Archive | November, 2010

Stephanie + Tallas. THE Wedding.

That “THE” in the title is no typo. This was seriously one of THE best weddings I’ve been to. Right from the beginning, from the first time I met Stephanie I was very impressed by her friendliness, her honesty, her warmth and her love for life. After chatting for about an hour, and then numerous emails back and forth, I was very excited to be a part of this wedding. I just loved the feeling I got when I would talk to Stephanie, listening to her describe how she & Tallas met, her love for him, their plans for the wedding, their life together afterwards, and her outlook on life in general. I knew Tallas had to be someone pretty incredible and he fit my expectations perfectly!

It was an exceptionally hot Saturday in October. So hot the groomsmen took a break and ran to 7-11 for Slurpees! Lucky for them (and Tallas) the wedding attire was NOT tuxes or suits! I always feel so bad for grooms sweating away in their suit coats. And a word about the bouquets – Stephanie wanted a “wildflower” look. Aren’t the bouquets beautiful? I think there are even some thistles in there!!

The wedding ceremony was at the Boulder City Library Ampitheater and the reception held at the Henderson City Convention Center.My ever-favorite pose.

The little Ringbearer did not want to be in our “bridal party” pic, so his dad was helping us out. I didn’t even realize he was behind the groom – I couldn’t see him – until after we were done with the shot!

I loooove this shot during the ceremony! Just gorgeous!!!
And I so LOVE these!!
Stephanie is so creative. This is her guest book: a piece of plywood with a beautiful tree draw on it, complete with T+S carved into the trunk! I believe an aunt drew it for her. The guests inked their thumb or finger and left a print on the tree branch in orange, green or brown as the leaves of the trees (and signed by their print). Then Stephanie & Tallas inked their thumbs in blue to make two blue lovebirds sitting in the tree!!
More personalized wedding details! The cake-topper bride & groom look just like the real Bride & Groom! Isn’t it so fantastic?! And the cake is cheesecake – YUM!
Speaking of food, Metro Pizza catered the reception! Who wouldn’t want to go to a wedding where pizza was being served? And to drink, there was a keg of freshly made Root Beer!
They just ooze happiness!

Seriously, this was a super super fun wedding. I loved every bit of it!

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Give Thanks

You know, sometimes things happen just when you need them too? A super awesome friend made this quilt for me and brought it over on a very crazy afternoon. And what does the quilt say? Make Life Simple. Make life beautiful, make life fun, make life delicious, etc. Just when things start to get overwhelming out of hand, I get a *subtle* reminder of the things that are really important.

Enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend!! I will return email and voicemails on Monday. Also, I am booked until 2011. Enjoy the Season!
And in honor of my favorite holiday, leave a comment telling what you are thankful! Big or small, what are you thankful for?
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