Sunday, November 6, 2011

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage..

Well Hive, its that time. Two years ago today I walked down the aisle towards my best friend, said “I do” and then partied the night away. I can’t believe how quickly our time as newlyweds flew by, and I also can’t believe it is time for me to stop procrastinating, say my goodbyes and move on a bit from the wedding world (sniff, sniff, this really means I need to start being quiet again about my full blown wedding obsession which of course still lives on!). I have to say that blogging on the bee and being part of this amazing community been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The support that I received during my planning was valuable beyond words, and I am so glad to say that I am walking away over two years later with an amazing new group of friends. For any of you thinking, or even considering, applying to blog on the Bee DO IT! Never in a million years did I think I would be accepted, or that I would get so much back from blabber about my planning process. What a wonderful group of women you all are, and how lucky am I to have been a part of the hive!

(Image by our wonderful wedding photographer, Oriole Photography)

I guess I also owe you all a bit of an explanation for the huge gap during my recaps (and now of course the break while I drag my feet to say goodbye). Well, life was a little busy in the Cloud house! Of course I told you how we moved to a new state shortly after our wedding, but then more recently we had another big change...

That’s right, Baby Cloud is coming in December! We couldn’t possibly be more excited as we take this next big step in our life journey (in fact let’s all cross our fingers that this kiddo feels like a Cloud when it comes time to push him out! Ha!). In case you are missing me, feel free to pop on over to my blog, The Fetching Life, where I blabber on and on about marriage, morning sickness, and everything in between.

Oh and one last thing, I feel like I should leave you with the best advice I’ve got for anyone in the middle of the adventure that is planning a wedding. Don’t forget to stop and ENJOY what is happening around you. Wine and bubble baths are your friends (even better do both, at the same time, with your fabulous fiancĂ©). One day you will feel like an old married lady and look back and think “that was a million years ago, and it went by so fast, why did I let myself stress so much! I should have had more wine!!” Well, maybe that’s just me but still, make time for yourself between cutting paper and glue gun burns. You will be glad you did. :)

xoxo,

Kate (aka Mrs. Cloud ;))

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Up and Away : Let’s Review

I know writing up vendor reviews here on the bee isn’t incredibly common, especially now that we have the amazing review section, but to be honest it’s something I have been looking forward to doing, so I’m going to do it anyway! I had the opportunity to work with some amazing, amazing, AMAZING vendors during my planning process as well as a few that were, well, let’s just say I wish I had known then what I know now. If my experiences can help anyone, especially a fellow Richmond bride, I figure I should share!

Abegail Burns for Chanel (Makeup) 
Saks Fifth Avenue, Stony Point Fashion Park (804)320-6960
Cannot Recommend Highly Enough
Abegail was wonderful the day of the wedding doing mine and all of my girls makeup (plus Mama and Nana Cloud) quickly and for a great price. We had a full trial at the Chanel counter in Nordstrom and just when I though my makeup couldn’t look better than that, she blew it out of the water on my big day! Read more about my makeup here and here.

Bella Rosa Bridal (Dress and Alterations)
www.bellarosabridal.com
Very Highly Recommend
Read more about my dress here and here. The ladies at Bella Rosa are so friendly and helpful (even if you have to have your dress taken in four times the week of the wedding!) and I would encourage anyone looking to check out their amazing selection of dresses. (For those who have asked my dress was from Priscilla of Boston, Style 4119.)

Blue Steel Lighting Design (Custom Lighting)
www.BlueSteelProLighting.com
Very Highly Recommend
They came in last minute when I decided I had to have some sort of lighting and did pinpoint lighting on our tables and a custom light for the dance floor out of our monogram. All night people commented on what a difference the lighting made, and even more someone from Blue Steel was there all night to insure we had no issues (we had none). Wonderful service and even Daddy Cloud said they were worth every penny (the pennies he was desperately pinching by that point ;))!

Bottom’s Up Pizza (Rehearsal Dinner)
www.BottomsUpPizza.com
Very Highly Recommend
More information on our experience here. The food was amazing, the staff was amazing, everything was amazing. Even if you aren’t looking for a rehearsal dinner location, go eat there. It really is the best pizza in the city.

Calligrapher
Do Not Recommend

I really believe our calligrapher had the best intentions, and I assumed things would be easier because she was local, but in the end she was just unorganized, and unreliable. We had to have multiple envelopes redone more than once because of her error. She never could remember the pricing we agreed on, or when we needed them completed by. They looked beautiful, but the hassle was not worth what she charged.

