OHHHHH MAN OH MANNNNNN I’ve been SO excited to blog this wedding 😀 I freaking ADORE Jayne and Dac! You see, Jayne’s family holds a special little spot in my world. Two and a half years ago we photographed Jayne’s sisters wedding (katie+henry | may, 2008)… and I knew, just KNEW that when Jayne got engaged, that we’d be her photographers. 🙂 Overly confident? Maybe… but, it seems my confidence is clearly justified. 😉
Without further ado… “fun with dac and jayne” 😀
another LilaFrances hanger!
When I showed up and saw THIS dress, my heart skipped a beat… that bow?! PERFECTION! These are my favorite kinds of dresses… simple, a-line, flirty, silk taffeta/faille with just one perfect detail that makes it unique… in this case… THE BOW!!!!!
Jayne and Dac had a lock and key themed wedding… it was incorporated into every detail… and it couldn’t have been more awesome. Here are Dac’s cuff links 😀
Wow, I’ve gone a little “morning of” details crazy on this blog entry! Can you blame me?! By the way, to our couples… I’m the one who usually photographs the rings, annnnd, I usually try and do it while the girls are getting ready… so if it’s possible, please have the rings with the bride on the morning of your wedding 😀 Please and thank you! 😀
When I heard that the wedding colors were going to be orange and ORANGE… I about DIED! Okay, I’m being dramatic again… but does it GET anymore BBMK than this?!!?! NO! I’m in LOVE! I’ve seen orange weddings in bridal magazines before, but none of them compare… this orange was done PERFECTLY!
And these bridesmaid dresses??? FAVORITE EVERRRRR! A small confession: I, as a woman with large …ahem… coconuts, breathe a sigh of relief when I see non-strapless dresses done well (which isn’t common) 🙂 For those that don’t have this problem, strapless dresses are nearly impossible for us to wear. Finding the undergarments ALONE is an impossible task… let alone trying to keep the thing up all night! Lula Kate, HIGH FREAKIN’ FIVES TO YOU!!!!
Hello wedding guest 🙂
See the keys on the program?
THAT VEIL?!!?!? I AM IN LOOOOOVE!!!!!!! Whoever put thing on your head OH SO perfectly deserves hugs, high fives and chocolate chip cookies (with really cold milk)… but then again… maybe just MAYBE that person is on the healthy train and shouldn’t be eating cookies… however, hugs and high fives are still warranted. 😉 Just sayin’.
How could we resist a TRAIN OF LOVE?! We couldn’t. Impossible. 😉
So what do you do when your planned photo spot is in the midst of Oktoberfest? YOU WORK IT OUT!!!!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! My favorite ❗
Another FBB (fearless bobbi bride). 😉 And, like always, no dresses were harmed in the making of this image.
WACKY BOBBI STRIKES AGAIN!!!!! Thanks for being good sports 😀
Dac is one of the nicest guys we’ve ever met. I watched him have a full conversation with someone on the catering staff… as though she was the most important person there… he did this with every person he talked with that day, including us. Now, I’m not saying that the catering staff is unimportant, but, it was during cocktail hour… you know… when all of your friends and family are vying for your attention. I guess what I’m trying to say is, in the short time I spent with Dac, I think he’s the type of guy who would treat the President of the United States the same as the clerk at the BMV (or DMV) office. I can’t think of many others who fit into that category. I can think of two… Dac and Mike. :D
Jayne’s pride and joy… the place card door. So damn cool.
