Sunday, September 24, 2006

Danny and Christina

Standing outside the Kellogg House, one could hear the shouting and laughter floating out of the third story windows. Christina and her 11 bridesmaids raised champagne glasses in honor of her wedding day. Most of the bridemaids have been her friend since junior high, so while Coldplay tunes seeped from the lime green iPod, they reminiscensed about old nicknames and fond memories they made.

Christina and Danny met in junior high, but it wasn’t until high school when they fell in love. They were assigned to be lab partners in a science class and their chemistry was unmistakeable. Seven years later, they were preparing for their wedding day.

White twinkling lights dressed the trees and spherical Chinese lanterns dangled across the night sky. White hydrangeas and callolilies adorned the tables, but the highlight of the reception was the dessert bar. In addition to a traditional wedding cake, an entire gazebo was filled with cupcakes, cookies, and other sweet confections.

As guests mingled in the oversized gazebo, I couldn’t help but notice how such a decedent table aptly reflected Danny and Christina’s relationship: sweet, satisfying, and fulfilling.

Here are a few from Friday…
Getting her makeup done


Christina's shoes


Bridesmaids getting ready


Preparing a toast...


Christina just before the ceremony


Danny and his boys


A little help from Jose Cuervo to calm Danny's nerves


The rings...I couldn't resist the temptation to utilize a doll house that was located in an adjacent room :)


Christina just finished practicing the way she was going to walk down the aisle...her friends cheered her on


Christina looking radiant as she recited her vows


Just after the wedding


The beginning of the rest of their lives...


**To see the shoot in its entirety, CLICK HERE**


**Special thanks to Courtney Toney with Joyful Weddings and Events for coordinating such a flawless wedding and Shyla for assisting me**

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8 Comments:

Blogger OpenSourcePhoto said...

Oh Jasmine those are incredible!!! That last one is my favorite! Wow! What an emotional image! Great job!

11:21 PM  
Blogger Joyful Weddings & Events said...

So beautiful! Jasmine- you did a great job! What a pleasure it was to work with you!

12:19 AM  
Blogger A Precious Moment Photography said...

Great pictures Jasmine! I am always checking out your page for any new pictures or just reading what you have wrote. You are such a great writer and I only hoped that I can write as good as you.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Joshua Smith-Cinematographer said...

THOSE LOOK SO GOOD!

10:56 AM  
Blogger Shyla said...

Hey Girl... I walked into Starbucks by my house yesterday and one of the employees called my name... Come to find out it was one of the bridemaids from the wedding!!! Crazy small world...
Anyway, she was just raving on and on about you!!!
Well done girl, you totally rocked it!! :)

2:25 PM  
Blogger Jasmine said...

Thanks for the *undeserved* compliments!
Shy, what a small world!! Thanks for all your help...you're the best! :)

2:39 PM  
Blogger Liana said...

You go girl!! That one of the bridesmaids cheering is hilarious :) :) **Big Hugs**

7:28 AM  
Blogger Bart said...

I can't imagine a more beautiful wedding! As important as the day is, it is the heart and soul of those that surround the wedding that makes it so beautiful. Jasmine, Shyla and the wedding planner, Courtney all had their heart and their soul in this wedding. Thank- you from the bottom of our hearts for your increadible work.
The Father of the Bride,
Bart Charles

12:25 AM  

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