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Stella + Jay : Married

Wedding Date: August 9, 2008
Photographers: Hali*, Thurston* and Mariae*
Ceremony: St. Theresa's Catholic Church
Venue: Safari Texas Ranch

It feels like forever since I last blogged a wedding day - so this is going to be a huge post with tons of images. First of all, Stella is a major photogeek and stalker - AND she gave me this crazy detailed list (I think she outdid Crystal's list) with all the images she wanted to make sure we got. We really really really really tried hard on getting each item checked off - but Hali printed the three page list so that it combined on one page and the font was super tiny microscopic small....so hopefully we didn't miss anything from there. (Stella, if we did, blame Hali. :oP). The morning started with me at Stella's at 9am! (Whew! It's been a while since I've shot a wedding before 2pm!) The day literally just flew by. So........because we have a ton of pictures to get through and I have work stacked up to high heaven...onwards to the pictures. :)

Stalkers....meet the lovely Stella and her groom, Jay. :)


9am getting ready. I'm lucky the picture was in focus. :oP


No, that's not her wedding hair. :) But it should have been.... :oP


Stella's wedding shoes............but not really??!! Stella wanted pictures of these shoes, but she actually wore flip flops and didn't wear these shoes at all. That's called "details cheating!"


The beautiful wedding dress - off and on! Plus the morning sun is perfect to see the dress boning. :)


My favorite image of the day! I HEART Stella's veil.


Well, while I was over at Stella's.......Hali and Thurst went over to the hotel to hang out with Jay. The prayer before leaving for the church....


Leaving for the church.


The gorgeous bouquet.


Stella's bridesmaids presented her with "Something Old, Something Borrowed and Something Blue" which was pinned onto her bouquet. Love that!


Hali got this detail shot right before the walk down the aisle.


One of the "must have" images on Stella's really really really long list. :oP


Love love this image that Hali got with Stella's dad walking her down the aisle. Look closely and that's Jay's figure in the middle. :)


So, Stella educated me a bit in their wedding tradition which I will now relay back to you. :) Their wedding service is divided into two parts...the first part is the Service of Betrothal. This is when the rings get blessed and the priest presents the rings to the bride and groom as a confirmation of their engagement and a token of divine blessings. (Yes, he places it on their right hand.)


The second part of the service is the "crowning." This is when a necklace representing the crown is waved above the bride and groom's head and then placed around their neck. The crown represents the crown that Jesus wore when He laid down his life for the sake of His bride, the Church.


This part is the tying of the "minnu." The minnu is a small gold ornament that is strung on a string made out of seven strands of thread from the Manthrakodi (the wedding sari). The groom ties this around his bride's neck to symbolize that marriage is a lifetime commitment.


Then the groom places the Manthrakoid over the bride's head as a promise that he will protect and provide for her for the rest of her life. Seriously, how cool is it that even without having to exchange spoken vows, the bride and groom can still make promises to each other in the presence of God and their friends and families??!!


....And here are the wedding rings. :)


So, after the ceremony, we had the limo driver take us out to the Sugar Mill nearby for a few wedding party pictures. :) IT WAS HOT!!!!!!!


We went here to try to find a little bit of shade.........and snap a picture or two!


My favorite wedding party picture of the day!


And while I was busy with the wedding party....I delegated the task of capturing the details to Thurston. Stalkers, look what Stella did to Safari Texas Ranch. I didn't even think Safari Texas could even look like this.


More details. (Just a heads up that there's going to be tons of wedding details images - since it was one of Stella's special request!)


Closeup of the flowers on the head table.


The room and the white chandelier turned pink. :) Stella had tons of uplighting which was how she was able to get the room transformed.


The centerpieces and the wedding cake. Stella had pinspotting right on the cake which made it sooooooooooooooooooo much fun to shoot!


They also had a Sitar player........as well as a singer. :oP


Their first dance. :)


During the toast.


So, as a surprise, Stella and Jay had a slideshow put together which honored their parents. She wanted to make sure we captured their expressions.........so of course, I shot their backs.....


..so that Thurston can shoot their expressions from the front! :)


Stella changing into her wedding sari.


And no Indian wedding is complete unless filled with dancing! A few of Stella+Jay's friends performed a special dance for them. :)


Bouquet toss. :)


An experimental shot from the DJ booth.........


And a couple more images of the bride and groom. :)


Stella and Jay, congratulations!! :)

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