Wendy ‘Sippin’ Sipple is one of the coolest people you will ever meet, beautiful, thoughtful, generous, vivacious, witty, brilliant, creative, warm, kind…. and the OWNER of REAL WEDDINGS MAGAZINE AND STYLE MEDIA GROUP ( soon the free world ).
I was THRILLED when Wendy choose ME to photograph the REAL WEDDINGS covers and fashion spread at the coolest venue ever… THE CITIZEN HOTEL. Having helped my best-tie ( that is what the kids are calling best friends these days ) Sarah Maren with the shoot a few issues back,
I knew this shoot was brutal, 3 girls with about 12 dresses EACH, yikes ! SO… I called in a few ringers to help me. Andrea ‘DR. DREA’ and Thais ‘THAI BO’ ( are you getting that if you know me you will get a fun nick name ) HELPED ME SOOO MUCH with shooting and my treasured Shannon ‘ NONNIE BUTTER’ assisted me the whole time. Beloved Sarah ALWAYS helps me with any and all computer issues, photoshop, emotional needs for this and every shoot, making this very blog and telling my butt does not look fat in those jeans.
My friends Jennifer and Ava, from IMAGE PROVOCATEUR at did the winning cover girls hair and make-up….and that winning solo cover was also MY BRIDE SARAH ! SO JUST A DREAM COME TRUE ALL AROUND.
I am not able to show more images just yet, but here are the results of me ‘getting by with a little help from my friends’ :
I told Wendy to match the font color to my blog…kidding.
Our gals were sooooooooooo awesome. LOVED them all. Long day and they held up until the very end. This was such a collaborative effort with SO MANY PEOPLE involved. Thanks to EVERYONE !!
This wedding held a special place in my heart, my beloved Liz Raley ( aka Liz lemon, yes she IS a ‘Raley’ from the store ‘Raley’ family ) and I have been friend for many years. Liz is the most precious girl, warm, kind, beautiful, witty, and a fabulous designer. For years we talked about me shooting her wedding ( we had it all planned, just needed the guy ). Luckily Justin came along at just the right time. To know Justin is to love him. He is a doll.
Liz and Justin were made for each other, the perfect match. Her wedding at the Grand Ballroom was radiant with vibrant colors and touching details. These two have amazing families and were just a class act all the way. Liz reminded me of a young Grace Kelly, so elegant and timeless. My favorite part of the wedding was when Justin Grabbed the microphone and thanked his family. I love the gushy stuff.
Double extra bonus score of the year… THAIS of Love at First Click shot the wedding with me. Thais ‘Thais bo’ is also one of Liz’s design clients, Liz is the most amazing designer !
Sexy, fun, fab, flirty flowers done by none of than the Divine miss MARTHA of Blooms. Dig those pink balls Martha !
AND…. THEIR WEDDING WILL BE FEATURED IN THE NEXT REAL WEDDINGS MAGAZINE. I know…it just gets better and better right :
YES…. what shoot would be complete without me doing something weird with the rings.
GREAT SHOT by my beloved Thais ( Thai bo ) I am sort of obsessed with it…
See what I mean with my ‘young grace kelly’ comment ?
I LOVED the way Liz tied all of the colors together : )
Great shot of Liz’s nana
These moments are usually my favorite, the ‘moment of truth’.
We were able to go up on the roof top to catch the perfect sunset. It was wild being so close to the birds
I am so totally and deeply in love with this photo !
Do you love Martha’s balls, the pink ‘balls’ in the vase gave us endless fader about martha’s balls, they were alot more slippery than they looked This is one of my favorite photos in the world ever of all times. This says it all right ?
FUN FACT : Justin’s dad and his band sang their first song, and Liz’s dad built their candy cart, both very touching !
Here is their SLIDESHOW
photos with heart and soul