Friday, June 24, 2011

Wedding Photos Galore!!































First of all, my apologies for soooo many photos (and not one turquoise house!!) We had over 1,300 photos from our incredible photographer Spencer Combs, so it was really hard to whittle it down to this many! I love them all!

So now on to the details: The turquoise bridesmaids dresses, flower girl dresses, and my wedding gown were all made by Diana Winget Olson, my talented dressmaker step-mother. It was so much fun designing them and picking out fabric! I loved every twirl-worthy second in mine!! The world's most awesome makeup artist Brett Dorrian was responsible for all of our hair and makeup. She is just the greatest, really went above and beyond for me that day. I know you're all in love with the peonies...aren't they breathtaking?? All of the floral arrangements were done by Ashley Fox Designs, the most helpful and talented (and sweetest) vendor we worked with. My good friend Nikki of Lovely Scribbles did the dazzling calligraphy for the place cards (as well as our invitations, bless her heart!) They were pieces of art! Oooh and I loved the way the table numbers turned out, created by Harmony Design on Etsy. My friend Kim Yeager of Lark Nest Design came up with the pom-pom idea, and helped us hang them all up! They were so fun and everyone loved them. My beautiful pearl necklace and earrings were designed by Jen of JWP Jewelry Designs and birdcage veil by Ann Leslie Designs. Wish I could wear them every day!! The service was held at Lakewood Memorial Chapel (did you see all the mosaic?!? Jaw-dropping.) in Minneapolis. We were lucky to have Pastor Diane Roth come in to officiate the service from my family's long-time church...so very special for us! And lastly, we chose classical guitarist Joel Shapira to play all of the music for the service, which was such a treat of its own! And oh boy, how could I almost forget this?! Chris spent HOURS finding the perfect socks and turquoise ties for the guys. We Love Colors and Savvi Formalwear ended up having exactly what we wanted!

Our reception was so fun!! It was held on the banks of Mississippi River across from downtown Minneapolis at the Saint Anthony Main Event Centre, which used to be an old mattress factory. Chris and I loved the exposed bricks, all the big windows and exposed beams. Our awesome DJ, Nate from Instant Request, brought in turquoise mood lighting which really made a big impact (for not a lot of money...we liked that!) The event was catered by 3 Sons Signature Cuisine and seriously, they had the best food ever in addition to first-class service...I still hear about it from so many people. They baked that glorious cake as well (it was super yummy too!) and Ashley decorated it with her flowers. I wish I could have it sitting around my house because it was one of my favorite things about the wedding. See how the pleating on it kind of matches my dress?? Love that! Oh and my adorable robe, I LOVE that robe and still wear it all the time...it is by Plum Pretty Sugar. And I can't forget those stellar shoes by Steve Madden (that I only only managed to wear until dinner).

Phew! I hope that didn't bore you to tears! Our wedding day was honestly the best, most happiest day of my life, and I think the photos really reflect the energy and love Chris and I felt. The last two months have been so great, I just love being married to him. I couldn't be happier! Oh wait, our new puppy is almost house-trained! Ha!

And with that, I hope you all have a wonderful SUMMER weekend!!! Enjoy it!


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117 comments:

Suzanna said...

of course you didn't bore us to tears! What a gorgeous wedding! I thought I had clicked on to one of the wedding blogs I follow and then realized it was House of Turquoise!! :) I adore your dress! the fullness and shape of the skirt is perfect.

Britt said...

After seeing all your wedding pictures, I must have another wedding immediately! I am soooo jealous of your turquoise and pink wedding. My daughter's first birthday is in September and I am going to have a turquoise and pink party. I will definitely send pictures!

tracyvanhorne said...

I am in love. For real.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

What a beautiful day and you were a beautiful bride. The photos are awesome.

erin louise said...

Your photos are GORGEOUS!! I love how you brought in the pops of color. And your cake and flowers. I die.

We have some vendors in common! Spencer also photographed my wedding, Nate from Instant Request DJ'd, and we were catered by Three Sons (my reception was at Blaisdell Manor). I agree with you that their food is so, so amazing - my guests raved about it.

