well i’m shameless when it comes to loving you

Wedding day!!! It was a gorgeous September day for Kari and Brett to tie the knot.

The bridesmaids started the day by gathering in the bridal apartment to get all dolled up.

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

The bridal apartment was pretty sweet. It had every amenity imaginable. We had a great time hanging out and getting ready together.

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

It wouldn’t be a wedding day without a tiny hiccup. And Kari’s came in the form of an unraveled hem at the bottom of her dress. No worries! The Mother of the Bride quickly hemmed it up and it was smooth sailing from then on.

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

We walked up to the main Bed & Breakfast and took some pictures and waited for the Father of the Bride to greet his daughter. It was a very sweet moment.

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

After a few more pictures and some anxious waiting, we made our way up to the hill for the ceremony. This is where I had to set my camera down and get in place to walk up the aisle and witness the lovely ceremony!

After the ceremony, the bridal party stayed up on the hill for more pictures, including a few around the hay bales and in the orchard while the wedding guests enjoyed the cocktail hour. When we first arrived at the reception I quickly snapped some shots of some of the details.

The table number cards were labeled with different seasons and years that were significant in Kari and Brett’s relationship. I made them!

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

The bride hand-stamped each and every placecard.

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

The centerpieces were made up of wildflowers that we picked the day before.

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

Kari gave each of the bridesmaids beautiful pearl earrings and necklaces to wear and cute little clutch purses. For her wedding favors, she had many friends and family make homemade candies and chocolates and gave each guest a bag to fill.

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

Then it was time for introductions! Drew and I did the Carlton dance. It was a last minute decision, but we didn’t look awkward at all… It just, you know, didn’t get photographed. But the bride and groom entered to a boisterous applause!

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

Then Steve gave a touching speech to kick off the evening.

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

The bride and groom cut the cake and were very polite about it.

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

I was lucky enough to sit at the head table with the Bride and Groom, Best Man, Matron of Honor, and these two serious gentlemen.

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

The Best Man gave a pretty hilarious speech. Although it seemed to embarrass the bride just a bit.

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

And Annie’s (the Matron of Honor) speech was heartfelt and showed how close she and Kari are as cousins and how many memories they have together.

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

The Bride and Groom danced their first dance to “Shameless” by Garth Brooks – a song the two have enjoyed together since they were teenagers.

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

Steve danced with his daugther to Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”. And yes, I did have to look up the proper spelling his name.

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

The groom danced with his mom to Rascal Flatt’s “My Wish”.

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

Later in the evening, we felt it was appropriate to take a few “sexy face” shots. It only took a few tries, but I think we nailed it.

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

Lots of dancing followed. And Drew got a chance to dance with his sister.

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

We ended the night by circling around the newlyweds and belting out “Friends in Low Places” as they danced and high-fived everyone.

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

Bridgeland Wedding - 9/5/10

To cap off a perfect evening, the groom ran and slid across the dance floor on his knees. But not to be outdone by her new husband, Kari kicked off her shoes and did a knee-slide of her own. In her dress. On a dance floor of spilled beer. It was awesome. Unfortunately, I didn’t react fast enough to get it on camera. So it will just have to live on in our minds along with the other great memories we made that night.

Bright and early the next morning, the newlyweds were off to Peru to hike the Inca Trail!

See the rest of my pictures from the wedding on Flickr.

*Blog post title is a lyric from the song “Shameless” by Garth Brooks

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: