6/10 Sneak Peek: Our Magical Moment

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For days on end, I’ve compulsively checked our photographer’s website for teasers…. quivering in eager anticipation.

Today, I got what I wanted, and oh man – its so much better than I ever dreamed.


…..and I wanted to be sure to give extra huge major mad props to my girl Ten Thousand Only, for first introducing us to Dan’s work. Congrats on your wedding, sista!

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Dana is the head woman in charge here, the original Broke-Ass Bride. Learn more about her here. And, follow her on Twitter (@brokeassbride), Pinterest (@brokeassbride), Facebook (/thebrokeassbride) and Instagram (@brokeassbride). Affiliate links, which might be included in the post above, help make her a few dollars here and there to keep her off the streets and in the business of blogging for your ass. So thanks for coming! :)
  • TweetMyWedding

    Beautiful! Congratulations!

  • Michelle Mospens

    Beautiful!Again, BEST WISHES!!! 🙂

  • Jessie


  • Amy

    Speechless. He captured such emotion! You looked like the happiest bride ever. Your photos are priceless- what a treasure to have.

  • Danger

    The emotion in your face is amazing.. this has been such a fun journey to follow you through. Can't wait to see more!

  • Lucky Designs

    Amazing! The picture through the tress is perfect. Congrats!

  • Mo

    Rockin' photos. Absolutely AMAZING.Congratulations!

  • Ten Thousand Only

    dana. words could not possibly do justice to what dan has managed to capture.. man. the colors, the spirit, you and hunter.. you are beautiful, my friend.congrats!!!!!

  • Tiffany @ bride-on-p

    beyond beyond beyond words!! Just went over to the blog to see the full spread, and I am literally speechless. The JOY that he talks about witnessing… well, we have all been able to witness it through his pictures!! You and Hunter look beyond happy, and the energy from the entire day should be bottled and sold… or given away, cause it seems like you guys have enough for all of us brides!! CONGRATS… what a treat to have had a peak into your amazing day!!

  • Peanut

    The photographer is absolutely right – you two exude love and joy! How beautiful! Congratulations!!!(And by the way, how awesome that you had your reception at the Bungalow Club on Melrose! I love that place 🙂 Oh, and riding in the double-decker bus looks like a ton of fun and provides for a million photo ops!)

  • Elle

    amazing pics! congrats

  • Khali MacIntyre

    Look LOOK!! I posted it too. Absolutely amazing!!!! I never had so much fun in all my life. hehehe.http://bootsandcateyes.blogspot.com/2009/06/broke-ass-bride-get-married.html

  • One Barefoot Bride

    Supa' rad! What gorgeous, energetic, meaningful shots! Well worth the wait!

  • Katelin

    these pictures are amazing! and you guys look so happy and cute and ah i love them all.

  • zoliepup

    You and your photographer knocked this one out of the park. Congratulations!

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  • DCKate

    Oh my goodness! They are fabulous! Your photog is totally right about what he says in his intro, you can literally see the joy radiating out from the photos. You and Hunter and your friends look like you have so much fun together!

  • Rachel

    Wow, those are soooo awesome. I LOVE your pictures and hope mine come out half this great! Congratulations!!!

  • Nicole

    these are AWESOME PICTURES!!!!!!

  • Nicole

    PS the words on your photographer's blog to introduce your wedding and photos are beautiful.congratulations again. beautiful and love-filled wedding accomplished!

  • Heidi

    You look stunning! Can't wait to see the rest!

  • Amy G

    Awesome awesome photos. You look like you are totally living up every moment of your day. As a Dan Chen wedding photo alum, I must say that you have the best choice in wedding photography! 🙂

  • Kat

    Oh Dana & Hunter, congratulations! You guys look like you had so much fun and I'm so happy for you. Thank you for sharing!

  • Melissa Diep

    beautiful!!!!!!!!!! congrats!!!!!!

  • Kathleen

    holy. crap.