Congratulations on your marriage!! :)

philben5 said...

I have been a follower now for over a year and always enjoy your posts. Your pictures are amazing! Blessings on your marriage and thanks for sharing.
Roxanne

OAK House 5. said...

dreamy!!!

Natalie said...

Erin, it was beautiful! What a perfect day! You were a gorgeous bride, and your details were amazing. Thanks for sharing your special day!

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Just darling!! Everything was so beautiful! I wish you and the hubby and the dog the best! Have a great weekend!

Ms. Bright said...

absolutely beautiful! you were a glowing bride and all of the special touches made it so very you!

xo

cafenoHut said...

Just amazing.. unique.... I loved every shot...
I wish a lifetime of happiness.

Stephanie said...

Erin, it was so BEAUTIFUL! As I was looking at them, in my head I noticed the cake matched your dress, and was loving the exposed bricks, and the energy in the pictures, and then I read your post and that is exactly what you describe. Not too many pictures for me! Such great pictures, thanks for sharing them with us.

Amber said...

I enjoyed every single one of your beautiful photos! Gorgeous!!! I LOVE your dress! Congratulations on your marriage!

Jill Browning said...

Absolutely beautiful. What great memories for you!

Amanda said...

WOW! those are just beautiful! and you looked amazing!!!!

Jennifer said...

Love your wedding! Thanks for sharing. I'm sure your style will be inspiration to many! I always enjoy your blog and love to see how you incorporated turqoise into the wedding.

Theophanie said...

Beautiful! Congratulations!

mustang said...

Wow! Wow! The turquoise socks are the icing on the cake! These are lovely photos Erin and it is obvious that your wedding was full of love and joy. Thanks for sharing - my favorite photo is the one of y'all coming down the steps in front of the church. I hope you have that one hanging in your house somewhere. Cheers!

Sarah said...

How could you bore us with these photos? They are stunning and I have been waiting a long time to see them! you looked radiant! I love absolutely everything! San and my wedding will be similar (aqua blue dresses, all different styles for the bridesmaids, turquoise ties, etc.) but still very different. What a wonderful wedding!

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

everything is absolutely stunning ~ no surprise! congrats again on a very beautiful day! ox

Anna said...

I cannot express how much I absolutely LOVE everything in your photos!! So very happy for you!!

Sing said...

Beautiful, and it looks like you a fun time for everyone. COngrats.

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Sara said...

Erin, your pictures are STUNNING!!! What a gorgeous wedding! I just love your dress and the turquoise.....yeah my favorite!! I could look at wedding pictures for HOURS!!!

tinajo said...

You look adorable and very happy - lovely pics! :-)

Anonymous said...

you look AMAZING! beautiful wedding photos... love the turquoise. :)

Susan said...

beautiful photographs! you are such a GORGEOUS bride!!!

writingthislife.com said...

I have only been reading your beautiful blog for a little while now and I have to say I didnt realize you were a fellow Minnesotan. That is until I saw the fun pictures of your groomsmen and groom under the bridge with the Mississippi running behind them. We got married last summer and took some pictures at that same spot! We actually almost used Spencer too, but there was a timing conflict! Beautiful wedding! Fun to find another MN blogger!

-Anna, www.writingthislife.com

eclecticrevisited said...

love your wedding pics..especially the one with the guys wearing turquoise socks...so perfect!!..
and you are absolutely radiant!!..
blessings to you both..
maureen

SHaunaH said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL ! Thanks for sharing them.

Dianne said...

Honestly, your wedding was more beautiful than any wedding I've ever seen featured in magazines (like Martha's). Wow, you could be a wedding planner! Absolutely stunning. A perfect balance of pretty and classy! Congratulations :D

MrsD said...

Beautiful!! I love the vintage yet modern feel your pictures give off!!

And you can't go wrong with peonies!!

Can I ask...what kind of plant/branch is in the jar to the right of the "Table 12" sign? Such delicate leaves....I would love to have that in my house!

