Friday, October 30, 2015

Carla & Steve - Gamers Get Married!

Carla and Steve's wedding ceremony at European Crystal was everything a ceremony should be - sweet, fun, and completely "them."

They met in college at anime club, so it goes without saying that their ceremony would have lots of nerdy references. Their unique touches included music from favorite movies. It began with their parents and the wedding party walking in to "Storybook Love" from The Princess Bride and ended with them exiting to Harry Belafonte's "Jump the Line," popularized by the movie, Beetlejuice

The ceremony itself included quotes from Doctor Who, as well as mention of their favorite character from Dragonball Z - none other than Vegeta. They exchanged rings inspired by The Legend of Zelda, and even included the three elements of the Triforce - power, wisdom, and courage - in their vows.
After the vows, guests made wishes on blessing stones, which were then collected and poured into a vase. Carla and Steve then made their own wishes on heart-shaped stones and placed them on top. The blessing stone collection will be a keepsake for them - and a reminder of their special day and all those who shared it with them.

The wonderful Genevieve Lee of TrueLee Photography captured it all on film. You can see more photos of Carla & Steve's wedding by visiting their album on the TrueLee Facebook page.  

Congratulations, Carla & Steve!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sonny & Sam's Gorgeous Outdoor Ceremony

Samantha & Sonny were married this past July at the lovely Royal Melbourne Country Club. The ceremony took place outside, under a wedding canopy adorned with a chandelier. It was exquisite! 

Their ceremony was a lovely blend of traditional and contemporary, and included a sand ceremony as well as a tea sharing ritual, in honor of Sonny's Chinese heritage. 

This beautiful wedding was featured on the Angel Eyes Photography blog, which you can see HERE

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

This Ring Bearer Really Came Out of His Shell

What happens when two veterinarians get married? Their pet tortoise gets the honor of being their ring bearer! And before you wonder how long it took him to make it down the aisle, I'll tell you that Andrea and Charlie didn't make him walk - he was pulled in a decorated wagon. Solomon rode in style! 

Here I am with the bride and groom, showing my appreciation for a job well done.

Thanks to Tom Nicol Photography for this great photo!

Saturday, October 17, 2015


So.... my niece is getting married and she's been checking out the wedding magazines lately. Here's a photo she sent me when she was paging through ChicagoStyle Weddings magazine. 

This is the lovely feature on Sara and Missy's wedding, which was also on the website. Click HERE to see more of this gorgeous wedding, captured by the fantastic Rebecca Marie Photography

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Laurie & Billy's Greenhouse Loft Wedding

Laurie & Billy's June wedding was featured on the Greenhouse Loft blog! See all the warm, wonderful wedding goodness HERE
Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography