Holy smokes I have a good one to share with you all today!! It’s been a little while since I blogged a wedding and this one happens to have a ton of images. I was picking favorites and it just got out of hand. So before you dip into this one kick back and have a seat because it may take a while..

Back in May I introduced Jessica and Phil to you with images from their awesome engagement session. Can I just say my thoughts after that session were “I can’t wait to shoot their wedding in October.”  Jessica and Phil are one of the easiest couples to photograph. Aside from the obvious good looks they both harbor it’s actually their attitude and personality I enjoy documenting. On Friday October 22, 2010 these two brought their “A-Game”. I can confidently say they assembled an “A-team” of local vendors such as Alayne from Make me Fabulous, Al Woodard of Al Woodard Films, Kris Ann Elario of Fleurtacious Designs, the one and only New York Players and did it in The Hall of Springs with Mazzone Catering.  In my opinion it was “nothin’ but the hotness” at this wedding. I just love more than anything working with the aforementioned vendors, never a problem and always smooth sailing. Once we arrived at the hotel I stepped into Jessica’s bridal suite and nearly drowned in all the beauty that was in that place! As expected her hair and makeup was absolutely fabulous and Jess was ready to slip on that gown. Did I mention is was pretty frigid outside? Because it was! That didn’t matter all that much because brides don’t feel the cold on wedding day (right?). Thats my theory and I’m sticking to it. That being said, bridesmaids sure feel the chill. Ladies, I appreciate you humoring us and being awesome in that chilly weather. After Jessica and Phil’s totally cute first look it was a picture marathon. We took a crazy amount of shots and managed to get these guys to their church well in time for the ceremony. After the ceremony we actually headed back outside onto the grounds of the Hall of Springs for some after sunset shots. There is this little window of time you can shoot available light after sunset so we took advantage of it. It was very similar to the images at the tail end of their engagement session. I’m glad I did too because I love those extra shots. From this point on the New York Players and Hall of Springs staff take the wheel and deliver and incredible wedding reception for Jess and Phil. I got nothing but love for these two as I do all my brides and grooms. I have to thank you guys for help making me look cool by showing up and brining your “A-Game”. But in all seriousness, I know you’ve been patiently waiting for this so without further ado lets get into it. Congrats guys, keep the love strong for many many more.


Who’s that lady? Oh its Alayne from Make me Fabulous making her fabulous weekly cameo on the Elario blog.

I must say Alayne had an already beautiful canvas to work on. (photogs this is the macro 100 IS, it’s a rockin lens)

I’m loving these finishing touches I’m seeing on the gowns.

Dad gets the first “first look” before Phil….

now its Phil’s turn.. cool as a cucumber..

I love the hands Phil! Now he’s a little anxious..

the security is in his hands knowing his beautiful bride is here!

and he likes it!

no he loves it!

Just another angle… Get this! Alfie Woodard beat me and had their first look on his video blog for a week or so now.. So to see this in motion click here.

Look at these poor bridesmaids freezing their butts off. How cute are the flower girls? You know my policy right? I think its too easy to put kids on my blog to get kudos however these children are near and dear to Jess and Phil so I thought what the heck right?

Good job on not looking cold for a minute.

Loving this one!

I thought Kris Ann from Fleurtacious Designs hit a home run with these personal flowers. I love these colors.

Holy huge bridal party!

Phil and his boys…

Per request of the fellas the walking shot..

more on these two later….

Its Jessica’s turn to shine..

She sure did shine too.. What a great bride!

one more because I said so!

aaah the fall color! the wind, the veil. Love.

A little dancing never hurt nobody…

lovin this one too..

I gotta say Phil’s a smooth dude. I love his swagger and confidence in this image. Jessica’s look at him backs my statement up.


I swear all they did was smile and laugh.

oh I love this one to pieces.

Well hey there thats a nice little configuration you’re in 😉

My favorite light.

If you were my friend on facebook you would have seen this image the morning after their wedding.. this is known as my facbook teaser.

Do I have to tell you where we are?

Phil on deck..

Jess n Dad on deck..

showtime! all eyes on Jess..

Mr & Mrs..

Oh come on with this! The color was a gift from god.

Classic Hall of Springs..

with an Elario twist..

What an incredible room..

with incredible flowers by Fleurtacious Designs

a little snap of their first dance..

Did I mention these guys were there? Yeah The New York Players were in the heezy!

Jess don’t hate me for posting this, it just made me laugh.

Jessica’s Father and Brother tore the roof off for two songs. It was a highpoint for all who were in attendance.. and thats it! Thanks for looking peeps!

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  1. Love the pictures! You do great work! Can anyone tell me the designer and color of the bridesmaid dresses? That’s the exact color I am looking for!!

  2. i love everything about this post! the color, the swagger, the beautiful bride… ugh just amazing!

  3. what a photogenic couple! i can’t pick an all time fave but LOVE the first one with her in the mirror, the veil in the wind (of course), the brides maids all laughing is wonderful and I actually love the one of the guys walking. one of the best elario configurations i have seen in awhile too! they must be thrilled!

