Friday, August 2, 2013

jami & joey {married}

i love the story of how these two first started falling in love!  it happened slowly, over all-night baking marathons and joey asking her out several times.  he won her over though with his persistence and they have been by each others side ever since.  their love is grounded, steady, and so so sweet.  the way they look at each other conveys everything : that they are best friends and that their life together holds all they'll ever need.

jami & joey, thank you for the honor of documenting your most special, important day.  you & your families were so welcoming to us and it was such a blessing to be a part of your wedding.
the amazing katie from bombshell studios did jami's beautiful make-up.  she looked stunning!

i caught the guys out in the lobby of the church, inspecting the bling ;)

love, love, love the pink glitter toms that jami wore all day.  what a sparkly way to be comfy!
finally it was time to put on the dress!

her girls were gathered around her all afternoon & there were so many laughs shared.
jami & joey opted not to do a first look, but still wanted to connect before the ceremony.  holding hands without seeing each other was the perfect way to do that, and it was really sweet to see their faces light up when they squeezed hands.

his first sighting of his bride.

their ceremony was simple and personal, and i love that they laughed together.  life & love are best when humor is a key piece!
officially married!

seriously, the way you two look at each other!!
after the ceremony we headed over to rolland moore park for wedding party photos while their guests enjoyed cocktail hour.  it rained just before we got there and the leftover humidity was intense.  jami's girls assisted her in cooling down & removing bugs from her dress layers!
dang girls, you are adorable.
LOVE the sunglasses jami & joey gifted their guests (and us..thanks!) with for the day.  a sign at their reception, in fact, said "don't be blinded by our love!" ;)  

and the handsome gents posed for a few.
what perfect afternoon light we were blessed with.  and an awesome wedding party!
we took a few portraits of the newlyweds on the way back to the reception...

their reception was held at the fort collins hilton, which is a beautiful venue!  their staff did an amazing job and no detail was overlooked.

welcome mr & mrs!!

the toasts were beautiful, sincere, funny...

...and totally surprising!!  so awesome & hilarious.

the dance floor was packed the whole night - again, with the amazing wedding party!

and seriously, you guys have the best family :)

getting some words of wisdom from the couple who's been married the longest!
and i'll end with these sweet pictures of the two of you enjoying your perfect night.  all our best to you!!

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