I knew Mary online only, through mutual friends, when she booked me for her wedding. This kind of trust is incredibly humbling — and pretty terrifying! When I finally had the chance to personally meet Mary & Mark in September, I knew we would get along fabulously. Mark reminded me of my own husband: low key and laid back and kind. And Mary was all sparkle and light and joy, bursting with energy and overflowing love for Mark. Celebrating with the two of them just four days before Christmas was the perfect way to end my 2013!
I loved these two little ring bearers. After a few cutesy, smiling shots, I asked them for their best tough guy poses. This is what I got:
I seriously thought Mary might burst with happiness!
You wouldn’t know it, but it kept raining… on and off… on and off… like some feisty god’s child was playing with a sprinkler. These ladies were such troopers, planting their heels in the soft ground, brushing rainwater off their gowns, and braving the cold! Mary, in particular, seemed as comfortable in the elements as if we were on set somewhere!
Mary and her dad…
Mary & Mark’s families:
Joining their guests in the big house…
Back across the bridge from the big house to hit the dance floor!
2013 was the year of messy, mischievous cake-cuttings — and Mary & Mark’s was no exception! I would probably have punched Dan if he’d shoved cake in my face at our wedding, but GAH I love photographing stuff like this!
I always wonder what kids are thinking when they watch adults partaking in crazy wedding rituals…
It’s not a party ’til the groom has tried on the veil…
Two of the aforementioned mutual friends…
…and two more, being tall and in love on the dance floor.
Sparklers to end the night:
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