Tuesday, June 22, 2010

heather & dan {married!} - part two

Heather and Dan are one of the sweetest couples I have ever worked with! Their gracious and welcoming personalities made it so enjoyable to celebrate with them. What an honor it was to be invited to spend the weekend in Lake Geneva, WI for their marriage celebration! I've had the privilege of knowing Heather & Dan for a few years now since Heather was college roommates with my dear friend, Alexa. As I listened to and interacted with family and friends at the rehearsal, it solidified the fact that these two were the real deal and I was so excited, along with everyone else to see them become husband & wife! I know I left you in suspense last night with their rehearsal post, but without further adieu... here is their big day...

The ladies spent hours getting ready (of course :))... while the guys watched the World Cup...

Oh and "first looks" are awesome. Why? Because they are cute, romantic and gives us lots of time for yummy portraits!

I was LOVING Heather's bouquet - just look at it! It even has feathers! Yes! These, and the rest of the flower details were designed by LilyPots of Lake Geneva. 

This bridal party was also a favorite of mine. Quality people right here:

After portraits, it was off to the ceremony & reception which were both held
Rain threatened this outdoor ceremony (because it loves to rain on the weekends this summer!), but completely held off for the duration of the day! Yay!
Heather's three sisters shared maid-of-honor duties and each gave a toast at the reception.... Jillian warned us that she was the crier of the bunch. She didn't disappoint! ;)

As I mentioned in Part One, Dan's family are missionaries in Bolivia and Dan spent a majority of his life there growing up. This groom's cake is a traditional Bolivian tradition for all the single-people at the wedding. Each grabs one of the strings and pulls them at the same time - whoever has a ring tied to their knot is the one to get married next! ... see that little flower girl in the corner? She pulled the ring out of this cake ;)

Congratulations, Heather & Dan! Hope you had a great week in Mexico - can't wait to see you soon!

Much love.


Mitchell said...

I love the tie picture.

taylaman said...

These pics are fantastic Jenn! :) I love the bride's haircut and style...beautiful! I wish I could rock it short. Awesome pics...<3