Abby & Ryan (02.21.09)

“This is the nicest wedding we’ve ever been to!”

Ryan made Abby laugh with this comment, to which she responded, “Did you hear what my husband just said?” (Incidentally, I love taking the bride and groom into the ballroom to see it before the guests do – that’s how we get fun comments like this!)

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We loved working with Abby, and she looked amazing on her wedding day.  The staff at Salon Cielo did a wonderful job on all the ladies’ hair, and Sunshine Jones did an equally wonderful job with Abby’s makeup.

The ceremony and reception at Deerwood Country Club could not have been more lovely.  Abby chose a palette of black and white, accented with red, for her colors.  The ballroom was dressed for the formal wedding in black and white, with red floral arrangements by Wilson’s Limited.  Linens were provided by Connie Duglin Specialty Linen.

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Ryan is a vegetarian, so over their years together Abby has also joined in the lifestyle.  But a lot of their friends and family have issues knowing what to cook when they come over for dinner, so they came up with these cute cookbooks full of their favorite recipes to give out as favors!  Ryan actually made these himself – from the design to the execution.  Way to go Ryan!

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Paul Deland from D’Land Entertainment did a superb job keeping the crowd dancing through the night, with lots of great sing-along 70’s and 80’s music.  And speaking of sing-alongs, the bride’s mom Nina took a moment to tell the guests about Abby’s grandmother, and then led a group rendition of the Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love.”

Kris Graham Photography and InMotion Video Productions captured every moment, and I can’t wait to see the photos and video!  (note: the photos in this post are my snapshots, not pro pics by any stretch of the imagination!)