Tuesday, November 30, 2010

real wedding::John + Shirlee

The first time we sat down on a chilly day last winter, I fell in love with their love. They seemed to feed off one another as we chatted about their September wedding. Shirlee was a girl after my own heart. All her ideas and inspirations for their wedding was so exactly what I would do if I was getting married again. Complete with bird cages, games, and many-many sweets-this wedding had it all.
I was beyond honored and thrilled to work alongside of John + Shirlee. They are so fun and LOVE LIFE. Even though they are both doctors and have crazy schedules, they poured their hearts into every detail. It was beautiful + personal.
It was perfect.

The ceremony + reception was at the Gale Woods Farm.
The land is a beautiful Minnesota spot.
All the guests had a Polaroid picture taken as they arrived and it was placed in a guest book where they were able to pen a personal message.
Flowers by Linda of Nature's Gathering. She is so sweet and always does a beautiful job.
Each place setting held a different plate design. I loved this aspect. loved.
The cake table held a variety of delicious cakes from around the metro. They were amazing!
No wedding is complete without a candy bar. And did this wedding have candy! :)
Yes, they are really this fun + cute!
*photography by Laura Ivanova who is fabulous and so nice.

Shirlee+John, I really do heart you. I love that you love footsie pj's and love to travel. I love that you aren't afraid to go for your dreams and that you respect and honor one another. Whenever I see a scrabble game, I think of you two and I smile.
because, truly, you two are gems.

I also had the joy of making a video montage for J+S which is a service I offer all my clients. They are fun to make and through it, I really learn so much about the couple and their lives. To view their montage click here.


  1. You did such an amazing job Elizabeth! I need to get a blog post up too! :-)

  2. WOW, beautiful wedding! You really did any amazing job with every detail!!

  3. we love that you helped make our wedding so fabulous! thanks again and see you in a few month at adam and belle's!