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Too.Much.Good.Stuff. That sums up this wedding and this post! :) When I was able to review the hundreds of proofs from this wedding, I told photographer, Travis Hoehne, that I was unable to narrow it down beyond about 50 photos (I usually pick only 20-30 max from a given wedding). Even for this post, you’ll see that I could barely get under 40 photos to feature. It’s just that everything about this wedding was so photogenic! From the gorgeous bride and groom, to the sleek and stylish venue, to the colorful and funky décor… Travis had a field day with this event!

I previously gave you a sneak peek on this wedding but there is still so much to share. You can revisit that post for a recap on the vision for the event. Today, let’s allow the amazing images to speak for themselves, as they transport you to the fabulousness that was this wedding! Much love to Travis for these dazzling photos; he is a great talent and a great guy. Can’t wait to work with him again soon!

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Marie’s stunning dress! do you see that fluffy, ruffled confection of a bolero at the top? Marie made it herself!!!! Yes, I’m serious. I would immediately commission her to make one for me, too, if I only had somewhere to wear it!!

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This delicate floral belt was also created by the bride!

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Those red soles = fabulousness.

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The ideal accessory: a twigs & honey hairpiece! I was honored to let marie borrow this hairpiece as I felt it was too perfect for her wedding, with the turquoise petals and peacock feathers!

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I love this getting-ready photo! :) Gotta get those stretches in! (sidenote: I’ll take one of marie’s gorgeous kimono robes for Christmas. thanks :) )

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The stylish bride herself!

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Marie’s colorful bouquet included purple vanda orchids (one of my faves!), orange mokara orchids and green dendrobium orchids.

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The bm bouquets were similar and looked incredible against their dresses, which were handmade by Marie’s mother. Talent runs in the family!!

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The beautiful invitation suite was also designed by Marie, and sent in a box lined with kelly green sour candies. :)

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This beautiful hand-painted map was the pièce de resistance! Can you believe it??

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Marie and her bridesmaids! Their darling headbands were homemade floral waist sashes they decided to repurpose. I thought they looked fabulous; everyone knows I’m a headband-obsessee. :)

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Kevin and his groomsmen, hanging out at the ceremony site.

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A joy-filled first look!

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I could post portraits of this couple allllll day! How fantastic are all of these shots?? There’s so much joy in each and every frame.

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Marie’s dramatic entrance to the ceremony!

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…and the newlyweds’ joyful recessional!

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The gallery was staged for a colorful and modern reception. Guests sat at long tables set with white satin linens and turquoise satin napkins. Centerpieces included zinc trays filled with wheat grass (grown at home by Marie’s mother!!), dotted with white dendrobium orchids and interspersed with silver vases filled with peacock feathers. And as mentioned in my sneak peek, we scattered apples (spray painted in poppy, saturated colors) along the tables as well, for a funky and unexpected décor element.

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I love the mini video screens at 7 degrees, encased in these adorable ornament-sized bulbs. We played Marie and Kevin’s engagement slideshow in them throughout the evening.

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Michael Antonia (aka the human jukebox) was ready to spin some vinyl… yes, vinyl. He is an incredible talent and was so much fun to watch in action!!

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The grand entrance!

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A beautiful first dance. Check out those smiles!! Can’t you feel the love between them??

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marie’s hand-painted cake toppers modeling their rings. :)

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A picture-perfect grand exit, lit by sparklers.

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No one looks good standing next to a glowing bride on her wedding day, but I still adore this photo of me and the happy couple. My dress and belt are from anthropologie. Shouldn’t they be sponsoring me by now??

Marie and Kevin: Thank you for entrusting me with the plans for your amazing day! I loved working with such a creative, style-driven couple and was inspired by all of Marie’s painstaking efforts to personalize the wedding (talk about talent!!). Everything turned out better than I could have hoped and it was a joy to watch your guests delight in every well-conceived detail. The result was one of my very favorite events ever. :) Looking forward to keeping in touch for years to come! And Marie… if i didn’t know how long it took you to make that bolero, I seriously might have been tempted to take it. lol <3 xo

Love and appreciation to the following fab vendors on-board for this event:

Hope you enjoyed this mega wedding post! :) Much more to come! xoxo, Angel

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12 Responses to “Marie & Kevin - 5.17.09”

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sk (message)  8 posts, Newbee

Beautiful wedding. And those cake toppers are adorable!

 
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PrettyKitty
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PrettyKitty (message)  505 posts, Busy bee

That dress!!!! SWOON! If I could married all over again I would have to do it in that fabulous dress! GORGEOUS!

 
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Tammi L.

I am utterly and duly impressed by her talent! That home made bolero made my jaw drop! Travis did such a great job capturing all the details at such flattering and creative angles. I can certainly see why this is one of your favorite weddings. =)

 
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Joyce

wow…GORGEOUS!! I’m swooning all over the details — bolero, sash, cake toppers..wow..

 
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joyce (message)  210 posts, Helper bee

What a gorgeous wedding! The bride, the dress, the venue, the decor…my goodness. Another fantastic event. I love the sleek, modern feel to it all :)

 
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Miss Bruschetta (message)  5,565 posts, Bee Keeper

Her earrings, that dress, the parasol, the dessert setup — sooo much fabulousness!

 
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Shannon

The perfect blend of trendy but at the same time making her wedding her own. I love her dress! Who is the designer?

 
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Ya Mon! Our First Look…& The Attack of the Veil! | Wedding Dresses

[...] more… Tags: bachelorette-party | 22 Comments  | Share this post:     Marie & Kevin – 5.17.09 planning I want to cancel my wedding 7 No engagement party? 19 Cheap dress Argentina [...]

 
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Alycia Wells

adorable, from start to finish.

 
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Martha & Hector - 4.18.09 » Weddingbee PRO » The Wedding Blog

[...] I’m delighted to share a lovely wedding with you that serves as a beautiful contrast to Marie & Kevin’s event, shared last week. I met martha and hector way back in 2007 when they were guests at a wedding I [...]

 
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Hj eu vi… «

[...] tags: hj eu vi, vestido by mariliamarilda Várias coisas q amei. Primeiro esse vestido, é de um casamento lindo, e o bolero foi a noiva msm quem fez. O sapato é de outro casamento, que gostei muito. E por fim, [...]

 
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buttons (message)  1 posts, Wannabee

I love this wedding and all the little details! I can’t believe she made the bolero herself!! And I LOVE her dress — who is the designer?

 

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