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Here’s an Ian Stuart wedding dress in action

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Ian Stuart makes wedding gowns that are a cross between fairy tale and rock-n-roll.  Laurie (our lovely bride from my previous USC Marching Band post) chose the Antoinette and it made me giddy to see it in action.  She looked like a superstar!

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Plus it was pure delight to photograph the details:  copious bows, beading, tulle, that super duper long train.  The underskirt itself made me happy beyond belief with all the layers and lace and flecks of gold.

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Laurie’s bouquet of pink peonies was created by Tic-Tock Couture Floral in Los Angeles.

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Even down that long aisle at Pasadena Unified Methodist Church, you can see the long train on Laurie’s dress.

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And finally…the first dance at the Langham.

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How about a marching band at your wedding?

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Better yet, how about bringing the renowned University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band to your wedding?  Tom, the groom, went to USC and had invited many of his fellow alumni.

The ceremony at Pasadena Unified ended and just like in a movie, in came trumpets, trombones, tubas and everyone singing Fight On.  BEST surprise, ever!

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In cardinal red and of course sunglasses, the band (described as The Greatest Marching Band in the History of the Universe) then ushered the wedding guests into the church courtyard and played, danced, jumped as Tom and Laurie made their way to their getaway car.

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I was psyched to be in on the surprise and even more excited by the amazing performance.  If you plan to do something cool like this, bring someone (me!) to document it!

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I love Tom’s grin, he’s beyond happy!  p.s.  I was in marching band in high school and no, we were never this cool!

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A foodie wedding at The Monterey in San Antonio, Texas

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Baby Stan was born on Grandpa Stan’s birthday!  Gloria and E  (their amazing wedding is below) had a boy and they named him after Gloria’s beloved grandpa who turned 90 a few days.

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The wedding was pink and gold and under the stars at The Monterey in San Antonio.  A big foodie hurray for cheese grits and after party burgers and fries!  E’s family were decked out in amazing Nigerian outfits and there was much fun dancing, including the tradition of money dancing.

Everything was just that cool, that The Knot featured the wedding in the Spring 2015 Texas issue.  Special thanks for Statue of Design for the flowers and Bakery Lorraine for the epic donut cake!

If you’re inspired by this stylish, happy wedding, give me a shout.

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