I like to build a bond with every client, it gives me a distinct advantage capturing their event and really telling a story for them. However, this particular wedding was for my long time friend, Michelle! We had been best friends for over 12 years, and had seen each other through so many different major life’s events. Moving, relationships and relationships gone bad, pets, tragic loss of pets, higher education, travel, health, finances, business, family matters, etc. There’s nothing we haven’t discussed over the years, LOL. Michelle met Edwin 5 years ago, and soon after, he was the only man she had dated that I would also call a friend and would deem worthy 😀 So after years of meeting in the middle and learning about compromise in a relationship and going through personal growth together, they decided to marry and make it official! All of Michelle and Edwin’s friends, me included were super excited and we all offered up our respective talents to help make this day come together.
The getting ready would happen at her maid of honor’s home in the country, and the ceremony would be at a very small country church in Kingston Springs that might hold 50 people, and was originally built without electricity, definitely a special historic site. Let’s begin with some photos of the details, getting ready, and pre ceremony portraits of the bride, bridal party, the groom, and the groom party. Groomswear provided by my friend Gilda at Ambassadors formalwear in the Rivergate area. Any suit or tuxedo needs, please visit them at http://ambassadorsformalwearbygilda.com/
And now we head to the church for the ceremony, only a limited amount of guests could attend because of the small space, but the texture and character of this 100 plus year old church are amazing. In fact it is sought after for use in different independent films and music videos.The Fall leaves and colors really make this lovely country location a perfect spot!
One thing I always enjoy are the candid photos and fun moments after the ceremony, almost breathing room and relief fill the air.
The next part is really cool too….They are being taken to the nearby Kingston Springs farm where their reception would be in an antique 1947 Ford with suicide doors, I immediately noticed an opportunity with the car’s hubcaps, had to give it a go, LOL.
We just had to stop at the woodshed to get some bride and groom photos, ever so sweet with the sun peaking over it’s roof. Then we must make tracks to the reception at the farm, where about 175 guests would be waiting for them.
Ok, off to the reception, time to get busy!
There were also many bonfires at the farm to warm the guests as the temperatures dropped at nightfall….also it made for some fun with sparklers and fireworks to give the couple a send off in style. Congratulations Edwin and Michelle! You deserve all the happiness life has to give, and hopefully the photos will keep your memory of your day fresh forever!