Tracy and Andrew – Seven Seven OH! Seven Revisited

On a day equally hot as today in July 7 years ago I joined Tracy and Andrew for one of my favorite celebrations of 2007. It was a day brimming with smiles, laughs, and humor that spanned from start at Holy Cross Church to the finish in the wee hours the following day at the Century Center Great Hall. On a wedding date like 7-7-07 there’s bound to be some luck, and I considered myself lucky to have spent it with these newlyweds, their families and guests! Congrats, again, newlyweds!

Holy Cross Church wedding mass bride enters

Holy Cross Church wedding mass groom

Holy Cross Church Wedding South Bend Indiana

Holy Cross Church wedding newlyweds

large Bridal Party Jumping Photo fun portraits

Century Center Wedding Reception Newlyweds Staircase

Century Center Wedding Toasts in Great Hall

South Bend Century Center Great Hall First Dance

South Bend Indiana Century Center Island Wedding Portraits

Editor’s note: Although my camera gear & techniques have changed over the last seven years, these smiles shared in 2007 are timeless.

May the Fourth – Bridal Party Portraits

Disclaimer: Completely biased opinions and geekery expressed below.

Star Wars Wedding Portrait Bride and Groom
Space hair, don’t care. Anakin’s gauntlet… duck face?

Star Wars Wedding Portraits Newlyweds Vadering
The newlyweds find your lack of Vadering portraits disturbing.

Star Wars Wedding Portraits Bridesmaids Movie pose
Bridesmaids (the humans, and possibly a rip off the movie poster poses too)
Star Wars Wedding Portraits Breakfast Club pose
The Groomsmen Breakfast Club

Star Wars Wedding Portraits with Light sabers
Nary a Star Wars Day is complete without light sabers!

BONUS: photobomber Phil makes all the ladies swoon derp.

Wedding portrait photobomb animation

May The Fourth – Star Wars Wedding Details

As one of my favorite months begins, so does the countdown to International Star Wars Day, May 4th. To kick things off, here’s a handful of my favorite details from Kelli & Phil’s very memorable wedding day.

Enjoy, and May the Fourth be with you! -eB

Star Wars Wedding Details handmade DIY stationary bridal bouquet

Star Wars Wedding Details R2D2 tattoo

The bride’s R2D2 back tattoo

Star Wars Wedding Details ring set and handfasting cord

Handmade stationery bouquet, wedding rings with a braided handfasting ceremony cord.

Star Wars Wedding Details rings handfasting cord

Star Wars Wedding Details handmade DIY stationary bouquet

And what’s a Star Wars day celebration without some small, hard to understand, colorful characters stealing a few scenes? Yoda & Wicket joined in as ring bearer and flower Ewok. Too cute, they were.

Star Wars Wedding Details yoda cosplay ringbearer

Star Wars Wedding Details cosplay flowergirl Ewok Wicket

The ladies wore shoes adorned in decoupage of comics, superheroes, My Little Pony to go with Kelli’s pair of Star Trek Comicon.

Star Wars Wedding Details Bridesmaid Decoupage Shoes

Bonus – Kelli showing off her bridal R2D2 nail art

Star Wars Wedding Details bride R2D2 nail art

…and a bit of nail art from the groomsmen

Groomsmen shoe detail photo

Spring Flashback – While the Newlyweds Wait – May 2005

Wedding Portrait bride and groom alone candid Saint Joseph Michigan

More snow in the air as February winds down warrants another warm weather favorite photo gets dredged from the archives! Today’s post comes from Spring 2005 as the newlyweds shared a moment alone on the country club green in Bridgman, Michigan.

Free photo tip – waiting around for family and bridal party members to arrive for group portraits is not time wasted waiting on great photo opportunities… if you keep your eyes out for these kinds of moments. This photo came together between the bride and groom’s portraits alone and waiting on the rest of the gang to meet up for outdoor portraits. No posing ideas, directing, or forcing a smile needed!

Keep toasty & keep your eyes open for great photo moments! -eB

Warm Weather Wedding Flashback – Tracy and Andrew

east race bridge newlyweds bridal party kissHappy (extended) Valentine’s Day weekend! As snow graces northern Indiana once again this morning I ran across this warm, colorful, endearing portrait of newlyweds Tracy & Andrew while perusing a catalog of my favorite wedding photos. This moment of warm smiles & toasty temperatures comes from a sunny Saturday in July 2007. Enough of this winter weather, I think we’re all ready for spring.

 

Stay toasty! -eB