floor but what can ya do!
Tossing the bouquet! Which initially landed behind all the girls and into a guys lap in the back and he had to throw it back toward all the ladies haha! Apparently I don't know my strength!
I love this shot of everyone!!!!! Such a wonderful amazing night!
Thanks so much for viewing all of my photos!!! I'm sure I'll post more on insta as the years go by.
Before I close this blog post out, I wanted to also share our absolutely spectacularly amazing wedding video. For more info on our videographer visit his website at www.lifethroughtheglass.com
Taz is also on instagram @life_through_the_glass
I do not have the words to describe how much I love this video and what a great job he did! So many people didn't even know someone was taking video, which I think was absolutely impressive. I hope that you check his work out ASAP!
Click Here to view the entire wedding video!! I have watched it at least 50 times and every time I do I tear up a little. I hope you enjoy it as much as I've enjoyed writing this blog post!
So long, for now! I'll be back next week with pictures from the honeymoon! Weeee!!