Huge tent receptions are my favorite 😀
The family. 🙂
The day after Jayne and Dac’s wedding… I told Mike, “You know, families like Jayne and Katie’s make me want to have a family of our own.” Yeah, that’s kind of a big deal. 🙂
As expected, the party didn’t disappoint! 😀
Mike’s favorite ❓
day of coordinator | Bobbi Kuprewicz
hair | Les Cheveux
makeup | Mollie – BRIDEface
florist |Flowers by Carla
ceremony | St. Mary Catholic Church
reception venue | backyard tent
dj | Rob Meyer – Wright Entertainment
cake | Michelle McClurg – Reid Hospital Catering
printing | Smudge Ink
calligrapher | Nicole Black, The Left Handed Calligrapher
catering | Olde Richmond Inn
bridesmaids dresses | lula kate
dress | Priscilla of Boston – Vineyard
introductions | “Crazy in Love” –Beyonce
cake cutting | “You Are The Best Thing” –Ray LaMontagne
first dance | “Rockin’ Years” –Dolly Parton
father/daughter |“To Sir With Love” –The Glee cast (originally by Lulu)
mother/son |“Stand by Me” –John Lennon (originally by Ben E. King)
last dace | “California Stars” –Billy Bragg & Wilco
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
jayne: Right before I walked down the aisle. It was a very special moment with my bridesmaids, my sister, my dad, and also my mom. Somebody grabbed her and she came back and we got to have a moment together. That meant a lot to me because I got to walk down the aisle with my dad, but I really wanted to be able to share that with my mom too. She and I had so much fun wedding planning together!
dac: Seeing Jayne come through the doors at the front of the church with her veil on.
What was your favorite detail?
jayne: This is a super tough one. I LOVED picking out the details. I’d probably say our favors. We hand stamped white Fossil tins. It was a really special thing for Dac and I to do together, since we both work at Fossil and met there. Close second would be the escort cards!
dac: My key and lock cuff links.
Any advice for future bride/grooms?
jayne: Think twice about using small confetti… we used biodegradable confetti for our church exit, and Bobbi spent quite a bit of time picking it all out of my hair before pictures! It was fun while it was happening though. 🙂 (Jayne, in my OH SO humble opinion, totally worth the small annoyance… the photos with it are freaking awwwwesome!)
dac: If you get married during football season schedule the wedding on a bye week for your particular team, otherwise you’ll have a lot of people looking at their phones all day.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
jayne: When the priest was asking Dac to repeat after him and the priest mistakenly said “take Jayne to be my lawful wedded husband… er, lawful wedded wife” and Dac jokingly repeated him word for word, just as he was told. He now has a husband AND a wife…
dac: Calling out bridesmaids during the ceremony for sitting down before I did (they were supposed to wait to sit until I sat).
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
jayne: I forgot to do something borrowed and something old… Whoops! But, I didn’t even realize it until the next day, so clearly the day was still completely perfect without them.
What was your favorite wedding purchase?
jayne: I have to go with the obvious one – my dress. It was special because my mom was with me, and it was the very first dress I tried on! It was just totally ME. The back was my favorite. 🙂
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Secrets Maroma Beach in Cancun… it was AMAZING! We ha
d so much fun just hanging out together and frolicking on the beach… and eating as much free food as possible. 🙂
I know this photo with the bride and groom is our tradition… but it shows how much of a hot mess Mike and I are at the end of the day! So please, judgment free zone, k? k. 😀
meeeee with my briiiiiides! oh HELL yes!!!! 😀 😀 😀 I miss you two already…
Much love friends!
~bobbi+mike ❗ + ❓
PS. I’m no longer going to list “our favorite moments” in the blog entries as I feel like I share enough of them throughout the post. 🙂
Testing the light for family portraits. See that hair above my ears that’s sticking out? Mike calls them my “bozos.” I call them “wings.” Whatever they are… they’ve been there my entire life and won’t ever grow. Now you see why I’m always wearing clips on the side of my head… because if not contained, they’re kind of intense… I really do, in fact, look like Bozo. 🙂
Me, in action, at Oktoberfest 😀
I wanted her to put the veil back on for photos… but ran out of time at the church. So, I brought it with us. What do you do when you’re a wedding photographer whose hands are full and you don’t want to wrinkle the perfectly shaped veil? You put it on your own head. I honestly forgot I was wearing it until I saw these photos. Sorry I’m so pretty. Oh, and yes… your eyes are not deceiving you… I sat in the mud 🙂 OHHH the things we do for our clients. 😀 Totally worth it though. If I hadn’t, the amazingness that was the “train of love” photo wouldn’t have happened. See?! Worth it. 🙂
DBJ… don’t be jealous. (That was for you Katie 😀 )
❗ + ❓