Bobby’s genuine smile is infectious.
And so is Jessica’s. Yeah, if you’re doing the math… that’s a whole lotta infectious smiles going on. Thank heavens I have dimples to give me a bit of relief from all of the smiling. PS. I made that up about the dimples… but it sounded good, right?! PPS. Just to clarify… I didn’t make up the part about HAVING dimples… I made up the part about the relief they gave me 😀 Okay. I’m not allowed to blog any more on such little sleep… I’m shushing now.
They chose to see each other before the ceremony. Here was their first sight. My view on the left, Mike’s on the right.
IT’S PICTURE TIIIIIME! When Jessica and Bobby met with us for the first time Jessica told us that she wanted to take it easy on her wedding day… as most of her bridesmaid experiences with photographers have been a bit hectic. Well, I can’t say that I’m not guilty of the same thing. You see… on a wedding day, I’m a fast mover. A ridiculously fast mover. Don’t go assuming here… just because my legs are mutant short doesn’t mean they can’t MOOOOOVE! 😉 Anyway… to force myself to slow down that day, I wore uncomfortable shoes during picture time. I know that sounds stupid… but I promise you… it’s the only thing that would have worked. On a wedding day, I go into auto pilot… LET’S GO GO GO! 🙂 So, yes… it worked… I’m a genius… with uhm… swollen feet… 😉
Oh, hello gorgeous bridesmaids 🙂 My view.
Mike’s 🙂 Meet Lily… I think she wanted to be in the photo, too… 😉
OHHHH JESSICA… YOU ARE FUNNNNNY! 😉
…. Backstreet’s Back ALRIGHT!
Bobby+groomsmen… JUSSSSST in case you were thinking of putting out an album with some dope beats combined with wicked synchronized dancing… I’m 3 steps ahead of you…. here is your boy band album cover. Yeah, you’re welcome for that. This one’s on me! PS. I’m officially getting old, it pained me to say “dope” & “wicked” WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!
I went a little OTT on the portraits. But, can you blame me?! 😀 They said, on numerous occasions, “the photos are a priority… and we want to make sure we have plenty of time!” And that you did! 😀 Thank you friends 🙂 🙂 🙂
My favorite ❗
Mike’s. He wins. No contest. Love this. His fave ❓
…an incredibly emotional/perfect prayer right before they walked down the aisle.
Jessica and Bobby chose to have more of a mingling reception (rather than a dancing/DJ reception). They incorporated many of the things most of us know as reception events into their ceremony. Fathers often give a toast… at this wedding, both of the fathers came up and gave their blessing. It was very cool!
My view, my view. 😉 I’M LIKE LIGHTNING I’M SO FAST!
hair | Trade Secret, Circle Center Mall
makeup | Sara Murff
florist | Lilly Lane
ceremony/reception | ArtsGarden
cake | Rit
dress | Brides by Demetrios
bridesmaids dresses: The Limited
tuxes | K&S Menswear, Bloomington
brides walk down the aisle: “On a Night Like This” -Dave Barnes
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
jess: The most memorable moment of the day for me was when we exchanged vows. There is something so real and so powerful about those promises and about that moment! I started to tear up, then Bobby made me laugh. 🙂
bobby: The moment that I’ll remember forever is when Jess walked into the room. When the pianist started the intro for “On a Night Like This” and Jess appeared in the balcony, I suddenly realized that this was happening… This was not a rehearsal, this was not someone else’s wedding, THIS WAS REALLY HAPPENING! I was awestruck and really couldn’t do anything other than smile the biggest smile I’ve ever smiled.
What was your favorite detail?
jess: The programs! They were a bit of a custom creation that Bobby and I put together between us (and Kinko’s). To give everyone more of an idea of who we are, we wrote our thoughts about all the wedding details in the program. It made the details of the day a little more personal, and now it’s something fun we can keep to remember the day, too.
bobby: My favorite detail was that Jess was there. 🙂
Any advice for future bride/grooms?
jess: Really, really love the person you’re marrying. And remember – that’s the whole reason for the wedding!!
bobby: Surround yourself with your close friends and your family and just lose yourself. We didn’t leave room for stress or worry – instead we made room for family, fun and great memories!
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
jess: Um, trying to take off my huge slip in an elevator after the wedding, before the reception. (Apologies to the people getting off the elevator as I was getting on. If you were wearing that slip for 3 hours, you’d understand.)
bobby: We included the best man’s toast as a part of the ceremony. I had no idea that my brother was going to take this opportunity to roast me. He spent about 10 minutes getting his two cents in… he had the guests laughing so hard that they were falling out of their chairs! Some of the guests are still talking about it… Maybe he’s got a career in this?
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
bobby: What makes it so special is that it was a once in a lifetime moment for us. I wouldn’t change anything. 🙂
What was your favorite wedding purchase?
bobby: The honeymoon!
jess: bobbi+mike. 🙂 We looooved being able to trust them to find the beauty in the day.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
jess: Fiji! He totally surprised me! I had no idea where we were going until we were at the ticket counter in the airport! It was such a great experience and EXACTLY what we needed.
Anything else you’d like to include?
jess: A huge thanks to Jessi Warner and the staff at the ArtsGarden for coordinating the details of the day!
I wanted to get a “Bobbi(y) squared” photo… it was my only request. 🙂 Mike just HAPPENED to capture us RIGHT before our high five. Clearly I was REALLY excited about this. Afterall, it’s not every day I meet someone with my name! 🙂
our favorites: 1. Lilly the flower girl was one of the most adorable flower girls we’ve ever seen in action. “Lilly, you look like a princess!” “No… I’m PRETTIER than a princess!” 2. when Shaunquia and Lara rushed over to throw a do-rag on Jessica’s hair right before she put her dress on so that she didn’t mess up her hair. It was funny to me. Go back and look at the second photo down… see it? 3. Their first sight. 4. Walking Hobbling around downtown with the wedding party taking pictures. 5. Turning an alarm on on my iPhone so that I didn’t go over on my time limit. GENIUS! Why didn’t I think of this sooner?! 6. Taking photos of Bobby and Jessica… so in love… 🙂 7. Their ceremony. Every second. 8. Their fathers’ blessing during the ceremony. 9. Watching Bobby try to hide himself wiping a tear. Too bad so sad it’s captured by me FOREVER. 😉 You’re welcome. 😀 9. The hilarity that happened in our unboxed booth. People were trying to guess where they were going on their honeymoon with funny little notes on our new unboxed chalkboards. (No one knew except Bobby. 🙂 ) 10. Finally, taking our “Bobbi(y) squared” photo 🙂
Thank you for asking us to share in such a perfect day.
Much love friends!
~bobbi+mike ❗ + ❓
Please pay no mind to the red haired speedster that appears to be just a blur in front of the bride and groom…. man oh man… that girl is clearly FAST MOVER! She must be wearing comfortable shoes 😉 Okay, REALLY shushing this time.
❗ + ❓