Austin and Ayana shared an intimate celebration of marriage in a Gateway Canyons Resort wedding evening last Friday, and it was simply beautiful. From the summery color palette that each gal got to choose her own dress from, to the relaxed dinner and drinks and dancing as the sunset, it was the perfectly chill and elegant event for these two lovebirds! As Ayana said before the big day, “We love to just be around one another and hang out. We are each other’s best friends. I knew he was the one when I realized that all my former romantic experiences did not even come close to the love and bond that we share. I think we both realized that life without one another would be devastating.” That feeling of being around their loved ones and spending time together was exactly what the celebration revolved around.
We started the day with getting ready, Ayana surrounded by her closest friends and family members. As the ceremony drew near, each person gave a toast to the bride and the new marriage she was about to enter. She walked down a beautiful aisle to a teary-eyed Austin as they committed themselves to each other beneath the towering palisade in the background. After the ceremony and pictures, we retired to the library on the resort property for an intimate dinner, toasts, and cake cutting. All of their guests surrounded them with love, memories, wisdom, and well-wishes in the most perfect and heartfelt way!
As the sun sat along the horizon, the two shared their first dance and the party really began. Thank you, Austin and Ayana, for having me along to document your sweet evening! Take a peek at my favorite moments from their Gateway Canyons Resort wedding:
Gateway Canyons Resort Wedding Vendors:
Bride’s Dress Shop: Luxe Redux Bridal
Bride’s Dress Designer: Whispers and Echoes
Venue: Gateway Canyons Resort
Groom’s Tux/Suit Shop: Hornor and Harrison
Florist: Country Elegance
Cake Designer: Be Sweet Bakeshop
Catering: Gateway Canyons
Rings: Baker & Baker
Bride’s Hair: Posh Salon