Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Church of the Holy Cross Wedding | Jen + Doug

Pin It Jen and Doug's love story is one that is beautifully composed, floating along a musical score that only Bach or Beethoven could have dreamed of penning.  They met while attending Butler University back in 2003.  Their paths were destined to cross as they were both in band, for music was something they both loved and understood.  They sat in some of the same classrooms, and hung out in the same circle of friends.  In 2004, their musical score went from a solo to a lovely, harmonious duet as they started dating.  And a few years later, they joined hands and hearts in front of their beloved family and friends to officially mark the beginning of their overture, their life together.  A lovely, harmonious duet.

Jen and Doug, thank you for allowing me the honor of capturing your beautiful wedding day!  I wish you a lifetime of happiness and love, a perfect melody. Friends and family can view their online gallery here.

Jen's gorgeous gown!

The cool, misty December day beckoned friends and family to join them inside the warm, inviting Church of the Holy Cross.  With the help of her sweet friends, Matron of Honor, Marcy, 
and bridesmaid, Sarah, Jen prepared for her First Look.

Doug sent her a wedding gift - beautiful blue earrings 
that just so happen to match her engagement ring. 

Doug waits to see his bride to be during their First Look.  Have I mentioned that
I love when couples choose to do a First Look?  It is often one of the only times throughout the day that the couple is alone together, besides my being there, of course.  Furthermore, family photos are taken prior to the ceremony, allowing guests more time to enjoy the celebration.  In a similar manner, there is usually more time for portraits of the newly minted couple and the wedding party.  It's definitely something to consider when planning your wedding day timeline!  

Doug could not stop smiling!  

Jen, you were such a beautiful bride!   A favorite!

Just minutes before the ceremony began...

 I love the way Doug is beaming while seeing his bride walk down the aisle to meet him!

Holy Cross is absolutely gorgeous!  

Another favorite!

During the Sign of Peace, Jen and Doug gave roses to each other's family. 


Jen, you have the best smile!

More favorites!

Seriously stunning, Jen, seriously

Love, love, love!

What a good looking wedding party!

Then it was time for the reception to start!  Jen and Doug designed their own cake, complete with snowflakes to match their wedding day theme!

Perfect toasts were given by Best Man, Chris, and Matron of Honor, Marcy. 

Followed by one of the sweetest First Dances ever to the Rainbow Connection

Jen and Doug, it was truly a joy and honor to share in your wedding day!   
You are blessed with amazing families and friends - everyone was so nice and so wonderful 
to work with!  What a perfect way to end 2011 and welcome the New Year!   Congratulations!!!

P.S.  A huge thank you to my husband and best friend, Reggie, for shooting and assisting me at this wedding!  I love you! 
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