Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Marcie + Ed, the Wedding

So Marcie and Ed have been battling weather every time I've had an appointment for a shoot with either of them. For their engagement shoot, we had one of the rainiest winter days ever, but it managed to clear up (and be bone-chilling cold for Marcie in her sexy dresses) and be great picture-taking weather with the lingering clouds diffusing the bright sun.

Marcie's bridal shoot did not fare so well... we basically had to revamp and go with Plan B to shoot mostly indoors due to the torrential rains that day. Luckily Tara at The Gallery was extremely accommodating, and we were able to shoot there without having to worry about the weather... the portrait Marcie chose for display at the wedding actually ended up being one that we'd used my swanky black and white umbrella in!

Fitting, though...

The day of the wedding was great-- cloud cover, but no rain. Marcie was absolutely stunning in her vintage-inspired gown and jewelry, and Ed was smoldering and handsome in a classic black tux. Their outdoor ceremony was all set up and ready to go... and of course that's when the sprinkling began. Some of the guests even pulled out umbrellas! The ceremony went well, and JUST as the new Mr. and Mrs. were turning to walk down the aisle, the sky rang with a huge clap of thunder. I don't think it ever actually rained, but it was pretty fitting for guests to walk into the reception area to a beautiful portrait of the bride holding an umbrella.

MUCH fun was had at this reception, people... SO much fun. Buddy the groomsman (whose wedding to Susan the bridesmaid I will be shooting in January, can't WAIT!) was entirely entertaining. At one point, he and another groomsman trapped Ed in a Doug-and-Steve-Butabi "Night at the Roxbury" style bounce-dance... Karen and I couldn't wait to see what this crowd was going to come up with next.

Marcie and Ed's departure in a vintage Rolls Royce was a perfect end to the evening, with the two of them looking all vintage-swanky in the lamplight.

The exquisite florals were provided by Stephanie and her crew at Flora Bella, Marcie's look was perfected with the hair and makeup expertise of Hues by Heather, and the beautiful glowy golden up-lighting at the reception was crafted by Chris of Cafe Natalie (also responsible for the tasty dinner). It was all brought together, kept on schedule, and skillfully planned by the fabulous Kelly Balfour of Eventology Weddings. Thanks to my sweet friend and client Marianne for Marcie's referral!


Lawfrog said...

Beautiful! Love the brooch, that is gorgeous. Have I mentioned that I am depressed that you were not a photographer when I got married in 2005? If I have not mentioned this, let me do so now...SO DEPRESSED. Love your work!

Marianne said...

Awesome pics!! The wedding was pretty amazing as well!