You grab the moments when you can! Mya and Chase had been dancing like crazy and ducked outside under a street lamp to cool off.
when you aren't completely sure what you just vowed.
It's always fun to watch brides getting ready. The faces they make in the mirrors? Too funny!
Sometimes, being a bride can be a bit overwhelming.
a wedding blessing
We climbed through a break in the fence and chased this gorgeous sunset at their wedding reception! I'm in LOVE!
So many emotions to process on a wedding day!
Those last few minutes with Dad are just the BEST!
the human disco ball
As much as you hate for the party to end...
Even flower girl's have opinions at weddings.
a blessing over the celebration, putting God first ALWAYS works in a marriage. Way to go, you two!
and they danced...
I've never met a groom who could dance all night. NEVER. Until I witnessed Simon at his reception. I don't think he ever left the floor.
something about the fair just screams DATE NIGHT!
bridal preparations on a wedding day can be relaxing and exciting all rolled into one! cynthia reminded me of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin!
Cake cutting...you can be naughty or nice. Jake was pretty nice.
what did I say about an exit!
It's important to take family formals, camera aware shots. But those moments in between? Priceless.
The term "giddy with excitement"? I think that sums up Darian's expression all day!
Lighting that unity candle can sure be a sweet moment. Especially when your guy looks at you like this! HELLO! LOVE!
You can do your hair. You can do your makeup. But the minute you put that veil on? HELLO! It all becomes super real. "I'm getting married!"
I think he likes her. Like REALLY likes her.
The toasts, or sometimes roasts, can make for some pretty good moments.
Grandma spent a great moment with Sarah before her vows.
I grabbed this shot of Tyler and her mom in the limo on the way to the ceremony.
You know, if you've never worn a tie before, you might want to practice a few days before your big day.
I now pronounce you...
her getting ready moment!
I always wonder what they are thinking? This is Laura and her dad, seconds before she walked down the aisle. Is she giving him a pep talk? Is he even listening? I can sense he's super proud of her and maybe a bit worried was well.
a mom is so busy the day of her daughter's wedding. Even if there's a coordinator involved, there's just so much to do. So much to take in. Carla laced Sara into her gown and when she finally got to see the finished product, joy! She was so happy for her daughter! So very happy!
He sees her.
When your mom + dad smile like this during your vows it means they are happy for you. And they are happy for them.
Sealing the deal.
Can you see it in her eyes? I shouldn't have eaten that donut.
Confession...when a guy cries? I melt.
I understand when they don't invite kids to weddings. Really I do. They can be dangerous!
Getting the party started.
Going to the chapel.
Daddy, I'm ready!
Hello, pretty shoes.
This groomsmen means business.
You know it's a great day when a "fist pump" is involved. Yeah!
Yep. I think he really likes her.
okay, so I really don't like selfie sticks, but this one? too cute!
When he writes you a note like this...
Those of you that have older brothers? Yeah, you get this photograph.
The prayer before the walk.
What could mom and dad be talking about? Hello!
Mentally taking a picture so she can remember how to bustle the dress.
There's a bride somewhere!
Right now? In this moment? It's the BEST!
Carlyle's Dad gave a speech. I don't remember all the words, but I do remember how it moved his son. A guy showing emotion? TOP DOG in my book.
She's looking for the exit? or the bathroom.
Girl! I got butterflies when he dipped you!!! Dance like this every night!!!
If I had to pick, like really pick. My favorite part of the day? THIS part.
The pep talk before the walk. You got this, girl. You got this.
You are never too old to dance with mom.
Macy looks on at her HUSBAND as he's congratulated by his best man.
yeah. He's ready. He's ready and he's PROUD!
"What just happened?"
You know that word? CELEBRATE? This is what it feels like!!!!
this kiss, may it last a lifetime!
I adore the close up shots of the vows. ADORE!
Just a minute, Dad. You got something...
when people you love are truly happy for you, it fills the room, no matter how big the room, with such JOY.
the first dance is such a magical time! enjoy it, soak it in, live in that moment.