Mike & Alice – April 30, 2011
The scheduling was wonderful and we had more then enough time meaning that everyone was relaxed and there was no stress – it’s amazing what an effect on the feeling of the day a well thought out timeline can have!
Alice’s Dad stayed out of the fray for the most part and read the paper in his office 🙂
The flowers were delivered and stored in the fridge 🙂
Both her sisters and her Mom joined in to help Alice dress
And when they stepped back Alice had transformed into a bride
Alice’s Dad highly approved 🙂
And seeing Mom all dressed up made everyone cry again 🙂
We headed outside for a few informal family and bridal portraits
The flowers really popped against the beautiful dresses
We got to the Meridian House about an hour before the ceremony which allowed me to photograph the details and also capture candids of the guests arriving. The weather (which had been a bit chilly the day before) was perfect and springlike so everyone naturally spilled out into the garden.
Each room had a different color scheme and various shades of flowers
Charlotte looked cute as a button all dressed up 🙂
Mike & Zach greeted and mingled with guests
A few more details
And then it was time to begin!
The ceremony was personalized with two readings and the seven blessings, read by family members
I kept coming back to the flowers – so simple but so beautiful.
Mr. & Mrs. 🙂
We did a few quick family portraits but Mike & Alice were more interested in being with their guests and enjoying the wedding
Love this one.
I love natural light candids!
Alice’s Dad welcomed everyone and explained the format which was very open – dinner would be buffet and station style and people were free to do as they wished!
Since Zach was a bit young to give a toast of his own Alice had been asking him questions in the months leading up to the wedding to gather material such as:
“What’s your favorite thing to do with him?”
Alice’s sisters gave a wonderful toast that included a few embarrassing (but mostly hilarious) revelations – love this one 🙂
Alice & Zach shared a dance
Milk and Cookies were brought out near the end of the night to keep people fueled 🙂