It’s impossible to do deny that Angela and Chris are smitten with each other! This was such a wonderful wedding–everyone was overjoyed to be sharing this day with them. Angela looked absolutely gorgeous, and Chris couldn’t take his eyes off of her! They had both their ceremony and reception at the Succop Conservancy, one of my favorite venues!
Angela was very much a DIY Goddess–aside from doing all the decor and signs, she insisted on ironing her shawl herself, even though everyone wanted to do it for her 🙂
Angela even got her daily yoga routine in while having her girls pin her veil in 🙂
I loved this touching moment between Angela and her dad. She was waiting for him to come up and see her as soon as she was ready–she looked stunning and her proud father was so moved! It was a beautiful moment!
Angela and Chris had one of the most unique Unity Ceremonies I’ve seen–most couples use sand vials or light a unity candle. They decided to use wine! They had each a white and a red, and poured into a carafe each to make a blush, and then both sipped from the same glass, symbolizing their unity as a married couple.
Watching the ceremony between Angela and Chris was just enchanting! They were so enamored with each other, and so excited to be saying their vows in front of their family and friends–there was lots of laughter and sharing of stories, there was not a dry eye in the audience!
After everyone dried their happy tears, Chris and Angela and I walked around the stunning Succop grounds to do their bridal portrait.
Angela told me she was going to be wearing a cathedral veil, and wanted to do some cool shots with it–I was more than happy to do so!
These next two shots are some of my favorites to do–I’ve blogged about taking certain shots out of focus to get the emotional feeling rather than a “correct photo”. The first photo is taken IN focus, it’s crisp and sharp, with Angela and Chris holding each other. The second one is Angela and Chris in the same pose, but I purposely put the image OUT of focus just slightly, and turned black and white, it blurs the line on what is “correct” and moves into the realm of “romantic, ethereal, dreamy”. Sometimes putting a photo slightly out of focus takes the weight off of being “right” and just being “here in the moment”. That’s what I want to bring–a passionate feeling, a fleeting moment, something you’ll want to remember forever. Compare these next two photos, and see what you think!