Ellen's gown was beautiful-- simple, understated, asymmetrical, and beautifully feminine. Ohhh but wait, there's more. It twirled like it was MADE for twirling, and it had pockets! You could tell how much she loved the gown, and that she felt perfect in it. After the ceremony, I followed the couple into the bride room. John's first move was to pick Ellen up off the ground, twirl her around, and kiss her like they were just hanging out in their own private fairy tale... what an amazing moment. Notice in the picture of them together that Ellen's feet are off the ground : )
The guys wore gray suits with plaid ties-- a cute preppy/retro twist on their hip modern look.
After the ceremony, we went out into the courtyard to do some pictures with some lettered blocks Ellen had made, spelling out a few sayings. There was jumping, there was freezing (did I mention it was blustery and cold? It was really really cold), and lots of laughing. Some of those groomsmen could really jump!
The reception took place on the Veranda at the Alden Hotel downtown, where bright yellow florals and chartreuse details accented the crisp white linens. It was a cool, contemporary evening as guests were treated to delicious food, dancing, and multiple trips to the Funky Monkey Photobooth (which would explain the picture below where Ellen and her bridesmaid are wearing the nose-eyebrows-and-moustache glasses, WHEEE!).
I couldn't ask for sweeter, more gracious people to work with on a wedding day. Even though Karen and I had never met Ellen and John in person, they were an absolute delight and we felt a warm welcome immediately.
p.s., Thanks to Funky Monkey Photobooth Jack for referring Ellen and John to me for photography services!