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Ellen and Erik ~ October 10, 2009 ~ Lynchburg, VA

posted by Kelly

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.

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Ellen and Erik Wedding~10.10.09

Ellen and Erik Wedding~10.10.09

All the girls wore sassy gray heels. You know me and shoes.

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Erik’s dapper look for the day.

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I could tell Ellen was a woman of persuasion when I saw that all the guys agreed to wearing fuchsia socks.

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Ellen and Erik Wedding~10.10.09

Ellen was a stunning bride. Her bouquet was, by far, the largest one I have ever seen. It was beautiful.

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Ellen and Erik Wedding~10.10.09

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Three generations of Dorman men and their pink socks.

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Reception was held at the Academy of Fine Arts.

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One of Ellen’s students made these amazing chalk signs for each area of the reception.

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The cocktail area is actually an art gallery. Ellen had her paintings all around the gallery to display her work.

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Ellen and Erik

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.

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Half way through the daddy/daughter dance, Ellen and her father broke into a synchronized flat foot routine. The crowd went a little wild.

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In fact her whole family flat footed around the dance floor.

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Ellen and Erik Wedding~10.10.09

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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.

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Ellen and Erik Wedding~10.10.09

Ellen and Erik Wedding~10.10.09

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.

12 Responses

Kirsten says:

November 22, 2009 at 8:54 pm

These are all so amazing.

John Carl says:

November 23, 2009 at 2:13 am

That has to be one of the most bad-a cakes I have ever seen - amazing!

Photos look stellar, as always! :)

Wendy Coffey says:

November 23, 2009 at 5:33 am

I always love your posts Kelly and Ryan. As usual you captured Ellen and Erik’s wedding perfectly. Beautiful images of a beautiful and creative event. It was my pleasure as well to work with Ellan and Erik (on their wedding cake). Such a sweet couple! Happy life you guys! :)

Shari says:

November 23, 2009 at 5:51 am

wow… what a fantastic wedding shoot!

margaret deal says:

November 23, 2009 at 6:50 am

i have been checking every day for these photos. beautiful WOW

Julie Nickerson says:

November 23, 2009 at 7:25 am

Wow, some people are so creative! love the chalkboard from her students and her artwork. What special touches!

And I LOVE that she made the guys were pink socks!!! so cool!

And now we are off to Dunkin Donuts b/c Abel saw the donut picture and desperately claims he needs one! ha!!! thanks….

Leisha Metcalfe says:

November 23, 2009 at 8:10 am

LOVELY, LOVELY, LOVELY!!! a Thousand times FANTASTIC.. Ellen you looks amazing, these pics are amazing.. wow! love the pink socks on the guys, now that was hilarous!! looks like a very FUN and memorable night.. LOVE IT.. thanks for Sharing!!

Clifton Griffin says:

November 23, 2009 at 9:32 am

Love the unique styling. Reception photos are fantastic…love the lighting and contrast!

Nice work.

Michelle says:

November 24, 2009 at 6:40 am

Unreal! These are just beautiful. Wish you would have taken my wedding photos!!

Sarah says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:19 pm

These are beautiful, unique pictures! Well done by the photographers! What a precious family. Ellen, you have grown into a lovely woman and your wedding looks like it was a lot of fun!

andrea says:

December 9, 2009 at 6:23 am

The MOST amazing, creative wedding and PICTURES I have ever seen!

Leecy Fink says:

January 1, 2010 at 4:55 pm

I loved Ellen and her entire family! You are so right, the grandparents stole the show at my shop too!
What an honor to work with them! Congratulations Ellen and Erik!

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