Fantastilicious is my new word.  We should all use it in every day speech so that people around the world will have the opportunity to experience the perfect blend of fantastic and delicious for themselves!

I met Opal when I was a sophomore and she a freshman in college.  Opal is one of those people that you distinctly remember meeting for the first time because they made you feel so special right from the start.  I remember she gave me the biggest hug and seemed so genuinely glad to meet me -it caught me off guard in the best possible way and she has been so dear to me ever since.  It is always an especially wonderful experience to get to share in the wedding day of a close friend and Opal obviously has a special place in my heart because for the first time ever, I actually teared up at a wedding!  Opal and Brad are an incredible couple and we were so glad to get to see them officially tie the knot this past weekend!  Congratulations guys!  Here’s to a long life together, filled with happiness and love! =)




  1. alec vanderboom on September 1, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Looked like a pretty rockin wedding. love the coloring.

  2. adrian Hitt on September 1, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    gorgeous guys! what an awesome shop on the first one.

  3. Gray Photography - Zach & Jody Gray on September 2, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Love that first shot! Super stylish!! Can’t wait to hear you guys speak tomorrow and we blogged on your speaking engagement as well!!

  4. Bex on September 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    McLellans Rockin’ it, as always!

  5. Sean on September 2, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Thanks everybody!

  6. mindy on September 2, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Oh, I love Bropal’s images! Love the fun umbrellas in the 2nd shot :)

  7. Mel on September 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks Mindy! Wasn’t that cute?? They were all different colors which I haven’t seen before but it really worked well with the garden! =)

  8. Savannah Kenney on September 2, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Love the lighting in the second image!

  9. opal jones on September 2, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    oh my oh my oh my…i am in love….i am in tears right now….we are in gettysburg still on the honeymoon…brad loves them too. i can’t wait to see the rest….thank you all so much for doing my photography… u two mean the world to me too, thank you for all the advice…kind words and friendship you both have given me through the years!!!! love you tons!

  10. Diane on September 3, 2009 at 9:42 am

    OMG!! Those pictures are amazing and beautiful!! can’t wait to see more!

  11. Mel on September 4, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Thank you Diane! =) Opal – we’re so happy you’re so happy! (does anyone else hear the Into the Woods soundtrack?) You were a beautiful bride my beautiful friend! =) Can’t wait to see you again soon!

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  13. Amber Luepkes on October 18, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Great photos! & Sorry to have to do this, but Opal — who designed your dress and where did you get it? It’s absolutely BEAUTIFUL.

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