Hotel Arista Wedding

There is one little secret we need to tell you about. It’s about how we judge great weddings… Basically, the more furry creatures – the better!
We love, love, love when our couples bring their sweet bow-wows to the wedding (or at least to the photo shoot). These pups are always just as excited as the guests but they are rarely shy at showing their emotions! Anyways, you probably guessed by now that the wedding we’re introducing today involved a cute dog. Yes! And it is a rescue!

But let us tell you about all the other adorable things that made this wedding so special. Let’s start with Monique, our bride. Not only was she exceptionally energetic and excited; she decided to go for the non-traditional look and picked a pink wedding dress. It was a long cinderella-like dress, finished with faerie embellishment. It was complemented with sexy heels, lavish bouquet, and gorgeous smile. Let us tell you, this lady looked stunning!

Monique’s groom, Ryan, was nothing short of prince charming himself. He was armed with a blue suit and complemented his beautiful bride with a pink tie and genuine smile. He walked into the ceremony like a real gentleman, holding Monique’s mom by hand. Once at the altar, he awaited the bride and pride and happiness filled his face.

The two made the ceremony fun and emotional.  But the ceremony was just the beginning of a fantastic celebration. Monique, Ryan and their closest friends and family kept the guests entertained at all times, starting with amusing entrances, through frolic speeches, to the romantic first dance. All that was taking place in a room that was beautifully decorated with white and pink flowery accents and gorgeous uplighting. But Monique and Ryan went beyond and topped it all off with some love-filled donuts!

Monique and Ryan, your wedding was fantastic. We had a lot of fun photographing your day and are so glad that you chose to work with us. Thank you and best wishes on your new path!


Ceremony and Reception: Hotel Arista | Officiant: James Hutchens (friend of couple) | Florist: Zuzu’s Petals | Music:  DJ – Sounds Abound, Ceremony/Cocktail Hour string duo – Sveltezza Ensemble | Cake Artist: DeEtta’s Bakery | Hair Artist and Make-up Artist: Patty McGuire Hair & Makeup Artists | Wedding Dress Designer: Hayley Paige | Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Gather & Gown | Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo | Groom’s Attire: J. Crew | Event Coordinator: Alyssa with Sarah Kathleen Events (wedding planner/day of planner) & Katie Jones at Hotel Arista | Desserts: Donuts from Glazed & Infused | Etsy: ToonedUpMugs – Groomsman personalized flask| SpicySweetLife – Personalized spice favors | NorthernOwlCreations – Personalized Puzzle Guest Book | Invitations/Stationery: Paperless Post