  4. Seriously? JP, this is amazing! I love the shot of the New York Players, and her veil, it just looks incredible in the photographs. I don’t know how you were able to get that huge group of a bridal party to look good but you did!

  5. These are amazing!! i have to look through them a hundred times just to take all the beautifulness in! absolutely stunning! Such a beautiful couple! and I love her dress!!

  6. Awww yay!!! Truly though, these are absolutely incredible. Classy, elegant, and FUN! Not a sub-par (or even par) photo in the bunch, all just amazing. 🙂 I saw your first look on Al’s page (I was stalking there too, of course) and that was just beautiful. Nothing better than a great, heartfelt first look (pics and vid). 🙂
    Congrats again, seriously, good luck choosing photos for the album! Just judging by these, you’ve got your work cut out for you!!!! 🙂

  7. beautiful!!! her dress was amazing! and the picture of her father when he sees her is priceless! amazing job once again. cant wait to get engaged and hopefully be able to have you work your amazingness on me!

  8. This bride and groom look like models!! Seriously!! 🙂 I absolutely love the first look series. They both look sooo excited (especially Phil!) and the wind sweeping the veil back! Gorgeous!! Congrats to Jessica and Phil and great job Jp and Joe!! 🙂

  9. wow! Everything about this blog is beautiful! I agree w/ Mona – Dad’s first look where you can see Jessica’s expression in the mirror is the best – such a special moment! And of course, love the foliage!

  10. I almost forgot! Mona, I always look forward to your comments 🙂 you’re great! And Alayne! Hahaha you make me laugh! Thanks everything that day 🙂

  11. JP and Joe – Wow! Phil and I couldn’t be happier with these! They are truly amazing and we are so grateful. JP – I love how you say brides don’t feel the cold…I don’t know about that! Haha but your images definitely do a great job of making it look like it was warm and sunny :). The colors are just gorgeous and look great next to Kris Ann’s flowers (I LOVED all the flowers! She needs a blog so I can leave her some love too!). So here are some highlights for me (I really love them all so this might take awhile). The getting ready shots are great and I’m in love with my Dad’s first “first” look…his expression is priceless :). I also love love love Phil’s first look series…it’s so cool to see it happening from different angles. The bridal party shots are nice and you can’t tell it was under 40 degrees with the wind chill! The one of the boys walking is a fav of mine. The outdoor series of of us are all great and its hard to pick a favorite. I’m so glad we decided to take pictures in front of the fireplace…such a good idea! Such a pretty backdrop. Ok, I’m going on and on so I have to say that my top 2 favorites of them all is the one outside the HOS where Phil is picking me up. The light you captured in the background is amazing…thank you. Also LOVED our first dance photo. You were able to capture the grandness of the HOS while having us be the focal point with our bridal party surrounding us. The pictures of my Dad and brother make me smile…that was definitely one of the highlights of the party! It was a pleasure working with you and your Dad. You made my wedding day stress free and I cannot thank you enough for that. LIke you said in your post up top, since you work with the “A Team” so often, you all work so well together and pretty much know what each other is thinking, making my life a whole lot easier. You were a pleasure to work with and like I always say, I love your enthusiasm for your work :).

  12. Holy crud balls! I’ve been a blog stalker for a while, but I’ve never been so compelled to leave a comment before!! These pictures are ah-mazing! I almost died of awesome-ness like 10 times! Keep up the fantastic work!

  13. Absolutely love your work. always stunning! thanks for being an inspiration to an amateur photographer 🙂

  14. once again, I’m amazed by the photos…dazzled, even. Thank you for sharing your photos and being an inspiration for an amateur photographer like myself 🙂

  15. Wowie!!! I love love love the first look series, the one of Phil grabbing her hands is amazing!!! Nice work boys!

  16. Oh wow!!! I don’t know where to start! I sympathize on the cold weather for a wedding but isn’t it just so worth it??? FIRST… gotta say, as always props to the dream team (you know who you are). I LOVE the first look with her dad. Everyone looking expectantly at him for his reaction, and you can JUST catch a glimpse of Jessica in the mirror. I love that. Nice work as always on the details gentlemen. 🙂 Also love the first look between Jessica and Phil. Love the ones in front of HOS, the classic shots, and of course where he lifts her up (something I forgot to do that day, every bride should be picked up in her dress! I think we remembered later and he carried me into the room! Ha). The shoulder/temple kiss is sweet too. These are all just awesome, you guys clearly captured a fun group there.
    These are great. I always say it and will say it until I am blue in the face, but you guys are awesome. I love these. Congrats Jessica and Phil!!!! Beautiful day, beautiful photos!

  17. Oh JP, we knew this was gonna be a hot one. I love the veil pictures too! The thing I remember about this wedding is how in love they both seemed with one another! It was pretty apparent whenever Jess spoke of Phil. and I love the story of how he stalked her in a deli. He was definitley in love at first sight of her. Who wouldn’t be. Stunning couple, stunning photos. Fabulous day!


  19. Loved the outdoor colors; subduded and soft but still vibrant (if that made any sense). Bride holding the shoes might be a first for Elario Photography. Great work! Congrats Jessica and Phil!