I told you that Ellen would be blowing up our blog for many weeks. She indeed is our number one client for 2009! We love her.
We are happy to finally show you their beautiful, personal and creative fall wedding. I’ve mentioned before that Ellen is an artist and an art teacher by profession. She incorporated lots of unique details into her wedding theme starting with her unconventional fall color scheme of ochre, fuchsia, brown and gray. She was an avid shopper on the best crafting market on the web; Etsy. All the guy’s ties, the girl’s headpieces and other goodies were purchased there. I will expound on her details throughout the post.
Let’s start the show. This was the first wedding that we had our first official “Man of Honor”. Ellen’s brother, Jay, stepped into that role and he was LOVIN’ being the only testosterone bearer in the group.
All the girls wore sassy gray heels. You know me and shoes.
Erik’s dapper look for the day.
I could tell Ellen was a woman of persuasion when I saw that all the guys agreed to wearing fuchsia socks.
Ellen was a stunning bride. Her bouquet was, by far, the largest one I have ever seen. It was beautiful.
Three generations of Dorman men and their pink socks.
Reception was held at the Academy of Fine Arts.
One of Ellen’s students made these amazing chalk signs for each area of the reception.
The cocktail area is actually an art gallery. Ellen had her paintings all around the gallery to display her work.
Erik is not only a former baseball player but an avid fan. He also has impeccable taste in donuts. His groom’s cake was a tower of Krispy Kreme donuts with a baseball topper signed by the bridal party.
Half way through the daddy/daughter dance, Ellen and her father broke into a synchronized flat foot routine. The crowd went a little wild.
In fact her whole family flat footed around the dance floor.
I usually wrap up a post with some pictures of the couple, but I have to end with some shots of Erik’s grandparents. They are both in their early 80’s and hands down danced EVERYONE under the table. The love they have for one another, their family and for living life to the fullest was infectious. I could not keep my eyes off of them. They danced and laughed and danced some more.
At one point, Erik’s grandfather and Ellen broke it down for an entire song and at the end while Ellen was panting away, his grandfather physically lifted her off the ground in a hug. When I am their age I pray I have a 1/4 of their zest for life. What a great legacy.
Ellen and Erik you guys are AMAZING. We have enjoyed each and every session with you over this last year. I am sort of going through withdrawal knowing it is all over. Thank you for blessing us with your business but more than that, thank you for blessing us with your friendship. We have loved getting to know you guys! May God bless you and your new life together.