A Gold Medal Affair


The great outdoors is a glorious backdrop for an impeccably styled wedding shoot. Whether your preference is rustic, garden, country, or just pure romance, there’s a wealth of ideas in these beautiful photos.

Meeting Paralympian swimmer and model Victoria Arlen inspired Matt Grazier to develop this sweet wedding shoot with her as a bride. Despite a devastating childhood illness that left her partially paralyzed, Arlen medalled four times and set a world record in free style swimming at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. Arlen’s passion and positive attitude shine in this shoot, which incorporates gold throughout as well as a hanging floral chandelier to symbolize the Olypmic wreath.

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Photographers: Matt & Enna Grazier

Planner: Alexis O’Mara Eliopoulos

Models: Victoria Arlen, Anthony Gonzales

Dress and Tux: Madeleine’s Daughter

Flowers: Datura, A Modern Garden

Place Settings: Peterson Party Center

Cake: Jenny’s Wedding Cakes

Hair: Hair That Moves

Makeup: Joya Beauty