Thursday, July 24, 2008

Alexandria + Brett : : Wedding Preview!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Alex and Brett were married this past Saturday, and I know I say this a million times, but I have amazing clients. Alex and Brett were no exception and were the absolute sweetest couple to work with.

The day started with Angie and I meeting the girls at the Panopoulos Salon in Standale. Alex was sitting there, calm as can be, sipping her coffee and laughing with the girls.

The ceremony was held at Grand Valley University's Cook DeWitt Center, followed by a reception at The University Club in downtown Grand Rapids. The entire day flowed seamlessly...everyone was so great to work with. The amazing Julie Strating was there to work her makeup magic with her assistant Amanda and Barb Hoek created the one-of-a-kind cake.

Just to warn you...there are a lot of pictures. I had the hardest time narrowing them down.

Can you find me in this picture?
So while we were waiting for Alex's finishing touches on her hair, her bridesmaids and I had a little fun with the posters on the wall...each interpreting a different model. The result...quirky fun!
And of course we couldn't leave out the beautiful bride!

Alex had two fabulous and amazing shoes for her day. The ceremony pair:
And one for the reception. As a girl who loves her shoes, I definitely felt a kindredness with this bride!

This girl is gorgeous

Brett isn't so bad himself! He doesn't show it here, but he was being eaten alive by mosquitos here. We didn't stay out long.

Sealed with a kiss!

The shoes...they are fabulous!

Earlier this year I featured a groom with Scrabble cufflinks. This couple is also a lover of Scrabble and Brett was sporting them for his wedding. Love them!

The guest book featured the engagement pictures taken last year at the U of M campus. I loved their session.

For this design, Alex gave Barb one of her invitations and said have fun. I loved the result.
They had cupcakes for the guests and they were snatched up in about five minutes flat!
And I just had to throw this series of pictures in because this truly shows the character of this lovely couple. After they cut their cake, Alex and Brett took the microphone and presented each of their parents with their own little monogrammed cake in the cake flavor of their choice. So unique and so sweet!

Alex and Brett - you were a pleasure to work with and your wedding was incredible. Enjoy your preview and best wishes on your life together!


Lisa said...

You are always saying that you have amazing customers and I am always saying that you have
done another amazing job!

What a great underestimated word.

They are really stunning.

I love the one with the shoe & pearls. How cool was that!

Great job girl!

Lisa :)

Angie said...

Love everything about this wedding! Alex and Brett were amazing, the pictures are amazing, the families were amazing ... everything just perfect!

Amanda said...

Beautiful pictures! I think my favorite is the lightpost one! and I agree, FAB shoes!

ValerieTeagueRandy said...

This bride looks like actress Arielle Kebbel. It must be so hard, photographing people who look like movie stars...I'm drooling over your pictures as always.

Heather said...

what a gorgeous wedding!! and... gorgeous pictures!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Amy, we love them! We loved working with you and Angie, and we can't wait to see more! Thank you so much for your hard work and amazing talent!

Alex and Brett

Lisa said...

These look straight out of a bridal magazine. She is beautiful and they make a great looking couple.

Julie said...

Beautiful! Well done, as always, Amy :)

Lotus Weddings said...

LOVE the shots in the salon with each of the ladies...SO funny and a great idea!

Kari said...

love the cuff links!

Polka Dot Bride said...

What a beautiful wedding- gorgeous couple, gorgeous details and yummy photography!

TwoRing said...

Hello from Lansing, MI!
I've been a blog stalker for a while and just wanted to say how gorgeous your work is!
Two Ring Photography

Kerri Banyas said...

just stalking your blog for some Amy Carroll goodness. Love them all, and this bride is HOT!