Mr. + Mrs. Karlen//Roswell Love

blog-7 Have you been to a wedding where the groom sang a Michael Bublé song for his bride as a toast to honor her? Or where the reception included glow in the dark necklaces and wayfarer sunglasses for the guests?! And those are just a few of the details that made Tyler and Emily's wedding amazing! I loved everything about this wedding- the flowers, the dresses, the ceremony and the amazing dance party reception.  Tyler and Emily are absolutely 100% in love, and seeing them see each other for the first time was like watching a movie about the perfect wedding day.  They both kept saying that this was the best day of their lives, and Tyler could not stop telling Emily how beautiful she looked and how excited he was to marry her.  And Emily's smile the whole day made my job super easy in getting pictures that reflected that happiness.


Emily's hair and makeup done by the talented Claudia Mejerle and her flowers (which, like her hair and makeup, were really that beautiful in person- amazing!) were done by Roger Wasserman of Design flowers.  Such great people!  P.S. if you are wondering what those flowers are that are in the center (with the dark center and white petals) they are Anemones.  I don't know how to pronounce it but I do know that they are gorgeous!


I think I might have to give Tyler the "most excited groom to see his bride for the first time" award.  I wish I could see the video of it because he could not stop saying, "oh my gosh you look incredible. you are amazing. this is the best day ever..."  It really was the sweetest and was one of those times that I thought about how significant videography can be.

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Every bridesmaid picked out their own necklace with the same type of look and they looked sooooo good together.  Emily's jewelry was made by Jessica of Fine and Fleurie, one of my favorite artists.

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For the sneek peak pictures I just post a few of the couple on the blog- but I had to include this one of Primrose Cottage taken by awesome second shooter and friend Alyssa Alig.  Primrose Cottage is a beautiful venue and the lights and fountain and flowers were gorgeous!


And now for a shot that has never been on my blog before- a bride and bridesmaid doing some serious mixin' up at the DJ's table.  With neon wayfarer style sunglasses on.  Maaaaaybe one of my favorites:) a HUGE shout out to Joel Rabe of Lethal Rhythms Entertainment for his work as the DJ in making this reception one of the best I've been to (I actually told Emily it was the most fun reception I've been at second to my own wedding!).  If you are looking for a DJ to make the reception a blast and not play cheesy music this is the company you should check out!

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It's no secret that I am a sucker for laughing pictures.  I do get formal pictures of everyone looking at the camera for sure, but if people start laughing and having a good time I start a snappin' because I think a good laugh or smile is such a picture of someone's heart.  Super gush.  So of course Emily and Tyler were amazing to photograph because they are just happy people! And I don't know what happened here in the picture below but they were having fun.  blog-6

Epic bridesmaid bouquet toss- Barbara you were so close...


Emily's dad handmade all the dowels for the streamers used for Tyler and Emily's departure and the easels used as centerpieces for the reception.  Father of the bride award goes to Mr. Ewalt.  And the Rolls-Royce that Emily and Tyler left in?  incredible.  You guys are amazing and have great family and friends- can't wait to go through all the pictures and share them with you!