  • Jennifer {Bridal Inq

    I can't get enough of them! They are absolutely STUNNING. You both looked gorgeous! Love Love Love your dress lady!!! Congrats again! xoxo

  • Jessica @ Mason Jar

    ummmm….not. even. kidding. I had to wipe away a few tears after scrolling through the whole post on Dan's blog. he captured so much emotion with those shots. wow. BEAUTIFUL times a bajillion.

  • Christy

    AW! Sweet sweet post, and AMAZING photos!

  • Logan

    i seriously love that every emotion was captured so beautifully on your wedding day.

    and i adore the little 9 photo series that starts with you laughing, then kissing, and then crying. it's the perfect combination to sum up the days events.

    the photos are fantastic! congratulations!!

  • un-bride

    Not only are your photos sick … but they make me feel like I was there. Wow, wow, and wow — congratulations! Please keep breakin' it down for us still-gestating-bride types.Oh, and: congratulations!

  • Oceanside Bride

    Hey! I've been stocking your blog for quite some time now and not too long ago realized you were hosting your reception at the Bungalow Club! That was my first pick! I haven't had a chance to check it out(I live in Florida) so I couldn't wait to see sneak peeks at your reception! Awesome pics! You two look like such a fun couple & super in love! Congrats!

  • Kristal

    Omg….amazing pictures! I don't think I've ever seen wedding pictures with so many biggg smiles before!

  • Jessica @ budgetsavv

    love the photos! you both look SOOOO happy!!!

  • AmyJean

    Love these photos! 🙂 You look so glowing and beautiful!RelentlessBride

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  • Caroline

    This is great! Absolutely love the pictures! They literally are MAGICAL!

  • Miami DJ

    Beautiful photos!!!!

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  • kat – rock n roll bride

    your photos are AMAZING and your wedding video is the most brilliant think i have ever seen in my life. I had to blog it too!http://www.rocknrollbride.com/2009/06/the-best-wedding-video-ever/

  • K @ Blog Goggles

    These are amazing! Congrats!!!

  • 7 Year Wedding

    What a great wedding! I love the shots.

  • Erin

    I just recently started reading your blog, and I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely ADORE the photography sneak peek! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • kimB james

    i really love the filter he used on your photos. its so dreamy and reminds me a bit of old photos of my parents. your wedding looked amazing.

  • Carolyn

    i can't even believe what a success these photos are!!! I always hear how "things looked better in real life"….but with these, i feel like i was there!…and i caught the bouquet…and swung on the stripper pole….and we are best friends…wait what. just kidding ;)…congratulations on a beautiful wedding and the incredible memories you will have forever in those pictures 🙂

  • Suhail

    Those photos really did capture the moment.

  • Márcia

    Fantastic pictures, Felicidade always!Best wishes


    wow these are sooo beautiful, great choice of photographer x

  • Rebeca Martins

    hahaha beautiful!!!congratulations

  • Naeem Talukdar

    This is great, it is very lomo-esque. I love your photography. 🙂

  • Anonymous
  • CelebrationsGirl

    These are absolutely beautiful! I love all of them. So neat.

  • Megan

    One look at these pics and you can tell that yours was a truly joyous celebrations. These are gorgeous!

    Congratulations 🙂

  • tiltumaria

    w o w . congrats! absolutely beautiful pics!

  • becky

    I wish I was getting married just to use this photographer! Amazing pictures, beautiful wedding, and GORGEOUS dress!!

  • littlewinterbride

    oh my! these are the most beautiful photos EVER! u guys are so cute! congrats (a little belated)

  • Dana

    I know that I am really late on this but I just started reading your blog and started from the beginning! I just love how everything turned out! I can't believe you did this on such a small budget! Your love and happiness just jump right out of the photos and have infected me with happiness here sitting at my desk at work! Congratulations!

  • Dana

    p.s. LOVE the dress! It is so perfect and looked amazing on you!

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