Speakeasy Swing Wedding
January 26, 2010
I’ve got a feeling you’re going to love this detail-heavy dance-fest. The moody light, the swing band, the bride in her stunning yellow gown, the cupcakes, the portraits…yep this is one pretty damn cool wedding.
Andrew & Aye got married at
The Thaxton in Louis, MO. They converted the indie venue into their speakeasy and swing-dance themed wedding. Both the bride & groom wore custom made outfits – the dress was made by Toni Whitaker and his suit was by Duchess Clothier. The fabulous Kim Massie band provided the entertainment.
Thanks to Aaron for sharing these with us
Hawes Photography & Design
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