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A Romantic Wedding at The Cotillion: Amanda + Oscar

She says they could not be more two different people, but for some reason they balance one another perfectly. He has a way of calming her when is stressed, and she is always there to understand him when he is silent.  Together, they have, and will continue to get through anything… together.

When Oscar proposed last year,  he caught Amanda by complete surprise. Oscar had planned and planned, and decided to involve Amanda’s friends and family in on one of the most important moments in their lives.  During a walk in a park Amanda had spent her childhood growing up in, Oscar got on one knee and proposed.  Completely surprised at the timing, she said YES!   They walked back to her parents home, and to her surprise her family was there waiting with congratulatory wishes, chocolates, roses and bubbly.  Later that night, Oscar took his new fiancé out, and had all their closest friends waiting at the restaurant.

On a beautiful Saturday in May, I had the absolute pleasure of documenting their beautiful love story and wedding!  Amanda glowed as she got ready with all her bridesmaids, and hours later, married the love of her life. The day was beautiful, and I wish these two all the best as they begin their lives as husband and wife! Enjoy some of my favorites…

One of my favorite parts of the day to photograph are the moments when a beautiful woman realizes she is a bride <3


Their colors were white, silver, black and Tiffany blue…

As the girls got all pretty, Oscar was looking pretty handsome himself

Arriving in style, and a sweet moment with her dad before walking down the aisle…

Officially Official.

The bride and groom chose a beautiful location nearby to take pictures.  And I couldn’t have been happier.


Beautifully lit spots have my heart.

Arriving at The Cotillion…

Love these moments

Heartfelt toasts were shared during this magical evening

And a special toast by her dad

Happy Wednesday!!  You can leave love for this beautiful couple below!

A special thanks to the creative teams

Hair | Gallery of Hair (Vita)

Makeup | Lauren Guillen at LG Makeup Design

Bride’s Gown | Val Stefani

Bride’s Shoes | Menbur

Bridesmaid’s Dresses | Donna Morgan

Groom’s Tux | GQ Formal

Reception | The Cotillion

Planner | George at The Cotillion

Florist | Athena Flowers

Cake | The Baking Institute

DJ | David William Fuller

Photography | Annie Steele Photography

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  • September 24, 2015 - 5:57 pm

    Carmen Pierce Blackwell - That dress is so lovely! Love these photos… Simply beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • September 24, 2015 - 6:32 am

    Jen Priester - You did an amazing job capturing the day! I can’t even pick a favorite!ReplyCancel

  • September 23, 2015 - 5:53 pm

    Gord Chicquen - What a gorgeous wedding! Great job on the photos Annie!ReplyCancel