Marisa & Jonah

Sep 28, 2007 Wedding, Make.up
Marisa & Jonah had the most elegant wedding at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham! It was truly a grand occasion that started off the morning with the ladies getting ready in the hotel. I had the honor of doing Marisa's make-up look (to see her make-up trial post click here!) which was so much fun. : ) Marisa is a huge sweetheart & was a most beautiful bride! the day was the epitomy of perfect, too -- sunny with a great refreshing breeze. Marisa & Jonah decided to see each other beforehand which I love when it happens that way because it allows for plenty of time for photos & fun -- & that we had, that's for sure! from the cocktail hour, to the very sentimental ceremony, to the AMAZING food stations in the Ballroom, to the heartfelt speeches & toasts, to the dancing that continued into the very end of the night (talk about some great dancers out on the dance floor!), right down to the mini ice cream cones that got served near the end of the night -- it was truly a day to remember. : )

Thank you Marisa & Jonah for everything! the two of you & your familes have been absolutely wonderful to get to know better & work with. : ) documenting your most special day meant SO much to both Mike & I... & we will never forget it! you guys are the best! happy blogging!

the details of her dress were so romantic...
isn't Marisa just stunning!?!
i LOVED her Jimmy Choo shoes!!!
a toast to the bride & the day!
her hair was amazing! Karin Major from Prime Designz Salon in Rochester Hills was the creator of the look -- absolutely fantastic!
: )
LOVE the mood & feel in this one...
just gorgeous
Jonah's tie was top-notch! Marisa picked it out for him : ).
jonah looking his handsome self!
doesn't jonah look a bit g.q. too?! ; )
a fun play with shadows & light!
i just looove this series below -- Jonah's expression before he saw Marisa for the first time that day... &, of course, the rest that followed!
aren't they the cutest!?
walking back to the hotel to gather their families for formals...
i love the play of Emily & Jonathan's shadows below... : )
Marisa & her sisters!
Jonah & his siblings!
the flowers were brilliant! just loved the pop of yellow color all throughout the wedding!
Marisa bought all her bridesmaids matching necklaces...
& bracelets that matched their individual taste! SOO great!!!!
the bridal party : )
the entire group!! : )
& off for some photo fun!
: )
one of my most favorites from the day!
i heart everything about this one!
their love is incredible
(back to the Townsend for the ceremony... : ))
some details...
Jonah's expression as Marisa comes walking down the aisle : )
Marisa & her parents walking her down the aisle...
the new mr. & mrs. stutz!!
after the ceremony, we stepped outside for a few newlywed photos! talk about great lighting, too!
one striking mr. & mrs.!
the reception details were so fresh & vibrant!
they had a Croquembouche (a traditional french wedding cake) as their wedding cake which i thought was just fantastic (oh! & did i mention delicious!!)
their first dance as husband & wife : )
mother/son & father/daughter dances!
the Hora was definitely a GREAT time!!
as was the rest of the dancing that went on into the night!!
: )
at 11:30pm they had these incredible mini ice cream cones --- talk about a "sweet" idea!
& yes, they were a BIG hit !!!
we couldn't resist! ; )
i snuck them outside before the end of the night for a few solo shots...
congrats again marisa & jonah!!! : )
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