Friday, June 26, 2009

Wedding Story: Paola and Wes

YOU BLOG READERS ARE AWESOME.  Thank you so much to those of you who have taken the time to fill out the survey that I linked in the post before this one.  If you have not filled out the survey yet, you have until July 1st to take it.  Let me know what you did and I will enter you in the contest for a $25 Target giftcard- one of my favorite stores in the world.

I had a hard time narrowing down the pictures from Paola and Wes' wedding day that I wanted to share with you on here.  As you saw in Paola's bridal portrait post, this girl is classy and stylish, leaving no detail unplanned.  

Paola and Wes kept their wedding party simple with Wes' Dad as the best man and Paola's sister Nicki as the Maid of Honor.  They found really great ways to honor their other friends through out the day.  I started out at Paola's house while she, her Mom and sister were getting ready...

Remember these fabulous shoes?  Someone commented on the bridal portrait post if these were real Christian Louboutins- girl, they are FOR REAL.  And that is also a for real gorgeous yellow diamond engagement ring.


Nicki watches on as Paola gets her makeup done.  
Thanks for passing our information along to your sister, Nicki!

NAS_9628 copy

NAS_9708 copy

Nothing better to calm wedding day nerves than old school 90210.  This is Paola's favorite show and from what I hear she catches the re-runs on the Soap channel religiously.

NAS_9744 copy

Touch up before we head to the church!

NAS_9796 copy

Paola's whole family getting the final touches ready for some 
group pictures before the ceremony.

NAS_9980 copy

This was my first bi-lingual wedding and it was so awesome to experience that.
One of Paola's flower girls kept counting the shiny buttons on Paola's Dad's dress uniform- "Uno, dos, tres..."- and came up with a different number every time.  It was tricky.

NAS_0002 copy

Paola's other flowergirl decided to dole out goldfish for everyone to snack on while they waited for the ceremony to begin.

NAS_0187 copy

Finally making the walk to the sanctuary...

NAS_0294 copy


NAS_0329 copy

NAS_0450 copy


I NEVER post formal pictures, but I thought I would toss one up to show you that we do them when you want us to.  Also to show that Wes and Paola's important men were ushers- 
and looked handsome doing it.

NAS_0397 copy

NAS_0547 copy

Paola was nervous that they had not practiced their first dance.  
Wes said "don't worry, just follow my lead."  Their first dance was fabulous- 
I would not have been able to dance like that on the first try :)

NAS_0564 copy

NAS_0799 copy

Along with fabulous food, Paola and Wes had a gelato machine- delicious!  
And then later in the evening ice cream sandwhiches were passed around.  
These people knew how to keep the crowd happy!

NAS_0877 copy

I was feelin' the sweets when it came to portraits of their bling...

NAS_0811 copy

NAS_0849 copy

The reception was held in the Capital City Club, 
which boasted tons of great views of downtown Raleigh and beyond...

NAS_0924 copy

NAS_1058 copy

Who could resist dancing with this precious flower girl!?

NAS_1166 copy

Wes and his college friends giving Paola some love...

NAS_1657 copy

These guests could do every cool dance move ever invented- including the jump rope.  
By the way, I don't do this much- and they did not ask us to do it- but their band was AMAZING.  They are called Mr. Potato Head and I was just blown away by the variety of music that they were able to play and sing... and do it well.  The crowd LOVED them.

NAS_1831 copy

NAS_1369 copy

Apparently Fayetteville Street has some strict rules, so Paola had to get creative with their send off.  I think the pinwheels looked awesome as they left.

NAS_2058 copy

Wes giving his Mom some love.

NAS_2072 copy

How adorably happy are they!?  Off they goooo!

NAS_2157 copy

Paola and Wes- I am going to try not to be jealous over your fabulous Italian honeymoon- I hope it is as amazing as it sounds.  All your friends seemed like they had known us for ages and your family was so warm and inviting.  The ceremony was beautiful- Thank you for inviting us in to tell the story of your day!


a said...

I absolutely LOVE the pinwheel idea... that ring is to die for!


Lydia said...

AMAZING - love it!

the.indie.image said...

yep beautiful stuff!