Ali and Andrew’s Wedding–5/9/09

Ali and Andrew are such fun people, and their wedding was no different. From when I first walked into the room where Ali and her bridesmaids were getting ready, to the end of the night of dancing and celebration, I enjoyed every minute of their day.

I met up with Ali and her bridemaids at the Greentree Inn. Ali didn’t let the heat (was the air conditioner really working?) get to her, and the girls had fun getting ready.

Later, Ali and Andrew exchanged vows at St. Pamphilus Church in Beechview. There was a moment of hilarity when their dear priest, who was having a busy day–funeral in the morning, accidentally called Ali by another name. It made for some good laughs. Afterward, we headed over to Dormont Park for some group photos at the “castle.” My favorite part was the children’s reaction when they saw the bridal party stepping out of the limo. “Oooh, they just got married!” Lastly, we went back to the Greentree Inn for a great celebration with family and friends.

Ali has some of the most amazing blue eyes I’ve ever seen.

The girls had a lot of fun.

This has to be one of the cutest ideas I’ve seen yet:

Ali was a good sport.

Love this:

Tim Nolen - Great pics of Mr. and Mrs. Wolf

Happy Birthday Mommy!

I love my Mom–she’s the greatest. Though, growing up she always told us she was the “meanest mother in the whole wide world.” I think that was to counteract any of our complaints and whining about the rules.

Thanks Mom for all of the support you’ve given me my whole life. Have a great birthday!

Wedding Album Choices

So, I’ve done a lot of research over the last few months, and I’ve settled on an album company that I really like–both for their quality and their customer service. As I mentioned back in March, the company is Finao. I love, love, love their options. They’ve got a great selection of materials for covers, including many different colors and textures. And, they offer a wide variety of album types. Did I mention they are also made in the good ol’ USA?

I’ve already told you about the Guest Book, so now I’d like to introduce the Flush Mount Wedding Album. And by flush–I mean the photo is “flush” with the album page (maybe I need to come up with a better name?).

This is the crème de la crème of albums. It is custom designed to tell the entire story of your wedding day in a way that is uniquely yours. After the book is designed and approved by you, I have it printed by Finao on professional photo paper and bound in a hand-made album. Now, this isn’t magazine type paper–it is much sturdier, as you will see in the photos. All in all, I think this choice allows for the most freedom to artistically display your photos. I created this sample album from Mallory and Jord’s wedding.

I love the texture: