Saturday, July 24, 2010

Mindy and Shawn - Chateau La Mer - July 18th, 2010

Lucy and Ricky. Abbott and Costello. Micky and Minnie. Adam and Eve. Scarlett and Rhett.  Peanut butter and jelly. Rum and Coke. Cheese and wine. Milk and cookies. Mmmmm.
Where was I going with this again?
Oh. All things that go together.

Now we can add one more.
  Mindy and Shawn.

You know, some people you just like from 'hello'. That is what happened when I met them for the first time.
I walked into that coffee shop that day as a photographer meeting my clients, but walked out that day having new friends.

They finished each others sentences and had great big belly laughs.
They were considerate of each others opinions, and complimented each other like crazy.
They were genuinely in love.
Best friends.
It was apparent.

So on July 18th we celebrated (ready for some more words that go together) 'love and marriage', danced to a little 'rock and roll', enjoyed a little 'coffee and cake', and added one more 'together-ism'...Mr. and Mrs.

Table for two.

The dress...

and shoes...

Mother and daughter

The divine bouquet, that incorporated her 'something old'.
Mindy used  her Grammy's wedding dress as the wrap around the stems.
It added such a sentimental, clever, vintage touch.

Is it me, or is she glowing ; ) ?

Chateau La Mer - Who would have guessed?
 Looks like we are on a tropical Island!
It felt that way too, with temps reaching 97 that day.
It was a HOT, HOT, HOT.
Oooor was it just the couple? ; ) 

"Music is love in search of a word."

Another angle...

The newly coined...

I've got you 'babe' ; )

Super sweet!

Just in case you thought it couldn't get any sweeter...

Huge shout out to MICHELLE!
One of the fab bridesmaids that made these fantastic yummy cupcakes.

Some more yummmm.

I loved the personal touches Mindy and Shawn had.
The guests were able to sign a guest book, a fun platter and an interactive book,
where they were asked to provide the newlyweds with tips, like how to keep the fire burning.
Although, I don't think this couple needs help in that department!

"It Had To Be You."

"...wonderful you..."

This image takes my breath away a little bit.
There is this thing called 'romance' that you rarely see these days.
This my readers, is it.

By now, you should all be familiar with my 'out of the box' shots. These images are a bit different, abstract, funky...whatever you want to call it.
I add these in every post. It pushes me to think out side the box a bit. 
I love in this image that you can feel their love just by viewing their hands.
Love the connection and overall vintage vibe.

The centerpieces were beachy and fun. The favors, compliments of Mindy's Dad's.
His idea and design...with some help from Show and Tell for providing the images from their
engagement session! I was impressed with Dad's super cool creation.

For gettin' the PAAAARTY started, none other than the infamous VJ Entertainment. They "mixed" like nobody's business. It was rockin' the entire time. Which was killin' me.
It made you not want to got to the bathroom in fear of missing a good song. ; )
They were that good.
If you are in the market for DJ's, check 'em out

If this isn't love, then I don't know what is.

There are no words to say how much fun it was to work with this couple.
For those that know them, I'm sure you can understand my feelings.
They treat you as if you have known you forever.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me share your beginning.
It was such an honor.

One more for the road.
Much 'love and happiness'.
Huge hugs...


Share your love, comments, 'together-ism' (a pair of words that go together) of your own
or let us know your favorite pic of the set.
For every 20 comment's Mindy and Shawn receive, they get a free gift!
Hey, Mindy and Shawn...your comments count too : )

If you would like to see little more of their day, check out the slideshow below!


Anonymous said...

Beautifully done! Mindy & Shawn are both beautiful inside and out & you captured that in these photos. Great day, celebrating two very special people as they begin the next chapter of their lives together. We were happy and honored to share in your joy!
Love always,
Abby & Bruce

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! These came out wonderful! They are so in love! Looked like a great day! Can't wait for you to shoot my wedding!!! xox-Autumn

Sue H said...

Stacey, you captured it all! Your photos are incredible...and I think my God-daughter Mindy is beyond beautiful...can't wait to see more :-)
Aunt Sue

Anonymous said...

Spectacular! I feel like I know this couple since I viewed and read about them from their engagement session! What a fun pair! Love these photos! The wedding looked like a lot of fun!

Anonymous said...

These photos are breathtaking! They are such a lovely couple! I loved signing their book of engagement pictures at their wedding! They really look like true models!