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alex & christian. the wedding.

hold on kids, this post is gonna be a big one. πŸ™‚

to be honest, i’m not entirely sure where to begin…we’ve known chris for, i don’t know, 7 years and while that time seems like forever ago you know you have “true” friends when it feels like you’ve only just seen each other last week. our lives have taken different paths, big moves across state lines and new career paths. and while it’s always incredibly humbling when a friend asks you to document their lives on their biggest day, we were so very excited to take on the challenge. and by “challenge” i mean adventure. πŸ™‚

Β  we totally fell in love with alex during their fun, amazing, stunning, phenomenal and every other descriptive adjective in the book engagement session. we always end-up chatting about the wedding details, but when alex was describing her vision, i was all sorts of excited! she’s a totally amazing designer, who, i might add, made nearly all of the amazing details you’ll see (which truthfully needs an entire blog post).

there seemed to be a larger percentage of *goose-bump moments* during the day too…you know, those moments that make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. the moments where we as photographers know to just keep still and click away. we kind of love those moments.

i’ll end with; it’s pretty magical to be there to witness when two friends start their lives together.

and to alex & chris…we love you guys, it’s just that simple. thank you for inviting us to be a part of your amazing day.



l. & r.

love this of her grandma as she’s seeing alex in her dress for the first time.

alex and her dad. love.

first look time. πŸ™‚

(and just for the record, we LOVE when couples choose this route.)


alex’s reaction to the ring bearer zander running down the aisle.

oh, you guys…you’re so cute. and your ceremony, it was perfect. πŸ™‚

just a few of the jaw-dropping details.

dress: Dior Bridal

shoes: Allure Bridals

bridal hairpiece & bridesmaids’ jewelry: Lace Boutique

Β  make-up: Natalie

hair: Attitude SalonΒ  Schulyer Knackstedt stylist

guys suits: Ticknors

flowers: Glendale Flowers & Gifts

centerpiece design, books, invitation design & stationary design: the bride

ceremony & reception: Toledo Country Club

July 27, 2012 - 11:21 pm

Patricia McLaughlin - So sorry I missed this beautiful day. What gorgeous pictures, but how could they not be gorgeous when you have two beautiful people who you see love each other so much. Best wishes Chris and Alex for a long happy life together.

July 26, 2012 - 9:43 pm

Teri - Loved all the pictures… what a special day for the two of you and your families and friends!

July 26, 2012 - 2:27 pm

Bill - Incredible!!!! What great memories everyone will have from the way the two of you captured this precious moment. Well done!

July 26, 2012 - 11:02 am

Carie - PERFECT…just PERFECT!!! so many ‘goose-bump’ moments.

July 26, 2012 - 10:38 am

nicole - once again you guys did an amazing job! πŸ™‚

July 26, 2012 - 10:24 am

Kim - You both did a FABULOUS job!!! Wow…..can’t wait to see ALL of the pictures! BEAUTIFUL – BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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