On a wedding day full of surprises, Elise & John exchanged vows at St. Luke Catholic Church, surrounded by one of the largest groups of flower girls I’ve ever seen. Then it was off to the World War I Memorial downtown for photos with Jessica Strickland – and a goat. This was one of many “baboons” (surprises) that greeted the couple throughout the weekend. One unwelcome surprise was a sudden storm with horizontal rain that nearly ruined my camera, but thankfully Jess saved the day (as well as the bridesmaids’ dresses) with her collection of umbrellas.
The reception took place up the street at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, stunningly decorated by Posh Petals under the watchful eye of consultant Carlie Oakley (who along with Jess referred Elise & John to us). After a wonderful meal by Thomas Caterers along with a few formalities, the band Living Proof rocked the Rite with nonstop Motown and party classics the rest of the evening. The final “baboon” featured a conga line led by a Tarzan & Jane cutout board…and I can’t believe I just wrote that sentence! Anyway, obviously a fun day for a great couple.
UPDATE: Photographer Jessica Strickland already has some great shots up on her blog – enjoy!