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (Ceremony)
www.richmondcathedral.org
Cannot Recommend Highly Enough
Are you even allowed to review a church?? Either way, the cathedral is beautiful and everyone that we worked with there was a pleasure to deal with!

Eric Cunningham, Choice Entertainment (DJ)
www.choiceentertainment.com
Cannot Recommend Highly Enough
Eric was amazing. My husband dealt with him primarily, but he’s pretty hard to please so his thumbs up should really say something! I would hire him again in a second!

Florist
Do Not Recommend.
I would really, really like to blame my floral troubles on something simple like a miscommunication, but I just can’t. The vendor we went with came with great recommendations and up until the wedding day were a dream to work with. But then the flowers came, and it doesn’t matter how nice the people were, the bouquets were terrible. Not at all what we asked for or agreed upon, and half dead looking by our two o’clock ceremony. I was extremely disappointed. While hindsight is of course 20/20, I can say that some of the centerpieces were nice and looked decent in pictures. But they still were not what I ordered and for what we paid I would expect to look back and say I at least liked more than 25% of the finished product. 

Hair
Do Not Recommend
I could write an entire post about my hair drama. The stylist I hired (and had been going to for a year before the wedding) not only showed up late with her assistant, but was in a FOUL mood all morning. To name a few issues for you: She did not bring a blow dryer for the two blow outs she had to do, charged each of my girls almost twenty dollars more than what we had agreed upon (but they were too nice to bring it up to me) and then rushed through/half-assed my updo. My hair was falling and frizzy before the reception and I later found out the stylist bad mouthed me and my girls after the fact. Bleh. Not a person I would want near me ever again, never mind on such an important day.

HumanStory (Videographer)
www.HumanStoryFilms.com
Cannot Recommend Highly Enough!
Adore. See the entire film here, it really speaks for itself. If you can book William and his amazing team, do it.

Jenny McQueen, Capture (Photographer Second Shooter)
www.Capture-Weddings.com
Cannot Recommend Highly Enough!
I met Jenny for the very first time on our wedding day because she was never supposed to shoot our wedding! Our original second shooter came down with the flu that morning and Jenny stepped in at the last minute. I have to say, I’m so glad she did! Her pictures were amazing, and we got them back super fast. Most importantly she was an absolute pleasure to have around us on our big day.

Jessica Oriole Salay, Oriole Photography (Photographer)
www.OriolePhotography.com
Cannot Recommend Highly Enough!
LOVE. HER. She made everyone comfortable and at ease during every picture she took, and the images really speak for themselves. I will be forever grateful to her for coming in at the last minute after our previous photographer disaster, and I fall in love with our pictures all over again every time I look at them. 

Magic Special Events (Linen and Chair Rentals)
www.MagicSpecialEvents.com
Very Highly Recommend
It really was the linen and chair rentals that brought my whole vision together. Super nice to work with, the best prices we could find and the ONLY company that could deliver black chiavari chairs to Richmond!

Tait Boudoir Photography (Boudoir Photography)
www.TaitBoudoir.com
Cannot Recommend Highly Enough
I gave the Mr. a little black book with some pretty pictures I had taken very secretly before the wedding. Tait Photography was amazing to work with, Erica made me feel super comfortable and the images were beautiful!

The Jefferson Hotel (Reception Site)
www.JeffersonHotel.com
Cannot Recommend Highly Enough!
Our experience at The Jefferson was amazing. The food, the drinks, the people, was all perfect. I would not do a single thing differently.

Windy Jennings, Weddings by Windy (Coordinator)
www.WeddingsByWindy.com
Cannot Recommend Highly Enough!
You can read my raving reviews of Windy on almost every one of my previous recaps (and especially here), but I really can’t say enough wonderful things about her. Mama Cloud and I originally thought we would be able to handle everything ourselves (we were oh so wrong), and that a coordinator would not be in the budget. We not only managed to find someone we truly loved and “clicked” with, but also someone who offered different level packages to fit what we needed. She never pushed us to pay for full coordination (her highest package) when she knew we didn’t need it (we went with partial coordination and day-of). She’s the best, she saved our wedding a hundred times over, and I’ll love her forever for it.

Winn Transportation (Trolley and Bus Rentals)
www.WinnBus.com
Very Highly Recommend
We had a trolley to move our wedding party and charter busses to move our guests back and forth between the hotel and church. They were on time and the trolley is just a wonderful experience in itself.

