Let me preface this by saying I have known the groom since he was about 10 years old…one of his sisters was my childhood best friend. This is a wonderful story that the bride and groom will surely never forget. This wedding I thought was on Saturday until about one week before I left for NC when I found out it was a Friday wedding. Anyway, our trip begins on Thursday evening at the rehearsal dinner. The important part of this dinner was the slide show…you see the slide show had the wrong date on it…it was dated for the wedding to be on Saturday as well. I even thought that I was flying back to Maine on Saturday but it really was Sunday I returned.
Here is the run down…Thursday night bachelor party (see pic)
After that…the truck had to go through the wash.
Now let me introduce the key players in this story…
First we have the beautiful and wonderful Emily! She was such a lovely bride I couldn’t have wished for better for my friend/second little brother Chris.
Then of course there is the groom-Chris. He is like a second little brother to me. He is full of sarcasm as you will hear in the best man’s toast.
Then there is Misty, Emily’s sister. She was wonderful and in fact worked very hard to help out with the wedding.
The best man…Dan. Chris calls him Danimo. They lived together and worked together in the Army. He is important because he took care of Dexter (note the cardboard all over the floor in the background)
Kelly-my childhood best friend.
Nate and Kate-the next wedding to happen in the family.
Connor-The grooms little brother and chauffeur. He drove the men home from the bachelor party.
Sunshine-Girl who is a party herself.
There were so many other wonderful friends and family I met along the way. Thank you for your warm welcome and all the wonderful memories.
So Friday…Emily wakes up with a migraine. I go to the venue with Chris and meet Emily to go to her hair appointment around noon. She is to sick to drive, so I drive her back to the house. Both she and Chris seem to think she is going to feel better. I begin shooting the details of the wedding, the Tiffany rings, the dress, his dress blues etc.
She still isn’t’ feeling better. I bring her tea, water and she cant keep fluids down. I begin calling Chris and his family to come and do her hair because we wont have time to go to a salon. They come over and Emily looks like this at 4pm (she is suppose to walk down the isle at 6pm)
At 6pm we all head over to the venue and we begin cocktail hour under the assumption that we will stop when the bride arrives and have a wedding. Over an hour passes and dinner is served. Still no bride. The groom finally arrives to let everyone know that his bride is at the ER with her parents.
Reception continues. People dance a little.
I photograph some family pictures without the bride and groom. I photograph the cake about a million times.
Eventually it is time for the DJ to go, and things begin to be packed up.
It is announced that there will be a BBQ at Misty’s house tomorrow (Saturday 7-17-10) and they will be married there. The wedding was in the living room the next day.
The cake thanks to Connor and Dan made it all the way to the house to be cut the next day.
It was delicious but they will be eating cake for another month there was so much left over even though Molly did a number on it.
There was no first dance, but there were family pictures…
Finally the best man and maid of honor did their toasts.
Just to show that everything works out and it was all a greater plan from the heavens…there was a downpour when we went out to shoot our bride and groom pics. The good thing is Emily loves to play in the rain and had joked weeks ago about needing to wear her rain boots at her wedding.
So in a nut shell, the bride never made it to her wedding, and then the next day they got married in the living room, but this just means that Emily and Chris are going to have a wonderful marriage and can help each other through anything that comes their way. Welcome to the family Emily!