Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Wedding
What do you get when a drama teacher and a choir director plan their wedding? A musical production!
Trent and Lisa met each other as first year teachers at Trinity Christian Academy. While Trent was busy preparing the students for the theatrical arts, Lisa was making music with them. As their role often had them crossing paths, they quickly realized their common interests and became fast friends. But after a year of friendship they knew they wanted more and began dating for a year and a half before Trent proposed.
It was the month of January 2017 and Trent and Lisa were neck deep in a production called The Fantastiks. Lisa had been ushered into the role of music director while Trent directed the play. Lisa was so busy preparing and directing the musical scenes for opening night that she didn’t realize that her beloved gentleman was also directing their proposal story behind the scenes. While invited guests, family and friends shuffled their way into a dimly lit theater, Lisa signaled the music for the opening scene.
As the curtain came down on the closing scene and cast mates proceeded to take their final bow, Trent invited a nervous Lisa to take her bow. As she lifted her eyes from the ground to the audience at the end of her bow she noticed Trent on bended knee. It was the crescendo of applause that surrounded her “yes” and began a new scene in their love story.
The beautiful backdrop of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens set the scene for their wedding story. It was also the place where Trent lived and worked during his college years. As Lisa puts it –
“The first time we went there after we started dating, I knew that if this was the man that God had for me, we would get married there.”
Both Trent and Lisa had a parent who was deceased – Lisa mom and Trent’s father. They found beautiful ways to honor the memory of both parents. Guests read of their favorite memories of their parents’ during the signing the guest book. Lisa wore her mom’s blue earrings. Trent’s best man created a lantern as an ode to Trent’s father’s profession as en electrician. That lantern remained lit for the entire wedding day.
Beautiful quotes and photos of Lisa and Trent’s youth ushered guests on a tour throughout the gardens.
Guests were also invited to hor d’oeuvres before the wedding ceremony!
The Forlorn Strangers serenaded the guests with canyon inspired folk versions of popular hymns. Yes, you read that right…hymns. It was really cool!
Ceremony & Reception venue: Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens | Cake Designer: Sweet Guilt | Caterer: Coreen Gottschalk | Band: The Forlorn Strangers | Bridal Gown Designer: David’s Bridal | Officiant: Stephen Braswell (the bride’s brother) | Floral Designer: A Marc In Design | Cinematographer: White Sail Films | Photographers: ArtPhotoSoul Photographers
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Wedding by ArtPhotoSoul Photographers
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