Ryan, Stacy, and their dog Tyrian just put families of three on notice – this is how it’s done.
Stacy got dressed at her parents’ house and as soon as I saw her dress & shoes, I knew I was not in for a “same old, same old” wedding! She got her dress at M. A. Carr, right down the road from her parents’ home, and she said she knew it was the one as soon as she saw it!
This little girl is Ryan’s niece, the daughter of his brother Geoff and his wife Katie, whose wedding I photographed two years ago!
They decided to do a “first look” so we could go downtown before the ceremony. She beamed as she waited, he smiled and impatiently ran his hands against each other.
Stacy’s mom helped the guys with their boutonnieres – they were all hand-folded playing cards, a staple decoration of the wedding. Stacy is allergic to flowers so they decorated in other ways! Her bouquet was folded cards, lights, and the handle of a lightsaber! “We’re total nerds,” Stacy explained.
We drove to Ellicott Square Building – I hadn’t been there with a wedding party in almost 5 years!! They rented it so we had it completely to ourselves, which was cool.
From there the limo drove us up to Shea’s, where Ryan had a special request for a photo out in front of the marquee. The “Now Showing” sign was up by coincidence – we just had to time it right, to take the photos while it was displaying!
We headed back to Kloc’s to get ready for the ceremony. The socks say “Father of the Bride” if you can’t read them.
Everything was red, black, and white – playing cards, books, and magic wands.
Note the detail on Ryan’s ring.
One of the officiants (the man on the right) is the same one who performed Stacy’s parents’ wedding ceremony more than 30 years ago!
Guests enjoyed the cocktail hour, including watching a light show projected onto their faux cake! Ryan’s dad was holding a wine glass that said “I $urvived my son’s wedding.” Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Lehman – all three sons are married now!
I applaud their commitment to their theme! Numerous people commented on how fitting the decorations were.
I made them get up from their dinner to come take this shot. I hope they like it!!
While we were outside for the above photo, they practiced the moves for their first dance a little bit.
Stacy danced with her dad, Ryan danced with his mom, then Ryan & Stacy danced together to “Earth Angel” – Ryan loves “Back to the Future.”
They pulled off all the spins and dips to applause from their guests!
It was a very fun wedding – I love it when people really make their wedding their own, with embellishments that fully reflect their personalities. The details are a joy to photograph, and the happiness was visible. Congratulations on finally tying the knot, Ryan & Stacy. “To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.” – Unknown