Christi and Glen’s Fun Loving Wedding at Treebeards Downtown
This June, JD and I will enter our seventh year of photographing weddings. Seven years! Though we’re practically wedding veterans these days, I am still constantly floored by what an honor it is to capture the important memories of a couple’s wedding day (and I still blink back the occasional tear behind my camera while JD rolls his eyes at me).
We are so fortunate to continue to find couples that are so awesome and fun to work with year after year. It makes our work such a joy! We truly love all of our clients, but I am especially reminded of how lucky we are to have great clients by Christi and Glen! Call it destiny, fate, or just perfect planning, but we loved photographing Christi and Glen’s wedding so much, it was clearly meant to be.
Christi and Glen planned such an incredibly fun day. From the shuttle bus party to the adorable little flags everywhere, and superhero t-shirts and cufflinks, their day was full of personal and fun touches that made it so delightful! Add in a no-nonsense, ready to party attitude, and it was pretty much the perfect wedding. Not that we were expecting anything less! We also loved that they hosted their wedding at Treebeards, which was an outstanding reception venue. Great food in a gorgeous historic building with a nice outdoor balcony and a view of downtown? Yes please. Oh man, what a great wedding!
How they met:
Our lives overlapped! We went to the same church, had some of the same friends, I even went to the same nursing school as Glen’s sister!
The most fun part about planning the wedding:
Picking out the food and the music!
Wedding inspiration and favorite details:
We just wanted to use the color blue! Since it’s a favorite color of both of us, it seemed easy to pick that. From there, we found those antique blue mason jars and I was in love with the bright color and vintage feel, and we just took it from there. In the end we had beautiful blue jars, mercury glass vases, and antique cake stands that combined to create a really great vintage atmosphere that I thought came together beautifully! My favorite detail was definitely the hand-made antique window menus that Glen and I worked on together – we’re planning to hang them as art in our kitchen.
Favorite wedding moment:
My favorite moment was the first look. It was a great moment to just take a breath and be together and know we were taking this huge step, together. It was so wonderful to have that minute together, just the two of us. Glen had two – our first kiss, and all the dancing – he was a dance machine!
Favorite wedding day songs:
Almost all of the music we chose was meaningful in some way, it’s hard to choose a favorite. I walked down the aisle to “A Storybook Love,” which is kind of silly, but also special because it was meaningful for my adoptive father and I. Our preparation hymn was “The Servant Song” which was a tribute to my adoptive mother and our time together on a retreat. The song Glen and I danced to was “Hold On” by Michael Buble, which we picked because it talks about working through the struggles together and being there for each other. I danced with my stepfather and biological father to “Walk With You” by Edwin McCain, after spending hours on the internet looking for the perfect song to express a complicated relationship with two men whom I love very much. Glen’s garter dance was hilarious, he had spent the weeks prior to the wedding secretly learning some of the dance moves from the music video for “Suit and Tie” just for the dance!
The most fun group dance was definitely when we did “Cotton Eye Joe” line-dance style with half our guests – a lot of people thought the floor was going to cave in!!
Note from Jessica: My favorite was their cake cutting song, I Wanna Grow Old With You, from The Wedding Singer!
What they’re looking forward to:
Not planning a wedding anymore!! Also, a honeymoon!
Christi and Glen’s take on the day:
We planned this wedding with the attitude that it would be a big party – preceded by a ceremony that made us legal. We spent a lot of time planning this party, picking out music and deciding on a menu and signature cocktails and how we were going to decorate and on and on. And that turned out great, don’t get me wrong, but in the end, the best part of the day was actually getting married. The ceremony turned out to be so unexpectedly meaningful and funny and perfect, and the rest was just extra stuff. The party was awesome, but the ceremony was magic.
Christi and Glen, we simply loved being a part of your wedding day! We have a feeling that your lives together will be a nonstop train of fun and happiness. As it should be! <3
Want more Christi and Glen? Check out their downtown engagement session and Christi’s amazing bridal session at the 1940 Air Terminal.
If you’d love to have wedding photos as awesome as Christi and Glen’s, send us an email! We’d love to talk about your wedding.