Stephanie said...

love, love,love!!! But what church is it, it is beautiful!! As is the bride of course!

Erin said...

MrsD, I think she said it was maidenhair fern. They are so delicate and pretty!

natalie | a muse + delight said...

What a couple! Best, best wishes for all the happiness you can stand.
I love the:
- polka dotted ties (would like a sash/scarf like that)
- sock fun
- poms & blush pink bouquet (want to go bk in time & changemy blush pink bouquet.

The petitcoat rocks. Turquoise just beckonscelebrations. Gorg photos!

Lovely Scribbles said...

Absolutely stunning photos, Erin! You look so gorgeous, and everything was just as amazing in person as in the pictures. LOVE every single one!!

minnesotamom said...

Funny--as soon as I saw the first images, I thought "That looks like Spencer Combs." And I was right! Beautiful day, beautiful bride!!! :)

Passionate for White said...

Bored?! Are you kidding me....I loved every minute of it!!

leslie said...

What a beautiful wedding! These are amazing pictures! Congrats to you and your partner!! You make such a beautiful bride. Ever happiness to you both! <3

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Barbara said...

I look at your blog every day so your personal wedding pictures helps me know you better - you are a real person. Absolutely beautiful. Obviously I loved your colors.

Design Thoughts~ Kim said...

aww they are beautiful photos! my fav is of you walking down the aisle and you can see you already have tears! So beautiful!

Layers and Layers said...

You looked beautiful and I LOVED every single one of them ... Thank you for sharing :)

Charlotte said...

Congratulations on your marriage!!
Charlotte de France.

Donald's Garden said...

Great photos!

Wow - what style! But then - we wouldn't expect anything less!

Such an attractive couple too!

Roberta said...

Are you kidding? Erin, EVERYTHING is beautiful. Love your dress. and shoes? omg! Stunning bride and you looked so happy throughout too. Very, very talented mother-in-law! Tell her I said so. xoRoberta

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Erica said...

I want to be married again! Love your wedding pictures!

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Stephanie said...

Everything is Beautiful!

Kat said...

GORGEOUS wedding gown & bridesmaids dresses! Bless those hard working hands that made them! Such a treasure! Beautiful bride & stunning pictures! Congratulations!

2littlehooligans said...

wow loved every single one too:) thanks for sharing!

Manderley said...

The photos are very nice and funny, soooo pretty.
Congratulations!

Regards

Karen said...

What a beautiful blog! And what a bea-u-tiful wedding. I hope your marriage is as happy as your day was gorgeous!

Adryana Jade said...

Congratulations!!! You were a gorgeous bride and the entire wedding was absolutely beautiful :)

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Gild and Grace said...

Gosh Erin your wedding was stunning! Love all the turquoise touches of course - especially the socks! Congrats :) Abbey x

**Anne** said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos and don't apologise for the number of photos, everyone loves a wedding. I love the decorations, the colours, everything. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful day.
Anne xx

Veronika said...

gorgeous! love your dress :) i had a pink peony bouquet as well, so pretty!

Renée Finberg said...

amazing wedding
and amazing memories for you
in these fabulous images.

xx

Nancy W said...

Amazing! What a magical day for you! You looked so beautiful!!! Loved it all!

JH said...

I'm a wedding photographer so believe me when I say they did a spectacular job on your wedding.

Allison said...

All I can say is gorgeous! You are a gorgeous bride, a gorgeous wedding and gorgeous photos. Everything was perfect, Erin.

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Anonymous said...

Hello and Congratulations! I have been waiting for these photos and it was indeed a pleasure. Yours was the first blog I ever got hooked on and you introduced me to the wonderful, positive, celebratory world that is blogging. Thank you and many wishes to you and yours for a happy, happy life! Maureen

Jennie @ Studio 1621 said...

Ahhhhhhhhh! Enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and didn't realize you were Minnesotan. I was just at a wedding last weekend with Spencer, wonderful person, wonderful photographer. Beautiful wedding!

Ann said...

