Posts Tagged 'moments'
One of the things I truly love about my job is being there for the unexpected things that happen on a wedding day. I always say it’s a live animal. You can guide it, but at some point you just have to let it go and see where it ends up. Every single time a wedding day’s not gone according to plan, it’s been a better, more unique experience that makes that day the couples’ own, and different from any other. Often, I’ll joke that after 200 weddings, give or take, that I’ve seen just about everything that could happen. That really isn’t the case.
Another thing I really am fascinated about is the ability for people to push beyond things they are unhappy about to find a way to make the proverbial lemonade out of the lemons they’re dealt. It’s a gift some people really have.
On this day, a broken foot early on in the day threw a big wrench into the day’s plans. After a little time gathering herself and getting it wrapped up, the show went on for Ayla & Joe. Not only did it not make a big impact on the day’s events, I’d say that it made for some truly special and unique moments. I’d imagine just about every bride would be ok with her groom surprising her and carrying her back down the aisle at the end of the ceremony. I dare you to look at their faces as Joe carries Ayla down the aisle and not see the pure joy that is not only not impacted, but truly enhanced the emotion of the moment.
I was not wrong.
Katy & Ely chose to have their wedding there because nearly everyone was coming in from out of town and they wanted their wedding to reflect their love of the mountains. A more perfect venue could not have been chosen. They beautifully mixed traditional Jewish and Christian elements to make a wedding day that was incredibly unique and as much fun as any wedding I’ve attended (just take a look at the reception photos if you have any doubts).
While it didn’t snow when we were there, it did the week leading up to it. The snow you think you see falling in some of the photos is actually melting snow falling from the trees—hence the umbrellas. It was relatively warm and that led us to being able to stay outside for lots and lots of fun portraits. Beautiful location. Beautiful light. Beautiful people. Beautiful photos.