Ernest and Maria were married today!
Maria’s dream of a Great Gatsby themed wedding burst forth today in a wash of glitter, smiles, and oh so much fun. The ceremony and reception took place at the lovely St Paul Athletic Club and everyone was dressed to the nines and ready to party.
Ernest and Maria are one of those couples, where you go “are they REALLY this awesome?” and then you get to the wedding and all their friends are just as awesome and you start to wonder how the heck all these amazing people exist in one place.
The wedding party knew how to vogue like no one’s business.
We really wanted to play up a bit of Gatsby drama, and I did such a happy dance when we created this image of Maria. Her Che Bella dress was stunning and fit her like a glove. She literally stopped traffic. This image will go down as one my all time favorites.
And THIS image, well, this is another that will go down in infamy.
The ceremony was also full of laughs, these guys are a hoot!
The Hotel 340 lobby is just perfect for a grand wedding and Ernest and Maria’s guests packed the space on both the first and second floors to watch the ceremony.
This portrait is my homage to Daisy…
Back at the Athletic Club the party was ready to go and when Maria and Ernest appeared in the balcony to greet their guests the crowd went wild!
The guests were so eager to get the dance started, they were dancing at their tables and in the aisles, holding cake and champagne, laughing and greeting old friends. Cut Productions got the ball rolling with first dances and then mixed the rest of the night, with some crazy fraternity dances and even a serenade or two, the place was hopping!
And I’ll close the blog entry with this, because it is AMAZING…
Ernest and Maria, I hope you love your sneak peek! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for welcoming us into your world!