Alyssa greeted me with a big hug and was ready to begin their wedding day at the Chrysler Museum of Art when she arrived that afternoon! Alyssa pulled out a bright pink The Mrs. Box with her new initial on it first and her eyes lit up. As she handed me her jewelry and other details to photograph she realized that their wedding day was actually here and in just a few short hours that initial on her ring box would represent her new last name.
Tyler and Alyssa met during college when they both got a job at Abercrombie & Fitch and started on the very same day! What are the odds of that? During college they both were involved in the Greek community. Alyssa was in my Sorority, Alpha Xi Delta and Tyler was in Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. While involved in the Greek life on campus you have a lot of events to attend and plan, therefore it came as no surprise to me that Alyssa and Tyler both realized that they wanted to marry each other at different events involving their sorority and fraternity.
For Alyssa it was when Tyler took her on a date to The Melting Pot where they talked about their lives and relationship. Tyler pulled out a gift for Alyssa and it was a lavaliere of his fraternity letters. (For those of you that aren’t greek this is basically the equivalent of wearing your boyfriend’s school jacket like in the movie Grease!) The moment Tyler realized that he wanted to marry Alyssa was at a Formal. (This is the equivalent of a really fun, but adult prom!) He recalled that she looked beautiful in a peach colored dress, and stopped to take pictures with her under an arch left from a wedding earlier that day at the Founder’s Inn. At someone else’s wedding alter Tyler looked over at Alyssa and knew in that moment that one day they would marry each other.
Their wedding day had their closest sorority and fraternity members their as well as their family and friends! You could tell that their guests were having the best time dancing and celebrating throughout their reception. Alyssa’s vision of her Navy and Pink wedding day came to life through the amazing design by Courtney Inghram, Blue Steel Lighting, and Waterford Event Rentals! I loved being at the Chrysler Museum to photograph their wedding day and all of the special moments that happened throughout their day! Congratulations Alyssa and Tyler!
Wedding Venue: Chrysler Museum of Art
Wedding Coordinator and Florist: Courtney Inghram Events
Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting
DJ: Rodney from Astro DJ
Cake/Dessert: Hummingbird Macarons
Caterer: Cuisine & Company
Stationary: Paperdolls Design
Makeup Artist: Blushtones
Hair Stylist: Flawless on Site
Linens: Waterford Event Rentals
Photographer: Jessica Ryan Photography
Videographer: Intellect Media
Wedding Dress: Maya Couture
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