Tony and Lisa were married today!
Lisa looked just like Cinderella today with her elegant hair and detailed gown. Yet, this wasn’t a typical Cinderella wedding, the colors were maroon and gold. (guess where the groom went to school?!?!) Lisa and Tony did a great job combining collegiate colors with an air of sophistication. The red and gold roses were lovely and I didn’t even know the bouquets were DIY! Calvary Lutheran, the church home where Lisa grew up, was also decked out in arrangements of yellow and dark red flowers, which really brightened up the sanctuary.
Lisa and Tony had a private first sight and then we had a great time photographing the different groups of friends and family. The groomsmen kept pulling out their phones and we learned that a few of them were tweeting. We got a wedding hashtag going and it was fun reading what people had to say throughout the night.
After the ceremony, the couple had a bubble send off and then hopped into a gorgeous vintage Rolls Royce. They met the wedding party at a local park and that is where we definitely strayed from tradition. When Lisa and Tony first hired us, Lisa talked about how she wanted her pictures to be different. She wanted the time to be less about the poses and more about having a good time. So we constructed a bit of a set and gave the wedding party an excuse to play. We had a football, picnic blanket, croquet set, and champagne. The wedding party hung out, played around, relaxed, and just chatted with each other. Lisa even proved to us all that even though she was in a wedding dress, she could still throw a football! It was a very fun way for Lisa and Tony to have some down time before the reception when they’d be surrounded by 400 guests!
All of those guests were waiting for the couple at Earle Brown Heritage Center and greeted them enthusiastically. Most of Lisa and Tony’s wedding party are married, so Lisa was given a lot of advice…including using Earle Brown for the reception, and that was a great piece of advice! The food was great, the service was stellar and the space was big enough to handle the crowd. After speeches and the first dances, the party got started. Lisa had been wanting to dance all day and it was so fun watching her twirl in her dress and sing with her girlfriends. There were a LOT of kids, so we got some really fun pictures of their shenanigans as well. And a late night snack of pizza kept the energy up even more. It was definitely a hopping party.
Tony and Lisa, thank you so much for having us be a part of your big day. I hope it was an amazing time for you! Enjoy your honeymoon, and here are a few sneak peeks to tide you over =)