Monday, September 20, 2010

Dave & Jamie: A Wedding

September 11, 2010

Rain, rain, rain. I've had a lot of rain on my weddings this year so far, but this is the first time the clouds decided to open up for the whole day. It's always sad when that happens, but you learn to make the most of it. Such is the case with Dave and Jamie's wedding.

This one had a lot of elements incorporated into it that made it all the better, despite the dreary weather. First of all, Jamie and Dave chose to get married at the First Park Congregational Church in downtown Grand Rapids. All the old GR churches, are beautiful and this one is no exception. As you will see, the sanctuary was amazing, and within the church, we made use of the windows so we still got the benefit of the outside light!

Dave displayed his Scottish heritage by dressing himself and his groomsmen in kilts. I've never done a wedding of this sort before, and man are those outfits elaborate! They are really quite awesome, as you will see, and I love how Jamie wore the plaid sash at the reception. They made a perfectly matched pair!

The reception was at the Cascade Hills Country Club. Dave made a beautiful speech before dinner and I got a little choked up at how much he loves his new bride, Jamie. The reception was hopping with lots of dancing action, and we even got outside to do a few night shots after the rain FINALLY let up.

Congrats to Dave and Jamie, I hope you love your photos!

^You will definitely be seeing this shot again.... and again.... and again!

^Can you tell I was in love window? Jamie looks so beautiful!

^Just LOOK at this place! Jealous, aren't you?

^More Scottish heritage, a genuine bagpipe player.

^The rain let up just enough to get the happy couple to the limo!

^I just love this dress on Jamie. So perfect on her! Looks like she's floating.

^It's Louie! Dave and Jamie went to Grand Valley (as did me and Kristin!), he's a huge Laker fan.

^Getting crafty here!

^What's night without a little silhoette??
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