I am so excited to finally blog my first wedding of the 2008 season!!
I first met Laura through my hubby, they both work together creating our reality TV guilty pleasures…..and like a very supportive husband, he had been talking to anyone who would listen about my coordinating skills. Laura emailed me in October about her wedding and since she already knew my husband and he had told me what a sweetheart she is, I was instantly excited about helping her!!
When I asked Laura what her vision was for her wedding, she told me that she wanted to keep it simple, pretty and most importantly that her guests have a great time. This was definitely accomplished that day, as I’ve never seen a more packed dance floor at a wedding!!
So without further ado….her pro pics, taken by Gerry McCarthy, a friend of theirs who is a photojournalist based out of Texas!! Gotta love having talented friends!!
One of my favorite all time “anticipation” shots….how cute is this flowergirl!?
Laura writing a sweet love letter to her hubby-to-be while getting ready that morning.
Laura and Jon in front of the gorgeous arch that they bought at Home Depot and had family friends decorate. The best part of doing this is that now they get to display this little piece of their wedding in their garden!! Their wedding was officiated by Gabrielle Kaufman, who led them in one of the most touching, personal ceremonies I’ve had the pleasure of watching!!
A great shot of the gorgeous aisle pieces, galvanized buckets filled with purple Mexican sage, put together by the talented Michelle Brue of Flora by Fauna:
Another beautiful shot of Michelle Brue’s work!! The jewel-toned purple/red/green bouquets were a beautiful splash of color against the bridesmaids’ brown Ann Taylor dresses.
Laura pre-empted the hot weather (although it was absolutely perfect weather that day!!) by placing these sweet sandelwood fans on each guest’s seat for the ceremony.
The recessional was such a happy moment…I got chills when I saw how elated they were to finally be husband and wife!!
The reason I loved working with these two…they would just turn goofy at a moment’s notice!!
Immediately following the ceremony, they wisely took 30 minutes to just hang out with each other, take it all in…and eat their dinner. They wouldn’t have had any time to later in the evening!!
And of course, a wedding wouldn’t be “just chic,” without a few touching details!!
The card box, a precious vintage suitcase:
The gorgeous calligraphed escort cards hanging from manzanita trees….that greeted the guests into the cocktail hour.
The delightful cake from King’s Hawaiian, covered in a cascade of darling purple sugar flowers.
One of the many reasons why the guests had such a blast….a classic photobooth from Cheesy Photobooths. It was consistently full all night!
And to close off the series….a shot of their first dance. This picture truly captures a moment of pure bliss!
Laura and Jon – Thank you so incredibly much for allowing me to be a part of your most amazing day. The love you show for each other and for all of your friends and family is truly touching and infectious!! You two were an absolute joy to work with, and I wish you all the best as hubby and wifey!