- settling into their seats
Meanwhile, the ladies are applying the finishing touches to Kalima's look
as John waits for his first glimpse of his new bride.
The bridesmaids were escorted in by the groomsmen and
the flower girl and ring bearer made an adorable couple. They entered together but split around the fountain and each went to their respective sides of the ceremony.
Then it was Kalima's turn to walk down the aisle.
Their beautiful and heartfelt ceremony included a unity candle service.
"You may now kiss the bride!"
I love Kalima's beaming face after the ceremony is over!
As the guests moved into the cocktail reception, Kalima, John and the bridal party found time to pose for a few photos around the hotel - in the garden,
by the fountain,
and on the staircase in front of the flag. They had chosen and international theme for their wedding complete with tables named after countries and designated by that country's flag so the photos meshed perfectly!
The floral arrangements and bouquets looked light and dreamy - perfect for a summer wedding.
A sprinkling of flower petals coordinated to match the green of the florals and the bridal party attire added the right splash of color to the place card frames displayed outside the ballroom.
The cake continued the summery motif with a simple summery design topped with a monogram.
The unity candles were brought in to be on display during the reception.
Even the mint garnish on the raspberry sorbet seemed to join in the fun!
Kalima and John found a moment to enjoy the cocktail reception with their guests before making their way into the Prosperity Ballroom for the grand introductions and their first dance.
The best man gave his toast and dinner was served followed by dancing,
dancing and more dancing. DJ Ed Witles of The Elegant DJ provided the soundtrack that kept the dance floor packed all night long.
But finally it was time for the night to end for Kalima and John. Kalima tossed her bouquet to a crowd of eager women!
To close the night in style, guests waved ribbons at the happy couple as they made their way into their own happily ever after.
Although our happy couple had retired for the evening, the guests stayed to close out a perfect evening with more dancing and even more fun with their ribbons!
Best wishes to John and Kalima for a lifetime of happiness!
Professional photography provided courtesy of June Stanich Photography.