To save some money, Whole Foods did my bridal bouquet. They were happy to push it back a day because all my blooms hadn't opened! I really wanted my bouquet to have lilies in it since Aaron has always given me lilies throughout our relationship. I do not plan to have lilies in the wedding, so it was fun to use this opportunity to incorporate them.
There were quite a few flowers in bloom at the Duke Gardens and Hooman was really great in asking me what I was looking for in my portrait. He also showed me how well pictures were turning out to help give me confidence. However, my favorite thing about Hooman is his passion. He photographs in Duke Gardens all the time but I still felt like I got a unique experience. Everywhere you go with Hooman, he narrows his eyes and scans the scenery, calculating the perfect photo in his mind. If he loves it, he's quick to get excited and shout things like PERFECT! This is going to be GREAT! That's IT DON"T MOVE!!! If it's not working, he moves you or comes up and shows you how to pose. The funniest thing is when Hooman poses, he puts his heart and soul into it, purses his lips, shows it in his eyes (Tyra would call it smiling), it's really quite hilarious!
My mom and my aunt came to help out so it was quite the girl's day. Future brides, I definitely recommend bringing 2 people to help you out. My mom carried and fluffed my dress everywhere while my aunt carried bags and tended to my hair and make-up. It was quite the celebrity experience! Even people I didn't even know stopped to take pictures of me while we were shooting!
It was such a good day, I'm so thankful to my family for helping me out, an awesome photographer who makes things fun and for a great fiancé I look forward to marrying!!!