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Aaron and Taelor’s spring wedding at Redlands Community Center was a beautiful day with the first hints of summer on the breeze. The Redlands Community Center is a wonderful spot for a micro wedding, especially if you’re choosing to host your reception in the historic hall inside; having fewer people to fit in the relatively small room is a big help for making the evening enjoyable.

The two opted to share a “first touch” in lieu of a First Look – this is a similar moment to a first look and also appears before the ceremony in the timeline, but a first touch means that either one or both of you are saving the actual first look for when you come down the aisle at the ceremony. It’s a great option if you want to have some connection beforehand, if you’re looking to calm some nerves by touching your person, or you want to exchange love letters or pray together.

As the ceremony began, a trio including a french horn, a clarinet, and a trumpet played a bouncy rendition of “Concerning Hobbits” from the Lord of the Rings. Taelor and Aaron met at Wind Ensemble in college and are both part of the LOTR fandom, so this was a cute way to set the vibe for the ceremony. Taelor walked out the door on her long walk down to the ceremony lawn, as the trio played “Across the Stars” from Star Wars (I really loved all the fantasy thrown into this day! I can even say I could at one point play both songs on my clarinet! I felt right at home this day lol).

Aaron turned around as Taelor and her dad began up the aisle, and he held back tears at the sight of her. The pair shared a new unique unity ceremony that I’ve now added to my list of ideas: a dice unity ceremony! They asked their guests to all bring some dice (like the dice used to play Dungeons and Dragons, a favorite game of theirs) and Aaron and Taelor put the dice in a bowl that they each added their own set of dice to, along with one new set that marked this union.

After we took photos around the lawn under the huge and lush shade trees of this historic venue, Aaron and Taelor changed to prepare for their first dance. They shared some amazing swing dancing moves, with the windows behind them (one of my favorite features of this place) and all the guests cheered them on. For toasts, the pair got goblets for champagne that had dragons on the stems, forming a heart when set next to one another. 

Enough from me, take a peek at some of my favorite moments that made up their spring wedding at Redlands Community Center: 

 

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