Memorial Day Weekend ~ Alphonse + Katie's WEDDING!

We've got another AWESOME couple to say "Happy Anniversary" to next Memorial Day weekend: Katie + Alphonse! These two had so many GREAT ideas that made their wedding special (and EXTRA fun to shoot)! Here's what I mean:

~Great Idea #1: Getting Ready at Home
Katie got ready at her folks' home, which just seemed to make all that prep time more comfortable and meaningful (and I HAD to include this photo because the woman helping Katie with make-up is Jenny Lovegreen, whose wedding I photographed nearly two years fact, Katie came up to me at Jenny + Adam's wedding and said: "We might be getting engaged, so I'll call you!" (they did! and she did!):

~Great Idea #2: BOOTS!
Katie and Alphonse love horses (in fact, their engagement pictures were on horseback), so Katie and flower girls wore boots:

~Great Idea #3: Outdoor Ceremony in Folks' Backyard
This backdrop, beautiful weather, simple white chairs....LOVELY! Here's Alphonse overseeing setup (or just working through some pre-wedding nerves :')
and here he is a wee bit later:

~Great Idea #4: BUBBLE GIRLS!
Katie had so many little girls she wanted to share her day with, that she decided to ask them to be Bubble Girls! They handed bubble juice and wands to guests before the ceremony and then came up the aisle to hand bubble wands to the wedding party too so that everyone could blow bubbles as katie and alphonse walked back down the aisle.

~Great Idea #5: Have GREAT Friends!

Great Idea #6: A Slideshow of the wedding at the reception!
This was SilverBox's first time to present a "same-day" slideshow...and thanks to great shooting by Karen and great editing by Jennifer, we did it! Click here to see the slideshow that guests saw at Katie + Alphonse's reception. By the way, the reception was in Quincy at The Ambiance, a lovely space with wonderful service from Patti.

Congrats, Katie + Alphonse! (And can I just say how much i LOVE working with that Palmyra, Bowling Green, Hannibal crowd?!!!...Jenny + Adam, Amy + Mark, Lacy + Brian, and Jessica + Andrew, whose engagement photos I JUST shot...check back in a few days for those!)