Other vendors we used that I absolutely loved - Crowning Glory Designs (veil), Invitation by Design (invitations), Paper Source (all paper products), Paper Mart (ribbon), The Big Day (honeymoon registry), Bed Bath and Beyond (registry), Williams Sonoma (registry), Kasia Fink Veils (hair flower), Doubletree Hotel Downtown Richmond (second hotel block option for guests), The Briar Patch (flower girl dress), Feathernesters Tea Room (bridesmaid luncheon), Bridal Party Tees (custom shirts for me and my maids), Men’s Warehouse (tuxes).

I think that is about it! We were so lucky that the amazing people we worked with MORE than made up for the less than wonderful ones! I would like to point out that these reviews are from my experiences alone and may or may not speak for the vendor as a whole. Also, I don’t want to bash anyone and decided not to post the names of some of the vendors I didn’t have the best time with. If you are curious about them, or the ones I loved, please feel free to PM for more details. Oh, and of course I also have to say that I received no discounts or kick-backs for posting these reviews, they are just my honest opinions for you to take as you will.

All credit for the images above (unless otherwise noted) go to our incredibly talented photographer Jessica Oriole Salay and amazing second shooter Jenny McQueen for Oriole Photography.

Miss a part of the Cloudy wedding? Catch up here...
Up and Away : The Tooth And The Breakdown
Up and Away : The Bridal Party Cleans Up – The Ladies
Up and Away : The Bridal Party Cleans Up – The Gents
Up and Away : Thank Your For Coming OOT
Up and Away : Favors For A Cause
Up and Away : The Bachelor Party Rules
Up and Away : The Girls Hit The Salon
Up and Away : Tea With My Ladies
Up and Away : Practice, Practice, Practice
Up and Away : An Embarrassed Bride
Up and Away : The First Chance to Celebrate
Up and Away : Time To Get Pretty
Up and Away : The Boys Chanel Their Inner GQ
Up and Away : A Little Somethin’ Somethin’
Up and Away : The Dress Of All Dresses
Up and Away : The Walk Of A Lifetime
Up and Away : We Do (Finally!)
Up and Away : Striking A Pose
Up and Away : A Brief Recap Interruption..
Up and Away : Cocktails And The Big Reveal
Up and Away : A Musical Surprise
Up and Away : An Overdue Dance
Up and Away : Da Da Doo Doo & Just Dance
Up and Away : Single Laaaaadies!!!
Up and Away : The Way You Make Me Feel
Up and Away : The Special Moments

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Up and Away : The Special Moments

As our special day began to wind down, I couldn’t help but have a huge cheesy smile plastered on my face. It’s true what they say you know, the whole day flies by in a flash. When I realized it would all be over soon, I took a few extra moments to stop and look around at what was happening around me...

Our beautiful friends and family that had come from far and wide to celebrate and support us. Including my amazing brother who requested a special song for us to dance to.

The details and projects that I had worked on for so long finally came together to add the special touches I had always hoped for.

The extremely touching and heartfelt toasts that were delivered by our Best Man and Maid of Honor, people who we will be forever grateful to for standing up with us on our big day.

Cake that was so delicious that I wanted to eat all of it myself (And God bless who ever had the foresight to leave a few extra slices in our honeymoon suite. We may or may not have argued over the last few bites..)

And my husband (my HUSBAND!!) who was smiling with just as cheesy of a look as my own, who danced with me all night, kissed me every chance he got, and has filled my heart with more love then I could have ever imagined.

  (Obviously not from the end of the night, but one of my favs that still makes my heart flutter.)

Both Mr. Cloud and I were so sad to see the day we had waited for so long to come to be coming to an end, but also giddy with excitement to see what the next step in our journey would be. If I could offer any advice to a future bride it would be this, steal the extra kisses all night long and don’t forget to stop and enjoy the special moments that I promise you will never forget.

All credit for the images above (unless otherwise noted) go to our incredibly talented photographer Jessica Oriole Salay and amazing second shooter Jenny McQueen for Oriole Photography.

