A very grand opening!

A HUGE thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated with us last evening. Joy and I were overwhelmed by all the love and support. We had made a preliminary guess of about 75 and secretly hoped for 100. But by the time it was all said and done, it looks like we had around 150 guests.

No doubt the biggest surprise of the evening was an appearance by our dear friends and fellow Orlando wedding vendors, Lisa Konecny and Jeffrey Stoner. You've seen them both on the blog many times before, but we never imagined you'd see them in Chattanooga. What a treat!

Perhaps the biggest hit of the evening was the photo-booth. Our former intern, Rika and her friend Bess were the queens of the photobooth. Loaded with props from all around the world, the ladies and their subjects were having more fun in there than we ever thought possible.

Our dear friends, Jonathan and Nikki, rockin' it out in the p-booth. Jonathan and Nikki were one of the first weddings that we photographed as "professionals."

Two of the front-row students from the digital photo class at Southern Adventist University, where I've been guest lecturing the past week. They are so full of enthusiasm and in an hour, they, along with their classmates, will be back at the studio for a 2-hour shooting demo. It's going to be a blast!

Cara and her new fiance....I love this shot! So editorial.

Annette and Jared with a friend who we somehow didn't get to meet last evening. They're sooooo stylin'.

Lisa and Jeffrey came all the way from Venice (actually Orlando, but I'm using my imagination).

Lisa and Jeffrey with our wedding clients, Erin and Mike. Erin and Mike are getting married at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando in November. Lisa is their wedding coordinator and so it was a fun reunion and mini-preview of what's to come in just a couple months.

We love the Finnegan's. Marty and Janelle have the cutest little girls with another on the way in just a few weeks! Congratulations!

You've seen Amber and James on the blog before, but never dressed quite like this! These guys are getting married in three weeks and we can't wait!

JoBeth works across the street at Madia's Studio. She is an esthetician and does the best facials, or so I hear. :-) I love this shot, right out of a catalog.

Gregg and Dee Dee live upstairs. Joy and Dee Dee had tea the other afternoon with several of the ladies from the neighborhood. Gregg is a golf pro and he's trying to talk me into playing with him in a couple weeks. Oh, how I wish I hadn't lost my game. ;-(

Emily from Boutique Couture on Market Street brought one of her flower girl dresses for Graycen to wear. She had a blast!

Aunt Diane and one of her friends from church, hamming it up.

Miss Bess, prop director extraordinaire!!!!

Court, me, Joy, Rika and little Gray. It looks like we should be in Ocean's 14. What a team!

Rika's legs.

Rika and Bess, the p-booth directors.


Our aunt and uncle, Eileen and Randy

Pastor Jim and Ellen. Don't they look French?

I don't know these guys, but I sure wish I did! LOL!

How fun is this!

Neighborhood artists, Miki and Thomas. So stinkin' cute!

And last but certainly not least, our dear friends, Cory and Amanda and Noah. What a beautiful family.

Back to the party.... Can you say crowd control?!?!?!?!?

Closing time.

Once again, thanks to everyone for your support. Especially our partners:
Bill Shores Frames and Gallery
Boutique Couture
Lyndhurst Foundation
Wiggle Worm

Please check back soon for the Photobooth slideshow!


Unknown said...

Everything looks great especially the dust spots. :) j/k!

Garrett Nudd Photography Blog said...

Ahhhhh, I know, the lens spot or whatever it is, drives me crazy! We were going to remove them, but thought it best to just get the images up as quickly as possible.

For what it's worth, I just cleaned that lens! LOL!

Joy Nudd said...

Yup. thats as professional as it gets ;) Untouched post processing and dust spots. Ahh, we loved it, everyone was so amazing and had a blast!

Brandy J Rammel said...

UM, JEALOUS!!!! That looked like WAY too much! The Photo Booth is AWESOME!!! Joy, you look so HOT when you are poshing it up. And G, that is the longest Buckeye necklace I have ever seen.


Courtney said...

Had a blast last night y'all!

Christopher Record said...

Congrats! Beautiful space.

6 of Four Creations said...

How fun guys! It looks great. We loved it and are SO happy and proud for you both. We can't wait to see everything!

Diana Simpson said...

what a wonderful night!

Frank DiMeo said...

It looks like so much fun!
Congratulations and best wishes always.
Love that group shot with the hat Garrett, and I agree with Brandy about when you are poshing it up Joy.