Happy Wednesday! So happy to have you here. How are things? I bought tickets to game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals earlier today so I’m feeling happy and excited. Have I mentioned how much I love NBA playoffs? I admit I don’t care much for the regular season. It’s too long. When the playoffs roll around, the players (finally) play for something. Every game is exciting. I don’t care who plays – I love to watch every game. Especially when the jerseys are blue and gold ; ) Anyways, should be a fun little date next week.
On to Erin & Alan’s stunning wedding. Remember their engagement photos? These two have been so kind and inviting from the start. I’ve loved working with them for so many reasons but most notably because of their down to earth vibe. Erin and Alan were so easy going on their wedding day and it made all of the difference. I especially loved seeing their closely knit families come together. I come from a close knit crew myself and am always drawn to people who are rooted deeply in valuing family.
E&A – Your wedding was perfect. It’s been so awesome getting to know you guys a little better over the past year. Thank you for the honor of capturing your wedding. Very happy to call you two friends.
Alan is probably one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet and he looked so handsome on his wedding day.
BAM! This bride. Whoah. Erin…you are stunning! (And that lip color on you is the best.)
Alan’s dad. : )
Let’s talk for a second about these flowers. Gorgeous, right? I love peonies and was smitten with Erin’s bouquet.
The ceremony took place at the beautiful St. Joan of Arc. (Was there the following day shooting my nephew’s baptism. I spent a lot of time in this church that weekend!)
Erin & Alan had some Filipino traditions at their ceremony. The veil ceremony symbolizes purity and God’s protection of the marriage. The cord symbolizes they are no longer two, but one in their new life as a couple.
They also did an Arrhae (coin) ceremony wherein the groom gives the bride thirteen coins which represent the sharing of resources with each other. The coins signify the hope for future prosperity and the promise to take care of one another.
My favorite : )
I can’t speak highly enough of Jama with Cake Zen – I’ve worked with her several times now and every time, her creations are stunning!
If you are a bride searching for a special venue, might I suggest The Alexander downtown? Gorgeous contemporary feel with an awesome (and helpful!) staff. Especially Maxie – thanks again, Maxie, for helping execute Erin and Alan’s wedding perfectly.
Loved the setup at the reception. One of my favorite times of the day when I shoot weddings is to sneak into the reception site and grab photos of the space all put together before guests are seated for dinner. This room looked much different and just as gorgeous when I shot there last at Colin & Lesley’s gorgeous wedding. This room transforms so well.
Oh yes, there was a fog machine and it was awesome. Love this shot of Erin dancing with her dad above.
Purdue Pete made a surprise visit. None of the guests knew he was coming and they went crazy when he ran in!
Guests were pretty pumped. : )
Recognize that handsome fella to the right of Alan? That’s John – I photographed him and his wife Kristen’s wedding in June of last year. Their one year anniversary is quickly approaching.
I’ll end on this. Such a great night…
Thank you to Micah for all of your awesome help.
Thanks for stoppin’ by. More coming soon. -C