SHABBY CHIC :: a design style deliberately using worn items that originated in Great Britain and evokes the type of decoration found in large country houses where there are worn and faded old chintz sofas and curtains, old paintwork and unassuming 'good' taste . . .
soooooo charming! refreshing, fun, comfortable yet cutting-edge-creative: ALL OF IT. i love so many of adam + kristen's photographs it's tough to pick favorites for posting, but let's start with friday night.
HERE'S an image i always want to get during the wedding itself (but never quite seem to) but it wasn't until i created THIS picture i figured out why . . . any guesses? (i'll TELL you later, but come on, comment with a guess...)
adam + kristen walked out to a terrific rendition of going-to-the-chapel (and for adam + kristen's slideshow, thom howard recorded it via fingerstyle guitar at my request. check is out and see and hear just how cute it all is!)
moments after exiting from the church and making a few wedding party pictures . . .
. . . crinkle/crash/boom: the thunder clapped and the rain started to sputter. annika + i tossed the oh-so-cute couple a SilverBox umbrella and sent them back inside. here's one of those accidental images that i just love. wow it just has it all: the WHOLE chapel, kristen + adam darting, the clouds conspiring AND even the yellow school that would soon shuttle the wedding party to the reception.
and this lovely "best woman" (i'm on a crusade to replace maid + matron-of-honor references; i also think the word underwear should be tossed out and we should all use innerwear instead, but that's another conversation entirely) . . . hey where was i? -- oh YEAH, one week before, she was a bride HERSELF:
once again, this wedding proved that remarkable couples have remarkable friends. here's another chance to CLICK HERE TO SEE THE HIGHLIGHTS . . . it's such a great one!
a few final notes: the food was so yummy! (great job Stephens College!) ~ the reception music + jovial mood pretty much perfect (b/c Josh Keller rocks!) ~ and once again, all were able to more fully enjoy themselves thanks to all the behind-the- scenes work of suzanne sullivan. and WOW (see this example)