Elise and Dennis. Married.
The ceremony and reception was at the Franklin Park Conservatory. There are beautiful butterflies everywhere. AWESOME! These little colorful boogers make everyone smile.
I LOVE the lighting here.
Elise. You are BEAUTIFUL. SO BEAUTIFUL. Inside and out. Xoxo.
Dennis…you’re so handsome! Look, all of these guys think it’s so funny how handsome you are.
There’s just something about this that I love.
Beautiful bouquets made by Elise’s Aunt from Chicago. She’s about to open her own flower shop. I’m thinkin’ it’s gonna be a hit!
This is priceless. A million years from now, she’ll know, they’ll be loving her still.
Pretty in pink.
About a month ago, Elise and I got up at sunrise to shoot her bridal session. Her plan…to gift her father this very photo before she walked down the aisle. It has words from their father/daughter song. I’m sure it was a moment he’ll never forget.
This may just be THE best giving away I’ve ever witnessed. Elise’s dad said some very emotional, kind words to Dennis. It was so heartfelt and endearing.
Which, of course, resulted in happy tears.
Priceless moments. Why I love my “job”.
The way he looks at her…SO much love.
And she looks back at him the same way.If you want pretty pictures for your outdoor ceremony…get married in the evening. It was so perfect. The lighting, the temperature, EVERYTHING.
Elise, you are so adorable!
The wind picked up Elise’s veil at the exact moment of their first kiss. MEANT. TO. BE.
I love his shy squinty smile.
Here it is again.
This bridal party was SO well behaved. I’m used to the rowdy ones. They followed directions and were very quick to get into “position”. Thanks guys..wanna be my bridal party role models?
Oh, oh, oh. Be still, my heart.
Love. Love. Love.
Ohhhh la la.
Mr. & Mrs. Sullivan!
A slow dance with dad suddenly turned into a funny choreographed get down. Hilarious!
Fun times had by all.
Photo booths = FUN
Some behind the scenes fun.
Light girl’s first wedding. Isn’t she cute?! She was so giddy and excited. Love it.
The incognito ladies in black chatting about the MASTER PLAN to tackle and achieve the BEST wedding photographs EVER. Success, I must say.
We’re hot. Even when we walk.
What can I say?!? I’ll do anything to make you laugh!
Roberta’s shot is now the groom’s profile image on Facebook. Blah. She wins.
Sameday wedding slideshow played on my 27 inch iMac at the reception. SO AWESOME. Everyone LOVED it. And the bride and groom went home with a flash drive of the pictures. How cool is that?!
Oh, just hangin’ with my girl.
Light Girl (Ana), you rocked out your first wedding. GREAT JOB girlie. Love you bunches!
Dude, photobooths are awesome. Fun bride and grooms…more AWESOME. Fun photographers….QUADRUPLE AWESOME!
Thank you so much for trusting us with your wedding photography. It was a true honor being there. We wish you both the HAPPIEST life ever. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Sullivan!
Reception and Ceremony Site- Franklin Park Conservatory Bride’s Garden and Veridian
Caterer- Creative Cuisine
Cake- Sauer Cakes
Flowers- The brides wonderful aunt- Shelia Wiens with her new business Livvy’s Lillies
DJ/Band- Paragon Music
Ceremony Music- Dennis’ friends, the Rensink triplets Jake, Nate, and Alex
Hair and Make up- Aveda Salon and Merle Norman
Rehearsal dinner- At the bride’s parents house- Melvin’s BBQ and skyline
Processional – Wagner Bridal Chorus
Recessional – Mendelssohn Midsummer Night’s Dream
Grand Entrance- Forever by Chris Brown
First Dance- The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra
Father/Daughter- I Loved Her First by Heartland/The Time Warp!
Cake Cutting – Cut the Cake by the Average White Band
Last Dance- New York, New York
What was the most memorable part of your day?
Bride- When my two favorite men, my dad and my groom, hugged and cried
when he gave me away- tears of joy!
Groom- Watching my beautiful wife walk down the aisle.
What was your favorite detail?
Bride- The flowers. I loved them, they were beautiful, and am so
happy to say my wonderful aunt did it all!
Groom- The fact that nothing fell apart. We thought at least some
minor disaster/situation would pop up, but everything went so
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Bride- Nothing! Almost everything went the way we planned, and even
the little mistakes are something we can laugh about.
Any advice for future bride and grooms?
Bride- Don’t stress. It’s an amazing day if you just relax and enjoy it!
Groom- A year and a half long engagement is great – if you want to
stress about wedding planning details for a year and a half.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Bride- Puerto Vallarta. Too bad we didn’t know it was rainy season 🙁
Groom- Seattle … I mean, Puerto Vallarta. It rained EVERY day but
we still had a lot of fun.
Crystal Jo is an Ohio-based wedding and lifestyle photographer, dreamer, believer and lover of life.