We were lucky enough to be part of the festivities when Ms. Esther Tingle became Mrs. Derik Anderson. While trying to find the word that most accurately describes this perfectly paired couple, "Quirky" comes to mind. From their love & devotion of craft beers, her bright cobalt blue heels, to the reenactment of a Star Wars fight scene in full wedding attire (I'm talking light sabers and all people!). These two enjoy the little things in each other that make them uniquely individuals and together, the perfect pair... He is the "Hops" in her Ale and She is his very own Princess Leia.
Let me tell you, this girl has enough SASS to knock your pants off and yet was as CHILL as cucumber on her big day. I think the "Hoppily-Ever-After IPA" that Derik brewed especially for his bride and guests might have helped. WINK. WINK. It was Delish!!!!
Kearney Park was the perfect location for the big day. The guests were shaded under a tunnel of cascading Olive Trees. It created the most romantic and intimate setting I have ever seen for a ceremony. Luckily, the FABULOUS (as Esther would say) http://www.brianferrariphotography.com was there to snag some beautiful snapshots of the evening. From the rustic barn-wood benches, crystal chandelier, white iron gazebo, to the various hues of blue the evening was filled with Derik and Esther's special touch. AND...The most touching of all? ...The Father Daughter dance. Preston and Esther went to the YMCA for dance lessons once a week for months before the wedding in preparation. Apparently Preston was feeling a little rusty and needed his daughter to help him dust off those dancing shoes. The dance was perfection. Preston even dipped his daughter one last time before handing her off to his new Son in Law. Let me tell you there wasn't a dry eye in the place. You could defiantly feel the LOVE.