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Tom and Libby

Time to meet our next bride and groom!

I have known Libby since she was little.  I used to babysit her!  She has lived next door to my house for years.  It was an honor to be their photographer.  It was such a beautiful day of sharing their love story.

How did you meet? Church. I was coming back from summer camp and Tom was coming home from a year on mission in Chicago.  

When did you get engaged? September 12, 2009. We were engaged for a year and a half for me to finish school. It was tough, but worth it. 

Did you have a First Look? After much deliberation, no. I talked with Allison about what great pictures you can get, how it eases nerves and makes the day go smoother, but ultimately for us, nothing beat seeing each other as I was coming down the aisle. It still gives me chills. It was such an incredible moment in life!

What was the most memorable part of your day? Saying our vows. We wrote them and didn't share them before the wedding, and that was really emotional. 

What was your favorite detail? So many small things happened to make this day feel like us. Tom says his grooms cake was a total surprise. I loved the small sentiments, like the penny and six pence from my sister in law, our wishing tree at the reception, and the music we picked.

Any advice about wedding planning for future bride/grooms? Don't rush the process, and make it what you want, not what people think you want. 

Funniest memory from your wedding day? Pretending like we were going to feed each other cake, then smashing it in our maid of honors/best mans faces. And making the girl that caught the bouquet put the garter on the guy that caught the garter, because they were both so hilarious about it! 

If you could do it all over, would you change anything? No. I loved it all. All of the craziness, all of the planning, all of the flower picking and hair appointments were so worth it. 

Where did you go on your honeymoon? Sandals Antigua!!! Most relaxing week of our lives!!
Why did you choose allison laura photography? I love your photojournalistic style, and you were a part of my childhood :)

What was the best part about working with me? Your direction was so helpful, and you helped the day run smoothly. Having two of you is so wonderful. The way you captured details, faces, moments... Wow. 

What is something I can improve on in my business? Bump up your prices girl, you're worth it :)

wedding planner: none. Myself. I will say that my mom was a huge help, and on the day of, I had about four people running around for me. 
hair: Trish Tucker, friend
makeup: Jenny Baker, friend
florist: Furst Florist. We worked with Loann, and she was incredible. I can't say enough about everything they did for us, from my grandmas brooch in my bouquet to the gigantic arch at the ceremony, they made it so beautiful. 
ceremony venue: Dayton Art Institute
reception venue: Americas Packard museum
dj: Dan Edwards (yes, from WDTN). He made our reception amazing- I've literally never seen so many people on the dance floor at a wedding. He also helped us figure out the plan for the night, which was incredibly helpful. He really kept the party going. 
cake: Jerry Deeter, connected to our caterer
dress: Nancys Bridal in indianapolis. Absolutely amazing service from Barb. 
bridesmaid dresses: Davids Bridal. Easy since my girls were from all over the country. They were generally very helpful and made the experience easy. 
Caterer: Mrs B's Catering. Wow. From the cheese selection to the salad martini bar, it was impeccable. And reasonable!

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Reader Comments (2)

Allison, you and your family have been a part of our lives for a long time, and it just added to the "specialness" of the day to have you, Nick AND Ashley and your dad there. You and Nick did a wonderful job, and I love following your photography journal and blog. We wish you great success!

sweet and happy wedding ceremony ,hope you can live a happy life and enjoy the beautiful life together forever.Chiffon and Lace Strapless Bustier, Shiny beading asymmetric ruffled skirt, Elegant A-line 2011 Wedding Gown

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