DIY = Do It Yourself. As in, prepare the table arrangements and make sure the bubbles, the placecards, and the Star Wars cookies are perfect and set-up. DIY, as in direct the set-up of the chairs and trellus. DIY, as in make sure the band has enough electricity and Dad’s tux fits right. Phew, it’s a lot of work! A lot of details.
One challange of photographing a DIY bride is avoid to many images with the worried “to-do list” look on their brow. So serious, like a brain surgeon. Alas, every DIY bride eventually has their “settle in” moment. The moment at which the to-do list goes away, they take in their surroundings, realize that after all those details, THIS is their wedding day. Keep looking through the viewfinder … keep hunting – it will come.
And here it comes …. click
From a great distance (jumbo telephoto lens) I could tell this was the moment, 3 minutes into the ceremony, that Courtney would finally break out with a big relaxed smile. And now, the wedding begins!
Family & friends would agree it was a super fun day at Chief Hose Lodge, and Courtney’s hard work paid off. She had a little help of course … from Brilliant Blooms, Lifestyles Catering, and Mulberries Cake Shop. The band, Dressed In Black had a super fun set list (including an inventive jazzy cover of Outkast’s “Hey Ya”) and keep everyone smiling long after the sun went down.
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