Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Carey & Richie: The Wedding

Carey is the kind of woman who knows what she wants.
And she also knows how to GET what she wants. And Richie is the guy for her! Carey and Richie had been together for 18 years before he FINALLY proposed!

"She's a tomboy at heart", the mother of the bride kept saying.
But on this day, you would NEVER know it. Carey was radiant, feminine, and FIERCE!
Richie couldn't take his eyes... hands.... off her all day! Carey and Richie's wedding day was just how they wanted it to be: relaxed, fun, rowdy, crazy, memorable and full of love! This was one day that NOTHING could spoil and I was so lucky to have gotten to be a part of it! Thank you Carey and Richie for being so AWESOME, full of love and for welcoming m into your lives on your special day!

Flowers: Hy-Vee
Reception: Grand Ballroom, Bartle Hall
Dress: Emily Hart Bridal ...who carry my personal favorite designers, Bonny and La Sposa! Great bridal shop!
Planner: Tara with All About You Event ...Tara was GREAT and every detail was PERFECT! I love having another professional around who understands and manages the flow of the day! THANKS TARA!!!
DJ: Jimmy Vogel with Complete Music kept the dance floor moving! He was so easy to work with, great energy, and even got down on the floor with the crowd to make sure everyone was having a good time!
Video: Complete Video (same company as the DJ!)

Here are some of my faves!

The girls got ready in their suite at The President

Her bouquet was so beautiful and smelled so good that Larissa had to stop me from eating it! (OK, not in real life, I promise I would never eat the brides bouquet!)

Yes. 2 shots of the bouquet.

Her dress was a couture dropped-waist/mermaid style gown with so many unique details it would need it's own blog post dedicated only to it's amazingness!


Carey, you are so beautiful! What a stunning bride!

Love her accessories :)... and I had to squeeze one more detail shot of the dress too!

The wedding version of being born! And almost as much work! (Ok... obviously, I've never had kids) I love the expression of the bridesmaid on the far left!

Me loves shoes :)

We all made it to the ceremony in one piece...


The bride and groom at the altar! (I think I heard someone say, "last chance, Richie!" from the crowd!...


Married! Love Carey's expression! They both look so happy!!!

Due to rain, extreme heat, and generally YUCK weather, we decided to do photos in the Ballroom at Union Station. Usually NOT going outside isn't really an option, but we had great natural light in here and it wasn't crowded at all! So it worked out perfectly!

I love the classy colors of mocha and champagne... any color that sounds good enough to eat/drink is good to me! You guys are so FABULOUS. (I personally think Carey rented models to be her bridesmaids!)

Gorgeous :)

Bride and groom!





I'll end with a few reception details... This reception was off the hook with great color, professional lighting, a great layout and decor!
I'm going to find out who the cake designer is, and when I do, I'll post it on here! I love how the base looks like glowing ice!

Carey and Tara used a LED light to uplight the centerpieces! What a dramatic effect..
The centerpieces also acted as ambient warm light for the reception.


Carey and Richie, you guys seriously rock! Your day was sooo much fun... and crazy!
Thanks a million trillion for allowing me to join you guys on your wedding day!