While every bride is excited on their wedding day, I think Bridget took the prize for “most excited bride of 2012.” From the moment I showed up at the salon until the moment the limo rolled up to the front doors of the church, her mantra was, “I’M SO EXCITED!!!!” Her excitement about the day was contagious. I couldn’t wait for these two to meet at the altar and get married! They are so perfect for each other, and so very much in love (as you will clearly see), and it was awesome to be a part of such a special day for one of the sweetest couples ever. :)
Wally: “Another one of my favorite moments was when the priest said “Repeat after me” and without any hesitation, I said “Repeat after me.” Everyone laughed (including the priest).”
After the ceremony, we made a quick pit stop at Como Lake Park for some photo time! This was a super fun group to work with. :) This photo is hysterical…makes me smile every time I look at it. ;) Then, we cruised on over to Salvatore’s to get the party started! Bridget: “Ohhhhh the first dance!! Wally and I can’t help but to try and make everything our own. We put so much of ourselves into his wedding so it was to no one’s surprise that our first dance could not be a traditional slow song. We picked a classic so that when we are in our old age and driving in the car listening to the radio it can bring us back to this very moment for years to come! As Etta James’ At Last played, I could feel everyone around us watching, enjoying, and taking it all in. Then it happened!! Tequila blasted out of the speakers right in the middle and watching Wally do the Pee Wee Herman dance was everyone’s favorite part!!! Then as we went right back into Etta James and he dipped me, I could have stayed there in that moment with him forever.”
Wally: “The dinner, the cutting of the wedding cake (which Bridget and I helped design), and dancing our first dance was also one of the highlights of the night. Our DJ’s were awesome! They did a special mash-up of Etta James’ “At Last” with “Tequila,” for us, which I did the “Pee-wee Herman dance” to, and Bridget joined along.”Wally: “Finally, dancing the night away was a lasting memory I’ll never forget. Great music! Great families! So much fun!” I am aware that using the word “epic” has kind of gone out of style, but…….can I use it here? Please?!
And, to wrap up this post, here is some excellent wedding advice from our lovely couple! :)
“Your wedding day is yours, make it your own. Don’t stress or worry over the little things. Things might go wrong or get a little crazy but on that day it’s all you have ever wanted. Enjoy all the work you put into it. As you see everyone who loves and supports you both will be enough to make the whole day perfect!!The top two things we would highly recommend to any couple getting married would be 1. Get amazing photographers’ like Jen and Ben because at the end of that amazing day what they capture is all you have to look back at besides the memories you have. They captured ever moment with such care that it was like a family member was our photographer. Secondly SMILE, LAUGH, LOVE because you are about to have the most amazing day of your entire life! It only has just begun!!!”
Bridget and Wally – thank you both so much for choosing us to capture these wonderful memories for you! We’re so glad you found us!! You two are ridiculously cute together (and totally perfect for each other), and we wish you a life time full of love and happiness! Your pals, J + B :)