Jessica & Ed - St. Anne's Catholic Church + American Legion - Izzy + Co. Photography

Jessica & Ed – St. Anne’s Catholic Church + American Legion

February 8, 2013

I couldn’t have found a cooler couple to spend my New Year’s Eve with!  Jessica & Ed are sweet, genuine, silly and fun and above all so in love with each other.  Their wedding was refreshing because their marriage, and not all the fuss, remained the focus.  Jessica and her ladies got ready at her home – thank goodness for Savannah’s mild winters, because the weather was gorgeous and the energy inside was excited and supportive.  I love that there were still hints of Christmas time around!

Jessica’s Priscilla of Boston gown was quite possibly one of my favorites – with the perfect amount of chiffon and sparkle detail.Cynthia’s Floral Occasions provided the lovely bouquets, bouts and reception decor.Jessica! You are so pretty – I love this picture because its got such a mix of sweet and sass, teehee.The oh so talented Denise Gonsales is one of my go to second photographers – because she’s so so so sweet, has her own amazing wedding photography business and is also a red head ;)  She hung out with the fellas and captured some great portraits.The ceremony took place at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Richmond Hill.   I love shooting in St. Anne’s because unlike most churches, its actually quite bright inside!Since Jessica & Ed’s ceremony took place after dark – I had to rely on using off camera flash for their portraits (honestly, I panicked!)  My work is mostly natural light photography – very light, airy and fun – I’ll be honest that lighting is not my forté – but I can now thank Jessica and Ed for giving my business and skills a push in this direction.  I thought the results were light and lovely!The reception took place at the American Legion Post 135 in downtown Savannah.  This is a fabulous wedding reception venue – its spacious, has a bar and a stage, the staff is very attentive AND there’s high ceilings and white walls!!!  Tip:  your photographer will love you if your venues have white walls – makes our job A LOT easier :)  and your skin tones A LOT prettier :)  Paul Kennedy Catering – one of the best in the area – provided a delicious meal.I was really impressed with the Andrew James Band – they did an awesome job of keeping the dancing going – a very talented live band that I highly recommend!One of my favorite parts about photographing this wedding was watching Jessica hug her family and friends – maybe that sounds weird – but I’m such a hugger and really appreciate other good huggers :)  You can really tell how much people mean to her.

As it approached midnight, guests donned fun New Year’s Eve tiaras.  What’s a party without a tiara anyway!?

Jessica & Ed – I can’t tell you enough how much I’ve enjoyed getting to know you two, how fun your wedding was and how excited I am to remain friends!

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