Hanna & Brandon

The Torino's day was full of many tears, and MANY laughs! This big blended family knew how to have a good time, and you could see just how much this day meant to everyone there. To say this day was a long time coming, would be an understatement! Brandon and Hanna have been in each other's lives since they were in the fifth grade together! So both of their families saw this day coming, and their wedding day was nothing short of perfection!

Number One Tip for Future Phocus Brides to Consider:

"They’ll take good care of you!"-Hanna

We already know how stressful wedding planning is, let alone the day of the wedding! So whenever we can take any sort of stress off your back, we will make sure we make it happen! When we say we've got ya, we mean it!


What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos?

"Our first look."-Brandon

We couldn't have hoped for a more perfect reaction then what we did from Hanna and Brandon! When they both saw each other for the first time, it was nothing but smiles. A few moments later, they embraced and reality set in...and so did the wave of emotions. It all became very real...VERY fast!


What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos?

"The photo race game!"-Hanna

What better way to make sure you get a photo with every single guest than quite literally SPRINTING through the venue to get to each table in time! Not only is this a work out for us, but also for our couples! Plus this shows just HOW competitive our couple is. When I say Hanna almost took me out...she almost took me out!! SO worth it!


How did you two meet?

"Hellen Caro Elementary, 5th grade!"-Hanna

This love story between Hanna and Brandon began many years ago, but it was not an instant love connection! Brandon confessed his undying love for Hanna in the 5th grade, but Hanna turned him down, and Brandon said she made that VERY clear! Hanna's reasoning was that her dad would not allow it, so needless to say, Brandon did not want to face that wrath! Nonetheless, Brandon tried again 5 years later in high school, and this time everything fell into place! With dad's approval of course, their journey blossomed into what it is today! There is no denying the love that these two share! Persistence is key, huh Brandon? ;)


Tell us about THE dress!

"My mom and I made my wedding dress. It took many man hours and LOTS of fabric, but I couldn’t be happier with it!!"-Hanna

There is nothing like literally putting your blood, sweat, and tears into something so special. Hanna and her mom came together, and made it happen! It was beautifully made, and even more special to the both of them.


Tell Us About Your First Dance!

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST DANCE SONG?:

Faithfully by Journey

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THAT SONG?:

"It has been our song since high school!"-Hanna

We absolutely adored this special moment shared between Hanna and Brandon! They were lost in each other's eyes, and they truly were soaking up every second of their moment.


Describe the BRIDE on your wedding day!

"She was amazingly beautiful, and the first time I saw her was otherworldly. The love that I had for her for five years all came to the surface, as I realized that everything was coming together on this amazing day. Words can barely describe how tremendous, and transcendent she was! No words can explain how she made me feel. I felt so lucky that I get to see her, and feel that everyday for the rest of my life. It was an amazing experience that I get to live through everyday."-Brandon

I don't think we could top anything Brandon said about his bride in the slightest! Hanna was relaxed from the moment we arrived, and you could see just how excited she was to be marrying her best friend.


Describe the GROOM on your wedding day!

"I could not have imagined a more perfect man or a more perfect groom! The moment I saw him, I could see the future, and every moment that will share together flash before my eyes! I could see my life really starting, and I could see so much love and hope in Brandon’s eyes."-Hanna

Brandon had this "calm and collected" vibe about him for most of the morning, but then those nerves started to roll in when we were pulling out his bride for that first look together. You could see Brandon take that deep breath right before turning around, and then as soon as he laid eyes on Hanna all those emotions came rushing in.


What was the most EMOTIONAL part of the day and WHY?

"Walking down the aisle to my future hubby!"-Hanna

You can always try to imagine how this moment will feel, and prepare yourself for that moment, but until you are there walking down that aisle, your imagination simply will not do enough justice! It's a memory that you will remember for the rest of your lives.


Favorite Part of the Phocus Experience?

"The way Sara, Audrey and Harrison went out of their way to make sure we were happy, and that we had everything we could possibly need."-Hanna

We couldn't have been any happier with how smooth, and easygoing the Torino's wedding day went! This day was a long anticipated day, and words simply do not do enough justice to how amazing it was. Seeing the smiles, and watching those tears roll down everyone's faces truly showed how much this day meant to not only Brandon and Hanna, but everyone close to their hearts. It was a day that we will relive for many years to come!


Here are a few of our favorites from the day!

Vendors:

Venue | Sowell Farms

Hair | Bombshell Blowout Bar

Makeup | Beauty by Bosley

Gown | DIY

Tux | Randall’s Formal Wear

DJ | TomCat Productions

Catering | The Whistling Pig LLC

Cake | Cake Gallery

Decor | Sowell Farms

Floral | DIY

Coordinator | Sowell Farms

Officiant | Stancil Wilson

Invitations | Zazzle

Photography/ Videography/ Photo Booth | Phocus & Company

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