Friday, March 13, 2009

Amy + Carlo : : Preview Gallery

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I'm having a hard time coming up with words to sum up this wedding. So while I will give you the low-down, I will let the pictures speak for themselves!

First of all, Amy and Carlo are the sweetest couple! Not only are they sweet, but their family and friends were gracious and sincere and completely came together to make this day what it was. Amy's vision combined with a seriously fabulous list of vendors, made it one of my favorite weddings to date! I also had the fabulous Darrin Wassom alongside me all day helping me shoot, light, and even hoisting me on his shoulders to get a shot after the ceremony. That's some serious dedication to helping me get a great picture!

Helping hold it all together was the lovely Aletha of Pearls Events along with her two assistants for the day, Julie Strating was on staff to give Amy and her mom the perfect look with her makeup artistry, Amy's gown is from one of my favorite bridal shops in West Michigan, September's Bride, Gail VanderLaan rocking out some seriously amazing flowers, Becca of Lil Miss Cupcake providing her trademark tasty cupcakes, Rick Reuthers providing the music and singing, and a reception at one of my favorite venues, The Amway Grand.

I love this shot of Amy's mom, watching her little girl transform into a bride


I adore these bridal portraits. Amy, you are SO pretty!

These flowers were out of this world...gorgeous!

And we're off to the church!

St. Mary's is SUCH a beautiful cathedral!

This shot was taken from Darrin's shoulders. There was this horrendous trash receptacle right in front of the group and as it was raining, we didn't want to move them from the awning. Darrin stepped in like a champ and saved the day!
Smile with your eyes Carlo!
(I love a man who knows America's Next Top Model references!!)

Amy and Carlo are graduating this May from law school. It's also how they met so we had to get some shots in the tasteful and scholarly Lumber Baron Bar in the Amway Grand.

Before the reception, there was a cocktail hour in the upper balcony of the Imperial Ballroom. The candybar/place cards were a big hit!

Amy + Carlo - I loved loved loved working with you both and hope your both enjoying your time in Mexico. Enjoy your preview and can't wait for you both to see the rest of your pictures!


Aletha | Pearls Events said...

Such a gorgeous day, captured beautifully, Amy.

Tami @ September's Bride said...

beautiful photos, Amy!

Still Cross Photography said...

Wow this was an amazing wedding! Fabulous!!!! Kudos to Darrin for going the extra step!

Tom and Amanda said...

Beautiful Amy!

Tom and Amanda said...

Beautiful Amy!

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Amanda said...

So beautiful!