Married (fo’ real now)! Francine + Gordon

Francine and Gordon may have stood before a judge a few months ago and been legally married, but it seemed that this time, surrounded by the people who love them most in the world, they really felt married. Dan and I were so honored to be a part of Francine and Gordon’s marriage celebration! Their friends and family were absolutely fantastic, and the party was perfection! Bold American did an outstanding job (as always) with one-of-a-kind event design that really captured Francine and Gordon’s creative spirits!

I seriously love ALL wedding gowns, but Francine’s gown?  I COVETED her gown.  I could have tossed away my camera and put her dress on and run away in it, and not thought twice about it!  That’s how much I obsessed over this phenomenal Vera Wang wedding dress.  (Oh, and the Kate Spade shoes were pretty awesome, too!)

Francine’s mom helping her with her gown…

Gordon’s mom…

Francine with her dad…


Francine’s bridesmaids have known her since they were all in elementary school!  It’s so special to have friends who have grown up with you, know all your deepest, darkest secrets, and still want to stand up with you on your wedding day!

Another lifelong friend of Francine’s is a minister, and she went over last-minute details with Francine before they lined up for the ceremony…

The ring bearer…

Michelle Smith from Inviting Ideas created the whimsical invitations and programs…

Bicycle wheels?  Draped in roses?  Hanging from the ceiling?  YES, PLEASE!  This arrangement was created by a former window set designer for Anthropologie. Guests took their butterfly place cards to their table, where the butterflies could be added to the centerpiece!

Gordon and his cousin…

Francine’s necklace was her “something borrowed” – on loan from her mom…

The rose-draped arbor that hung over Francine and Gordon during their ceremony also framed the wedding party table during the reception!



Francine danced with her dad…

..then Gordon danced with his mom…

…then Francine’s mom and dad took the dance floor…

…then everyone danced around the room in celebration of Francine’s grandmother!

Impromptu photobooth?

Gordon chose songs and Francine designed the cover for this CD that they gave to each of their guests…

Francine and Gordon, thank you SO MUCH for sharing this day with us!  We absolutely adore you guys, and we wish you a lifetime of happiness together!


  1. that looks like a WONDERFUL event, and it makes me happy to see how IN LOVE this couple is. …of course all the pictures capture that perfectly! absolutely beautiful!

  2. Francine and Gordon — what a GORGEOUS wedding! You are so happy and so in love. The photos are absolutely spectacular! We wish you much love, happiness and fun in your life together and all the very very best that life can bring — Love, Elaine and Jack

  3. nice shots
    some of the best I”ve seen
    defintely the best I”ve seen of gordon ever I can’t believe he didn’t do the sucky cheeks thing he normally does
    Francine looks fantastic and you’ve captured some great moments in with wonderful style
    proper photography
    Lovely document of what looks like a lovely day
    Edith looks fantastic

  4. Wonderful. You look so happy. So long and much deserved. And it’s great to see a pic of Robyn!

  5. wow, francine and gordon, what a gorgeous wedding and a phenomenal party!!! i covet those decorations. i see the anthro influence!! francine you looked beautiful!!! congratulations again. xoxoxo

  6. Francine- ok….so I gasped, literally, when I saw your dress. STUNNING….

    The love between you two is so evident and I am so very happy for you both.
    What an amazing wedding and more importantly, an amazing couple.
    Love and God Bless,
    Annie and Jim

  7. Francine- your day looks like it was a dream come true. Best wishes for a long and prosperous life together!!

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