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michelle + dan | wedding!

Ohh this was all sorts of storybook beautiful.

Dan and  Michelle are kind genuine souls, blessed to be truly madly deeply in love with each other. I remember our first meeting last year and how well we clicked, I think I even tweeted something about how happy it is to be hired by your favorite kind of clients.

After searching all over, they ended up having the ceremony and reception at their own church, and I was so impressed with how much they did to make the space their own. He’s a librarian / painter and she’s a graphic designer, so it wasn’t surprising that their details were delicately smothered in creativity.

She arranged each table as a nostalgic shadowbox of it’s own, with eclectic vintage finds (like the sweet mini sewing machine!) mixed with antique wedding photos of her relatives.

They even found a Victrola!

Meet Dan. He’s kind and clever  with a touch of heavy-metal awesome.

They’d found a picture from a great-great-somebody’s wedding, where the groomsmen were standing like such with their jackets backwards, and wanted to duplicate it. Fun to imagine folks in the 30s having such a trendy sense of humor.

Michelle had her dress custom-made and I loved getting to see her sketches and ideas woven into a gown so perfectly her.

Meet Michelle. Graceful, caring, and entirely beautiful.

I just love this image.

Best ringbearer ever! The entire church melted when he was walked down the aisle.

Love this shot by my assistant Luke : )

Gorgeous flowers by DellaBlooms!

Dan painted their cake topper!

Another great shot by Luke – the chocolate fountain made quite an impression.

And then my favorite part of the day.

Because of timing we pushed their portraits till after the reception, and got to spend the sun-setting light at the park where he first proposed. (!!!)

He played the song he’d written for the night of the proposal, it was magic.

Red Winter Productions composed the music for this slideshow and I think it perfectly matches the wedding’s music box / nostalgic feeling. Making these entirely customized shows is a new idea we’re trying out so I’d love to know what you think.

Enjoy!

VIEW SLIDESHOW!

You…
you…
ABSOLUTELY BLOW MY MIND.
You have *such* creativity, *such* a love for beauty, and *such* a beautiful soul.

Can I be like you when I grow up?

you’re real good at taking piktures.

you blow my mind. these are phenominal!

Nancy

Absolutely awesome slideshow — photos AND music!! What a great eye for great photography! I felt i was really at the wedding.

Anna Hart

I was tearing up by the end. They are so beautiful. And what a lovely story.