I met with Shannon’s parents only a few months ago. They could tell from the style of my photography that I would be easy for her daughter, the Bride, to work with. Shannon and Chris only wanted a few pictures of themselves, and didn’t want to spend very long in front of the camera. The couple lives out of town so I didn’t get to meet them ahead of time either, but from the descriptions her parents gave me of their relationship, and the details for their celebration, I couldn’t wait to see everything in person. They had me at ‘Winter’, ‘birch chuppah’ and ‘door knob bouquet’.
The Church, Ogden Baptist, was country Wedding picture perfect, and the invitations were created by hand complete with pockets and a decorative band.
Incredible detail and beautiful.
Mother of the Bride gently placing her heirloom pearls around her daughters neck ♥
Smart phones to the rescue…time for a little music pick me up!
Shannon’s dress was absolutely beautiful, perfect for her, and I adored this detail around the middle.
Starting to smile and dance around a little bit
She even had a white winter cape to wear as they made their way outside to the front of the church.
And white gloves too!
Off to take a quick peak at the guys! SO funny, I knew right away we were gonna have some FUN!
This was something I’d never seen done before. A blind folded Groom! They had to so that the Bride could wait in the same room before the ceremony too! LOL
So beautiful…LOVE the sunlight pouring through the stained glass ♥
If I can share at least one thing with you, it’s not to be too nervous as your Wedding begins. Stop, and really look at your Bride/Groom, and remember this moment.
As they were taking a quick break during the receiving line, I noticed they were both fidgeting with their new rings at the same time, so cute!
Incredible DIY vintage door knob bouquet
Watching these two interact together was so comforting. It was like they were the same person, but with their own individuality.
Completely understanding and appreciative of each other.
I am in love with the stained glass picture…Shannon’s tulle dress reflects the light so beautifully ♥
Off to the Senators Mansion! Beautifully decorated with twinkling branches, warm smiles, and a delectable brunch!
This guys got the right idea, dig in!
SO sweet, Shannon’s mom knew she wouldn’t be able to talk during her video message, so she wrote it down in advance ♥
I loved this bridal party…what a fun group!
Chris, I will never forget you
After a few ‘formals’ (sort of), I asked the guys to get closer and interact with Chris…so one of the guys, literally just put his hand on him.
We took just a few photos inside the mansion, and I wanted to make sure we captured their shoes too, ballerina slippers!
I’m going to end on this funny group shot…as soon as we started, they instantly covered up and didn’t look at the camera, too funny.
Congratulations Shannon and Steve!! Your Wedding was beautiful, and so creative!!
Wishing you a lifetime of wonderlands,