Miss a part of the Cloudy wedding? Catch up here...
Up and Away : The Tooth And The Breakdown
Up and Away : The Bridal Party Cleans Up – The Ladies
Up and Away : The Bridal Party Cleans Up – The Gents
Up and Away : Thank Your For Coming OOT
Up and Away : Favors For A Cause
Up and Away : The Bachelor Party Rules
Up and Away : The Girls Hit The Salon
Up and Away : Tea With My Ladies
Up and Away : Practice, Practice, Practice
Up and Away : An Embarrassed Bride
Up and Away : The First Chance to Celebrate
Up and Away : Time To Get Pretty
Up and Away : The Boys Chanel Their Inner GQ
Up and Away : A Little Somethin’ Somethin’
Up and Away : The Dress Of All Dresses
Up and Away : The Walk Of A Lifetime
Up and Away : We Do (Finally!)
Up and Away : Striking A Pose
Up and Away : A Brief Recap Interruption..
Up and Away : Cocktails And The Big Reveal
Up and Away : A Musical Surprise
Up and Away : An Overdue Dance
Up and Away : Da Da Doo Doo & Just Dance
Up and Away : Single Laaaaadies!!!
Up and Away : The Way You Make Me Feel

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Up and Away : The Way You Make Me Feel

Before we get into the big surprise a little back story. Mr. Cloud and I are HORRIBLE at keeping secrets. Horrible as in we can’t do it. With the exception of my engagement ring, every present he has ever given me was opened weeks before it’s intended holiday. And even the ring was given that afternoon, instead of at dinner like he planned. Well, not this time. This time he was sneeeeaaakky, sneaky, sneaky! I had my suspicions that something was up months before after seeing some random PVC pipe hanging out in our garage, but he blamed it on one of our friends who had been storing some stuff with us and I never thought about it again. But then after I threw my bouquet, everything made sense, and it came to this..

MJ1

I know, what the hell does this have to do with PVC pipe and big secrets? Let’s back up a bit. First of all you need to know Mr. Cloud is a huge Michael Jackson fan. And I mean HUGE. He owns the albums, the videos, the books. Me, not so much before we met. Obviously I knew who Michael Jackson was, but the only song I was ever a big fan of was “The Way You Make Me Feel”. So in the beginning we listened to that on repeat a lot. So I could sing along, of course. Then Mr. C shared this little clip with me, Michael’s 1988 Grammy performance.

I thought it was pretty cool, Mr. Cloud thought it was AWESOME.  So back to the story, if you remember one of our groomsman had sat me down after I launched tossed the bouquet, and Best Man ordered me to stay put with no peaking. When someone, somewhere, gave a cue I was turned around and this is what I saw.

MJ2

Ooooh, so there is that damn PVC piping (they somehow rigged the piping to extend on top of speaker stands and hold a curtain, DIYers after my own heart)! I was trying to point it out to the groomsman too, but he kept telling me to sit down and watch. So I did, and the music started.

MJ3

Yep, my hubs has a few bad ass MJ moves up his sleeve! I found out about this talent of his shortly after we started dating and am constantly asking him to show off his skills. Unfortunately it takes a few adult beverages for him to bust them out, so we don’t see them too often. So my wedding gift was a full on performance! The pictures really don’t do it justice..

I. LOVED. IT. And was 100% completely surprised (you know in case you couldn’t tell by the look on my face in the video!) Not in my wildest dreams is this what I thought he was up to! Did your hubs give you a big surprise on your big day? Or was there a performance of some sort at your wedding? If so, share video links, I want to see!!

All credit for the images above (unless otherwise noted) go to our incredibly talented photographer Jessica Oriole Salay and amazing second shooter Jenny McQueen for Oriole Photography.

Miss a part of the Cloudy wedding? Catch up here...
Up and Away : The Tooth And The Breakdown
Up and Away : The Bridal Party Cleans Up – The Ladies
Up and Away : The Bridal Party Cleans Up – The Gents
Up and Away : Thank Your For Coming OOT
Up and Away : Favors For A Cause
Up and Away : The Bachelor Party Rules
Up and Away : The Girls Hit The Salon
Up and Away : Tea With My Ladies
Up and Away : Practice, Practice, Practice
Up and Away : An Embarrassed Bride
Up and Away : The First Chance to Celebrate
Up and Away : Time To Get Pretty
Up and Away : The Boys Chanel Their Inner GQ
Up and Away : A Little Somethin’ Somethin’
Up and Away : The Dress Of All Dresses
Up and Away : The Walk Of A Lifetime
Up and Away : We Do (Finally!)
Up and Away : Striking A Pose
Up and Away : A Brief Recap Interruption..
Up and Away : Cocktails And The Big Reveal
Up and Away : A Musical Surprise
Up and Away : An Overdue Dance
Up and Away : Da Da Doo Doo & Just Dance
Up and Away : Single Laaaaadies!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Up and Away : Single Laaaaadies!!!

