“Carrying her through medical school,” followed by “exhaustion.”
What was most important to Jennifer and Jason is that their friends and family were captured. Sure, the details are nice, but the moments are priceless.
“So, what’s your theme?” “Star Wars cat peacock…?” Now that’s unique. And there WERE cats! Well, not real ones, but excellent representations of them. I remember that “Snoozy”, whose name graced one of the reception tables, was one of Jason’s lazy cats when he was growing up. I don’t think any of us were expecting cat ears to suddenly pop up in the middle of the ceremony (which was ridiculously lovely and tear-y, by the way) either. And there’s nothing like a trapped-Han Solo wedding cake next to a stunningly vibrant traditional one with Darth Vader watching over.
There’s more! The flowers were unreal! If you like looking a pretty things, you’re probably going to be staring at these flower pictures for a long time. Those that came before Jennifer and Jason were beautifully memorialized behind the bride’s cake, and they also honored Jennifer’s parents by using their cake topper. Jennifer placed a white rose in her dad’s chair to honor his passing, and a lavender rose in her mother’s chair, who was too ill to attend the wedding. There was an old, classic car for everyone to drape themselves on, which may have been involved in Jennifer’s entrance! Jason’s reaction to Jennifer coming down the aisle with her grandmother tugged at everyone’s heartstrings, and I loved their hand-fasting, which they did not undo until after they were married. The reception space was gorgeous, ohmagosh! Jason and his dudes were classy as all get-out with their cigars, and his toast to Jennifer was…wow. Let’s just say I had no idea he could express how he felt about his soulmate that way! The DJ’s personality was a form of entertainment in his own right. The people were warm and hilarious and awesome. They are just a wicked cool couple, and also wicked kind (totally not an oxymoron!). When I go over to their house, I’m greeted by two kitties and hugs and bubbly drinks and I feel like an old friend. I hope there’s another reason for me to photograph them…I don’t know, awkward cat family photos? Cats hate being told what to do.
Thanks to all the amazing vendors that helped make this wedding so memorable: Venue and coordination: Taylor Mansion • Floral design: Verbena Floral Design • Hair and makeup: Urban Betty Salon • Wedding dress: David’s Bridal • Bridesmaids’ dresses: Signature Bridal • Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse • Ceremony musicians: TerraVista Strings • DJ: 1st Class Entertainment • Bride’s cake: Sweetpea’s Bakery • Groom’s cake: Tami’s Baked Goods • Videographer: Lizama Videography
Sparkly Converse. Oh yeah. And bridesmaid jewelry handmade by Jason’s mom!
A dear friend of theirs made this glorious Lego creation for one of the place settings.
Jason chatting it up with TerraVista strings!
“I don’t know what to do with my hands.”
I told you he was a classy man.
I guess they got over it eventually.
Seriously, isn’t this moment gorgeous? That is what it looks like when someone acknowledges and appreciates another human being.
This dance party was insane. I mean that in the best way possible!
Kids’ dance contest!
This is why I stay until the very end.
Read the review Jason left me here!
Kelly and Aaron’s Hummingbird House wedding is absolutely one of my favorites! The main color was purple (yay) and the inspiration was Star Wars, Dr. Who, and Disney! I loved that they did things their own way and celebrated what they love as individuals and as a couple! The most memorable part of the night was during the reception, when Kelly earned the title of Best Brand-New Wife of the Year by surprising Aaron with what dreams are made of. He looked like a kid on Christmas morning! Other favorite moments from the wedding are sprinkled in with the pictures of this glorious wedding celebration!
Thanks to all the fantastic vendors who made this event so awesome and Kelly and Aaronish: Venue: Hummingbird House • Planner: Ooh La Lovely Events • Officiant: Elizabeth Smythe • Bridal sash: custom made and beaded by bride’s mother • Catering: Trudy’s • Cake: The Sweet Stuff • Bartending: WeTendBar • DJ: Spacecraft Entertainment • Makeup: Shelby Tarleton at Pink Lady Lash • Hair: Mercy Barney at Sophisticates Salon • Floral design: Central Market Floral Department • Star Wars surprise awesomeness: 501st Legion
May the force be with you…
The Hummingbird House is just so stinkin’ pretty, no matter where you look! And check out Kelly’s Tardis garters!
Oops, I had it wrong. It’s actually “May the S’mores be with you…”
Kelly’s mom made that sash!
Kelly and Aaron got their money’s worth out of these light sabers, which is impressive, because they have few enemies to use them against in their day-to-day lives.
The tree was attacking Aaron pre-ceremony, but that’s what best men are for!
Aaron did not disappoint – I rate his reaction to seeing his bride for the first time as an A! There were tears.
I love the way he’s looking at his beautiful daughter!
Because kissing once is not enough, especially when you can do it in black and white! Love this shot of the newlyweds – so genuine.
This announcement was epic.
When Kelly’s matron of honor stood up to do her speech, she got teary and Kelly helped her bring it on down…but later succumbed to the tears herself. Which is better anyway 🙂
Blue teeth are happy teeth.
We had some Time Warp, Thriller, and even Irish dancing, which Kelly nailed! She’s an amazing dancer, obviously. I told you they were cool.
I thought this Polaroid photo booth was such a creative idea! Way to go, kids.
The reception was already off the hook, but then…
Aaron couldn’t get over it! It was seriously the coolest surprise I’ve ever seen at a wedding! Good job, Kelly 🙂
A little Gangnam Style with R2 can’t hurt.
R2-D2 got a little…excited.
High-five for an amazing wedding!
Nothing like a couple that will ditch the fancy venue, schedule 3 hours of photos with me, frolic on Soco (but not before having a grilled cheese snack), and then go see an 80s hair band at the end of the night. Oh heck yes!
In case you’re curious – Tanya did her own bouquet, her dress is from Anthropologie, and the kick-ass 80s cover band is called LC Rocks!