We keep saying, "No more winter weddings!" It's spring ... it's May ... the lusty month of May ...!" But when Jenna Walker and Katie Thurmes sent us the photos from Joanne & Jake's Colorado wedding in April ... well, it was snowing. Regardless, we fell in love!
But rather than let that deter the so-so-so- happy couple ... they chose to embrace the day!
Little Black Book member, Heather Dwight of Calluna Events in Boulder, Colorado coordinated Joanne & Jake's wedding. She's written a great piece on her blog about 'a day in the life of' a wedding planner based upon Jake & Joanne's wedding! The point being ... no matter how well organized you are, "stuff" happens. Think of a wedding coordinator as a fireman wearing many hats who puts out lots of little fires! Heather, you guys did a fantastic job!!
Jenna Walker Photographers ... Jenna & Katie ... are sisters, who each, in their own rights, are mega-talented photographers. They capture the emotions, the passions ... and the FUN ... that make this day, of all days, AMAZING!
from Jenna's blog ...
Joanne & Jake are the type of people you can't help but admire. They are the creative types. Adventurers. Authentic, no holds barred. All with the sort of humility that many aspire to, but few attain. Joanne is a well-traveled, sharp-shooting architect. Jake - the Editor-in-Chief of Skiing Magazine: see also witty journalist guised as a ski bum. Put the two together, give them a map - and you've got a story worth listening to. Sit down. Grab a beer. They will make you laugh. Given this combination, it was with deep respect that the task of shooting their wedding would become. They know photography. They know clean lines and soft light and composition. But more than that, they understand what is real, what is true, what is them.
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A family full of writers makes for a series of toasts worthy of publishing. Everyone had a go at the mic - even the littlest lady of the family put in her two cents. As a finale to a series of 4 or 5 speeches, Jake toasted Joanne in a laugh-till-you-cry speech.
And so ... there are only a handful of the "best days of your life". Your wedding day ranks WAY up there. I think Joanne & Jake got it right!!