I was also super, super, SUPER lucky for two reasons: One, I had the pleasure of having the totally talented and completely wonderful Julie Branyan as my second shooter, and two, I got to work with the amazing Micky and Andy at Cue Motion for the first time. Do yourself a favor and go check out the Amazing Race video on their blog - it's awesome and scary on point (ok, confession time: I'm a huge AR fan. Like...I want to go on that show so bad and I've filled out the application about six time...but never sent it in. Please don't judge me!). Watch for an Andy cameo at 4:28!
However, we're not here to talk about my reality show aspirations. We're here to talk about LeDawna and James. And their vintage, fair-inspired, fire-alarm filled wedding that happened all because of 311.
...goes the dynamite. Insane, right? And people...those eyelashes are ALL real. Wait til you see it in color later in the post - her eyes are insane.
But let's back up for a minute here.
Let's swoon over her dress and shoes. I did.
I love, love, love this picture of LeDawna getting ready.
Oh, did I mention where they had their ceremony? At the Magnolia Hotel. One of my favorite places - but I'm biased...I got married there!
I managed to sneak into the hallway during their vows to get this amazing point of view.
After the ceremony (remember, this is just a sneak peak so tons more pictures to come later), we hopped in a vintage Rolls Royce for some pictures around the Old Market. I love this picture of LeDawna and James just enjoying their newly married-ness.
Once again, let me repeat. These eyelashes are NOT fake. I'm so jealous!
The tilt-shift lens was PERFECT for this wedding. They had a vintage vibe, and James described the wedding as being inspired by a French fair (yes, the GROOM came up with that - can you believe it??). The tilt-shift adds a dreamy vintage - almost whimsical - touch to some of the pictures and I feel like it fits that theme perfectly.
FAVORITE FAVORITE FAVORITE OH MY GOSH FAVORITE!
See, LeDawna, it was totally worth climbing up there in that huge dress! ;)
(The one on the right is one of Julie's fabulous captures!)
Who loves those balloons?? I do! I do!
Do you spy anything special in the background on the cake shot?? I do!! UPLIGHTING! I've talked before about what a difference the simple addition of a little lighting makes to a reception, and this one was no different.
And some sweetly romantic first dance pictures to close.
Oh, wait! I promised you the color version of the opening picture.
Yeah, I know. Sigh. She's amazing.
You'll have to wait until the full post to hear about the fire alarm and 311. ;)