Chelsea & Dan

Aug 24, 2009 Wedding, Make.up
the ah!mazing Chelsea & Dan got hitched at the end of June in East Lansing!... you might remember these two lovebirds from some recent posts on my lil ol' blog here. their wedding day was nothing short of faaaaaabulous!!! i also had the honor of doing Chelsea's make-up look first thing in the morning & then we headed to the Douglas J Salon for some up-do's. their heartFULL ceremony took place at the University United Methodist Church, followed by some photo fun at the beautiful MSU Perennial & Children's Gardens. the evening reception, dinner & dancing, took place at the awesome Kellogg Center. it was a glorious day filled with SO many great moments... & with that said, i will let my photographs do the rest of the talking!

below are some top favorites, however be sure to check out the slideshow at the end of this post for tons more!

dear sweet Chels & Dan... my mind is filled with far too many thoughts when i think of you both that i am at a jumble as to where to begin. truly. it has been quite an awesome journey --- one that is filled to the top with great laughter, stories, love and,,, of course, sushi!!! lol. the two of you embrace the definition of love, companionship, respect & passion. i cannot wait to see where the rest of your journey together takes you both & am so happy to have gained such incredible friends. here's a big CHEERS to you both & this great beginning of the newest chapter in your lives! hope you enjoy the story of your special day....

as i mentioned was a most beautiful day :
a beaut of shot my rad assistant Danielle captured of Chelsea & i :
and, oh, just a few more of the sa-weeeet engagement ring Dan had custom created by the brilliantly talented James Pierowich (whose studio is in downtown Birmingham!) :
some more of the fab details :
loooove this :
getting ready time! Chelsea's smile is contagious :
can we say STUNNING or what?!
Dan,,,, was looking quite dapper himself & ready to see his bride :
right before the ceremony....
i love this moment between Chels & her Mom :
can you feel the love?
it's official! mr. & mrs.!!!!!
you know i love this!
one of my top faves from the day :
just an awesome moment between Chelsea & her Dad. love. love & love!
Dan & Chelsea with Devin (Dan's brother & Best Man) & Kacy (Chelsea's sister & Maid of Honor) :
Chels with her gals :
Dan with his buds :
the bridal party was a BLAST to be around :
some newlywed time :
* all you need is love *
the truly beautyFULL INside & OUT couple :
we walked back to the spot where Dan first proposed to Chelsea...
another top fave...
love the movement & feel to their body language in this image :
for such a 'sweet & simple',,, yet FULL of life spot, it just burst with great love & happiness :
" somewhere,,, over the rainbow. skies are blue... " :
the reception details were also tre fabulous :
.....and not to mention, the majority of them were all handmade by Chelsea & Dan themselves!!! yes, they are AMAZING, aren't they?! so special!
the scrumptious, colorFULL cake was created by Shorty's Cakes-n-Bakes in Dewitt, Michigan :
credit goes to Twiggies for the brilliant minds behind the floral decor :
their entrance!
during the toasts :
the prayer :
the rings!!!
remember when Chels introduced me to wordle?! well, she so creatively incorporated some very special wordles into the back of their program... so of course i had to have some more fun with it -- i couldn't resist! :
just a few sweet moments captured below :
Chelsea's Dad's shoes = the coolest evah!
their first dance :
the night was filled with non-stop dancing, laughter galore!
*heart* this moment during 'single ladies' by Beyonce :
nothing like a good hug to make your heart smile :
their guestbook was a hit :
a few late-night romancy shots to call it a perfect ending to a perfect day :
passion & love is :
i think it's safe to say that they put the 'happy' into each others happiness :

simply ***CLICK HERE!!!*** to view the slideshow & see even more photographs from their wedding day!
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