Thursday, July 21, 2011

Marry Me: Katie and Steve {Sumner Wedding Photography}

It is that time again....I invite you to join me at the latest wedding!  Katie and Steve got married this last weekend and I had the privilege of photographing this amazing event.

The day started off early for the girls with lots of hair and makeup being done.  All of Katie's bridesmaids were there, as well as her mom (oh yeah...and her two dogs!) and they were a fun bunch.  I got to hear lots of great stories and her cousin from New York became the resident makeup artist. 

The dress and shoes...absolutely stunning!

But the dress looked even better when it was on Katie!!  The venue, by the way, was Laurel Creek Manor - a beautiful old estate that became an amazing backdrop for this wedding!
Just a few of the details...beautiful flowers, unique ties for every groomsman, and the heart on the front door.

But of course, the two main attractions were Steve and Katie...

I always love the expressions that I capture from a First Look!!  Steve was absolutely stunned at Katie's beauty.  He just kept saying to me, "Have you ever seen a more beautiful bride?"

And I am sure Katie has never seen such a handsome can see it in her smile and eyes!!

What a beautiful, beautiful couple..but you can see that for yourselves...

The majority of this bridal party met in college and have remained friends since.  They had a lot of good stories to tell about their college antics!

Just before the ceremony, Katie and Steve exchanged gifts.  I LOVED this mostly silhouette of them kissing a "thank you" to one another.  (Katie is showing me her gift in her hand, but I was much more interested in their connection!)

Here comes the bride...

A few more details....

Of course, the weatherman had said there would be a 70 percent chance of rain, which made it all the more fun to go take pictures out in a field with a little golden sun peaking through the clouds warming our day.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set....
(we had no raindrops the entire day, by the way!!)

Katie is a dancer and it showed out there on the dance floor!

Evidently Katie is also a diplomat.  Someone told me that a handful of single ladies each asked her to throw the bouquet to them.  Katie, not wanting to play favorites or disappoint, decided to throw 5 little bouquets so everyone had a chance.  Maybe Katie could help negotiate at the United Nations????

Not really sure where this image fit in, but I love it, so here it is.  Katie was a radiant bride!!

Just when I thought she couldn't get cuter, she changed into another little dress for the rest of the reception.  Love it....and evidently, so did Steve!!

There were so many great pictures from the reception (or was it just one big party??) but here is a sampling of some of the fun!

Katie and Steve, it was an honor to photograph your wedding!  I wish you all the best in your future!

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