Congratulations and Best Wishes...
You are such a lovely couple.
Your gown is divine.
I enjoy looking at the photos,
they are amazing...
for awhile I even thought you are Blake Lively ♥

Joyce said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the petticoat on your dress!

Jenny said...

Absolutely stunning photographs. What a beautiful wedding you had. I wish you both all the very best for your future together.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Beautiful photos!
I just got lost in them and all their turquoise and fushia beauty!

Kim said...

Perfection! Love all the turquoise details (those men's ties are TO DIE FOR!) and the absolute joyous expressions on everyone's faces. Yay for a wonderful wedding! Thanks for sharing the photos!

Coley said...

Oh wow, I loved looking through those photos! It reminded me of mine a lot :) Your colors and details were amazing! Thank you for sharing and congratulations

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

You guys could totally be in a magazine...this looks like a spread from Martha's Weddings. Or more like if Vogue had a wedding pub! I can't even deal with your shoes and that cake! And the peonies. Oh how I wish we were 'real life' friends and I could have been invited!!!

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Gorgeous and your smile is what makes each picture even better! Thanks for sharing your day with us! So much fun to have met you in LA. Wow, the details that went into everything was incredible!!!! So glad it went off without a hitch!

Ruthie

margot said...

Que maravillosas fotos.
Cuanta felicidad en vuestros rostros.
Las chicas iban con trajes preciosos.
La novia era preciosa.
Adoro tu blog.
Besos

LesleySW said...

Those so amazing. And the wedding was beautiful. Congratulations on the marriage and your incredible design. Good luck!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Absolutely stunning, especially you, my dear! It looks like an amazing event and so wonderfully simple and chic...wishing you every happiness in your marriage, congrats!

Julie K. said...

What a beautiful wedding. Your photos look like from a wedding magazine. It must have been a great day, especialy for your groom and groomsmen when doing that cool "Reservoir Dogs" photos under the bridge.

Allison aka Half of VAMH said...

How did I not know you are in MSP?! Amazing, amazing wedding. Your dress...speechless! Congratulations!

Hellohello baby said...

How could you ever think this would bore us. Thank you beautiful Erin for taking the time, sorting out your favorits and linking up all who helped you. It must have taken ages to make this post. So thanks lot for sharing this special day with us and me :)

I looove the peons, the pompoms and the photo of you in the car. I had to shout when I saw your pompom underskirt! What a perfect hidden secret of blue.

Decor de Provence said...

WOW WOW WOW! This images should be in a magazine! I'm so happy for you! What a beautiful couple... you are absolutely GORGEOUS!! The colors and the whole aesthetic of your wedding is brilliant... you're a class act! Thank you for sharing such beautiful images that made my day!

lol,
Desiree

Musette said...

It looks like it was an absolutely lovely day. Stunning bride, stunning photos!

xo

Porchlight Interiors said...

Absolutely stunning...thanks for sharing your special day with us! Tracey xx

Belinda - Nest Design Studio said...

i just love your petticot!!!

MissBliss said...

Gorgeous! The turquoise socks made me smile :) So happy for your joy!

Emily A. Clark said...

Wow! You look so beautiful--and happy :) Congrats to you both.

Emily

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Oh, my dear friend.

I can't believe I missed this post. I was away form the computer on Friday.

I'm so happy you had the weeding of your dreams! It was amazing and you dress... what can I say? i wish I had married in a dress like yours!!!! :-) I love it!!!


May God keep blessing every single day of your lives.


xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Nana's Sweet Dreams and Memories said...

I just discovered your ( I LOVE turquoise too!!) blog...gorgeous!!
Your wedding photos are beautiful...congratulations!
Cheers:)
Debbie

Paula said...

Loved seeing all the gorgeous photos! You looked absolutely stunning!

michele said...

breathtaking! looks like a magical day!! i hope all of your days together are filled with the same love and sparkle!

Lisa said...

