Mary & Mike’s Wedding!

we all had butterflies at this wedding.  you may remember mary and mike’s engagement session (see it here) with a very june carter and johnny cash vibe and a few butterflies flying about.  well, they pulled that vintage music theme into the whole wedding with a lot of romance!  everything had a touch of the butterflies (of course), they gave biscottis as parting gifts (their last name), had a custom hand painted canvas of the two of them as children singing to one another at the ceremony (one of the coolest and more precious things i’ve seen at a wedding), had a ton of unique crafted vintage inspired decor by rosemary olson (beautiful!), the spectacular silver lake chorus sang hip tunes throughout the ceremony and reception (it was a serious party), they rented one of a kind antique furniture, had a polaroid and photo booth, had the coolest dessert “table” all set up around an antique piano with a background of vintage sheet music and delish desserts done by my favorite shop – the cupcakery, and it all took place at calamigos ranch which is pretty much just a playground in itself.  aside from the fact that we were in photographer heaven, i have known mary for years and years and in getting to know her journey with mike, well, it was all so wonderfully special.  mike’s vows to mary were some of the most beautiful i have ever heard… at one point he took her hands and told her that he had loved her for her whole life – even when he didn’t know her, knowing her now and hearing and learning about her life, well, he just loved who she had been ever since she was a little girl and just adored her whole life.  doesn’t that give you butterflies, too?! :)

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22 Responses to Mary & Mike’s Wedding!

  1. Marcella L. Spease says:

    Beautiful Joy!!!! You did Mike and my sisters Wedding proud!! You are awesome!!!!

  2. Véronique aka So Lovely Moments ! says:

    What a wonderful wedding ! It’s so amazing ! If you ‘re agree,I’d really enjoy to feature it on my french blog to inpire some Brides-to-be here in France…

  3. Miranda says:

    Love! I especially love it because I was married at Calamigos Ranch exactly eleven years before Mary and Michael, on May 28, 2000. Brought back a lot of wonderful memories :) Best wishes to them for a life together filled with happiness!

  4. Rosemary says:

    Beautiful Joy!!!
    Such a romantic wedding!!
    Thanks so much for mentioning me.
    I had such fun making these decorations.
    Beautiful bride, Handsome groom and wonderful photos!!

  5. Stephanie says:

    I’m swooning at this wedding!…this is so Beautiful! Great job!!!

  6. shauna says:

    i seriously love this.
    my favorite are the ones of them singing….

  7. Mary says:

    Joy!!! I am absolutely speechless…these photos are beyond my wildest dreams!!! I am so blessed to have you in my life not only as a friend but as my incredibly talented photographer!!! You have been such a wonderful part of our engagement and wedding and I don’t think I could ever express my gratitude. Thank you for your inspiration, your constant kindness, your creativity, your kind words, and every magical photo you captured of the greatest day in our lives. We love you…(and your beautiful family)!

  8. Kerri says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS! I love every single thing about this wedding!

  9. Katie Dixon says:

    Everything you do is magical. Such a blessing to have amazing talent and a kind heart..

  10. Candace Allen says:

    JOY! These pictures are PHENOMENAL! You are the best at what you do. I am so happy for Mary and Mike that they were lucky enough to have you as their wedding photographer. :)

  11. Amanda says:

    This is such an amazing wedding! Love it all, Joy!

  12. Monica says:

    What a fairytale wedding…Bliss…

  13. Lisa says:

    Your work makes me smile a thousand times. :) This wedding was beautiful but the feelings and moments you captured are what SING in these photos!! I love your work, always.

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  15. Stacy says:

    I adore your work! The only thing missing from this post was a play button so you could hear them sing.

  16. Reyanna says:

    Wow! Such an amazing wedding! And you captured it so beautifully!

  17. Sarah Costa says:

    So beautiful joy! You are amazing

  18. Cinzia Loosemore says:

    These pictures are just amazing and you are so talented. I just love them all!

  19. Ruth says:

    What a beautiful wedding! awesome photography and cute couple! Loved it!

  20. watercolor portraits says:

    Some of the shots are simply briliant …

  21. Valerine says:

    I am in LOVE! What an absolutely stunning wedding shoot.

  22. Dhirender says:

    These photos inspired me, absolutely stunning work

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