If I had to think of one word to describe Katie and Peter’s wedding, it would have to be exquisite.
ex•qui•site adj. Of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse intense delight
The same definition could be used to describe the affection, the connection, the love shared between Katie & Peter. Of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse intense delight. What a perfect way to describe their perfect day and how perfect they are for each other.
I love photographing these two. Not only can you feel the pure joy and happiness that they radiate, but the passion these two emit for one another. Ugh. It makes my camera melt. This is why you are about to be overwhelmed with photos. This is by far my largest blog post.
Before we begin, you must check out their engagement photos if you haven’t seen them yet.
I thought it would be fun to include a little video. Its short, sweet, and super cute. Aside from the Bumbo videos, don’t pay any attention to the videos youtube directs you to afterward. Very weird.
The Bride & Groom
Do they not just take your breath away?
Isn’t she a gorgeous bride?
The Wedding Party
Yes, you counted correctly. 12 groomsmen (well, 11 groomsmen and 1 groomswoman), 12 bridesmaids, a flower girl, and a ring bearer.
With a wedding party this big, you are bound to get some good photos.
Did I add the pixelation to cover up something obscene or to make you think I covered up something obscene? You will never know.
The celebratory round (or two or three) of beer before the ceremony.
The ladies had the entire top floor of the Waverly Country Club to get ready. What a gorgeous venue this place was, and they really treated the wedding party well. The ladies had tea, coffee, and all sorts of goodies while they got ready. There was tons of space, and with a wedding party this size, it was needed! They even brought sandwiches up right before the ceremony.
LOVED the hanger. She actually had one made for each of her bridesmaids with their own names, along with personalized bags.
This set cracks me up. While Katie was getting ready, I’m was completely focused on her and getting the perfect shots. I looked up and there was this entire aresenal of cameras/phones pointed at Katie.
I’m pretty sure its impossible not to love these shoes.
This dress. Oh how I loved Katie’s dress. It was perfect in every way. The photos don’t do it justice. It was covered in delicate lace. It fit her like a glove. It was exquisite.
The first look.
And they had an audience.
As guests arrived, they were directed toward the ceremony area. They were greeted with a server offering them champange. As they made their way over to the grass, they passed the table with the programs, the guest book, and a huge wall of envelopes for people to leave a note for the couple.
The guest book turned out awesome! We used their engagement pics to create a spiral bound 50 page book with a leather cover. Each spread had photos of Katie & Peter as well as space to write notes. What a fabulous keepsake. Totally their idea, but I hope to do more in the future because guests really loved it.
Rose pedals lining the isle. Jewels dripping from the arch. The ceremony was exquisite.
Immediately after the ceremony, they made it official. What I’d like to highlight here are the hor d’oeuvres they had waiting for them upstairs. Do you see what I see? Yes, that is the most delicious pile of bacon you see stacked up on the corner of the plate. Bacon… as its own hor d’oeuvre. Exquisite.
You’re going to love this. They had GIANT jenga out for people to play during the cocktail hour. I got a few shots of people playing and then moved around a bit to take other photos. I heard someone start to scream and from across the entire patio, I aimed, and I shot. How lucky was I to get this shot, perfectly framed, and in tack sharp focus at that? Super lucky.
After cocktail hour, guests went inside for dinner and saw their seating arrangments on this old barn window.
Dahlias, roses and orchids. Exquisite.
As soon as Katie & Peter were done eating, we snuck outside and shot this for their thank you cards.
The toasts. Perfect in every way.
The cake. Oh my Lord. It was delicious.
The first dance.
Father daughter, mother son dance.
You know what makes an already perfect wedding even more perfect? A late night snack of grilled cheese and tomato soup. Yeah. That’s right.
Bouquet and garter toss.
Wanna see one of my most favorite shots of the night? Imagine the end of the wedding drawing near. Everyone is hot and sweaty from all the excitement, inebriated from the constant flow of champagne and wine, and starting to get tired as all the fun and excitement is almost over. Then, you turn around, see the bride and groom dancing alone by the tables, and he grabs her and kisses her like he never wants to let go of that moment. Ladies and gentlemen, that is red hot passion fueled by love.
An exquisite night finished with an ideal getaway.
Katie & Peter, it doesn’t seem possible that you could be any more in love, but I’m willing to bet that with each passing year, your love for each other will just get stronger. Wishing you life long happiness together! – Krissy
Venue & Catering: Waverly Country Club 503.654.6521
Wedding Planner: Nora Sheils of Bridal Bliss 503.804.4901
Videographer: Antlerfilms (Nick Boxwell) 503-702-2863
Cake: Dream Cakes 503.329.9744
Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist: Stacy Johnson 503.568.0661, MaryAnn Velasquez, Inspire Salon
Rentals: Ohana 503.875.2403
Lighting: Audient Events 503.710.6193
Floral: Zest 503.887.1544
Ceremony Music: Ariel Consort 503.231.1423
Reception Music & Ceremony Sound: Jake / Chad Dowling 503.320.0895
Transportation: Best Car in Town 503.502.1991
Officiant: Austin Crowe