Elaine + Mike
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
By Barbara Wentzel Photography
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Elaine and Mike were already married when I met them on their "wedding"day. They live in California and had gone to the courthouse, parents had flown out to witnesses. To celebrate, Mike's amazing mom, Robin, threw an east coast party for friends and family. With all the trimmings; flowers, cake, pictures and PARTY! And oh boy was it fun! Turns out, Robin has a best friend who, not only is the mom of someone I used to play soccer with in grade school (Hi Jacquelyn!), she's super crafty and did all the floral arrangements for the tables, wait till you see them, they turned out perfectly. Family members styled everyone's hair and makeup for the big day. This is a tight-knit and talented group of family and friends. When the day arrived, Elaine and Mike got ready at the Merion in record time as did their adorable daughter Elise. You'll see plenty of her in the pictures and how much she is loved by her family. After family pictures, Mike and Elaine spent some time modeling for us. They were so sweet and you could really tell they enjoyed laughing together. After a cocktail hour, the bride and groom had a small ceremony in the Empire Ballroom, with Reverend Woehr presiding. It was something special to see a family friend officiate. And then, the food and dance party was on! Elise stole the show for most of the night as she is an excellent and tireless dancer. She ended her night with Mom and Dad "smashing" their cake on her face during the cake cutting. I think she liked it.

Thanks to all of you for being so wonderful to work with, I can wait to see what you choose for your album!

Thanks also to Kelly Joyce for being an excellent second photographer!


Table arrangements: Susan Woehr
Cake: Sunflour Bakeshop
Venue: The Merion


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