May’s In Their Own Words brings us another look at Catharine and Richie. A couple who had breakfast at their reception dinner, yes, BACON for dinner at a wedding. Again, it’s wonderful to hear all the cool stories that people remember from their weddings, so here’s Catharine and Richie’s most memorable images and why.
Catharine – This is one of my favorite pictures from my wedding because of the moment it captured. My maid of honor was getting ready to put on my veil, and all my other bridesmaids came over to help. In some sort of attempt to be funny, I had planned on saying “Gather around peasants” but mistakenly said “Gather around pheasants”. I love how hard everyone is laughing at my lame joke gone wrong- especially Erica (second from left) who I think just said something like “Did she really just refer to us as wild birds?” This picture reminds me of how much fun I had that day with my favorite people in all the world. I’m so glad Jenny snapped a picture at this moment. To this day my friends are still making pheasant jokes.
Catharine – And speaking of perfect timing- I had to throw in this picture. It’s incredible! This is of our friend Josh who as you can tell was having a great time at the reception. This picture becomes even better when you know this was him letting loose to Kelly Clarkson’s “Since You’ve Been Gone”.
Richie – My dad finally got put on the other side of the camera. He’s the guy at family events who gets real serious about pictures, we’ve all learned to just walk away when he gets his camera out. We had been knocking out some classic family portraits and as Josh was taking his shots, my dad was simultaneously taking pictures over his shoulder, even throwing in his two cents at times. Josh just knew my dad likes putting on a show so threw him in front of the camera. This captured so much of my dad’s personality and Josh did a great job of handling that personality.
Catharine – I had such a hard time narrowing down my favorite pictures from the wedding because I love so many of them. But I knew this one had to be in here. First of all, it is a beautiful photograph. And secondly, I love the emotion it captures. I had been doing well all day up until about this moment when I got insanely nervous. Walking down those stairs into the crowded room of people staring at me seemed terrifying- but having my dad there made it all ok. I have the greatest dad in the world, and if my mom hadn’t told me afterwards, I would have had no idea that HE was insanely nervous and emotional this whole time too. That is just like my dad to stay strong all day to make it easier on me.
Richie – This is during the toasts and I love the nonverbal communication captured here. Dan (best man) and I lived together for four years during undergrad. By this time, Dan had been working the best-man toast for a while, I wasn’t sure what he’d do to me but I didn’t expect to be let off lightly. Dan’s eyes are saying, “yeah, I went there”, I’m firing back with, “seriously!?!?” and Catharine’s laughing at me thinking, “seriously Richie?!?!”
Venue: Club 1000
Wedding Coordinator: Danielle from Soiree Event Designs
Flowers: Bella Design Studio
Caterer: Catering by Shawn
Cake: Caren’s Cakes
Ceremony Music: Guitar Elegance
Band: Saucy Jack
Videographer: Kairos Moment Wedding Films
Laine and Adam refused to let the rain bring them down. In fact, it rained the entire day, but no one let it bother them. They had an extremely touching ceremony where I think everyone shed a few tears as they were exchanging vows (I know I was crying). The reception had tons of dancing, with a fun rendition of the Hava Nagila, and the night ended with some karaoke, more specifically, the groom singing Jessie’s Girl, something by Bon Jovi and Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing. A great night if you ask me!
I say it a lot. Love is beautiful. Crystal and Chris prove yet again that when two people fall in Love, it’s full of smiles, laughter and great times. They are both pastors, and wrote, yes, WROTE their entire ceremony. And, let me tell you, it was super, duper sweet! They even incorporated some Princess Bride into their ceremony. And, honestly, when I get to spend Saturdays with couples like Crystal & Chris, it strengthens MY marriage. I’m pretty sure Jenny would agree with me on that one. Crystal and Chris, thanks for letting us into your wonderful world.
Plus, they had us set up one of our photobooths. To current and future brides, photobooths = FUN.
They’ve shared many great memories on this porch.
We pulled up at the barnyard reception, and I instantly saw the trampoline. They “jumped” at the chance to jump on the trampoline. My jokes are lame, don’t hate.