I cannot tell you how excited I am to share this wedding with you. Not only are Lara and Jessie two of the coolest people you’ll meet, but their gorgeous event was my first ever full scale gay wedding, and I’d been looking forward to it for months. I’m trying to keep the chatter to a minimum this season, so that you can enjoy the pictures. I started my day with Lara, who was the perfect picture of calm despite the torrential downpours going on outside.
Lara’s shoes and dress above; the rings and Jessie’s ascot and cufflinks below:
In Jessie’s room it was madness. Things were running a little behind schedule, but there is always time for Chinese food … especially when I get some too! 🙂
One of my favorite moments of the day was when Jessie – only half-jokingly – demanded a hand massage while her makeup was being applied. She then proclaimed herself as official bridezilla of the day. Fantastic! (I should also note that this could not be further from the truth … there were no bridezillas anywhere near this wedding!)
Back to Lara’s room in time for her putting on her dress. She looked so gorgeous!
The rain kept us inside for the first look – luckily the lobby at the Element Lexington was bright and modern. Happy days!
I had a field day with the details … Jessie looked so dapper in her suit and ascot:
Lara’s something old was also her something borrowed and something blue … a Lebanese tradition, I believe. She pinned it to the inside of her dress.
I love that each member of the bridal party wore something different … doing this in black is a great way to tie everything together without it looking stuffy.
The sweet ceremony and crazy fun reception will be along soon … watch this space! If you’re a newly engaged couple wanting some kick-ass wedding and engagement photos, view my portfolio here; if you’re more interested in kids and pets, click here; follow me on Facebook here … or contact me here!
Facebook needs a LOVE link for this wedding! I’m already enamored with it! LOVE Jessie’s ensemble! Holy moly!!!!!!! Gorgeous fantastic and WOO! I can’t wait to see more!!!!
These pictures are absolutely dreamy!! We CANNOT wait to get all our pics back so we can see all the magic of your photography. Thank you so much for capturing our most special day ever!
Absolutely stunning!! They are so in love and it certainly shows in your pictures! LOVE this way of new talk…didn’t take away from the pictures, but the little blurbs in between was just enough to get a know the couple! It’s the best of both worlds I say! 🙂
Thank you ladies! Lara, it was such an honor. I am excited to post Part Two soon! Tracy, so glad you like. That was exactly what I was hoping to achieve. And yes … super in love 🙂
Kate I am a friend of Jessie’s and you couldn’t have captured her better than you did – her personality really comes through in your work. AND the happiness – you did a wonderful job!