Thursday, August 25, 2011

{And A Summer Wedding}

What would summer be without a fantastic wedding to attend?  I love summer weddings! Okay, I think I just love weddings in general...any time of year.  I was so sad to miss my cousin, Jessica's, wedding earlier in the summer.  But we were lucky enough to attend a wedding of a close (practically family!) friend a couple weeks ago in Portland...Mary!  We attended her sister's wedding in the exact same spot last summer.  I have known this girly since she was a toddler.  Babysat her during my teens and now consider her a life-long friend!  She has had a rough year: surviving a massive brain hemorrhage, brain surgery, and a year of recovery.  (All about her story here).  We almost lost her.  And now here she is, a miracle, and a beautiful bride marrying her prince in the Portland LDS temple.  Blessings were abounding every where that day. 

She gave me the task of taking some candid shots while the main photographer did the wedding photos. It was so fun because I got to linger with the family and enjoy the day with them a bit more than usual. Being at a wedding makes you wish you had that $1500 lens and top-of-the-line camera. Or even just a chance to pose the bride yourself, but it was fun to just sit back and watch the photographer do his thing. It would be way (and I mean WAY) too much pressure for me to ever do that on my own some day. I think I like my little niche as a hobby photographer.  It was really fun though!

 Mary and Zane
Oh my goodness. They are both gorgeous.  They could be on a cover of a bride magazine!

Addy and Paige were all ooohs and ahhhs the entire day.  They couldn't get enough of the bride and Mary was so good for indulging them over and over. 

 The bride and groom with the Dalley group.  Minus Trevor and Ry.  Guess who decided he didn't want to be in the group picture...again!

But seriously, this little guy.  I am so biased, but man, he is adorable.

Love going to weddings with my husband too.  It's nice to take a moment and reflect on your own wedding and love for one another.  Weddings bring out the sappiest in yourself, don't they?  Our lucky 13th anniversary is just a couple weeks away. 

 Love these next two shots of Mary with her dad and then the parents of bride together bursting with happiness. 

At the reception, Paige and Addy in another picture with the bride. I had to bribe Addy to wear that hat. Isn't it adorable?  She got so many compliments that now she'll willingly wear it. I'm sure it won't be the first time she second guesses my taste, but hey, I have good taste, don't I??

My other adorable little boy.
 Ry escorted Brynn to the drink station, helped her fill her drink, and then walked her back to the table.  Sometimes he really busts out his charm.

Congrats to the happy couple!  Thanks for letting us be a part of your day Mary and Zane.  It was a beautiful day to start your new life together. xoxo.


Kris and Cath 10:32 AM  

Chelle!! This is the mos beautiful post:) thanks so much for being close to my family and helping with the pictures! What a great thing to be so close to all the Dalleys!

Onjali P. 9:27 PM  

great pics! you should be a wedding photographer. I love Addy's dress, I came so close to buying it for Evee, love H&M

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