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Chris and Chelsea Balian

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Sometimes a wedding is just a wedding… nothing special, nothing super sentimental… it’s just a wedding. Those weddings often have a beautiful bride, beautiful details and colors, happy guests who dance well, and the day goes smoothly. There are those weddings, and then there are weddings like Chris and Chelsea’s wedding. Chris and Chelsea’s wedding, from the very beginning of the day, had a depth to the beauty and excitement. Chelsea was more than beautiful on her wedding day, she was radiant and her Father’s glory flickered in her eyes as she walked. Chris was more than a good looking groom, his anticipation and excitement to promise his heart to Chelsea went before him and lit up the cloudy sky. The details were incredibly thought out and every single one of the guests came with joy and energy to see these two tie the knot. Going through the day with these two, from the getting ready, to the first look that left Chris speechless, walking down the aisle with tears of joy, to the post-reception photos, I felt so blessed and in awe of how “one of a kind” the day felt. There were SO MANY great shots, it seems ridiculous to have to pick my favorites, but here it goes…






Chelsea’s “something borrowed & blue”, her mother’s garter… such a cool heirloom!


This was, by FAAARRRRR, my favorite shot of the day…



Chelsea got some super cute custom hair pieces for her bridesmaids from Etsy



While she got her hair done, Chelsea explained to me the meaning behind the inscription inside Chris’ ring… it says “3 Simple Words, I Love You.” Such a beautiful touch to their symbol of love.


While I hung out with the girls, my A-team member Amanda Patrice spent the morning with the boys and snapped some great shots…



What a handsome man…. just sayin’.



I thought it was so cool how they sprinkled the aisle with fall leaves and white rose petals… a nice Autumn touch for a nice Autumn wedding ๐Ÿ™‚





Another Favorite… ๐Ÿ™‚


The reception had some super cool ideas… like homemade Baclava for the guests to take home, and great incorporation of fall leaves and cute little birds on the tables! I also loved how they had pies instead of a wedding cake!




This was one of my favorite moments of the reception… when Chelsea’s grandparents, the longest married couple in the house, requested a song and danced with huge smiles on their face all by themselves on the dance floor… they looked so in love and so sweet, my teeth hurt!



And I know I’ve shared this photo before, but I love it and I’m so glad we took the time after the reception to take these…


Chris and Chelsea,

I love you guys and you were a dream to work with. I appreciate your trust in me to photograph your big day and I feel so honored to have been a part of your wedding experience. I trust you’ve had an amazing first couple weeks as a married couple and I can’t wait to follow your adventures as Mr. and Mrs. Balian. Thank you for being the adventurous and fun-loving people you are.


Kate Noelle

Venue: Strawberry Farms Golf Club, Flowers: C.M. Armstrong Floral Designs, Makeup: Cicelee Padilla, Hair: Cynthia Reina, Special thanks to the best photographer friend a girl could wish for… the talented Amanda Patrice!

  • November 24, 2010 - 7:50 pm

    Betsy - You always have the best ceremony shots. & i love Fall weddings. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • November 25, 2010 - 9:41 am

    Chelsea - I love them, Kate. I so appreciate the time and detail you put into photographing our wedding. Would not have been the same without you!

  • November 26, 2010 - 9:28 am

    Susan (MOB) - Kate, thank you so much for capturing the beauty and fun of Chelsea and Chris’ wedding day. Your photos are amazing!

  • February 25, 2012 - 3:12 am

    Scott Nelson - Love your work, the close ups are so much fun to look at. Nicely done.

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