a+j | a wyoming wedding

 Alex and Jared are amazing! I have been getting to know Jared and Alex {more} over the past 18 months+. I think they booked me in April 2012 for their June 2013 wedding. I have actually known Alex since college when we took Spanish together. {Too bad that didn't stick}  Anyway, I am pretty sure I cried when Alex and Jared booked me for their wedding. It is such a big deal to me to be chosen to document a couple's wedding day. I don't think there are even words! I can honestly say that I fell in love with them.  {Yep, I am a sap! They totally rock, though} I did their e-session at Red Rocks. I designed their save the date cards, custom books for Christmas presents of their e-session. I designed their wedding invitations, response cards, and direction cards. I, finally, designed their guest book with pictures from their e-session. By the time their June wedding came along to say I was invested would probably be an understatement.

A+J's wedding took place at the beautiful St. Anthony's Catholic Church. This place is amazing. Just gorgeous! The reception was held at the Wolcott Galleria which has amazing huge windows and high ceilings. Everything was beautiful. There may have been a few hiccups, but I think that is what makes things memorable. Here is the beginning of their love story....

Oh, and I have tried blogging this wedding FOUR times! Every time I sit down to do it, I have to get the kids and myself out of the house for a showing!

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a huge thank you to Alex, Jared and your families!

♥shebli

Hair | Sarah with Oxford Day Spa

Make-up | Holly Bartz

Flowers | Poppy's

Cake | Piece-a-Cake

DJ | John Brewster

Reception | the Wolcott Galleria

Ceremony | St. Anthony's Catholic Church