Dana and Jay had a very private, simple ceremony at the Iron Horse. Whenever I have the pleasure of photographing a ceremony with only 15 people (and 3 dogs!) it is a great opportunity to highlight the people and relationships that mean the most to the bride and groom. That is a real treat.
Another treat was being able to spend as much time as we needed exploiting every photographic opportunity we encountered in the blocks between the Iron Horse and the Palms in the Third Ward. We basically hopped block to block using this wall and that storefront to form an eclectic mix of backgrounds to frame the love written all over the faces of Dana and Jay. Whenever a couple is as in love as they are, the backdrop is almost rendered moot as they will look fantastic wherever they are. Of course, that didn’t stop us from getting giddy about opportunities we saw in front of us. Luckily, Dana had her grandmother’s fur stole to warm up between and sometimes during some of the photos.
The Palms provided a warm space to house the slightly over 100 guests that joined us for the reception. With music by Peter D’Amore’s acoustic guitar and voice, the evening was exactly the casual cocktail party Dana and Jay had envisioned. We also provided a slideshow at the reception of images from the earlier part of the day. It was great to hear immediate feedback from family and guests about how excited they are about the images.
With an eerie fog rolling in, we were able to step outside one more time and capture a very unique mood to finish up the story of their day.
It was definitely an honor that Dana and Jay chose us to document their wedding day. That they will relive this special day through our eyes for many years to come is a moving thought that we cherish.
Ceremony: Iron Horse Hotel
Officiant: Judith Kubish
Reception: Palms Bistro
Flowers: The Flower Lady
Dress custom created by Heidi Welk
Live music by: Peter D’Amore
Desserts: Simmas and La Reve