Our day at Stella Springs was well spent for Alisha and Derek’s big day! Everyone braved rain, unseasonably cold temps, and flooding to celebrate. Alisha prepared in the adorable house on the hill with all of her attentive Bridesmaids. We loved her Western inspired look and the lace accents she added to her dress to make it her very own just took the look to another level of fabulous. The Bridesmaids were decked out in rose gold sequin dresses that made each one of the ladies look even more glamorous. This wedding was Bridal party goals! Stella Springs
Derek and his guys looked extra sharp as they enjoyed lots of laughs, a toast or two and made sure the details were taken care of for the ceremony and reception. We loved the moments Derek shared with his son Eli as they prepared for their first look moments with Alisha. Derek and Eli have that wonderful father-son bond that was just a joy to see from the outside looking in, they shared lots of laughs and sweet hugs in the moments that led up to the first look. Derek’s Mom gave Derek and Eli a final inspection before they made their way out to see Alisha. Stella Springs
The first look between Alisha and Derek was so sweet and so fun. His face was priceless when he turned to see her for the first time. So glad we were able to capture this moment for them, it was so honest, loving and adorable! We just love when couples get to enjoy the moment of seeing each other for the first time and have the opportunity to take in the details and lock them into their memory. So much goodness with the first looks with the Lyster’s! Stella Springs
It was time for Eli and Alisha to have their first look and to finally reunite as a family for the day. If you’re easily brought to tears by joy, like I may or may not be, you would have definitely shed a tear in this moment. Alisha was just as excited to see Eli as she was to see Derek. The most beautiful thing about this moment to me was the fact that Alisha was not only excited about marrying Derek and sharing her life with him, but just as excited about sharing her life with Eli. When Eli turned around and saw her it was literally the sweetest moment of the day! He was so excited and told her how pretty she looked and then that’s when the waterworks may or may not have began behind the camera. Again, we feel so honored and blessed to be able to witness such intimate and special moments in peoples lives…it’s just the best! Stella Springs
With the rain coming down and cooling temperatures outside, the ceremony had to be moved inside. Even with the changes, we adored all the details of the ceremony and reception. The ceremony went on as if it had been planned that way from the beginning, which knowing Alisha and her mad planning skills, she likely had planned for every scenario and we love that about her. The rest of the ceremony was so beautiful and perfect. We enjoyed so many moments from the reception, especially the first dance between Derek and Alisha and the moment they included Eli for a dance as a family. There were so many genuinely perfect moments witnessed and captured that day. We’re overjoyed for these two and their sweet little family. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Lyster! Stella Springs
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