Mike & Denise – 6.7.08

Mike and Denise’s wedding was probably one of the most unique weddings I’ve ever been to as a guest or a photographer and I totally love it when couples aren’t afraid to step outside of the box. Just from hearing about the schedule, I knew this one was going to be different. The event started on Friday, June 6, but the timeline was created so that the actual ceremony would take place Saturday at Midnight on 6.7.08 after cocktail hour, dinner and dancing! Sarah Hodzic and I arrived at the Glenview Mansion early in the evening to do some photos of everyone getting ready and some of the details, and I have to say that the details were spectacular.

I especially loved the flowers:

And her dress:

And this cake! The sign reads, “Why are there skeletons on the cake? It comes from Mexican wedding figures called Los Muertos, which is a traditional symbol of a couple being together forever even after death.” Do you recognize the figures? They’re from The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Dinner was served first, in their non-traditional timeline. After dinner, the cake was lovingly and politely cut and served:

And also after dinner, there was a huge, kid-tempting chocolate fountain. Here’s the “before:”

And this sequence is the “after:”

Someone almost didn’t make it to Midnight for the ceremony:

But everyone was re-energized by the time their heartfelt ceremony was held at the stroke of Midnight on the porch of the mansion.

Thank you Denise and Mike for sharing this amazing day with both Sarah and me. We had a great time capturing it!

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  • Jaci Clark - Gorgeous images, Susan! I LOVE that cake. Living so close to Mexico for so long I knew exactly what the topper meant 🙂
    I love, love, love the shot of the dress! Beautiful job!


  • Jaci Clark - Oh and how cool is it that they got married at midnight! Great couple = great wedding = great fun!!!


  • Jenn - what fantastic pictures and a beautiful wedding.. I love being different and they did it classy and romantically. And Of course you capture the moments.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Hodzic - Oh that chocolate fountain! Ugh.. I still can’t believe how messy those kiddies got!!

    Thank you so much for being my second shooter.
    You are so fantastic to work with. So calm, so creative, so together…you spoil me! 😀ReplyCancel