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Dani Leigh 

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Grace & Jim – AVAM

Sep 25, 2013

Today I am so excited to share Grace and Jim’s wedding with you all. Their wedding was last weekend at the American Visionary Art Museum (one of my favorite places to shoot) and it was a day filled with such joy and fun. I truly think that Grace and Jim are the perfect blend of different personalities for each other. Jim, while serious in his career and place of work, is hysterical everywhere else, especially on the dance floor. I have a sneaky suspicion that he can make Grace laugh like no other person on this Earth. And I am so excited for her that they have that for the rest of their lives.

Grace & Jim – I know you went right back to work 1 day after your wedding, but I truly hope you are enjoying married life and settling into being the awesome couple that you two are, now with rings. I wish you two nothing but the best in your future together and thank you so much for allowing me to document your amazing day!!

Planner: Aubrey Canale of Simply Created Events 

Florist: Colleen Reed of Divine Designs and Events

DJ: Dan Hawkins of Music Masters

Caterer: Rouge Catering

Hair and Make-up: Up Do’s for I Do’s

Officiant: Father Charles Schmitt

Lighting: R&R Events

Transportation: Extraordinaire Limousine

I love happy tears.

All my brides have some amazing arms. Grace was no exception.

In love with all of their portraits. Like so much. Like my absolute favorites from AVAM.

The decor was incredible!!

This was seriously a spectacular dance party, thrown by Dan Hawkins! He kept the dance floor packed!

Night shots at AVAM are my favorite.

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  1. Alison Harper

    September 25th, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Beautiful wedding! I just love the overhead photos in the garden area. 🙂

  2. Kelly Ewell

    September 25th, 2013 at 8:14 am

    That looks like the coolest place and I’ve wanted to do a wedding there for a while! I’ve never seen the garden shots though so good for finding a new perspective there. 🙂

  3. Krista A. Jones

    September 25th, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I love those portraits in front of the mural! And it really does look like it was an amazing party!

  4. Nichols Portraits

    September 25th, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Beautiful wedding and amazing photos!!!

  5. Brea

    September 25th, 2013 at 9:51 am

    This post made me SO excited for my wedding there this Friday! I LOVE how they did the reception area, the decor is amazing! And the bouquets are so pretty! You totally rocked out the portraits and the one from above in the garden is too cool for words.

    Rock it!

  6. Emilia Jane

    September 25th, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Oh my gosh I love her face walking down the aisle with her dad. So sweet.

  7. Natalie

    September 25th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    This wedding is stunning! And those reception details – Ahhhh! Breathtaking! One of your best weddings… although I feel like I fall head over heels in love with every single wedding you post! Great work!

  8. Urška Majer

    September 25th, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Gorgeous & love all the decoration 🙂

  9. ashley barnett

    September 25th, 2013 at 11:06 am

    This place is on my bucket list to shoot at! I love how her bouquet matched the walls! SO prettty!

  10. Emily

    September 25th, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Epic dance party shots!

  11. katie

    September 25th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    AH! LOVE love love everything about this wedding! The details, their portraits, that reception! So so gorgeous Dani!

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