Tuesday, June 2, 2009

jeannie + john

The Lawlors!!!!!!
I am so pleased to share with you the beautiful wedding of my gorgeous sister and her new husband John! They were married at The Parker Palm Springs over the holiday weekend and I just could not wait to share with you this amazing event!

Break it down…
Dress: Vera Wang
Pink Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaids Dresses: Thread Social
Grooms Suit: J. Lindeberg
Grooms Vans: Hand made by Jason Stores (please email me if you want info on these amazing 1 of a kind shoes!)
Hair + Make Up: The Studio Agency

The good stuff:
Props to all my favorites who made this wedding look amazing:

Flowers: Nico Designs Santa Barbara with help from Sydne Smith
Paper goods: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Photography: Mi Belle Inc. Photography + Jessica Lewis Photography
Music: Rockrose (amazing)
Day of Coordination: Nancy Williams of Fancy Nancy
The Parker Palm Springs Coordination: Patty Gleeson

Tid Bits:
I’m obsessed with Nico Cervantes from Nico Designs SB and Laura Hooper from Laura Hooper Calligraphy. Between these two we were able to make this day look as amazing as it did and THANK YOU to both of you for working with me to make it PERFECT! Both of these extremely talented people continued to take my calls week after week, every time I had a new idea. I love you both so much and I know Jeannie & John are so thrilled with everything you did. THANK YOU again!

Things to know:

Jeannie's wedding ring was once John’s great grandmothers!

The photographs of the dog are Jeannie & John's little love Chauncy! He could not be there when they were married so we did our best to include him in every part of the day possible. He showed up in a large portrait during the ceremony, the signature cocktail was named after his fabulous dog walker affectionately named “ The Bob Orshack”, and he graced us with his presence at the dinner tables acting as our table numbers.

The music during the ceremony while guests were arriving were 1980’s TV show theme songs rearranged by none other than Freddie & Bree from Rockrose. Jeannie was escorted down the aisle by our father to Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You the Lauren Hill version.

The officiate was the amazing Noah Beller who happens to be the brother of my husband and better half of Mi Belle Josh. He picked up a certification from the Universal Life Church and not only did he marry Josh and I, but did the honors at Jeannie & John’s too!

The escort cards!!!!! These were a concept I came up with after my sis said she wanted to do lottery tickets as a favor. I did a mock up for Laura Hopper and poof it magically appeared exactly as I had dreamed. I ordered bright pink and orange gumballs and used boxes to house them, and then I set that as the background for our escort cards. They were little tents with a penny glued inside so guests could scratch away during cocktail hour however, the wind was not going to let that happen, so in the picture below we had to lay them down.

Jessica Lewis: This girl worked so hard! Josh & I were both in the wedding! You would think that we could take a day off from shooting and enjoy the day. Not a chance in hell. Between Josh, Jessica and myself we had a blast shoot these two really good-looking people! (Jessica did most of the work)! But she is my baby sis so I had to get a few shots in!!!! Thanks Jess you are amazing!

Jeannie & John we LOVE you so much and are so excited for you both! Congrats!


A Bryan Photo said...

super cool post!
i heart your images

Laura said...

OMG Michelle the wedding turned out STUNNING. If you have any more pics of the calligraphy send them over I will post them on my blog. XO Laura

Anonymous said...

OH MY GODDDD!! These are unbelievable!! Jeannie is ridiculously stunning..took my breath away!! Love her upside down with john on the couch! CAnt handle im going to look at them again!!

Tim Halberg said...

love all the beautiful and simple details! beautiful wedding and collection of images!

Jessica Lewis Photography said...

Michelle, I love love love the photo of Jeannie hanging from the bed with her heels on - I had a ton of fun - thank you!!!

Cem Sonmez said...

Captured Perfect details. My favorite picture 040.jpg. Bride is so relaxed.

jen said...

ahmazing details + insanely gorgeous couple + blood = holy crap!
wish i was in palm springs that weekend ;)

milk tea + polka dots said...

stunning photos! what a beautiful wedding!

Jose said...

great shots.. your sister is gorgeous~!


Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! Amazing! So glad I got to work with you guys!!
Stephanie Barnes -

Anonymous said...

Ummmm..so i just need to say again I am officially a swimfan!! Cant get enough of the jeannie beannie!! My new fav pic...jeannie laughing at the dinner table with zen master!!

Maylea said...

Stunning photos! I love the details and I especially love the shoes... :D

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! PLEASE tell me where to find the dress. I searched through Vera Wang and cant find...

CaraBella said...

These photos truly are stunning -- congrats to your sister! I've featured some of these on my blog with credits to you here, for example, but will remove these posts, if you prefer. Thanks and keep up the beautiful work!