King Valley Golf Club
Thanida & Michael’s King Valley Golf Club wedding was such a beautiful and emotional day. The two were originally planning on having their ceremony outdoors on the golf course. However, a torrential downpour forced them to relocate to a more sheltered location. The groom with his usual wit and good humor cracked a couple of jokes to lighten the mood of an otherwise serious event. But that’s exactly who these two are as a couple. They get the job done without taking themselves too seriously. And King Valley Golf Club offered the perfect setting for this ceremony that made them husband and wife.
This was my first time photographing a King Valley Golf Club wedding but I was really impressed by the beautiful settings that were available to us to use. During this time I encourage my couples to relax and take a few minutes to really be in the moment. I give them some space and capture their quiet moments intimately. Since we had predicted rain, the goal was to focus on them first. And capture the bridal party after, pending weather.
The ceremony was just outside the venue under a floral copper alter. My favorite part about golf course weddings is the quiet. Its a lot of open fields and people are very considerate of those playing golf. However during the ceremony, even the golfers will take a pause and peak in. It was a beautiful rustic setting. The bride’s mother was unable to attend this event due to Covid flight restrictions. So her father-in-law walked her instead. She arrived to the ceremony on a golf cart. The civil ceremony was beautiful and romantic. And their exit was accompanied by a farewell kiss for their guests.
After their ceremony, we moved on the family photos. Since their group was pretty large, we took care of all these photos pretty close to the venue. It was a roudy crowd and I wanted to make sure they would have a chance to enjoy cocktail hour. Once sorted, we headed in for the reception.
Fast forward to their reception and man was it a blast. In addition to the wedding cake, they had a whole table display of custom made sweets designed by the groom’s mother. Their speeches were hilarious. And once a few tables were cleared, they shared the sweetest first dance. It displayed this couple’s playful personalities while still showing their immense love for each other. The rest of the night was one big party, and finished of with a sparkler exit. Thank you so much, Thanida & Michael, for entrusting me to capture such an important day in your lives together. It means the world to me.