Thursday, October 25, 2012

Goin’ to the Chapel…

…and we got married! Tuesday!


Although it wasn’t in a chapel. Just a little badly lit room at the Clerk of Courts surrounded by our parents and our photographer.

Short and sweet.

And very fast. Talk about wham, bam thank you ma’am! That lady has done a weddin’ or two before.

We’d been going back and forth for a while now on when we wanted to get married. Since we got engaged, we thought we’d wait until we bought a house to make it official. Well, since we are building a house and it will be ready in a few months, we decided to go ahead and do it! We bought our rings a few weeks ago and got our marriage license. Then we randomly decided on a date when my Dad would be off work so the parental sets could attend, and that was it!

October 23, 2012. 3:00 on a Tuesday at the Clerk of Courts. Done. 

We decided that even though it’s our second wedding (to each other mind you) we didn’t want to spend any more money than we had to. At first I simply ruled out the “frills” but once it started becoming real that we really would be getting married soon, I decided our second wedding still deserved professional pictures and a pretty new dress for me. It’s not like this is any less special than our last, just that the frills were not needed. Been there, done that. I searched high and low for a white dress just like the one I wore, but I had no luck with “the one”. So red it was! I figured I didn’t have to stick to tradition the second time around ;-).

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These were delivered to my house early in the day. My parents are the best Smile 

So my good friend Brett Svenson who shot our first wedding, was able to take pictures of the ceremony and after shots for us. We did a few downtown but I really wanted to get most of them at the place I do a lot of client shoots at. For the “Fall Feel”. I just love love love them! Brett did a fabulous job, as always! Oh and I’m pretty spoiled too for next day turnaround on the pics! Which is good for my impatient self! Smile Many, many pictures below…



Our parents <3


Take two!

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Always carry chalk. You never know when you’ll want to use it on a random brick wall!




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Poor guy. I’m not exactly what you’d call frail/lightweight (obviously, look at the donk…yikes). I’m sure his back is hurting today! But those two shots are some of my favorites.



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We tied the knot!

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LOVE this one.


And this one.

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via Brett Svenson/Svenson Images

(I made some black and white. Love love love B&W!)

After the ceremony and pictures we went to a relaxing casual dinner with our parents and my Grandma at the Salty Dawg. One of our favorites. My brother was working or else he’d have been there and my SIL and her hubby live too far away to attend.Sad smile I would have loved for it to be a great big get together and celebration with a bunch of friends but we decided just to keep it with immediate family so things would stay simple and uncomplicated. Much love to everyone who sent support from afar and especially my family and my in-laws for being a part of our special day! 


Mr. & Mrs. James <3


Official in-laws again! Yay!


Momma love!


Daddy love!



When we got home, this balloon, flowers and card was waiting for us from my sweet neighbors. So nice of them!

It was a perfect day for us and we couldn’t be happier. We are so very blessed. Thank you to everyone SO much who has been there for us for the ups and downs!

Here’s to lots of happiness (and babiesWinking smile) ahead!


  1. Eeeeeeekkkkk!!! Soooooo very exciting!!

    I love your dress and boots, and Brett did an AMAZING job on the pictures!

    Funny side note Chris and I also got married on a Tuesday at 3:00 at the Court House!! :)

    Bring on some baby David and Tamara's!!

    Congratulations to you both!

  2. I am so so SO happy for the 2 of you and glad it's official again!! Y'all are just to cute and Brett did an amazing job. There has been some hinting around about a baby James..... :)

  3. I am so excited for your and the pictures turned out amazing! You looked stunning! Lots of babies!! :)

  4. Congrats to you two! I'm so very happy that Brett was able to capture your special day. These photos are AMAZING! Love the red dress and y'all look so very happy! :)

  5. YAYAY!!! It's official - we're legally sister-in-laws again :-) Love you both so very much! We wish we could have celebrated with y'all too!! Miss you tons!
    <3 Kimberly & Josh & Fur

  6. You look amazing! Gorgeous photos. This is totally the way to do it.


  7. Oh my gosh!! I am so happy for you guys! You looked gorgeous and you guys both look so happy. I seriously love the dress, especially with the boots! Pictures came out great too! I put way too many exclamations in this comment but I'm just so happy for you guys!

    PS - Where is the dress from?

  8. Girl you are rocking that red dress! Congrats - I've enjoyed tracking your story from afar this year. You live life well!

  9. Beautiful pictures! Love your dress. So special. Congrats to you two :)



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