november 17, 2009


most people know me as elizabeth messina….but in my personal life, i am mrs moore….and today is our wedding anniversary….so i thought i’d share some of our personal weddings photos….both the beautiful images taken by thayer & some of the ones i took throughout the day….celebrate with us…


our day was so amazing….breathtaking & lovely….i collected the chandeliers that hung above our table for more than a year (many of them now hang in our home)…lisa vorce was just incredible….she planned & executed every detail….she literally made our dreams come true….everything was wonderful…from the stunning florals by mindy rice to my couture gown created by kirstie kelly….our entire wedding was also beautifully filmed by paul korver of fifty foot films…we were so blessed…


we also incorporated some very personal & sweet details…i wore my grandmother’s shrug & had her pendant sewn onto my bouquet…we also had poilane wedding bread flown in from paris, this was certainly the most decadent detail…the round loaves had our names & wedding date baked into them….we also enjoyed the richest most scrumptious chocolate truffles made by jessica foster….xoxo


our delicious cake was created by christine dahl & the crown on top of the cake has become a big part of my photography, i use it for my crown portraits all the time….kirstie kelly also made my girls’ dresses & the boys’ ties…and my veil which had the most amazing handmade french lace sewn on the edge….there is something about france, always beckoning me…..and then there was our kiss…..



kiss & tell

“there we were, in front of our friends & family & yet somehow alone…just us..i remember looking at him for what seemed like an enternity…his face was so serene, so kind…i felt so happy & a little shy…he said his vows with his deep soothing voice…mine felt like a whisper…husband & wife…and when we kissed, i knew what i had always known…i was home”

mrs moore


these were the candy bars i made, wrapped in photographs from our life…i love how thayer allyson gowdy lined them up & captured them…and she was very patient while i took some of my own….


here are some of the behind the scenes images i took on our wedding day


thank you to all who helped make our day so wonderful…xoxo

a little more sweetness...

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  1. Graciete:
    Nov 19-2009 , 03:25PM
    Wishes of continued love for many more years to come. Beautiful family ;o)
  2. pam:
    Nov 19-2009 , 08:54PM
    I've been a avid admirer of your work for a while. It didn't surprise me to see what classical, elegant details you brought to your own wedding day. What a beautiful celebration, beautiful family, beautiful sentiments.
    Here's to many, many more.
  3. Nov 19-2009 , 09:48PM
    Wow, I am blown away by your wedding, it was beautifully done! (And if you don't mind me saying it was not "overdone" like some weddings I see lately.) You put a lot of personal touches in there and I really love the candy bar idea! Your dress is amazing as well! Happy Anniversary and thank you for sharing these! PS - it is nice to see a photo of you because I dont think I have yet!
  4. Nov 20-2009 , 06:35PM
    I heart the candy bars :) They make me smile. Such a great idea and image.
  5. Nov 21-2009 , 12:46PM
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful day...
  6. Nov 22-2009 , 05:25PM
    These are all so beautiful and personal. Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding and images!
  7. Yumi:
    Nov 25-2009 , 11:20PM
    Mr. & Mrs. Moore - What a beautiful family you are. Absolutely gorgeous! Happy Anniversary to you both! It is also the anniversary for my husband and I :) Your work is so wonderful. Thank you for sharing it will us all.
  8. Nov 26-2009 , 05:50AM
    I love, love, love this wedding. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!
  9. Nov 27-2009 , 11:23AM
    Happy (belated) anniversary!!! Your wedding was amazing!!! Gorgeous photos!!!
  10. Nov 29-2009 , 10:43PM
    What a absolutely GORGEOUS wedding - I love all the details and touches (especially all the French-inspired pieces). You deserve all the happiness in the world for sharing such beautiful photos with us all the time. Thank you!! Happy Anniversary!!
  11. Nov 29-2009 , 11:49PM
    Your wedding is one of the most Gorgeous weddings I have ever seen! Love how personable everything was down to the last detail. It looks like a real life fairytale. Thank you for sharing your story, it brought tears to my eyes...

    Happy Belated Anniversary!
  12. Dec 02-2009 , 07:31PM
    Happy Anniversary! These photos are incredible! The details are amazing! You are so inspiring!
  13. Dec 13-2009 , 07:18PM
    Breath-taking. Just utterly divine....
    Annabel xXX
  14. Dec 15-2009 , 09:03AM
    Stunning. Simply stunning.
  15. Jan 02-2010 , 09:13AM
    Awesome wedding and details!
  16. Jan 14-2010 , 09:28PM
    Absolutely stunning.
  17. Diana Rodriguez:
    Jan 25-2010 , 08:32PM
    Just stumbled upon your site. Breathtaking! I would love to give my friend candy bars like the ones you have for her wedding. She's an an avid amateur photographer. I would love to know waht paper you used to print the wrapper. It looks so poilshed.
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  19. Sep 04-2010 , 05:32PM
    Where can I find such beautiful candy bars for myself? I adore them and they fit so beautifully with your whole wedding! I first saw your blog last year and fell in love with your idea for the candy, and I am ready to order some of my own, but can't seem to find anyone who will let me create my own custom label. Any help would be greatly appreciated! =)
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