Liz & Chris:: a winter wedding

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We all had a really ice time at Liz & Chris’ wedding.

Terrible puns aside, it was beautiful. I know we were all worried on that day back in December that the weather would get the best of the day and make it difficult for guests to be there: but instead, we got the best day… one in which the world was truly a winter wonderland, the trees coated in an amazing coat of ice, but roads were still miraculously drivable.

A little backstory: Liz is the sister of one of my best friends, Nathan Arnold, an all around awesome (and extremely goofy) guy. I’ve taken pictures of he & Kim’s son Keagan the last 2 years or so, and am excited about continuing to work with their family with the introduction of its’ newest member, baby Declan (you’ll get to see him in photographs next week).

Liz is very sweet and also has a great goofy side. I wasn’t able to get to know her fiancé Chris until the big day itself, but we quickly hit it off. As soon as I saw his grooms’  cake, I knew we shared some nerdiness (that’s the cake on the right, of course)…

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It was great to be there, and might I say that the couple and the wedding party were all troopers. Nathan’s wife Kim was very, very pregnant and still put in her all as a dedicated bridesmaid, and we actually brought the whole crew outside for pictures in freezing drizzle. The couple themselves spent a good chunk of time out in the cold, and it turned out to be a once-in-a-lifetime photographic opportunity.

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So here ya go, folks. First wedding I’ve posted in awhile… enjoy!

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The reception was decked out beautifully. Really love the colors and attention to detail…

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First sight. I love Chris’ expression when he turned around… I’d apparently done a poor job of explaining to him that yes, he really could see his bride now, and he thought he was in trouble for a second. He was so panicked and excited at the same time…

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a (VERY) quick excursion outdoors…

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Love the kiddos. This next shot is one of my favorites of the day… a funny and honest moment featuring mr Keagan…

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Liz had this fun idea… the kids shield their eyes while the bridesmaids take the edge off the day… except for Kim, who obviously couldn’t drink. (none of the shots were actually real, by the way)

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So early in the day, Nathan discovered a boombox. It made many more appearances… not all of which I can include here… but I’m just thinking about making a whole separate blog post devoted to the photobombing of the boombox. Questions from the bridesmaids of ‘what’s with the boombox’ were soon ignored and its’ presence no longer questioned…

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back outside. Thankful to Nathan for helping me cart around my equipment and holding the light for me…

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Quick shot of Liz’s sis Rachel & her little family…

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first dance.

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….followed by a big surprise for the guests… a synchronized dance number by the bridesmaids.

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snuck in a rings shot.

 

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toasts, cake cutting, and other reception fun.

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