When I met with Mark and Monica many months ago, I instantly knew I wanted to shoot their New Leaf wedding. When I saw them again last month on their wedding day, I was quickly reminded why—I think they may be the one of the most genuine, exuberant, and joyful couple I have had the pleasure to work with! The minute you meet either of them, they make you feel so welcome, and both have such open and authentic personalities. I just loved being around them and capturing the obvious pleasure and joy they have in each other’s company.

They had a perfect little wedding at A New Leaf on a Sunday in July. Monica’s dress was custom designed using her mother’s wedding dress, Mark’s wonderful children served as groomsmen and bridesmaids, an African musician provided such beautiful and unique processional music during the ceremony, food was plentiful and delicious, the dance floor was bustling, and the much-discussed Louboutins made it into the wedding day. It was the type of wedding I adore – personal, meaningful, unique and fun.

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Dress: Custom from the Dress Doctor / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Catering: Hearty Boys / Florals, Ceremony and Reception: A New Leaf / DJ: Toast & Jam