Jody and Gil | Married!

Forget the flowers and throw out the tradition. Jody and Gil (whom you might remember from their retro engagement session) were married on their own terms with a twist of creativity and whimsy. I loved the coordinated use of structure in every element of their wedding from the feathers to the sculpted wood (which could be art work in its self)... continued through the venue, and her gorgeous hairpiece from etsy.com. It even included the formals taken in the industrial neighborhoods of SE waterfront. See, Jody is a architect and you can tell she lives for it. On June 20th– the day of summer solstice– these two wed and vowed to have many more creative fun filled days together.

Jody and Gil. I don't have any other words than, "you rock". Your wedding was gorgeous... I would describe it as a intimate late night cocktail party where all the guests were close family and friends. A wedding with a innovative twist. I can't tell you how honored and happy I am to have been a part of your special day. Thank you a million times over. And of course– congratulations!

A huge thanks to The Olympic Mills Commerce Center for hosting the event and to Culinary Artistry for providing the delicious hors' d oeuvres for the cocktail party.

Enjoy!



1st look. I just adore when couples see each other for the 1st time before the ceremony :)




Jody is the queen of props and thinking outside the box. Check out the red umbrella...


... that matches her red feather hair accessory.






L.O.V.E these. This is what happens when brides and grooms give me an entire hour to photograph them before the wedding. We actually stayed all within a half mile of the venue but let me tell you– unique locations galore!










magazine spread. seriously.










The ceremony and reception... Jody and Gil carried their monogram throughout the wedding stationary.


They had a few signature drinks for their guests to sip and enjoy even during the ceremony.






The ceremony location before the guests arrived.




And a darling display of birdcages




Yes... they started on level 2 and rode the elevator down to level 1 where the ceremony was...


...and they walked out of the elevator hand in hand down the fuzzy isle...


...cause they are cool like that.


And the rest of the evening was a wonderful cocktail party filled with yummy food, toasting and good company.




















Congratulations to Jody and Gil!

Big Smiles, Melissa Tomeoni with Soul Mates Photography.

 

14 comments:

Becky said...

Some of your best stuff yet :)

Erica Bader said...

These are wonderful. What a fun couple!

ian and maalaea photography said...

Melissa, I absolutely love them! The colors are wonderful! Great work. -Maalaea

Melanie Whitaker Photographer said...

What a fun and unique wedding! I bet you were so excited to get to takes all those cool pictures! Such a neat combo, the deer/elk with the very vintage & contemporary. Very cool :)

Jenny Jenkins said...

Wow Melissa, this makes me want to get married all over again! Wonderful job, although Jody and Gil are easy to photograph! I look forward to your sessions in October!

Danielle said...

I love the idea of the red umbrella!!! Amazing photos Melissa!

giffinjody said...

We absolutely love our photos!!! You did an amazing job. We made details but YOU captured them.
Thank you for being a part of our special day, it means so much to us.

(it takes something really amazing to pull us away from the landscape of the mediterranean coast :) )

Katie said...

Awesome couple! They have Real STYLE. You captured it all perfectly.

Deyla Huss Photography said...

HOly HOtstuff!!! These are so great Melissa!! WHat a fabulous couple and awesome details! Love love the Magazine shot, you know it girl!!

Kali said...

OMG, I'm so so excited you're taking our pics!!!

Sherry said...

Whoa!! The fuzzy carpet is sweeeet. Super creative. And lovely photos!!

Amy Nieto said...

I am LOVING LOVING LOVING LOVING the deer motif used throughout. And I want the groom's pin. The bride has wonderful style.

Wonderfully captured. Loves it.

Amy Nieto said...

Also, I love those fuzzy lamps hanging from the ceiling. Seriously. this wedding looks so cool. You should submit it to http://www.oncewed.com/ they go crazy over stuff like that over there. :)

Melissa with Soul Mates Photography said...

you guys are so sweet. thanks so much for the support! What a creative wedding :)