Discovery World Wedding: Emilia & Corey!
When Emilia and Corey were planning their Discovery World wedding, they could not t have known a dramatic mist was going to be threatening to burst into rain all day. While the foreboding weather influenced our plans a bit, it did not dampen the spirits of the bride and groom or any of the friends and family gathered to celebrate.
This was the story of two very different families coming together: the quintessentially American Nelsons and the invariably Italian Orlandos. In fact, some of the Orlando clan is in such remote parts of Italy that Emilia’s mom will have to bring the photos to them so they can see the wedding at all because they have no internet. We pride ourselves on injecting personal character into our photos at all weddings, but somehow even the light this day set the mood perfectly, creating an almost Renaissance-like feel.
The day started in Emilia and Corey’s respective childhood homes, which is always a really cool context to begin the day. Seeing childhood portraits hanging on the walls as a bride and groom get ready, it’s impossible not to consider where they came from as they take this next step. From there, we all moved on to Grace Lutheran Church, which is also a timeless space. With the light streaming in the huge windows, the church basement is transformed into a dramatic bridal room.
In the evening, Emilia and Corey experienced the Discovery World wedding they had been planning for what seemed like forever. Impressions by Esther transformed the Pilot House into the elegant, botanical vision they had envisioned. Everyone had a blast and danced the night away. When the rain let up just enough we snuck outside for some seriously dramatic late night beauty to wrap up the evening.