Exceptional Wedding Series VIII

I decided to start a new blog series this year showing some of my favorite things from each of the weddings I photograph. Since I love to focus on creating a unique wedding experience for each of my couples and pride myself on sharing their personalities in my photos, this blog series has been a great way for me to showcase these unique details. I am sharing something specific that stood out to me from each wedding which I thought was special to the couple. During Danielle & Brandon’s ceremony, I remember hearing how Danielle’s parents were also married in the same church. I thought this was so special that I wanted to make sure to feature it on this blog series! I asked Danielle a few questions about this!


When was your parents wedding day?

My parents got married on June 15, 1985. Their reception was actually at LaMalfa, too! However, LaMalfa was in a different location back then!

Did you always know you wanted to get married at the same church?

I grew up attending St. John Vianney, so it just felt right. It's right across the street from my parents' house, so we usually just walk over! When I pictured my wedding day, I truly couldn't picture it anywhere else. Father Johns, who officiated our wedding, has been a priest at St. John Vianney almost my whole life. Everything about getting married there just felt right. Brandon isn't very religious, so I'm so incredibly thankful that he was on board for a big Catholic wedding!

How did it feel knowing you were walking down the same aisle as your mother did for their wedding day?

In the weeks leading up to the wedding, we actually watched my parents' wedding video quite a few times! It was really fun to see our family members in their 80's best, and for my parents and grandparents to reminisce about that day! It was really special, and we wanted to incorporate a lot of the same elements into our ceremony. (Minus the giant mid-80's poofy sleeves on my mom's dress.)

Anything else you want to note about this?

I've grown up with a very tight-knit family, so there was so much about this experience that was so special to me. I'm also so glad that Brandon gets to experience that now, too!