First, we started out in the grassy median, which is a pretty standard location for wedding photos on this street.
After just a few pictures with us posing in the median, Christina suggested we go over to a sidewalk for some more photos. Both Mr. Snow Cone and I were kind of lukewarm on this suggestion, because the median is where wedding photos get taken on this street, period, end of discussion. We were so lovey-dovey in our newlywed stupor that we just played along, figuring we'd take some sidewalk ones but would still end up loving our median ones the most.
Wrong. So, so wrong. The median ones are great, without a doubt, but the sidewalk ones blew us away. I frankly didn't know photos taken on a relatively random residential sidewalk could turn out so nicely. Somehow, Christina managed to capture about 10 different shades of green in the background, highlighting the beautiful trees that have made this street famous. More impressively, she managed to make the street look secluded, instead of the main drag that it is.
We started with some cool perspective shots, with each of us in the background or foreground. I'm really fond of these because we as a couple are featured (duh, they're our wedding photos) but there's attention being paid to each of us as individuals, too. It kind of breaks up the sameness of the together, together, together wedding portraits.
Christina played with some cool focus effects while we smooched away.
Next, it was time for Mr. Snow Cone's solo shoot.
While he was posing, a breeze went by that was just strong enough to puff up my cathedral veil. Sorry for stealing your solo-shoot thunder, Mr. Snow Cone. I guess a dreamy veil trumps a dreamy groom.
We did the "walk and talk" task again, producing some of my favorite shots of the day. We just look so playful and undeniably happy!
We took a break from smiling, to give our faces a rest, while Christina snapped away some detail shots.
My bouquet charms - the bees and my wedding date disc,
Mr. Snow Cone's boutonniere,
and my "something old," a pin that belonged to my late grandfather.
With all of our pictures complete at this stop, we made our way back to the party bus. Next stop: the reception!
What did our bridal party do while stuck on the bus?
Above 2 photos by BM J
All photos by the amazing Christina Garber unless otherwise noted
- We spent a low-key night with some of my friends and family.
- We ran some errands and received some one-of-a-kind brewskies.
- I had a moderate-sized freak-out at the rehearsal.
- I went toe-to-toe with the priest over a few significant details.
- We expressed our gratitude to our bridal party, without any tears (almost)!
- We dined and drank our way through our rehearsal dinner.
- We threw an after party with a birthday twist.
- We spent the morning getting beautified and relaxing.
- A peek into the details of my wedding day look.
- I had some private time with my mom, becoming a bride.
- I revealed my bridal look, twice!
- I enjoyed a pre-ceremony portrait session with my favorite people.
- Mr. Snow Cone’s crowd modeled for the camera.
- We set the scene for the ceremony.
- I waited like a caged tiger while the processional began.
- I finally made my way down the aisle to my handsome groom.
- We listened to the first part of our ceremony.
- We exchanged our vows and our rings.
- We wrapped our ceremony and shared our first kiss!
- We had a receiving line and posed for church portraits.
- Our wedding crashed an Amish field trip.