Happy Valentine’s Day, lovebirds! What is more Love-Dayesque than sharing some favorites of Chris + Liz’s heartfelt wedding day?!
If I could describe this couple in one word it would be “sweet”. They have the biggest smiles and hearts to go with it. We started the day in their church. Chris and Liz got ready in Sunday school rooms and then we headed outside in the dreary weather for separate bridal party shots. Even though it was very cloudy and drizzling all day, it was warm enough that we were able to get a big chunk of pictures outdoors. In JANUARY!!! How lucky is that?!
The ceremony was such a tear jerker! I don’t think there was a dry eye when Chris + Liz said their vowels. Once they walked down the aisle I rushed them outside for some portraits (The sun goes down so early in the winter!!). The weather made for some beautifully romantic portraits! I honestly can’t pick a favorite. I just have to laugh because Chris, an avid Superman lover, had his Superman shirt under his tux. We encouraged him to unbutton and show the shirt off for some pictures - to which Liz said, “Oh! I didn’t even know he was wearing that! I was wondering why you were asking him to take his clothes off!” Hahaha! I made sure to get lots of details of Liz’s breathtaking dress - oh, the detail!! And those flowers were to die for!!! So you’ll notice lots of close ups of those as well (Thanks to Weddings and Blooms!) The best part and the reason I love shooting weddings - Chris + Liz’s natural chemistry. There is nothing I love more than seeing two best friends cuddle, giggle and play with each other. Its the stuff all the best marriages are made of <3
We had a blast at their reception located at The Lodge at Liberty Forge. I LOVE photographing this venue - it’s so unique and beautiful! Lots of laughs, drinks and dancing was head and I went home with a happy heart. Thank you to the Ridens and your families for such a lovely time. Enjoy a few of my favorites from their Big Day! Oh… and happy Valentine’s Day :)