Monday, July 14, 2008

Laura & Greg

Laura and Greg had a unique and beautiful wedding out at Roseland Plantation. They carried out their distinct natural theme with a cool earthy Nicole Miller dress, khaki suits, burlap table cloths, grass and branch centerpieces, grapevine altar decorations, candles in jars, and brown bridesmaid dresses (from Target!) Not only that, Laura incorporated the lily of the valley in her invitations, cake, bouquet, and Greg's boutonniere because of its symbolism of the sweetness, humility, and purity of Christ. I love meaningful touches like that.

(photo by Allen)

The ceremony was also infused with personal touches, including a word from the groom himself right before Laura walked down the aisle. The couple also went into the adorable chapel for a little prayer after the vows, and continued with worship led by Greg's sister. Everyone involved was so thrilled to see these two tie the knot! The festivities kicked off with dancing under the tent to Otis and The Metro Band, continued with yummy cake and drinks from the espresso bar, and ended with a classic getaway in the cutest little red bug. What a fun wedding!

Laura and Greg Highlights from Vanessa McKellar on Vimeo.

Location: Roseland Plantation
Photographer: Allen Arrick
Flowers: The Flower Girl, 903. 509.3839‎
Band: Otis and The Metro Band
Catering: Traditions
Espresso Catering: Latte Da
Invitations: Amy Dale Custom Paper Works

Laura said, "We are so excited about the video. Everyone has talked about how much they enjoyed you and how they can't wait to see your work....i agree!!! It was such a blessing to have you there that are the perfect mix of professionalism and calm/laid back/great to be around. :)Thanks for all you have done to savor memories of our wedding day...i cant wait to see the stuff that you captured that i didnt see or remember of that day!" and "I just wanted to write you (because I have been meaning to FOREVER, yet continue to put it off...)and tell you how thankful I am for you. I can confidently say that you were my favorite part of our wedding...and i am serious. I don't know how many people have asked what my favorite vendor was, and w/out hesitation, i easily! I just wanted to thank you again for being so personal and so enthusiastic about what you do. It really shows through and through."

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Alex said...

once again vanessa you have nailed another wedding preview video. i love watching these. i don't know the couples, but by the end i'm connected to them. great work. i'm sure they will love it.

Nicole said...

What a wonderful couple you have captured! I love their vows, I love how relaxed they seemed, the bride looked like she was wrapped up in her groom and not the wedding as some event to be perfected. Wow. So many details you have included in this preview Vanessa, like how the song says "Flowers" and you shoot her lily of the valley bouquet. And to top it off, the bouquet toss was priceless. I see now why you want me to have one at my wedding. You've done a great job with a wonderful subject!!!!!!!!!

Nicole said...

Also, how cool is it that the stained glass window of Jesus (I'm pretty sure it's him and not a saint) is ever present during their vows and ceremony. And another also, love the birdcage and the way she puts it behind her head for the reception/after the kiss. Nice way to use the birdcage.

Vanessa McKellar said...

I thought you'd like this one Nic. Laura has great taste like you! Thanks for the compliments.

kathryn said...

Its great and touching. BY the way, what is the title of the song?

Vanessa McKellar said...

Thanks! The song is "The Book of Love" by Peter Gabriel.

Lydia Covey, Harpist said...

Okay.... so I have to finally comment on this amazing video! I have watched this numerous times, and never tire of it :-). The wedding must have been stunning. Everything; wedding colors, gorgeous bride, a groom who is obviously very in love, cute car, but what "makes" this video is the lovely vows. They are perfect. It gives me chills every time. And you, Vanessa, did a wonderful job. You captured every bit of emotion...
Anyways, I think I'll go watch it again!