Melanie + Eddie | New Years Eve wedding

Posted on February 17th, by Tyler Wirken in wedding life. 6 comments


I thought it appropriate to make my first wedding blog post of 2011 to be of my last wedding of 2010 and the first of 2011 that I shot.

Plus I just love this family so I wanted to give them a bit of teaser before they came in for their viewing in a few weeks.

I had the honor of spending New Years Eve 2010 with Melanie and Eddie, their families and closest friends.  It was a wonderful evening and celebration.  I got to know Melanie’s family a few years ago when I documented her older sister, Melissa’s wedding.  They are all so close and over the top hospitable.  It is always a joy to be able to work with a family multiple times documenting each sibling as they get married.  This wedding was no exception.  We arrived that day at the Intercontinental Hotel on the Plaza to open arms and welcoming trust.  Since they all have been through this before we were able to simply jump in and start doing what we do best.  It was another flawless event carefully directed by the one and only Michael Nolte of Notle’s Bridal complete with giant party poppers showering the crowd with streamers at the stroke of midnight.  It was awesome.

The ceremony took place at Our Lady of Sorrows Church and the ballroom of the Intercontinental Hotel never looked better.  I only wish she had more siblings so we could do it all over again!  These people really know how to throw a party and make everyone around them feel right at home.  Thank you so much for letting us document your day and ring in the new year with you all.

Onto the images.

Melanie getting her makeup done.


Eddie doing final adjustments.


Success opening the champagne.


My assistant Kate shot this and I love what happened to the holiday lights in the back.


The Nolte dress waiting for the big moment.



Love this shot of Melanie and her mom.  Everyone was excited.


Melanie’s parents steal a moment before leaving for the ceremony.


The excitement was contagious.



With her dad in the limo on the way to the church.


Eddie waiting to see Melanie for the first time.



Overall of the ceremony at Our Lady of Sorrows.


The kiss.


Love this shot as Melanie and Eddie are waiting to go in and see the ballroom for the first time.


Waiting outside with the bridal party before being announced.



A toast to the couple.


First dance.


Melanie dances with her dad.


Melanie being serenaded by some of Eddies friends.


As well as by her sorority sisters.




Melanie’s dad enjoys a cigar with his friends to wrap up the night.


The celebration went well passed the stroke of midnight with an after party that was just as much fun as the wedding reception.


Hope you enjoy your little teaser guys.  See in a few weeks!



6 thoughts on “Melanie + Eddie | New Years Eve wedding

  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Thank you so much Tyler…they are so AMAZING!!! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  2. Wow!!!! Love them! Thanks for sharing! Mel – you look so beautiful. I think my favorite is the one of you two waiting to go into the ballroom with the bridal party. So cute!

  3. These are amazing photos of some pretty amazing people. I was there but to see the behind scenes is sooooo much fun. Thanks for the sneak peak, these are such wonderful candid shots! Kris

  4. These photos are so amazing – really captured the feel of the wedding and the parties in a very artistic way. Can’t wait to see more.

  5. What a beautiful wedding and a great time was had by all. Enjoyed seeing the pictures. Hope all is going well with you. Becky

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