December 11, 2012

Allison and Rob - Married - Alton, IL Wedding Photographer

Kristina Cipolla Photography | St. Louis Missouri Wedding Photographer Are you ready?  I told you, lots of blog love happening over here.  After several phone chats and emails, it was so great to be able to meet Allison and Rob in person.  That's right boys and girls, we didn't meet face to face until the week of their wedding.  They are so easy going and wonderful, it was like hanging out with old friends....I love that :)  They randomly met one day during grad school interviews in which Allison then went home that day and told her friend...."I could totally marry that guy"....and the rest is history :)  High five Rob!  Here are a few from their special day, enjoy!

Allison and Rob
July 14th, 2012

And this is when I became obsessed with Irish wedding bands.....want one.... :)

Dress - Wedding Bell
Bridesmaid Dresses - David's Bridal
Hair - Natalie Beile from Identity Salon
Makeup - Monika Ruzicka
Cake - Duke Bakery
Wedding programs - Print Your Party on Etsy.
Florist - Dick's Flowers

Black and white photos and art are just so simple and beautiful. Accents of red within black and white look so classy. We really wanted to have a fun affair but something that was also timeless. My aunt makes paper stars and I always knew I wanted those incorporated somehow into the theme of the wedding.

Most memorable part of the day
Our most memorable part of the day was riding around in the Bluff City trolley right after the ceremony with our closest friends and family. We were dancing, singing, and celebrating our newly established commitment to each other. We were so overjoyed with the amount of people that came to show their support for us on July 14th!

Still planning that trip to Seattle, but now I'll get to visit new friends :)  Thank you so much for letting me photograph your special day.  I absolutely loved spending time with you both and your FABULOUS wedding party.  Best "best man" speech to date!

Allison and Rob ENGAGED - Grafton, IL Wedding Photographer

I call Allison and Rob my "Seattle" couple...because they live near Seattle :)  But lucky for me they were getting married in Illinois.  I had this REALLY cool idea to fly out to Seattle and photograph their engagement session.....but when flights were over sold, being number 30 something on the standby list, and Minneapolis being the farthest point I could get (yay for Caribou coffee and the strange lady at the gate cleaning her teeth by sucking the life out of them with her tongue, trying to bend her foot up to her face, and providing hours of much needed gate side entertainment) didn't work out.  I was sad.  But being the oh so adorable, understanding, and lovely couple they are we ended up doing their engagement session the week before their wedding.  I heart them :)

Aren't they adorable?  Their wedding is up next :)

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