The Dream Team

December 22, 2010  |  In Her Shoes

My wedding recap posts would not be complete without a huge thank you to three very special people! I am so glad to have them not only for my wedding day but in my daily life!!

First a few words my mom wanted to share about the wedding day.

“The hours and days following Valerie and Tyler’s wedding I found myself with an overwhelming feeling of gratitude. I had enjoyed the wedding so much, I couldn’t help but feel that it was all of the vendors that made that possible. The photographers and videographers were everywhere, so I had this peace that I wasn’t missing anything. If something important was going on and I wasn’t there it was being captured for us to see later. (At one point I saw something I wanted to get a picture of and signaled Jason, he came running, I think leaping over a chair to accommodate my whim.) If there was anything needed Hannah (Valerie’s counterpart for the day) was there and the fact that she was busy as a beaver meant there were obviously things that need to be done, but I never knew about them. Our guests raved about the venue of the Opera House and the owner sat calmly, close at hand ready to take care of anything that came up. To top it off the food was delicious; we (Gervies and I) just grabbed bites of food here and there so as not to miss anything but because the staff with Zea’s prepared plates for us as well as packaged up the leftovers we thoroughly enjoyed it later.”

Hannah Trahan: Day-of Coordinator

I know how much goes on on the actual wedding day. Who could I possibly trust with my own wedding day? Who would trouble shoot issues? Or make sure we got down the aisle? Or work well with the vendors? One, Mrs. Hannah Trahan, event coordinator for City Club. My biggest memory of the day is that it was “perfect.” I can’t think of one thing I would have changed. One glitch that I noticed. One issue that set me off. It was all in good hands. If you decide to book your wedding at the City Club, you will be taken care of from start to finish.

Mark Eric

Mark’s creativity astounds me. His vibrant color draws me in. The way he can take a location, I’ve seen shot by dozens of other photographers and make it something completely unique is truly a talent. While we were getting ready at the hotel, Mark started playing “final countdown” on his iPhone because he remembered me making a joke about that song the week before the wedding. What? Photographers do more than just take pictures? This one does! He went above and beyond, keeping me laughing and calm. Patient with any of my over-the-top ideas. And fun to be around. Brides, you spend a lot of time with your photographer. Fun and personable is a big big plus and will make you more comfortable in front of the camera.

Jason Cohen

For my wedding day, I was one lucky girl! I had my wedding documented by one of my very good friends and office mate Jason. I could tell you how amazing his pictures are but I’ll think they have spoken for themselves. But in case you need a reminder, they are amazing!! 🙂 If you want a photographer who will be accommodating and remember it’s YOUR wedding day, he’s the guy. If you want to receive the best customer service from your booking to album design, he’s the guy. If you want someone to capture emotion EXACTLY as it is happening, he’s your guy. If you want to look back on your pictures and remember small significant moments you thought you’d never see again, he’s your guy.

Brides, I am completely satisfied with my wedding day. I don’t want to have a do over. I have amazing pictures that tell the story. They don’t just have us posing in front of a mantle or posing in front of a cake. I can get the whole day again through my photos.

I found a remarkably high number of photos of Jason doing the white man’s underbite.

Thank you all for sharing in this journey with me! I am thrilled to be on “the other side.” I am fueled even more than before to create beautiful paper products and unforgettable days for brides.


  1. Thanks for letting us be part of your wedding! Everything was beautiful- such a fun wedding!

  2. You are so very sweet! It was truly a pleasure to help you on your special day:)

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