Saturday, June 27, 2009
Jay & Lovely's Wedding Day
I think by now, we all know that I don't usually do weddings..... but for a select few- I will. My requirements are fun, small & intimate, fun, no bridzillas, fun, outdoor venue, and uhmmm... FUN!
So when Carly (Mrs. D to my kids) asked if I would consider covering her brother Jay's wedding at her parents place- I was intrigued.... because she's FUN- and she told me her family is just like her.... so I figured it would be a good time. :)
And they were! The venue was amazing, and they pulled from a talented pool of resources in their friends and family to help them pull it all together. The catering was done by Carly's Aunti & cousin and it was showstopping! The cake was done by a family friend- a gorgeous three tiers of Swiss-dot goodness on a plate! (When Carly was in college- her mom would box this lady's cake up and mail it to her!) The whole family all gets a funny glazed look on their face when you talk about a cake from Anna....
This whole scene takes understated elegance to a new level- clean lines, b&w with touches of pink, it was about having fun and enjoying friends and family and joining Jay & Lovely- they are proof that fate works in funny ways-
The best man- and life long best friend- giving the groom a hand and a good laugh!
Meanwhile Carly & mom Sandy- help Lovely get into her dress
Her cousin did Lovely's hair & make-up like a pro- and tops the perfect 'do- with a simple veil and then the emotion set in....
Even tho we were doing all their photos before the ceremony - we still had to surprise Jay with his first look at his princess....
A quick moment alone... before I started chasing them around. :)
This shot above, by the way is my fave- blown up big- this is gorgeous!
Lovely really is...... stunning!
Carly with her niece, the intended flower girl... even if she wasn't sure she wanted to be.....
The groom's Grand-dad giving a toast to the couple and to Lovely's family who are all still in the Philippines and not able to attend.
Shimmering and elegant centerpieces at dusk-
I love the sneak-peak of the couple over the champagne bucket-