Bride and groom standing on a long path with vast landscape in background - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Kali and Hansel’s gorgeous wedding, photographed by Our Labor of Love Photography, took place in Hansel’s parents’ back garden in Calverton, New York. With help from the special people in their lives, Kali and Hansel created a very personal wedding…

“Hansel is from Guatemala, and my family is from Georgia. We wanted to bring the two cultures together while letting our style come through too, of course. Our wedding took place in Hansel’s parents’ back yard on the north fork of Long Island. It was all about love, food, fun, family and friends. We wanted it to be colourful, fun, and casual; basically a fancy barbeque with a lot of DIY touches. To pull it off, it really was a collaboration with all the special people in our lives, and we are so blessed.

“We had a mariachi band to serenade our guests during dinner and at the ceremony, where Hansel’s cousin Gabie performed a beautiful bilingual ceremony. My dad made me an amazing cake stand, my mom and I baked all the cakes, my grandmother did the flowers, and we had a pig roast, tamales, and sweet Georgia peaches. The heart holographic glasses were my favourite little DIY touch – combined with sparklers, they were pretty magical, but then again, so was the whole night!”

Pretty bride with head band - Picture by Our Labor of Love PhotographyBridal bouquet of colourful flowers - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Back of groom - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Groom doing up cuff - Picture by Our Labor of Love PhotographyHalf of groom - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride and groom smiling - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Groom with arms around bride - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride and groom smiling as groom has arms around bride - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride and groom holding hands looking away from each other - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride and groom hugging - Picture by Our Labor of Love PhotographyGroom kissing bride's hand - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride standing in hazy sunshine - Picture by Our Labor of Love PhotographyGroom standing in hazy sunshine - Picture by Our Labor of Love PhotographyBride and groom holding hands looking at their shadow - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride and groom as a small image on landscape - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride and groom holding hands with vast landscape behind them - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride and groom sitting on rock on beach - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Groom kissing bride's shoulder - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride and groom walking across pebble beach - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride standing over groom - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride standing in front of tree - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Groom standing in front of tree - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride and groom standing in front of tree - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride with arm around groom's neck - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Woman's hand holding man's little finger - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Man's hand hoding woman's finger - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride and groom sitting on the back of a trailer - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride and groom sitting on trailer - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Acoustic wedding band - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride walking into garden wedding ceremony - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Behind bride being led to garden wedding ceremony - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride smiling with groom about to say wedding vows - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Groom reading during wedding ceremony - Picture by Our Labor of Love PhotographyBride reading during wedding ceremony - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride and groom facing each other during garden wedding ceremony - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride being handed wedding ring - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Groom placing ring on bride's finger - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride and groom kissing - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride and father - Picture by Our Labor of Love PhotographyBride and bridesmaid - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride and flower girl - Picture by Our Labor of Love PhotographySilhouette of flowergirl through parasol - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Fans - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Doughnuts - Picture by Our Labor of Love PhotographyCake stand at wedding reception - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Wedding flowers - Picture by Our Labor of Love PhotographyGreen ribbon - Picture by Our Labor of Love PhotographyRed ribbon and flowers - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Glasses with striped straws - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Parasol wedding table centre - Picture by Our Labor of Love PhotographyPeaches - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Vintage wedding decorations - Picture by Our Labor of Love PhotographyGarden wedding table - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Garden wedding reception at night - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Gar4den wedding reception - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Cake stand at garden wedding - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Yellow jar hanging from tree - Picture by Our Labor of Love PhotographyWedding decorations - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride and groom cutting wedding cake - Picture by Our Labor of Love PhotographyBride and groom eating wedding cake - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride hugging groom - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride dancing at her wedding - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride dancing - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride and groom dancing with glasses on - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

Bride and groom posing in glasses - Picture by Our Labor of Love Photography

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