Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ellen and Jay :: a Beautiful Wedding, Pt. 2

And now more photos from Ellen and Jay's lovely wedding:

Ellen and Jay met while studying at Fontbonne University. It was important to them that we incorporate Fontbonne into their wedding photos, which I think was a truly splendid idea :). So we took a stop by the lobby where they first met for a few quick images.

I asked Ellen and Jay what they typically did in the lobby while they were students, and they motioned me over to the computer stations. I imagine that when they flirted in the lobby those years ago, they may have been dressed less formally ;).

And then the bridal party took a quick stop by Chuy's in the CWE for a little mid-day salsa and margaritas. Props to Ellen for planning her day out so well. Brides, if you have quite a bit of time in your schedule between the ceremony and reception, scheduling something fun for your wedding party to do together is always a hit. It gives you time to relax with your bestest of friends before mingling with the entire guest list, as well as providing giving you another opportunity to show off how fab you look in your dress :).

After our quick stop at chuy's, we headed out for some more photos. First up, the lovely ladies

The bridesmaids wore the most fab shoes. I need a pair of these for myself.

And the gents

Photographing a bride and groom together is my absolutely favorite part of the day.

This makes me smile

and then my smile gets a little bigger when I see this

The beautiful bride. Breathtaking.

And the handsome groom

And then it was off to the reception. During the cocktail hour, Jay and Ellen had the chance to see their evening decor before the guests had entered. Stephanie Burke of Fete Stl (left) did an absolutely amazing job designing the event. I mean seriously, it was beautiful.

This cake was so beautiful, I'm not sure how anyone could eat it. Oh, who am I kidding... I'd eat cake no matter what it looks like....

Ellen's mom and sister looking on during the father/daughter dance

Jay and his mom took dancing lessons for the mother/son dance and it was so adorable that it made me get a little teary.

A good friend of Ellen and Jay's couldn't attend the wedding because he is teaching English in southeast Asia, so he skyped in during the middle of the party.

He even got a chance to be with everyone out on the dance floor

And speaking of dancing, the floor was packed all night... because all of Ellen and Jay's friends and family know how to have a good time AND because Boogie Chyld was the band that evening. I think they may just be the very best band I've ever heard. For real.

It was truly my pleasure to be a part of this lovely day. I have the best job :)

Much more on facebook.


brit @ landlocked bride said...

Very gorgeous! Their details were great and you captured them so well!

Jharder said...

I can't believe they skyped someone in! That is amazing! Must be a good friend. Beautiful as always!

Pamela said...

wow lisa! they were so lucky to have you. you captured their personalities and their perfect day flawlessly.

-Ellen's Cousin

Amanda Elizabeth said...

haha, that picture of everyone on the dance floor looking at the computer...the blonde to the left of the computer (the one laughing)...was a dance classmate of mine. small world. LOVE the pictures, as usual. :)

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