Thursday, November 5, 2009

Real Wedding: Noelle + Joey

I adored working with Noelle and Joey!
Noelle is a nurse so we met on a Sunday at a Starbucks in the surburbs. Although I hadn't had any experience with filipino weddings, I talked about my interest in incorporating one's culture into a wedding. Luckily, Noelle and Joey felt comfortable enough to book me without the experience. This can be difficult for some couple's. One of the first questions that I often get is, "Have you ever done a X type wedding?"
I loved working with Noelle. Even with 350 guests attending her wedding, she didn't forget the details. Instead, she focused on a contemporary design that highlighted her modern taste with many DIY projects. Her talent is amazing! I rarely see DIY projects look so professional. So let's take a peak, shall we? All photos are by Michele Rivera from Mischa Media.

Cake: Allegretti's Bakery
Ceremony: St. Isidore Ceremony
Musicians: Brass String Chamber Ensemble
Decor: Dayle D'Ann Edgeworth and The Chair Couture
DJ: Mark Del Rosario
Hair: Ann Bautista
Limo: American Coach Limo
Make-up: Tina Salazar for MAC
Photographer: Mischa Media
Reception: Marriott Schaumburg
Videographer: Carbon 14 Films


Noelle in her fabulous Bride silk robe getting the final touches on her hair.
This is the first of many detail: the bride and groom's initials with their wedding date.
One of the lovely bridesmaids!
The Bride's DIY invitations with her white bouquet -- don't you love the texture?

This was Shelly's first wedding. She's using her floral background to help pin bouts.
The programs were also DIY. Noelle has some made paper skills.
Noelle and Joey during the veil and cord ceremony.
St. Isadore is a modern Catholic Church in Bloomingdale.

Did I mention that Noelle is a DIY goddess? She even made the Unity Candle.
As the couple exited, there was a ton of bubbles! I love this photo!
After the ceremony, the bridal party headed out to take some fabulous photos in the city.
The escort "cards" were actually votive candles. It was a lovely sight when all 350 were lit!

Instead of a traditional guest book, the couple chose to make a book from their engagement photos.

Tomorrow, I will post photos of the reception.


1 comment:

Noelle said...

Thanks Misse! We couldn't have done it with out yours and Shelly's help! We please must also give credit to Amanda of Made with Love Paperie...while we did all the labor, she was very much the person behind the design of our paper products!

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