Magen + Paisa
Ivy Oaks is a brand new venue nestled in New Market, Alabama and I was so excited to photograph the first wedding held there a few weeks ago! Fall was in full bloom with bright oranges, yellows, and reds surrounding the property and our bride chose the perfect bohemian dried florals to compliment the autumn leaves. All of the guests dressed in black which really added a fancy touch to the overall aesthetic!
One of the coolest parts of the day was the surprise from the grooms family. The groom is Samoan and his family brought traditional leis and beads made from the flowers grown on their land in Samoa. The groom's family showered the bridal party and immediate family with these garments and gave the wedding the perfect island touch! They also performed a traditional money dance (also referred to as the Taualuga) to bless the newlyweds! I love that it was a total surprise to the couple and that the groom was able to bring his heritage into the celebration!