This past weekend I photographed the most beautiful non-traditional wedding. The bride is a friend and fellow photographer and I was honored to do this. A few of her plans didn’t work or things just didn’t fall into place, but her main goal was to do it their way and well…they did.
The overall theme for the wedding had a Star Wars feel to it and it added to the ambiance of the event.The back yard which is quite large and sits on a golf course was decorated with small blue & white twinkle lights, black & white tulle and tea lights. A small canopy was set up and transformed into magic. The highlight of the “wedding tent” was two beautiful wooden (and heavy) bar stools, which not only added to the ambiance, but were from the venue where the couple had their first date.
The bride was dressed in a gorgeous custom re-designed black dress with black & white tulle completely customized to her specifications and she had all the traditional items of something old, new, borrowed and blue which were her adorable Chuck All Stars. Stunning! Her bridesmaids carried twinkle light & tulle bouquets which were beautiful and fit the atmosphere of the celebration perfectly, it even included one of her four legged family members.
A few days before the big event the band backed out and the plans for the song she was going to walk down to also changed so she went in another direction which was taken from the movie “Say Anything” and it could not have been any better! (By the way, the “boom box” was created by yours truly). The look on the grooms face when he sees his bride for the first time says it all. A priceless memory.
The wedding officiant was a close friend and the ceremony he performed was humorous and heart felt at the same time.
Every detail was perfect and although the bride felt overwhelmed with how much there was to do (what bride doesn’t?) she pulled off an epic wedding with her best friend and love of her life. Even the menu for the buffet was created and prepared by her. Can you guess what the menu consisted of?
The celebration of love was captured, the love of friends who attended, the love for their family, and the love they have for each other was evident in every single detail.
This photo says it best…
Congratulations Christa & Josh, may the force be with you both; today, tomorrow and always.