Chateau Polonez – Mina and Nick’s Wedding

Mina and Nick’s Paris themed wedding at Chateau Polonez seemed like such a fairy tale!  From the beautiful details, gorgeous bride, dashing groom, horse drawn carriage, really, I could keep going on!!!

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We appreciated that Mina is a woman of choices, like having two wedding dresses to choose from!  And of course they were both stunning!

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Love that bridal glow!!

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After scoping out the venue and opening a super sweet surprise from her soon-to-be hubby, Mina was ready to get dressed!

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Once the ladies had wrapped up their photos, we headed over to check on Nick and his guys.  I’m not sure we’ve ever met such an attentive group of men! ( ;

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That smile – someone knows he’s a LUCKY man!

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Inside or outside, these guys knew how to work the camera! ( ;

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Although Mina and Nick did not want to see each other before the ceremony, they wanted a moment (and some photos) together, so we did a blind first look.  I love how excited they both look!

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Before we knew it, all the details were in place and it was time to get married!

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Mina and her father rode in a dreamy horse drawn carriage to the isle.  It couldn’t have been a prettier entrance!!!!

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Mina, you were breathtaking!!!!

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And by the looks of Nick’s reaction, I think he might agree ( :

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These two were all smiles their entire ceremony!

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And then they sealed it with a kiss!!!!

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Introducing, Mr and Mrs Wymore!!!!  How sweet is Nick’s reaction!?!

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After just a few minutes of some golden sunlight and solo bride and groom photos, it was reception time.  See reception party face below.  This crowd was ready to get down!!!

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We loved that they chose to use the Eiffel Tower as a major part of their reception decor.  After all, Nick proposed to Mina when they were on holiday in France!

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New groom’s cake idea – beer tower!!  That’s a genius idea in our book!

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Immediately after their grand entrance, the entire wedding party and family kicked the party off with a group dance!

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And did you think the party slowed down for dinner? NO!  They had an amazing mariachi band!

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And a photobooth!!!

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Oh, and a dance performance by the wedding party while the newlyweds ate dinner!  This group knows how to celebrate!!!!

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They also had a super cute slide show!  What a great idea!

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The best man and maid of honor speeches were the perfect combination of hilarious and sweet!

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I have to point out that Mina’s brother deserves a special prize for catching this garter with 50 pounds of dead weight on his leg! ( :

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Let’s see,  spontaneous conga line AND gingham style dance off?!?!?  Talk about a party!!!

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After a quick change, Mina was back on the dance floor and still looking glamorous!!!

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After a few sing alongs (future rockstars!!!), it was time to send this awesome couple off!

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Mina and Nick, thank you both so much for allowing us to capture all the sweet and that silly that is your new family.  Every time we look back through these photos we remember every laugh we enjoyed and every time we had to wipe away tears.  Cheers to you both and to the beginning of your fairytale life together!!!

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