So far I have shared the planning & details, the rehearsal & rehearsal dinner, the big day leading up to the ceremony, and the ceremony itself so I still owe you the pictures from the reception and the portraits. Today I’m posting my favorites of the portraits.
Since we had such a late wedding (ceremony started at 7:30 PM), B and I opted to see each other beforehand, so we could go ahead and get all of our portraits out of the way and have time to enjoy all of our friends and family after the ceremony. I was so against this at first, but the more I thought about it the more it made sense. The portraits took around two hours, so if we had waited to do those until after the wedding, it would have been an incredibly late start to the reception, and we would have also been rushed taking the pictures. Not to mention we wouldn’t have been able to get any good shots outside in the natural light.
Since I was initially crushed about having to see him before the wedding, our photographer arranged it so the church would be empty so B and I could have our privacy when seeing each other for the first time. This allowed us to have our own special moment. B had his back turned when I walked in the door, and he turned around just as I started walking down the aisle toward him. The photographer was the only person in there with us, a fly on the wall, to capture the moment. A moment I will never forget.
After that, we took some shots in the church and some shots outside together, and then we joined with our wedding party as well as our family to get some group shots. We have a couple hundred pictures, so I have narrowed them down to my favorites, as hard as that was! I’ll let the pictures do the talking now…
I’ll be back soon to share the final installment… the reception. And boy, was it a party! Best night of my entire life!
And if you missed the prior wedding posts, you can see them below.
Photograph credit: JE Hedges Photography
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