First of all----gorgeous!!!! The skirt of your dress is..delicious! I love the design on it. Just beautiful. And your veil. And your shoes. You looked darling! I love the pics with your Daddy- those are treasured photos. I love the humor and whimsy with the men's socks- cute! Love the tables...love, love, love- that's what it's all about!! Congratulations!

islaisland said...

SUCH BEAUTIFUL pics!!! Congratulations again, you guys are gorgeous!

Laura Trevey said...

LOVE every single one!!

xoxo

The Blonde Mule said...

Love this! Gorgeous bride, gorgeous groom, gorgeous dress, gorgeous colors -- GORGEOUS. Well done!

XOXO,
Kim

Lia Gloria said...

Que casal lindo! Espero que sejam eternamente felizes. As fotos estão maravilhosas, tudo perfeito! bjs

Cristi said...

ERIN!! I am TEARING UP!! These are to.die.for. SERIOUSLY! I just wish I could have been there - probably the BEST wedding of all time!! Thanks for sharing with all of us!!

Kristen said...

Stunning photos Erin. What a beautiful wedding for a beautiful bride! I'm so glad your day was all you were hoping for! Congrats again!!!

ana said...

Oh Erin your wedding pictures are so beautiful! I love the pink peonies and turquoise everywhere! you both look so happy! Congratulations again girl!

La Maison Boheme said...

Congrats on your marriage and congrats on a BEAUTIFUL wedding! You look amazing.

Jen said...

Beautiful everything. I've been looking at your blog for a while and you are so talented and your photos of your day are gorgeous as you are.

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Jane Coslick said...

wonderful wonderful and sooooooo Beautiful. Thanks for sharing

Krista Salmon said...

What amazing photos!!! You looked stunning. The color combo of turquoise and magenta is gorgeous and of course.... fitting. Best wishes for a beautiful life together.

Kakau Netto said...

Just perfect! No more words...

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

Erin, these photos are exquisite! What a beautiful couple you guys are and what a magical day. I love every bit of it!!

xoxo
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Tamsyn said...

Congratulations Erin. What a perfect day, I love how every single little detail was immaculately planned out!

Anonymous said...

The most beautiful photos of a wedding: compliments for all!!!

Abbie said...

I don't think I ever commented. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of it!! You looked fabulous!

Freckles Chick said...

My friend, you are enchanting!! And so is everything about your wedding......the groom, the colors, the details, the photography. Makes me want to do ours over, hehe!!

LoveFeast Table said...

Erin!
Oh my!! Your wedding is to die for...the dress is beyond gorgeous. Maybe, just maybe, I'll have to visit your step mother when my husband and I renew our vows at 20 years. Our wedding was on the fly on a mountaintop in Colorado. No wedding dress for me. I wouldn't change a thing, but it would be so fun to have a little fun with our Renewal of Vows.
Congrats to you both!
~Kristin

Sarah MacMillan {Prairie Perch} said...

Gorgeous! Congrats and all the best to you and your man.

Morgan said...

Pink & Turquoise are my favorite colors! Beautiful wedding! New follower. Please follow back on my mommy blog - www.momma-licious.blogspot.com and the fashion/design/style blog I just started - www.pennyforyourposh.blogspot.com. Thanks - look forward to reading your blog!

B. Spence-Taylor said...

So beautiful. I loved !! the turquoise socks for the groom and groomsmen. Wonderful touch.

Anonymous said...

I love the guys socks! I know you ordered them from we love colors... but what is the exact color that you ordered? I want to order them for the guys in my wedding but the turquoise looks really dark! Thanks!

Erin said...

The socks are called "Pastel Mint". A really pretty aqua color!

betty in munich said...

Since I just found your blog today, I am so late to the wedding party. But what a beautiful wedding! Going through your pictures you can feel the joy. So many wonderful little details:
*the socks
*your blue tulle petticoat
*pink peonies against the turquoise dresses
*your hair was perfect
*your dress so lovely!
Hey and your husband looks like a very young Dennis Quaid!
All the best to you two, a gorgeous couple!

Mike said...

Everyone looks so happy and excited. I just love weddings. I love to see two people that love each other happily together. That just puts a smile on my face.

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