This will be the fourth (!) time I have photographed Maddie and Ricky. (see fun water shoot, surprise proposal, and engagement shoot) I feel like I've said everything I can about how much I love their relationship, so this time, I'm going to let Maddie do the talking:
"Ricky and I were introduced through mutual friends during the fall of 2015. I remember this season very well, not because we had some crazy love-at-first-sight moment, but simply because this was the year the Royals won the World Series. My memory is sprinkled with flashbacks of smalltalk during several of those post-season watch parties. Fast-forward a few months, the two of us ended up sitting next to each other at a wedding. We caught up, drank together, and afterwards Ricky suggested that we all go grab a drink somewhere In his version of the story, he made the suggestion SEVERAL times to me, yet I failed to catch on. We ended up going our separate ways that night.
"It was not until August of 2016 that we went on our first official date. We will both admit that our first few dates were full of disasters. We had a series of hammock knots breaking, which left me with a bruised butt and grease burns over Ricky's arms and legs after a dinner disaster. A few nights later we made plans to hang out at his place when suddenly the power went out. We ended up playing cards in the candlelight for hours. This was the first night we really had the chance to get to know who the other person was. No distractions; no TV or cell photos to share our attention with. Just two people who were unknowingly making the first step in becoming each other's best friend.
"There was a memorable night when we were sitting in the car and I was rambling on about something when Ricky stopped to look at me and said for the first time that he loved me. By this time, we had known for a while that this was how we both felt. All of this led to a Friday night in December. We had reservations at our favorite restaurant on The Plaza. On our way to the restaurant he got down on one knee and I said yes!"
Maddie and Ricky -
Your wedding was the absolute best. Every detail was out of this world beautiful and I had a blast hanging out with you guys. Love you both <3
Venue // The Abbott
Rings // Marks Jewelers
Florist // Farel Shinn
Calligraphy // Mary Carnes
Hair Stylist // Brittney Booth
Make Up Artist // Kristen George
Bridal Gown // WTOO at Altar Bridal
Jewelry // Olive + Piper
Shoes // Vince Camuto
Bridesmaids' Dresses // Birdy Grey
Suits // Men's Wearhouse
DJ // Kurtis Blunt
Cake Design // Next Level Cakery and Golden Boy Bakery