April 6, 2011

Real Weddings: Teri and Jeff

Today's featured photos come from newlywed Teri, whose wedding was a reflection of the loving sentiment not only between the bride and groom but with their whole community of family and friends!

The ceremony took place at St. Ursula's church where Teri's parents were married almost 35 years ago, and the reception was held at DeSales University, where Jeff and Teri met.

Saying that Teri was a resourceful bride is an understatement! She created the invitations, programs, church pew cones, and so many little things you might not even realize, like the escort cards and photo booth props. She also made hair flowers for herself and the bridesmaids.

The bridal party wore mix and match satin dresses by Dessy Collection and After Six in the colors Espresso and Cappuccino.

After Six 6553, Dessy 2780, Dessy 2781

Ready, set....


Teri also incorporated green, ivory and purple into her color palette. Did you notice her green wedding shoes? And this beautiful display of framed photos of their engagement photos and wedding pictures of parents and grandparents was made by her dad.

Jeff's aunt baked an apple spiced wedding cake with buttercream icing, and their friends all contributed to a dessert buffet. And yes, Teri created this personalized cake topper too. To think that I thought I was an accomplished DIY-er by making my wedding invitations with a gocco machine. This talented family puts me to shame!

Teri's favorite part of wedding planning was spending time with her mom and two sisters, who were also part of her bridal party. "They are my best friends and mean more than the world to me." Here's a shot of them hitting the dance floor. In Teri's words, "My sisters and I really like to cut a rug!"

For the last song of the evening, "We danced to Billy Joel's Piano Man and all of our guests formed a huge circle around us while my groom twirled me around". It was Teri's favorite wedding moment.

Last but not least, the photo booth!

And some more kind feedback that encourages us to keep going the extra mile for our customers!

It was fabulous working with you. I recommend you to all of my friends that have gotten engaged and I will continue to in the future. You were very helpful and very quick to respond to any questions/concerns that I had. Also, the personal note to my bridesmaids was very thoughtful and greatly appreciated. Thanks for all of your help! :)

Thank you Teri and Jeff for sharing your story and making your wedding come alive in such a heartfelt way for us. May the warmth and joy so apparent on your special day stay with you always.

Photographer: Michel Ya-Lu Photography

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