I’m going to go ahead and admit it. I’m not a huge fan of the bouquet/garter toss tradition. I think its kind of boring, and I always hated having to get up there and try to catch something that only resulted in some drunk dude trying to feel up my leg. No thanks. But of course that didn’t mean I wasn’t going to subject my friends to it! To bad I forgot to put on my garter when I was getting ready. Bridesmaid to the rescue, and one quick trip into the hotel kitchen (it was closer than the bathroom, and don’t worry we were just inside the doorway, no unsanitary happenings over here) and I was ready to go. People seemed to be particularly pushy about getting these little traditions going even when I said I didn’t mind if we skipped them. Especially my MOH (who’s soon-to-be-hubby proposed days after we got back from our honeymoon), everyone knew she wanted to catch that thing!

I was never any good at t-ball when I was six, I don’t know why I thought this would go any better. I threw that sucker WAY over everyone’s head.

My darling cousin was a trooper and went to pick it up off the floor. I knew the fight for the garter had just gotten serious because quite a few of the groomsmen had previously inquired about whether or not she was single.

We took a few pictures and I wandered away to find my drink when I got pulled back towards the dance floor. One of the groomsman was telling me to sit down, but stubborn me didn’t want to. He insisted, and I ended up facing away from the floor. I was confused and still looking for my drink. With no clue what was going on behind me, I had no idea my hubs had one HUGE surprise still up his sleeve..

All credit for the images above (unless otherwise noted) go to our incredibly talented photographer Jessica Oriole Salay and amazing second shooter Jenny McQueen for Oriole Photography.

Miss a part of the Cloudy wedding? Catch up here...
Up and Away : The Tooth And The Breakdown
Up and Away : The Bridal Party Cleans Up – The Ladies
Up and Away : The Bridal Party Cleans Up – The Gents
Up and Away : Thank Your For Coming OOT
Up and Away : Favors For A Cause
Up and Away : The Bachelor Party Rules
Up and Away : The Girls Hit The Salon
Up and Away : Tea With My Ladies
Up and Away : Practice, Practice, Practice
Up and Away : An Embarrassed Bride
Up and Away : The First Chance to Celebrate
Up and Away : Time To Get Pretty
Up and Away : The Boys Chanel Their Inner GQ
Up and Away : A Little Somethin’ Somethin’
Up and Away : The Dress Of All Dresses
Up and Away : The Walk Of A Lifetime
Up and Away : We Do (Finally!)
Up and Away : Striking A Pose
Up and Away : A Brief Recap Interruption..
Up and Away : Cocktails And The Big Reveal
Up and Away : A Musical Surprise
Up and Away : An Overdue Dance
Up and Away : Da Da Doo Doo & Just Dance

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Up and Away : Da Da Doo Doo & Just Dance

(Yes, I love GaGa and yes I have been slacking on my recaps, *hangs head in shame*. Is anyone still interested? I hope so! If you would like to catch up on my previous recaps please do so here!)

Mr. Cloud had one request for our wedding that never, ever changed. He wanted one bad ass party. Our family and friends know how to have a good time, so I was pretty sure his request would be granted even if we had the wedding in a cardboard box, but let me tell you, our pals did not disappoint.

We danced like it was a regular Friday night at the club and we weren’t in formal attire. I was so glad I had the foresight to get myself a pair of flats for dancing shoes. Especially when it came time for the Soul Train line. Apparently we take Soul Train lines very seriously around here.

Out of everyone, there is no doubt who stole the show. These little guys, my darling cousins busted more moves than anyone else, and everyone had a new move to teach them. Robots, lawnmowers, sprinklers, you know, the normal stuff. Ha!

They were also the only “kids” invited, despite our original no kid rule (we decided cousins were the obvious exception). Being in the preteens they might be offended by that statement but it worked in their favor, they didn’t have to interrupt their dancing with trips to the bar like everyone else!

Dance party 2009 would not have been possible without our amazing DJ, Eric Cunningman from Choice Entertainment. I know my friends (and by “my friends” I fully include myself), and after a few drinky drinks we like to request ten million songs from the DJ. Not only did Eric keep up and not get annoyed, but he blew us all away (including my very picky DJ of a husband).

In the middle of all this dancing we managed to stop and take once very special picture...

