The importance of friends and family comes to mind when thinking about Lisa and Keith and their wedding.
It was obvious that Lisa and Keith value their friendships as well as their families. In fact it was hard to tell sometimes who was a friend and who was family which I found wonderful. They even honored friends that were not able to be there. Part of my job is to certainly tell the story of a wedding day. The other part, the hard part, is to look for tiny stories that weave together to tell the big story of who people are. One such story at Lisa and Keith’s wedding was one of honoring a friend. A few weeks prior to the wedding one of Lisa’s bridesmaids was in an accident and not able to make it to the big day. I was unaware of this story till another bridesmaid comes into the room with a larger than life size photo of their fellow bridesmaid’s face on a stick. It was great to see her represented throughout the entire day sure to not be forgotten.
This is one tiny story amoung many others that showed Lisa and Keith’s dedication to the people that mean so much to them. It was a joy to watch unfold that day.
To top it all off I was able to be surrounded by friends as well. Our friends at Soiree did the event design and coordination, our friend Brandon with Wirken Films was there to document all of the moving story, my friends over at Pech Limo drove us around that day and I was reunited with the parents of a past client that made me feel like an old friend.
Ceremony- St. Thomas More
Reception- The Muelbach Hotel
Film- Wirken Films
The photos and short film ( be sure not to miss the film at the end of the post it is worth it):
Lisa getting her makeup done among friends.
I loved this moment. Lisa’s bridesmaid brought her ginormous stash of jewelry and dumped it on the table for all to use. What ensued was a frenzy of accessorizing.
Great shot by Kate of Lisa waiting to enter the church.
Another great shot by Kate of Lisa and her Dad making their way down the aisle.
I saw this during the ceremony. One bouquet left for the friend who could not make it.
Kate got a great angle of the recessional.
Just married and a moment alone in the back of the church.
A few portraits.
Getting ready to be announced.
One open spot at the head table for their missing friend. I liked how nothing was removed from the place setting.
They even had cake security.
Lisa’s dad toasting the couple.
Lisa and her dad are close and shared a special dance together.
The dad of Michelle, a past bride of mine, making it happen on the dance floor.
I found this photo of the band to be both cool and creepy.
Lisa’s uncle was an impressive man. Not only did he slice the top of a giant bottle of champagne with a sword he could do the splits.
The missing bridesmaid taking in the action of the night.
The short film:
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Hope you all enjoyed. Looking forward to seeing Lisa and Keith next week for a full unveiling of the images 🙂