Wedding Bells for Brianna

We are here in Oregon for my cousins wedding.  It was such a beautiful day!  Disney/movie themed, and totally unique…come check it out!

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Photo Week: Happily Ever After

  I love a good wedding!  The dress, the flowers, the details. More importantly, capturing someone’s big day for them in all it’s glory, the Covenant made before Christ and a crowd of witnesses.

   My friend Melissa and I go way back to High school days.  We hated each other at first, HATED…….how does that happen?

Sigh. High School girls are so catty!  Needless to say, we became close friends, went to the same college, and she was in my wedding!!!!!

    What an honor to shoot her Engagement session last winter, surprise her by attending her Florida beach wedding this Spring, a total God thing since we were driving back from Fl that weekend anyways, and photograph her Kansas reception this summer!

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  Look at these cutie pies, my second shooter Miss Joy got photos of!  Love when my family can be at the event with me! 🙂

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  This next wedding was for a friend from High School, it was at the same location as Dale & my Vow Renewal.  She had it decorated so beautifully, and the weather was just perfect!

  I did their engagement too, so lets start with that:  I love how Brooks proposed using the Word of God!!!!!!!  He bought Alicia a new Bible for Christmas, then tied the ring to the bookmark tucked in Proverbs 18, where it says “He who finds a wife, finds what is good, and receives favor from the Lord….” 

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And their beautiful big day…..

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And they all lived Happily Ever After…..

  Because they built their marriage on the foundation that lasts forever,  Jesus Christ.

Amen.

~T

 

4 little Fergusons Photography: Wedding Bells

  Ok, so I KNOW I said I would not be shooting weddings anymore, because they are a lot of work and I don’t feel equipped to deal with brides “Dream Day Expectations”?!?!  Well, how could I say no to this PRECIOUS couple that goes to our church, who just so happens to be the brother of one of my dear, dear friends.  So, I said yes.  Because I love them and because the wedding was small.  I can deal with small, right?

  Other than my camera breaking 15 minutes after I began to shoot, YES, I had a BALL!  My friend, Heather went and shot with me, thank the Lord because she covered my hiney while I ran across town to borrow a camera.  Shooting with a friend makes everything twice as fun.  🙂

  Here are a FEW of the photos from the big day:

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They didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony, but we did talk them into this shot……  🙂

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A big thanks to Amanda and Ryan for letting us be a part of their special day!

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Be sure to check out Post 2 for today: Mushroom Muenster Chicken.

Wedding Bells

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  My baby brother, Chad (FINALLY) proposed to his girlfriend, Lauren, a few weeks before our Florida trip.  She said “Yes! It’s about dang time!”  (Ok I am not for sure that’s what she said, but I bet I am close…)

YAY!!!!

  After much debate, they decided to get married while we were in Florida.  Meaning they planned the entire thing in…….

20 days. 

Can you IMAGINE?!?!??!

  They did this so we could be a part of it, bless their hearts!!!!!  They knew there was no way we could save up to fly back again this year.  Lauren pulled it off, and it was AMAZING! 🙂

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  They asked our children to be part of their big day. They, of course, were thrilled.  Lauren’s wedding colors, Fushia & Tangerine Orange, were the ones I had picked out for my wedding 10 years ago, but I guess I was ahead of the trends, because back then we couldn’t find anything in those 2 colors, and people looked at me like I was NUTS! lol 🙂  To say I lived vicariously through Lauren would be a small understatement, I had so much fun sending her cake and flower pictures using those colors. And, she let me pick the little girls flower girl dresses! {squeeeeeeeal}

I immediately began scouring bridal sites….too expensive and too fancy for an outdoor Florida wedding.  Then, I remembered Etsy, my favorite new addiction.  I hit the JACKPOT, praise the Lord, finding a gal on there who would sell me a 3T fushia and tangerine tutu with matching headband for $20 AND custom make me a matching size 7-8 with flower clip for $25 by Monday (it was Thursday I do believe). 

  And boy, did she deliver!  These tutu’s are made from an excellent quality tulle and the hair accessories are well made.  I HIGHLY recommend her!   Check out her shop here at Caroline’s Boutique, and please tell her Tonya from Kansas sent you.

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We love you Uncle Chad & Aunt Lauren, thanks for making us a part of your special day!  xoxo

Here are the photos from their amazing day!

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Proof that I should’ve taken my children’s photos BEFORE the wedding rather than after: 

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(But who has time for that when trying to do hair and get little people dressed between afternoon naps and a 3:00 ceremony!?!??!)  🙂 

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Considering that we were drenched in sweat by this point and ready to go inside, they did very well.

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I had Chad and Lauren’s photographer snap a family photo for me….easier said than done.

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SO close, thanks Ty!

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I tell ya, the more kids you have, the harder it is to take a good family photo!

Oh well.

Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Bontrager! We are SO happy for you two!

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~T