All Stars + Ice Cream = Love

Bret and Emily. Married.

I really can’t say enough awesome things about these two people. They are funny, they are sweet, they are charming, they are beautiful (inside and out) and they love each other tremendously. The entire day was FILLED with this love.

I asked them to describe their wedding day in one word.

You know what they said?  Musical, Magical, Lutheran. That is not really one word but that was really how the day played out.

They vowed their lives to one another at Lord of Life Lutheran Church.  Following the musical, magical and lutheran ceremony, was a fun-filled evening at La Scala.

Now let’s check out these beautiful photographs and let them tell the story of the fabulous day….

This guy right here, this guy is gettin’ hitched.

My girl, KK, came out to shoot with me. She’s been really busy this summer being a fabulous mommy to her two little angels. I can say she has been missed dearly. And her lovely shots.. like the one above and below.

A bride putting on her gown is probably one of my favorite moments during a wedding day. Look, she’s glowing.

Look at this little fella. He’s so proud to wear his little tux and matching all star shoes!

A bridesmaid made it an extra AWESOME day for Emily. She gifted the bride her favorite ice cream. Hello, awesome!

Here comes the bride!

Their first look at one another. Love it!

Just have a HUGE bridal party and they can easily decorate the church.

I think it is so touching when loved ones are involved in the ceremony. It happened several times on this beautiful day. Here is Bret’s mother joining the happy couple as they exchange rings.

All Stars. A GORRRGE wedding gown. Super cool.

The groom serenaded his bride.

She was all smiles.

Check out Bret’s face here. Priceless.

He’s such a character!

Ohh la la.

Emily is beautiful. Bret is hilarious. That’s really a great combo if you ask me.

And, they need no direction. This is all natural. All love.

Orange nails, blue flippys.

I heart pocket dresses!


Caught red handed.

Smashing of the cake. Another favorite moment of mine. And the groom asking me to follow them to the restroom to get the cleanup.

We set up a BLAST of a “photobooth”. A special thanks to Tasha for running it. Here we are…rockin’ it out. Tasha, KK, and yours truly.


The lovebirds.

And…one more shot of the All Stars. Because they rock!

Congrats newlyweds.  I wish you a lifetime of happiness and love!

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Crystal Jo

Crystal Jo is an Ohio-based wedding and lifestyle photographer, dreamer, believer and lover of life.


  1. Steph on August 21, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Well, clearly these are rockstar-ish. Not unlike yourselves. Now I want to get married just so I can peruse a photobooth as rad as the one you used.

    Big hugs,


  2. Mary & Dave on August 21, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Fantastic pictures!!! We had such a great time celebrating with you 2. Congratulations again!

  3. Whitney Foster on August 21, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    These photos are amazing! You two looks so happy together. Congrats!

  4. Abbey Zebraitis on August 21, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Beautiful pictures you guys! Congratulations!

  5. Bob Richardson on August 21, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Congrats, Emily. I’m sure you’ll live happily ever after–you wouldn’t let it happen any other way.

  6. Megan on August 21, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Beautiful pics of what was obviously a beautiful day!!! Love the Converse Bret.. and your wife just looks like the most beautiful bride ever!!! Congratulations!!!

  7. Julie Edelman on August 21, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I LOVE THE PHOTOS!!! and i love the couple more–but shouldn’t that be obvious?!?! miss you both bunches!!!

  8. Jon on August 21, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    These are cute. Completely Bret and Emily Driven.

  9. Jamie and Laura Sanders on August 21, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    We really enjoyed your wedding pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us through all of your facebook posts. These photos are ones you will be proud of, and definitely will last you a life time. We really enjoyed how it showed the mood of your wedding day. Everything was done with excitement and motion. Even though we only saw your special day through pictures it was as if the celebration jumped right out at you and made you feel like we were right there with you.

  10. Julie Baylor on August 21, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    These pics are amazing! Oh and Emily, you look freaking gorgeous! Congrats to you guys 😉

  11. Becky Stabler on August 24, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Wonderful shots of a beautiful day! Your joy was over-flowing!

  12. Ben on August 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Terrific shots! Very beautiful.

    Congratulations, Bret and Emily!

  13. Bret Wiegman on August 25, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    I actually haven’t comment on here so I’ll pitch in. Crystal Jo, You have such a unique eye for catching the beauty in spontaneity. These pics are amazing. They capture the wedding day for what it was. Thank you.

  14. Bege Wiegman on August 25, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    A beautiful day, beautiful pitures to celebrate beautiful love. Love, Mom

  15. Ashley Bachman on August 25, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Love the wedding pics Wiegmans! Congrats:)

  16. Michelle Scott on August 25, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Love the choice of shoes 🙂

  17. DEBBIE MULLINS on August 25, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    JUst beautiful Bret!! Made me tear up!!!

  18. MIKAELA WARREN on August 25, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Love the wedding pics- She did an awesome job!

  19. CHRISTINE LINNEMON on August 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Cangrats my friend. I wish you all best and may your future be all you wished for. MUAH!!!!!!

  20. SARA SHAFER on August 25, 2010 at 10:14 pm


  21. Edward Stover on August 26, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Great sampling of pictures!

    I cannot wait to see the complete set!

  22. Michelle on August 26, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    These are gorgeous! Now I know who I need to contact when I have (another) special day!

  23. vikki zaremski on August 26, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Fabulous pictures! A gorgeous bride and a handsome groom destined for a lifetime of happiness! Vikki Z

  24. Patty Williams on August 27, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Love the pictures!!! CONGRATS!!!!

  25. Jennifer Higgins Mueller on August 28, 2010 at 2:42 am

    What awesome pics…omg i wish i would of thought taking great pictures like that at my wedding…very creative, they really show how much fun everyone had at your wedding. Congratulations, dont waste any time, every day to the fullest:)

  26. MJ on August 28, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Bret and Emily- these photos are absolutely gorgeous!! Congrats to the two of you and I hope you share a lifetime of love and happiness!

  27. Joel on August 29, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Bret, you look devilishly handsome. And Emily, you look radiantly magnificent.

  28. Cherie on August 29, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Absolutely beautiful pictures!!!! Wonderful memories for a wonderful couple!!!! May God always bless them!

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