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Yay!  I am finally blogging Abby & Brad’s wedding!  Sorry for the wait to anyone anxiously awaiting this post :)  The busy season finally caught up to me and my record speedy editing slowed down , lol!  Be prepared to feel happiness and romance with this wedding!  If I had to describe the wedding with one word I think it would be romantic.  The colors, the embraces, the tears, and the laughs.  The reception at the Hobbs was decorated so rustic-elegant, that it just felt romantic.

I was already so excited to be working with Abby after my meeting with her and her mom and it just kept getting better :)  They are just the nicest and so down to earth.  The engagement shoot was super fun, even at 7am!  And when they booked some of my very favorite vendors I was even more excited!   Their wedding was at St. Johns, the reception at The Hobbs, Kelley Flora Ruf was their wedding planner, and Michael Beers Band played the reception!  I knew it would be beautiful and flawless before I ever set foot out the door :)

I will start with Abby’s dress, I don’t think she could have picked a dress that suited her more perfectly :)  And I LOVED her Kate Spade shoes!

chapman-121 chapman-140  And this is what the boys getting ready room sometimes looks like :)  chapman-106 chapman-145 chapman-178 chapman-202  Beautiful!!!!chapman-127  Abby’s dad seeing her was such an emotional moment I was so happy to capture.  It really shows how special their bond is.  And the photo of mom and dad reading Abby’s card really shows that Abby has been brought up knowing and witnessing a happy marriage and loving parents :)chapman-215

Oh how I love the first look :)  So special and so happy :)  Now they could both breathe :)chapman-257 chapman-275

They are pretty cute, huh?!?!?!!?!chapman-284 chapman-326 chapman-358

The bridal party sure were a fun classy bunch :)chapman-379

Gotta give a little bowtie love here!  They were awesome!chapman-458 chapman-478

Brad & Abby’s moms were so awesome!  I truly enjoyed getting to know them both and seeing there happiness of their families uniting.
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I love this little spot I spied at the church!chapman-621 chapman-675

I am not going to lie, I found this location at a wedding the week before and I was so in love with these rows of trees I had to go back!!!!!  So romantic!!!!chapman-681

I love these!  And the group shot was totally Brad’s idea!  chapman-728

While I was photographing the bridal party after the ceremony, Nate was shooting all of the reception details!  I am over the moon about their reception!  And I totally want to redecorate my house to look like the inside of the Hobbs :)chapman-632 chapman-862 chapman-886

Of course the dance floor was about to get busy with the amazing Michael Beers Band!!!!chapman-1051 chapman-913 chapman-941 chapman-1132

 

Congratulations Abby and Brad and both of your families!!!!!!

I am so excited to share Valerie & Matt’s wedding with everyone!  It was such a wonderful celebration!   And extra fun for me to shoot because Valerie is one of my wedding girls, a group of super fab girls who have super fab weddings 😉  I don’t think there was even one little thing the whole day that didn’t go perfectly!  I will tell the story with the photos along the way :)

When I arrived at the President Hotel to take photos of the girls getting ready, Julee had the dresses all lined up and ready to photograph!  And it was exactly what I wanted :)moeder-62

Valerie has such flawless skin, I am sure her makeup artist (Mandy McKenna) had an easy job :)  And another fun bit of news is that I have already got to photograph the beautiful baby girl pictured here still in Robin’s belly :)moeder-11

Hello gorgeous Choos!moeder-20 moeder-63 moeder-66

Such a beautiful smile!!!!moeder-86 moeder-89 moeder-113

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They did not want to see each other before the ceremony so it was really such a touching moment as Valerie walked down the aisle!moeder-189 moeder-197

Incredibly beautiful church!moeder-227 moeder-300

LOL!  Scavenger hunt proposal!moeder-315 moeder-321 moeder-333 moeder-339 moeder-358 moeder-362 moeder-364 moeder-407 moeder-425

Sometimes I act like a 12 year old boy and I may or may not have taken this photo because of the naked butt :)moeder-431 moeder-465 moeder-484

I love that while I was taken the photo on the right, I handed my other camera to my assistant McKenna and she got the shot on the left~WHICH I LOVE!!!moeder-493

Super favorites!!!  The back of Valerie’s dress was AMAZING!!!!!!moeder-506

The reception was at The Gallery, a new favorite venue!  I have several weddings coming up there too!!!!moeder-530

The champagne favors were such a cool touch!moeder-547 moeder-539 moeder-619

Valerie’s dad’s speech was so awesome!!!!moeder-646 moeder-673

The MOH and BM speeches were wonderful as well!
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But when it came to the speeches, Matt won hands down.  Many laughs and tears in the crowd :)moeder-724 moeder-739 moeder-754 moeder-779 moeder-785

Then the party was rocking with Lost Wax!  Man they are sooooooooo good!!!!!!!moeder-847

I am so happy to know these ladies and even happier that they picked me to photograph their weddings!!!!!moeder-695 moeder-886

I was having so much fun I stayed a bit extra to hang out and take selfies :)moeder-887

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