Usually I only post once about any given wedding. This time I have too many photos! Today we have images from Lindsay & Sam’s ceremony and tomorrow we’ll feature their reception. Special thanks to photographer Greg Gibson who got these to me lightning-fast!
Rebecca and I started the day off at 11am. Here’s the River House at Queenstown Golf Club, all ready for an event:
Since we had a lot of setting up to do I chose to wear some more comfortable clothes then change into my ‘wedding outfit’ later in the day. Here I am confirming some of the last-minute changes with Lindsay while she gets beautified:
I think all that time in the director’s chair was worth it! Here’s our star of the show. Isn’t she gorgeous?
I couldn’t resist this one of Lindsay peeking out the window at her future husband:
Lindsay and Sam chose to see each other before the ceremony, which I am a big proponent of. It gives couples the opportunity to share a private moment of bliss before the mayhem begins. Here’s a glimpse at how special it can be:
They even had some time for photos with the bridal party. This one has to be my favorite. If you’ve followed us since the beginning, you may recognize one of the bridesmaids. The gal standing closest to the Sam (our groom) is Mariah! Mariah was one of our very first brides, then turned into one of our best planners, then started her family off with twins and moved to Minnesota. It was great to see her even just for a couple minutes here and there:
On to the ceremony! John at Spot Floral Design set up this beautiful canopy with orange fabric and bamboo poles. The one problem was that the fabric acted like a sail and kept blowing the whole thing over! Even after we pieced it together it still provided a perfect spot for their altar. ::note to self…no canopies when you’re on the waterfront::
Reverend Amanda Tate performed a fantastic ceremony that incorporated Sam’s Indian culture. Lindsay’s sister and Sam’s brother served as matron of honor and best man:
We passed out small bags of flower petals so guests could toss them at the newlyweds. Don’t you just love their expression of sheer joy?
I’ll leave you with a few breathtaking images of Lindsay and Sam. After the ceremony they were able to take these photos because they had done the family portraits earlier. Greg and his assistant Rebecca were so wonderful to work with and I love what they captured:
Check back tomorrow for the photos of the par-tay!