…a prayer before the ceremony… in the ladies room. 🙂Meanwhile, Troy and his brothers were doing this.
Jody and her father: twins!I love buttons on the back of a dress… such a nice touch.I love me a great dad. My favorite. ❗
After the ceremony, Troy (who is a news reporter) was talking about how difficult it was to write his vows… though he didn’t refer to them as vows. He said something along the lines of, “I can write an hour worth of copy in fifteen minutes, but the five minutes that I read up there… that copy took me an hour!” It made me laugh.
BOOM!As they walked back down the aisle and into the church foyer, they were alone for fifteen seconds before the rest of their wedding party began to join them. This was what happened for those fifteen seconds. I found out later after reading the interview listed at the end of this blog entry that these fifteen seconds were Troy’s most memorable moment of his day. I’m so glad I was there to capture it. Mike’s favorite. ❓Then it was portrait time!Loved this wedding party.A scene like this is exactly what you would expect to see when two news people get married. 😉…and that’s Troy’s Emmy. And the maid of honor’s toast, I couldn’t quit laughing! HAHAHA! You definitely had to be there. 😉
That dress was perfect for Jodie.Then it was party time!I love this image.Such a fun party!
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hair • Bambu Salon
makeup • Beauty by Crystal
florist • Bo Kay Florist
videographer • Joe Starlin
ceremony • North United Methodist Church
reception venue • Eiteljorg Museum
dj • Jeremy Gearries, DJ’s Direct
cake • Kahn’s Catering
dress • La Sposa
bridesmaid dresses • Dessy
tuxedo manufacturer • Jos. A. Bank
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wedding party introductions • “Power of Love” –Huey Lewis and the News
bride & groom introduction • “1984 Olympic Fanfare” –John Williams
first dance • “Something” –The Beatles
father/daughter • “Father and Daughter” –Paul Simon
mother/son • “You Can Call Me Al” –Paul Simon
cake cutting • “How Sweet it is” –James Taylor
last dance • “Brown Eyed Girl” –Van Morrison
[br]What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Jodie: I’ll never forget walking down the aisle and seeing Troy standing there waiting for me. I also really loved our vows and I’m so happy we decided to write our own.
Troy: I will always remember the 15 seconds we had alone with each other right after we walked down the aisle for the first time as husband and wife. It was the most at peace and full of joy I’ve ever been at one moment in my life.
[br]Any advice for future bride/grooms?
Jodie: #1: Hire Bobbi and Mike #2 Don’t sweat the small stuff, seriously. #3 Following the kiss, after you’re first introduced as husband and wife, take a few seconds to look at the crowd and truly enjoy that moment when all of your family and friends are smiling back at you. It’s tempting to just take off down the aisle, but don’t do it. It’s your day, take your time.
Troy: What Jodie said. Also, spring for the comfortable tux shoes. Worth it.
[br]Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Jodie: I absolutely loved my dress. It fit perfectly! However, because it was a mermaid style and tight, I had to take it off to use the bathroom. I’ll never forget standing in the church bathroom topless, with nothing but my shoes, underwear and veil on 🙂
Troy: As we prepared to read our vows to each other, the pastor asked us who would like to go first. With no hesitation, Jodie pointed at me and said: “Ladies first.” It helped to keep my emotions in check…for the next 15 seconds. Oh–I’ll also never forget standing in the church topless. No veil for me, though. Au natural.
[br]If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
jodie: It was the most perfect day. I wouldn’t have changed a thing.
troy: No way. Best day ever.
[br] Where did you go on your honeymoon?
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