Saturday, April 24, 2010
Valdosta & Sparks, GA
The initial blog makeover is almost complete. To celebrate, I’m sharing my first ever wedding!
I booked this wedding after a referral from a former client, Ashleigh. Ashleigh is the mother of the adorable Adia. I had the pleasure of chasing her “little monkey” around with a camera a couple months ago. So big thanks Ashleigh! I owe you one! 😉
The bride, Sandra, is Ashleigh’s best friend. She and her husband Aaron have been married 8 years. The first time around, life got in the way and they weren’t able to have the wedding they longed for. With a big move to Germany looming (Sandra’s home country), Aaron and Sandra decided to throw the best send-off they could think of: a vow renewal wedding!
Sandra asked if I could come early to shoot her bridal party getting ready. It was just the bride, her matron of honor (Ashleigh), and Sandra’s ultra-cute daughter.
Think I’m over doing the “ultra-cute” daughter bit? Well take a look at these funny faces and tell me that kid isn’t adorable!
When Sandra first married Aaron, she wore little rosette pins in her hair. She brought them for her flower girl daughter to wear as a nod back to their original commitment. Maybe there’s a tradition beginning with these in the Wilson family?
The ceremony was held in Aaron and Sandra’s church. The bride got ready in the nursery. Here are some of the details. That gorgeous seashell broach? Sandra found it laying in a pile of old, ugly jewelry at a flea market. It was only $6 and fit her beach theme and dress perfectly. She says it was like God gave her a special little treasure for her big day.
Aaron and Sandra have two of the most beautiful children I’ve ever set eyes on. I can only hope my husband and I have kids as cute as these two!
Sandra and Aaron’s wedding colors were ivory, brown, and orange. The lone bridesmaid/Matron of Honor carried a bouquet of orange daisies.
The groom, Aaron, gets ready. He looks just a little nervous, no? 😉
And then suddenly it was time for the ceremony! Because this was my first wedding, I was extremely excited/nervous/anxious. It was sort of similar to the way I felt on MY wedding day. Only, the ceremony went by quickly on my wedding day, but it went by 1000x faster as a photographer!
And just like that, Aaron and Sandra were married….AGAIN!
The Wilsons had a relaxed and intimate reception. They ate dinner at two large tables decked out with seashells and candles.
I am absolutely in love with their cake and its presentation.
I love how Aaron and Sandra’s son is staring down that cake. I overheard him at the kids’ table talking about wanting a piece!
At the end of the night, Aaron and Sandra drove away in this bad boy:
Congrats Aaron and Sandra! I know you left yesterday for Germany and I hope your family had a safe trip! Thank you so much for taking a chance on me and letting me be your photographer.
Hair & Makeup – Serendipity Hair Salon – Valdosta, GA
Reception – Two Friends Cafe – Valdosta, GA