Exactly one year and ten days before Maggie & John got married, I sat across a desk from Maggie at my previous job as she conducted my exit interview. She asked me what drove my decision to leave the company. When I told her I was beginning a career as a wedding photographer, she smiled and told me she was engaged.
Maggie started her day at ANiU Salon on the West side, looking gorgeous right from the start.
Back at the hotel, I made a bee-line for Maggie’s gown…a lobby has never looked so glamorous.
Look at how Maggie’s box is a little dainty one and John’s a bit bigger and sturdier? So cute.
Do you remember these shoes from Maggie & John’s engagement session? I can’t quite get over how much I LOVED Maggie’s blilngin’ necklace…it is just the kind of thing I would adore wearing.
Right from the get-go there was this calm around Maggie that made everything feel glowy. It was accompanied by a preparedness that was enviable…if only I had been so put-together on my wedding day!
Aaaaah! That necklace!!
I was inspired to use a texture today…
Maggie had herself one gorgeous set of girls!
Did I make it clear how much I adore red shoes?
Then we caught up with the guys at the State Capitol.
It was hard to get this one steady from across the rotunda, since I was trying not to giggle when John did this:
This perfect pool of light made me so happy right before the ceremony, as Maggie was awaiting her entrance.
I haven’t seen a ceremony in this part of the Capitol yet, and it was lovely!
And it lets me get pretty close…being a very intimate space.
I love Maggie’s cute fist bump and how John smiled at her!
The Capitol is a classic, easy spot to photograph, and I LOVE reds against the grey walls and petina lamps.
Maggie’s bedazzled flowers were sooooooo gorgeous.
We stopped at the Essen House with the wedding party to capture a few shots of them all having fun before heading the the East Side Club for the reception.
Everyone was already excitedly looking over photos from the day.
The girls that decorated the East Side Club did a great job!
Before the festivities started, we had just enough time to escape for a few more bride & groom portraits. I love how this shot shows the detail in Maggie’s dress.
If you look really closely at the horizon in the second shot, you can see the Capitol. The view really is great!
Thank you, Maggie & John, for sharing your day with us! Crystal and I had a gorgeous time! I hope you enjoyed your preview and are having a ton of fun in New York on your honeymoon. Loving the Facebook pics!
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