Emil & Jesica | Wedding

Sometimes it can be really weird when two of your friends decide to get married. :-) You've known them both separately, and then all of a sudden you have to think of them as a unit. But when I heard that Emil & Jesi were courting, it wasn't like that. It seemed perfectly normal, and I was pretty sure it wouldn't be long before we heard wedding bells.

We watched the forecast leading up to the wedding day and I was mentally preparing myself for what it was telling me on Friday morning - 70% chance of thunderstorms all day on Saturday. Eeek. For a girl who loves to shoot outside, that wasn't such great news. But lo and behold, I checked again Friday night and it had changed to 0% chance! Praise the Lord! And instead we just had beautiful cloud cover for most of the day.

I think Emil & Jesi's wedding stands out as one of the most unique weddings I've shot so far, and here's why: we were ahead of schedule ALL DAY. You heard that correctly. Not just on schedule, AHEAD of schedule!!! Sorry, I really couldn't get over that. It just never happens. :-)

All right. Enough chatter. Emil & Jesi, I'm so happy for you both and I wish you so much joy and blessings in your married life! Enjoy the pictures!

*So thankful for my wonderful second shooter, Wendy!






Such a beautiful ring!














Cinderella...

























Ok... this was a first for me. They DROPPED him.
I've never had groomsmen drop the groom before.
I probably need to add something to my contract about how they can't sue me if the groom breaks his neck because the groomsmen dropped him.
He didn't break his neck, thankfully. And it was kind of funny... :-)















Love the matching grins on the left, and this tender sibling moment on the right
(Wendy gets credit for the latter!)

The bawling child is just perfection. :-)





























SO MUCH DESSERT. Oh my word. It was beautiful.
Grace, you are insane. In the very best way.







It's always fun to get to take pictures of my past brides & grooms at weddings!

That face.... scary.




My favorite part of the picture on the left?
The ring bearer slurping away on the Starbucks...








That kid... in the tie... I think I want to marry him.




Credits:
Wedding Dress: Thrifted
Veil: Voile Boutique
Bridesmaid dresses: Eshakti
Florals: Lilywinkel
Ceremony Venue: Providence Church
Reception Venue: The Gateway Building
Cake & Desserts: Simply Grace

Justin & Melinda | Wedding

Last month we witnessed the union of Justin Ryken and Melinda Sanford. It was a lovely wedding (I have not been to an unlovely wedding to date) with a beautiful outdoor reception at the bride's home. It was a little chilly, but bearable. :-)

I was not the official photographer, but Melissa and Jessica, who were, kindly let me snap away as much as I wanted.

The lighting in the church was difficult, with the yellow tones of the lights plus the blue tones from the stained glass windows! Someday I am going to build The Wedding Church, which will feature perfect lighting for any setting. :-)

Married!

All right, forgive me as I indulge my love for detail and give you multiple cake pictures. :-) The gorgeous cake and cupcakes were made by the talented Grace, who should go into business, I think.



The maid of honor giving a very sweet speech.

I love that naughty expression on her face!



And they're off amid showers (and in one case, a deluge) of birdseed. :-)

Congratulations, Justin & Melinda!

P.S. Check out Romantique Photography for Melissa and Jessica's photos of the wedding!