Archive for October, 2011

Every wedding and every couple is special to us, but this particular one is special for a different reason. The bride, Melissa, happens to be my cousin! We were so excited to hear that she and her fiance Brian had chosen to do a destination wedding in Bonita Springs. Everyone came down to Florida from Pittsburgh to celebrate their wedding at The Club at Barefoot Beach just before sunset. As everyone processed down the aisle to live music by Bill Beck, the tears started to fall. The tears turned into giggles when Lexie, the most adorable “flower girl” ever, came running down the aisle. As Missy & Brian held hands and spoke their vows to one another, their voices choked a little, and they could no longer stop the tears from falling.

While everyone went inside the Club for the cocktail hour, Missy & Brian walked along the beach and enjoyed a brilliant sunset. As the sun started to fade past the horizon of the Gulf, the sky grew brighter and bolder with pops of orange and pink. You couldn’t ask for a better sunset!

The reception was full of laughter and fun times, and even though the wedding was in Florida it was definitely a Pittsburgh reception! Toward the end of the night everyone danced to the Steelers Polka (I had to sneak a little video clip on my phone – see below their slideshow). It was a fun time. At one point Matt turned to me and said “We really need to make another trip up there.” He’s not even from there and I think he’s homesick! : )

It was so great seeing everyone and being part of Missy’s wedding! I promised (or threatened?) Missy that I was going to post a pic of us when we were babies:

Some things never change… you were always the pretty one! You looked stunning on your wedding day, and it’s clear that you and Brian are perfect together! Matt and I wish you both much love and happiness ALWAYS! Congratulations! : )


Venue: The Club at Barefoot Beach
Officiant: Tom Funk
Music: Bill Beck
Hair: Amy Hogan
Makeup: Aphrodite Varkis
Cake Designer: Mikkelsen’s Pastry Shop

Enjoy, and don’t forget to watch the slideshow at the end!

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We’ve had some fun engagement sessions, but few can compete with the bright lights of Las Vegas and our adorable couple Maricel & EJ! Their e-session was recently featured on the wedding blog “On The Go Bride.” These are still some of my favorite engagement photos ever! I’m glad we all happened to be in Vegas that week and were able to do this!

Las Vegas Engagement Photos featured on On The Go Bride

It’s true that I sometimes cry at weddings, but not sure if I’ve ever cried 5 times at a wedding before. This one was special. We’ve known Sandy & Ralph for a couple years now, and after meeting their families yesterday we now understand why they are such an amazing couple! Their wedding was so beautiful, touching, and also fun! The newlyweds are heading off on their honeymoon, so we’ll share the full preview when they return next week. In the meantime, here’s a little teaser from their special day!

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We’re really excited about sharing the wedding of Missy & Brian with you later this week, but first we had to post a sneak peek for the newlyweds! Missy & Brian were married on Friday at the Club at Barefoot Beach on Florida’s west coast. This wedding was extra special for us because Missy is also my cousin! It was such an honor to be part of this special day and we planned to share all the highlights from their wedding on Tuesday, but here’s a quick peak at what to expect! : )

Club at Barefoot Beach Wedding Photos Bonita Springs

We love seeing familiar faces at weddings, so we were so excited when Jamie, the sister of one of our past brides, Jackie, contacted us about shooting her wedding! Jamie & Chris chose the beautiful and quaint Hilltop Restaurant to host their wedding. The antique furniture, paintings, and chandeliers give The Hilltop so much charm, and it’s a gorgeous place for a wedding! Jamie got ready in the Library, with Danelle Wood doing makeup and hair for all the girls!

The ceremony was officiated by David from River City Weddings. Some words of wisdom, an exchange of vows, and a kiss later, Jamie & Chris were married! Everyone giggled when Jamie started to put Chris’s ring on the wrong hand. Not sure if he was tricking her or if they were so caught up in the moment that they forgot, but seeing everyone laugh together warmed our hearts. Following the ceremony, we took Jamie and Chris to the garden for photos among the koi pond and luscious greenery.

We enjoyed working with DJ Jake Harris again at this wedding. Highlights of the reception included teary-eyed and humorous speeches by the Made of Honor and the “Best Man of Honor.” They also had an anniversary dance, but I think it was Jamie & Chris’s last dance to Adam Sandler’s “Grow Old With You” that really captured all the emotion of the day.

Now that Jamie & Chris are back from their incredible honeymoon, we’re excited to share some memories from their wonderful wedding day! We also want to take a moment to wish Jackie & Zac a happy anniversary! They will be celebrating two years of marriage next week!

Congratulations Jamie & Chris! : )

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Over the weekend, Jessica & Jeff’s wedding in downtown Nashville was featured on the Hi-Fi Weddings blog, a site that focuses on one of the best parts of a wedding – THE MUSIC!

Since Jessi & Jeff met while working in the music industry, got married in Music City, and had their wedding themed around music (live music, a guitar guestbook, backstage pass Save The Date, concert ticket invitation/RSVP card, and more) what better fit for their wedding than Hi-Fi Weddings!

It’s hard to believe that exactly one year ago today we were watching these two lovebirds say “I DO” on a rooftop in Nashville! Yes, today is there one year anniversary!! Congratulations to you both, and
a huge thank you to Ashley for featuring their wedding! What a way to celebrate the memory of that day!

We love you guys! : )

Downtown Nashville wedding photos on Hi-Fi Weddings