Phipps Outdoor Wedding
Yuanyuan and Simon are another 2020 couple that had to wait for 2021. Let’s face it, it hasn’t been easy for anybody – especially two people with as much going on in their lives and careers as these folks. But their Phipps outdoor wedding was truly worth the wait.
Simon and Yuanyuan both have style. I just love the dragonfly design on the back of Simon’s vest.
I got there early and the crew at Phipps had already set out much of the details as well as the seats in the outdoor garden.
A few more details, including Yuanyuan’s dress and shoes.
Yuanyuan looked so beautiful! The dress reflected her elegance perfectly.
Simon had a custom three-piece suit for the occasion.
Such a beautiful moment.
A quick portrait before the wedding ceremony.
Phipps Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
Simon and his guys made their way to the front of the Outdoor Garden first.
Then Yuanyuan came in from the other side.
It’s still a pandemic, so many folks couldn’t make the ceremony in person. Not to worry, the staff at Phipps live streamed the event for people around the world.
The couple exchanged handwritten vows.
I really felt for this guy! It wasn’t his fault but when he brought the ring box up it was empty! The couple (OK, it was Simon) had forgotten to transfer the rings into the special box for the ceremony. I love the look on the face of Mark from A Simple Vow
Not to worry though, some married friends jumped up to lend their rings for the ceremony.
The rings fit!
The real rings arrived just after the ceremony.
A few portraits before the reception.
Some more details from the tables including some great photos from their engagement session. I love to see my pictures being used and enjoyed!
Reception in the Tent from the Outdoor Garden
The couple made their entrance and went right into their first dance. It was wonderfully choreographed. They sent me a video of their practice dance which was super helpful. I was able to anticipate the dip. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve missed it because I’m in the wrong place.
There’s the dip! Couples: send your photographer a video – it helps so much!
Cut that cake!
Toasts from the best man and maid of honor.
Cookie tables are back, y’all!
Lunchtime weddings are great. I love them. There was no dancing but plenty of time to enjoy a wonderful meal and visit with each other.
Thank you guys! For more information about weddings at Phipps, outdoors and indoors just click on this link.