Jackie & Chuck's Wedding

posted on: August 27, 2008

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Jackie... a professional dancer. Chuck... a professional actor. Their wedding... like a broadway musical. ;-) Indulge in my terrible writing skills as I work on my script that retells the day as it unfolded before me...

It all started at the boutique Hotel Orrington in the heart of Chicago's North Shore. The stage was set, and the dress made it's dramatic entrance in the hallway...
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But wait! There was drama lurking around the corner! A broken steamer- primed to ruin the delicate layers of fabric! Maintenance men work hurriedly to fix the problem before it's too late! Will they fix it with enough time to make it to the wedding?! Dun, dun, duuunnnnn
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The guys hang in the balance- blissfully unaware of the potential drama. But the groom senses that something might be wrong. At this point, he can only hope to see his bride at the end of the aisle!
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The flower girls secretly plot to hide the dress from Jackie so that they can marry Chuck instead!
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Their plan is spoiled by the bridesmaids who rescue the dress and get Jackie ready just before she needs to walk down the aisle! The bridesmaids protect Jackie from the flower girls so that she can finally see her groom...
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Jackie took a deep breath and walked into the amazing Alice Millar Chapel at Northwestern University- greeted by the angelic sounds of the organ and the radiant light of the stained glass windows....

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Their marriage received many blessings from family and friends...
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... and by the tongues of angels.
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The youngest watched from the back of the room, but were still present to send fertility blessings to the couple. (Every musical has to have something about making babies!)

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The guests all cheered with joy and congratulated the newlyweds as they made their way back down the aisle! Married at last!

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Grandma was pleased to know that her grandson the actor really was straight after all these years (hey.. I don't make the stereotypes, I just use them to amplify my poor writing skills!!)

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And the flower girls finally make amends with the bride, knowing that they've lost the battle... but may still win the war.
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To avoid any potential wardrobe malfunctions, the bride and groom duck into the green room for a quick wardrobe check before the very active third act!

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The guests arrive at the Hotel Orrington greeted by handwritten placecards, family photos, and daisy centerpieces. All simply understated and elegant for an afternoon reception.
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The wedding party reminisces on fond memories with their beloved friends and wishes them well on their future path together.
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[Enter music. Cue singers. Cue dancers.] La da, da, da, deee, dahhhh...

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As the bride dances with her father, in the distance we see a sign of what may have been a story from the past, and one that may also point to the future...
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The flower girl thinks to herself... it should have been me in the sparkly dress...
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The bride and groom blissfully dance the afternoon away...
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... and they all live happily ever after...
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THE END. [Cue Wedding Bells.]
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Jackie & Chuck - thank you for indulging me and my ridiculous side!! I had so much fun capturing and celebrating your wedding day with you!! Can we do it again?? Take two??

7 comments, to add [click here]:

  1. love the getting ready work. The dress shot is stunning. Love the use of the lights on all spectrums on this one :) Her twirling dress shot is great too.

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  2. Reasons I love Anne's Blog:

    1. Love your captions. You are so cute and funny.

    2. You capture so many elements of a wedding besides the bride and groom. Details, Details, Details.

    3. Your photography is so clean, crisp, fresh, elegant, classic and a great mix of black and white.

    Great wedding!

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  3. Very cute narration. You should turn it into a photobook =)

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  4. I love, love, love how it looks like the flower girl is trying to strangle her with the necklace ... sort of like "i'll get you my pretty!!!!!!!"

    And the silhouette looks like a Hilary profile shot!

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  5. BRILLIANT Anne!!
    Just Brilliant!!

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  6. Anne, that's now one of my favorite toasting shots of all time!

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