In the middle of the busy wedding season, the blog was the furthermost thing from my mind. My time was spent on my highest priority- my brides and grooms and their wedding day images. So now that I’ve got a this new blog (and I’m really going to stick with it), I figured I’d post some of the weddings that never made it to the blog during wedding season. Sound good? I hope so, because here’s one of them… Linda and Derek!
If you remember, this was the couple that we drove down to OSU to shoot engagement portraits for. 🙂 We had so much fun getting to know them that day, so the wedding day was that much more special to us, simply because we had a chance to know them a little bit better.
We started out the day photographing Linda and the girls getting ready and hanging out at her mom’s house near Kenton. It was a very relaxed setting, and it set the tone for a laid back and fun day. After the girls finished getting pampered, we all moved on to the church, where they were to do final prep before portraits. We had plenty of time to photograph a lot of fun details, especially the flowers and rings.
The flowers were sooo pretty, and Linda’s bouquet could be my favorite of the whole season. However, it wasn’t just the blooms that made this bouquet so special, it was what she had intwined with it…. a locket containing photographs of her father and grandfather, both of which had gone to home to be with God. This tiny little thought, this little piece of jewelry…. can you believe something so small can take up so much space in your heart? That it can make a such a big difference? This locket allowed Linda’s father to walk down the aisle with her on her wedding day. Now that is a special bouquet.
You know, it’s times like that when we realize exactly how important photography is. Linda and Derek were also blessed to have their wedding in such an amazing church, St. Johns Church of Christ, in Kenton. It has been added on to, but the sanctuary is mostly original. I loved seeing the old parts of the building that actually had writting on them in German! The pastor was so kind, too! I’ve never seen someone so accomadating to a bride. He even took the time during the rehearsal to determine the best placing for everyone in the wedding party, so that it would actually look nice, not just a bunch of people standing there.
The reception was held at the Hardin County Armory, and it was so unique. The outside looked like a castle and the inside had two levels, so I was able to take some fun images of the party happening below.
I’ll leave you with one last image, a detail shot of the bridesmaids’ flowers, with the cake behind it. The cake was done by my favorite “cake lady,” Cynthia, from Cynthia’s Cake World.