Sparkles on the dress…
Sparkles on the shoes…
And one happy, sparkly bride.
Reva was absolutely glowing as she prepared for her wedding to Jon. Mixed Company Salon had just finished with her hair and make-up, and the big moment was getting closer and closer.
Her bridesmaids and parents were right by her side in the dressing room of Salvage One.
Reva’s Mom and one of her bridesmaids helped her finish by buttoning up the dress.
Reva had a quick minute to kick back and pose for a photo…
… and then we were off to meet up with Jon.
Jon was waiting for us in the garden courtyard of Salvage One, and he couldn’t wait to see his bride.
I love it when couples cry at the first meeting.
After a few moments alone, the wedding party joined the happy couple for a group shot.
Reva and her girls took a few pictures…
…while the groomsmen showed off their stylin’ socks.
There are two responses you can get when you ask people to pose in the courtyard well at Salvage One. Some people will go for it…
…and the rest give you this look. Actually, I get this look a lot.
Jon’s Grandma couldn’t have been happier for her grandson and Reva.
Reva’s dad was all smiles, too.
The whole gang was having a good time posing for pictures, but it was time for the wedding party to go out for photos around the neighborhood. Reva’s Mom gave her son a smooch good-bye and we were off.
This spot should look familiar to those who check my blog regularly. We went to take the train shot but found another photographer already there with a large wedding party. My secret spot has been found! No worries, though…
… there were a ton of great photos waiting to be taken back at Salvage One.
Like this mirror shot. How fun is that?
Jon and Reva played a round of air hockey. Jon scores!
But he got put in the penalty box for excessive celebration.
A quick look at the clock revealed that it was time for the Ketubah signing. The family gathered and Reva’s mom presided over the ceremony.
I love this picture of Jon’s grandma watching the Ketubah signing ceremony.
And have you ever seen a prouder papa?
Reva and Jon signed the Ketubah…
… and then got ready for the ceremony. Jon made his way to the altar while Reva got a hand taking down the bustle of her dress.
Reva looked radiant as her parents escorted her down the aisle.
Jon got a big hug as Reva’s father gave her away.
Jon’s dad looked on as the ceremony began.
Reva’s stepmom read a special passage to begin the wedding.
And a close friend of the couple’s presided over the ceremony.
Reva held Jon’s ring in her hand as she made her wedding vows to him.
And Jon places the ring on Reva’s hand after making his promise.
It was wrapped up with a big kiss.
Congratulations to the newlyweds!
The happy couple snuck away for a few moments alone…
…and the rest of us went downstairs for cocktail hour.
The guests, along with Jon and Reva, sipped cocktails and mingled while the final reception details were put into place.
I snuck upstairs to photograph the details while the cocktail hour wrapped up.
The tables were prepped, complete with centerpieces from Fleur.
Jordan’s Food of Distinction had a delicious, personalized menu ready for guests to enjoy.
I was dying over the mini shakes. Jordan’s had chocolate and orange for the guests to enjoy.
Mmmmmm…. pies…… Hoosier Mama Pie Company had baked nearly 20 varieties for dessert.
Cocktail hour wrapped up and all the guests made their way upstairs to take their seats. Everyone found their tables, but there were two seats left open…
The bride and groom, just before they make their big entrance.
Reva’s dad was the first one to make a speech, thanking the guests for coming.
Jon’s mom was up next with her toast.
Reva’s mom had a great joke- Reva had asked that everyone keep their speeches short. They couldn’t hold back laughs when Mom unrolled her scroll.
Reva’s brother had some loving words for his sister and new brother.
The best man had the guests laughing with his speech.
Last up was the first of Reva’s two maids of honor.
The final toast was given by the second maid of honor. There was a lot of love coming from all of the toast-givers!
After the speeches concluded, Jon and Reva enjoyed their first dance as husband and wife.
Next up were the traditional parent dances. Reva and her father enjoyed a laugh while they were dancing…
…while Jon and his mother reflected on the day.
Dancing the hora has to be one of my favorite wedding traditions. So much fun!
Dustin from Toast & Jam was the DJ for the evening, and he made sure that everyone had a blast.
Party on, Reva and Jon! Congratulations on your marriage, and thanks for inviting me to spend the day with you!