BEES!! I was absolutely honored that Mrs. Cupcake, Mrs. Tiramisu, and Mrs. (AND MR!!) D’Orsay all made the trip down! Mama Cloud was super excited that they were coming as well, especially after I told her all about how much fun we had at the D’Orsay wedding the previous summer. Word on the street is that she scoped out their table in advance so she knew where they would be, and then when making her rounds exclaimed “I’M MAMA CLOUD!!” when she finally saw them! These three ladies were not only huge inspirations to me during planning, but were also a big reason I wanted to blog here to begin with. Love them!

Do you plan on having an all out dance party at you wedding? Or are you expecting any pals from afar to buzz in? (Oh yes, I crack myself up!!)

All credit for the images above (unless otherwise noted) go to our incredibly talented photographer Jessica Oriole Salay and amazing second shooter Jenny McQueen for Oriole Photography.

Miss a part of the Cloudy wedding? Catch up here...
Up and Away : The Tooth And The Breakdown
Up and Away : The Bridal Party Cleans Up – The Ladies
Up and Away : The Bridal Party Cleans Up – The Gents
Up and Away : Thank Your For Coming OOT
Up and Away : Favors For A Cause
Up and Away : The Bachelor Party Rules
Up and Away : The Girls Hit The Salon
Up and Away : Tea With My Ladies
Up and Away : Practice, Practice, Practice
Up and Away : An Embarrassed Bride
Up and Away : The First Chance to Celebrate
Up and Away : Time To Get Pretty
Up and Away : The Boys Chanel Their Inner GQ
Up and Away : A Little Somethin’ Somethin’
Up and Away : The Dress Of All Dresses
Up and Away : The Walk Of A Lifetime
Up and Away : We Do (Finally!)
Up and Away : Striking A Pose
Up and Away : A Brief Recap Interruption..
Up and Away : Cocktails And The Big Reveal
Up and Away : A Musical Surprise
Up and Away : An Overdue Dance

Monday, January 24, 2011

Up and Away : An Overdue Dance

We finished up the traditional spotlight wedding dances and as far as our guests were concerned it was time to finish eating, let loose and party! But Mr. Cloud and I had one last little surprise up our sleeves, this time for Mama and Daddy Cloud.

30years1 Mama & Daddy Cloud on their wedding day, 30 years before ours! (Personal Photo)

November weddings run in our family, including my parents who would be celebrating their thirty year wedding anniversary the same month we said our vows. Growing up I loved looking at their wedding album and hearing stories of the big day. One that has always stuck in my mind was when the band they hired ended up not knowing how to play the first dance song they requested. “Their song”, Unforgettable by Nat King Cole.

Well, what is a wedding sap like myself to do? Why make them have their first dance thirty years later of course! I’d had this idea in my head for YEARS, so I was super nervous when it came time to announce what was going on. So I blabbered into the microphone a bit about how grateful we are that they are in our lives and how thankful we are for all that they have done for us and then we had to practically drag them up on the dance floor.

Can you see Nana Cloud over on the left side? She cried through the whole thing and later said she felt like she was standing back at their wedding thirty years ago. She just might be the cutest little old lady alive.

My parents were so cute giggling as they danced under the spotlight. Then they insisted we dance with them for the last few moments of the song and I had another ugly cry moment as I thanked Daddy Cloud again for giving us such a beautiful day.

30years4

Are you planning any special dances other than the more “traditional” ones?

 

All credit for the images above (unless otherwise noted) go to our incredibly talented photographer Jessica Oriole Salay and amazing second shooter Jenny McQueen for Oriole Photography.

Miss a part of the Cloudy wedding? Catch up here...
Up and Away : The Tooth And The Breakdown
Up and Away : The Bridal Party Cleans Up – The Ladies
Up and Away : The Bridal Party Cleans Up – The Gents
Up and Away : Thank Your For Coming OOT
Up and Away : Favors For A Cause
Up and Away : The Bachelor Party Rules
Up and Away : The Girls Hit The Salon
Up and Away : Tea With My Ladies
Up and Away : Practice, Practice, Practice
Up and Away : An Embarrassed Bride
Up and Away : The First Chance to Celebrate
Up and Away : Time To Get Pretty
Up and Away : The Boys Chanel Their Inner GQ
Up and Away : A Little Somethin’ Somethin’
Up and Away : The Dress Of All Dresses
Up and Away : The Walk Of A Lifetime
Up and Away : We Do (Finally!)
Up and Away : Striking A Pose
Up and Away : A Brief Recap Interruption..
Up and Away : Cocktails And The Big Reveal
Up and Away : A Musical Surprise