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August 19, 2011

Meet the Stewarts: Michelle and Eric

A hot and humid summer day...  Fragrant flowers... A beautiful white dress... A tuxedo... And a couple whose love made me believe there is such a thing as happily ever after.  They smile at each other as if there is no place they would rather be.  They recited their vows as if they were speaking from their souls.  They danced together as if they were the only two in the room.
Michelle and Eric, congratulations on the start of your life together.

As we were shooting details, Michelle was just sitting there hanging out awaiting that moment of putting on her dress and walking down that aisle to become Mrs. Stewart.  I love this shot of her.

love the excitement in the room

Michelle's mom gave her this garter and it was not just any garter...  Her mom made it out of the lace from her own wedding dress used the same blue in Michelle's wedding colors and then added her Grandmother's pendant.  

girl. you are stunning.

working it out
great father daughter moment right before Michelle walked down the aisle

now this is romantic.

love this shot Ashley got of the girls
looking nice boys

 love this moment
I don't know if you know this about me, but before I started LeLe with Ashley, I managed a hair salon.  I have been a hairstylist/make-up artist for 12 years.  It can really come in handy for our photography clients.  Case in point, Michelle and Eric's wedding day was a typical hot St. Louis day with 90% humidity and scattered rain showers.  After the ceremony, we took pictures outsides of the church and by the arch grounds.  As we were leaving there and headed to City Garden for more pictures I noticed the humidity was getting the best of Michelle's long beautiful curls.  I asked if she was planning on re curling it for the reception.  She said she wasn't and asked me if it looked okay...  and I offered to put it in an up-do for her.  She was probably a little hesitant, but Ashley reassured her. While Ashley followed the bus, I did an up do on the way to the City Garden.  I have done more up dos than I can count, but I must say....doing an up do on a moving party bus, with less than 10 minutes to do so and an entire wedding party looking at me like, why is the photographer doing Michelle's hair was a definite first!  But the smile on Michelle's face as she looked at a picture of her hair on the back of her bridesmaids camera made me feel like I somehow had contributed to making her day that much more special.  And that is what it is all about to us.  :)



This is that moment of the day that gets me.  Every time.  I don't know what it is, but it's a good thing it's dark and I have a big camera hiding my face.  I love this picture of Michelle's dad.  He is beaming with pride.
I love sneaking the bride and groom out for a few night shots!  
SURPRISE Michelle!!!  Same day slideshow aw yeah!!
If you haven't seen it on the blog, we offer a photobooth to our clients called UnScripted!  People LOVE LOVE LOVE pictures.   I love seeing how silly the people who would never expect to be rocking a fake moustache can be.  

Michelle and Eric, thank you from the bottom of my heart for choosing us to capture your day.  It was truly a pleasure and we are so happy you came into our lives.  :)   
And some more behind the scenes LeLe UnScripted fun......
So when you get LeLe and have UnScripted at your wedding....not only do you get the most fun Photobooth, and tons of pics of your closest family and friends cheesin' it up and doing all the stuff that makes you laugh every time you look back at the pics......But you also get TIM!   Our UnScripted Man!!   We love you Timmy!  (Oh and need some music during your cocktail hour?  Maybe Acoustic guitar?   Tim's your man!   HE IS AMAZING at playing and entertaining!!!  

List of Vendor Info
Getting Ready Location: Hotel Lumiere
Ceremony Location: Hope Lutheran Church
Reception Venue: Lemp Grand Hall
Florist: Les Bouquets
DJ: Now That's a DJ - Robb Young
Hair/Makeup: Erin Haarman of Tuscan Sky Salon
Wedding Dress: (Brand, color, store)  Maggie Soterro, Diamond White, Robin's Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: (Brand, color, store) : Sophia Toli, Peacock Blue, Robin's Bridal
Tuxedos: (Brand, color, store) : Calvin Klein, Black, Saavi Formal wear
Photobooth: UnScripted by: LELE! :)

Processional: Jesu, Joy of a Man's Desiring - Bach
Parents: same as processional
Bridal Party: Canon in D - Pachelbel
Bride: same as bridal party
Recessional: Allegro Maestoso from Water Music - Handel
Bridal Party: Lady Gaga  - Just Dance
Bride & Groom: same as Bridal Party
First Dance Song: Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Father/Daughter Song: I Loved Her First - Heartland
Mother/Son Song:  In My Life - Beatles

Q & A...
-What was your favorite detail?
Our reception was so fantastic and everything we wanted - from the great food, to the excellent service, hard dancing, and fun photo booth!
-What are your favorite moments/memories from your wedding day? 
Bride: Getting ready with my favorite people at the hotel, my mom explaining and giving me my the garter that she hand-made (from the lace of her dress, my grandma's pendant, and our wedding color, talking to my dad before walking down the aisle, and Eric and I exchanging vows
 Groom: Michelle walking down the aisle
Bride: Toasts at reception
 Groom:  Bus ride with our bridal party
-If you could go back to your wedding day, knowing now how the day went, is there anything you would change or suggest to other brides?
I can't think of anything...
-Where did you go on your honeymoon?Sandals Whitehouse in Jamaica


ksneffphotography said...

You girls did a great job! I love reading your blogs. Love, love your idea of the photo booth! Photo booths are sooooo fun and you thought outside of the box girls! Way to go; you are onto something.

Kim Neff

Megan Powell said...

I love how you are posting questions for the bride and groom, as well as all of their vendors! Not only does your blog showcase beautiful photography, but also inspiration for all those brides out there! Good job girls!