Rise and shine SMPers! We have a big day ahead! So grab your cup of caffeine, and let’s get this wonderful day full of weddings (seven to be exact) started. For those of your new to Wedding Wednesdays, it’s the day we here at SMP crank out snippets of seven beyond GORG weddings. Hour after hour of pretty. Because we can only feature a snapshot – be sure to get lost in all of their galleries, because there is so much more to see here folks.
First on the docket of delightful weddings, is a budget friendly Ohio beauty by Todd Pellowe. Since the bride is a wedding photographer herself, she was well-versed in what she wanted her big day to look like, and it looks like her vision was quite the success. It’s pink and pretty as can be, and there is even more in the full gallery of images!
From the Bride…On December 16, 2009 my best friend and love of my life Michael asked me to marry him. Due to the fact that we are both active duty Air Force officers at different bases, our wedding was delayed until June 12, 2011. We had over a year and a half to plan the details of our wedding, and what a beautiful day it was! Between contributions from both sets of parents, myself, and the groom, the total wedding budget was $20,000. We knew having a beautiful country club wedding might quickly push the envelope on our budget. But I wanted to have my cake and eat it too… so we got creative. Instead of investing thousands of dollars on multiple large bouquets for the ceremony, we focused our money into two large beautiful arrangement to be placed at the end of the aisle and an aisle design of pink rose petals. Since our wedding was outdoor, the large willow trees created a gorgeous landscape that needed no competition.
Since I am also a wedding photographer (www.lindsaysmithphotography.com), the most important aspect of our wedding to me was the quality of my photographer. I chose Todd Pellowe after being engaged a week. I knew by having him as my photographer I could relax on my big day. He used both digital and film cameras to capture all the details.
My wedding style was distinctively modern with a 1950s throwback. Clean lines were a must-have, but ivory and pink accents softened the overall appearance of the decor. Our wedding was on a Sunday afternoon, and the weather was 77 degrees with a slight breeze. Although the ceremony was outside, the reception was inside the country club in a room encased by full length windows. Adjacent to the room was a white outdoor covered tent, where my husband and I shared our first dance. Since my husband and I work as an engineer and mathematician, respectively, we choose to use famous historical mathematician’s last names instead of table numbers. Each table had a small photo frame with a photograph of a mathematician and a few facts about the mathematical contribution that he made. To keep the look of the wedding decorations and paper goods consistent, we chose only two different fonts: Honey Script and GeoSansLight. To save money, I created my own seating chart in Photoshop, and had it printed at Kinkos for only $30. I found a large frame at Michael’s Craft Store and put the seating chart inside to give it a polished look.
At the end of our wedding, Todd Pellowe took Michael and I out to a nearby wheat field to snap a few more couples shots. The sun was just settling on the horizon, producing beautiful warm-toned images. In fact, those images are our favorites photos from the entire day. But, the best part of the wedding was marrying my best friend!
Wedding Photography: Todd Pellowe / Flowers: Sherwood Florist / Ceremony + Reception Location: Country Club of the North / Invitations: Gartner Studios / Bride’s Shoes: Colorful Creations / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal