Wedding: Jeannie & Jerry: The Ultimate DIY Wedding @ The Clarke Estate
This one particular wedding had me looking forward to throughout 2010 for many reasons. A big part of it is knowing how much heart and soul Jeannie and Jerry poured into their wedding and how much work they have done to make this wedding truly represent who they are. They have been working on this wedding project for over a year starting from the night they camped out at Clarke Estate to get in line to be able to book this wedding venue they love. And then it’s all the DIY almost everything throughout the entire wedding from the engagement ring they designed together, to the entire wedding theme, invitation cards, down to the cute little things like the kiddie bags for the children, and even fun activities for the guests to enjoy during the wedding. Of course the coolest of all, a photo booth Jerry built from scratch…
We started early that day arriving when Sunny started doing Jeannie’s makeup and hair. We walked in more than well prepared than usual because Jeannie gave us a very awesome timeline, directions, and even a name chart with pictures of all the people we should know, and then we were greeted with boxes of items clearly labeled in the bridal room. I can’t help but joke about all that… and then Jeannie asked me to open up one of the boxes to find a shoebox with a label saying “props”. Inside there were lots of different props for me to take pictures with their rings. Now that’s just impressive organization and preparation! On a side note, I ended up not even using anything out of the box to create the ring shot for you, sorry Jeannie! ;-) But I did take pictures of those cute things in the box thou!
I notice that the makeup artists don’t usually get to see the first look but since Sunny and her team were present at the time, I paid special attention to creating this special moment for Jeannie and Jerry along with the audience in the back. =)
The unique layout of Clarke Estate creates some awesome lighting which I always love to work with.
and so we toured around the Estate with them to let them see their 1 year project becoming a reality while they were dressing up
alright here comes the DIY details, starting from the invitation cards they made and the pretty engagement ring
to the very cute luggage tags they made as wedding favors… Shirley and I are delighted to find our names on there too!
here’s a glimpse of how well organized they are… ;-)
yep… DIY bouquet as well, amazing isn’t it?
and…. drum rolls….
Yep… the DIY Photo Booth courtesy to the very handy Jerry!!!
Of course the couple would have the honor of the first shots! Say cheese!
One of the cutest moments when the ring bearer ran over and snatched this lady’s camera…
Congratulations again Jeannie and Jerry. I look forward to seeing you guys again soon, maybe our next food adventure? ;-)