I had the pleasure of photographing Alyse Hanrahan and Stevie Moses’ wedding on May 6, 2017, in Bermuda at the Coral Beach Club! What was more amazing was that after spending the day with these two love birds, I also had the chance to get to know them a little bit! Perhaps one of the most romantic things I learned about these two was that they had been dating for 11 years and were high school sweethearts!
After booking me as the wedding photographer, I found out that Alyse was an accomplished make-up artist. After seeing her make-up work on Instagram, I knew the photos from the “getting ready” stage would be awesome! Alyse's older sister - the matron-of-honor and also an amazing makeup artist - did the bride's makeup and hair! The wedding dress itself was a surprise not only for the groom but also for the bridal party and family members! The dress was complemented not only with Alyse's stunningly beautiful engagement ring, but also with crystal bangles and matching earrings. In honor of Alyse's dear friend Chelsea, the bride also wore her friend's ruby red ring.
Stevie is a professional ice hockey player - dubbed one of the fastest skaters on earth by his groomsmen - and is currently playing for the SKA Saint Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia. Stevie has also played in the American Hockey League and the National Hockey League throughout his career, although the décor for the wedding was not centered on "hockey knick-knacks”. Stevie’s mom later told me that he wanted their wedding day to reflect both him and Alyse as a couple, which I found to be quite romantic! Stevie had chosen his father to be the best man and his cousin and friends to be his groomsmen.
Once Alyse & Stevie were dressed and ready to tie the knot, they did so on the Wedding Lawn at the Coral Beach Club! With the white carpet laid out, the bridal party made their way to the front, took their places, and awaited the bride's procession. Escorted down the aisle by her mother, Alyse was a radiant bride; laughing throughout the ceremony. Sealing their vows with a kiss, the couple made their first joyous steps forward as husband and wife!
With the ceremony ending, the couple joined the bridal party and family members for portraits on the lawn. The bouquets were stunningly beautiful and were created by Flowers by GIMI. Everyone was "all smiles" through these photos!
Before joining the cocktail hour, Stevie and Alyse paused for their Bridal Portraits. With the resort being known for its unique architecture, gardens, cedar trees, and putting green, we made our way all around Coral Beach's property.
Despite the windy day, the couple, their family, and friends all enjoyed the cocktail hour on the patio overlooking the South Shore. Stevie and Alyse joined in on several group photos with their guests; all of whom had traveled to Bermuda to help them celebrate. Perhaps one of the more funny moments was during a group photograph of Stevie and several of his friends who are also professional hockey players; Alyse jumped right into the mix!
As the guests moved into the reception room, they were greeted by beautiful tables which were decorated with floral centerpieces and a cream-colored wedding cake. After the bride and groom’s first dance, speeches by the matron-of-honor and one of the groomsmen, and an amazing meal, the wedding party danced the night away! Please join me in congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Moses!