Mango Studios was super excited to work with Francesca and Francesco at their Arlington Estate Wedding. We previously shot their engagement session and some of their friends’ weddings as well. Both times, photographing these two was an absolute dream because of their undeniable chemistry. And with the names Francesca and Francesco, you know they’re a match made in heaven 😉
Setting the tone for your wedding with your photographer is very important. It can be the make or break of the successful execution of your wedding day photography. Communication from the beginning is always key for us at Mango Studios. Our wonderful couple made it very clear to us that they are super family-oriented – and we love that! Francesca said it perfectly “We want everyone to feel how much love we have for each other and for every guest invited”. Wedding words to live by! This goal definitely wasn’t hard for them to accomplish at their Arlington Estate wedding. Their day was full of love, thankfulness, and fun.
Speaking of fun, it must be noted that Francesca’s bridal party was a total joy to photograph. If you’re thinking of skipping over getting ready pictures: DON’T! Documenting the process of getting ready in the morning is a great way to look back at a piece of your day that will fly by. Enjoy the moment with your closest friends and family, but don’t be afraid of letting your photographer in on it too. Francesca’s day wouldn’t have been complete without her bridesmaids, or her other girls: her vendors! Francesa was very clear of what she wanted her Arlington Estate wedding to be. She and Francesco told us from the beginning “Our ideal day is stress-free and effortlessly fun for everyone”. This wish definitely came true with the expert help of Simply Sienna’s planning services and florals courtesy and of Fleurimsa by Angie. Nothing makes your day more effortlessly fun than a good group of #girlbosses.
On the Big Day, Francesa was a total stunner in her gown by Lee Petra Grebenau. No wonder Francesco had to catch his breath when he first saw her (THE sweetest moment to capture!). The low-dipping neckline and sides of the dress were details that we knew we had to feature prominently in her bridal portraits. The trees at Kortright Centre were the perfect natural, clean lines to compliment her natural beauty and the structural detail on her gown. Though, the sparkles on her dress were no match for the sparkle she had in her eye every time Francesco was by her side. Swoon!
Francesco and Francesca wanted to showcase their love for their family and friends but were also thoroughly inspired by their own love for each other and all things new. From road trips to cooking and spending time outdoors together, these two are inseparable. Capturing that love for them was an absolute honor. Photographing weddings is just bottling up all of that passionate, lovey emotion into an image. Then, giving those images to your couples to hold onto forever. Francesco and Francesca, here’s to you, and many more years of traveling and trying new things together. Congratulations!
Planning: Simply Sienna
Florals: Fleurisma by Angie
Gown: Lee Petra Grebenau