Sunday, March 1, 2009

Going to the Chapel.....

Typically, I do not photograph weddings. I have found it to be more trouble than it is worth, and I prefer not to get into the legalities of wedding photography. But for my dear friend, Kym's (a.k.a."The Boss'") wedding, when she asked if would photograph her wedding, I told her not only would I do it, I would do it for free, as my gift to my dear friends. I took tons of pictures that I have condensed down to close to three hundred to document the evening. Of course, I won't post all those here, but I do want to give you a sampling of the special night.
The wedding was at 7:30 in the evening, it came during a torrential downpour, amidst tornado watches and thunderstorm warnings. But, you know what they say....rain on a wedding day is a sign of luck. It seems that my friends, Kym and Rick, are destined for a lifetime of happiness. To Kym and Rick.....

The Bride:

The Groom:

The Happy Couple:

The bridesmaids: Kym & Rick's daughters:

The groomsmen: Kym & Rick's sons:

Family Portraits:
The Brides Family:

The shoes
Free Drinks
The bridal topper
A cute little story to end with: All of the wedding guest had departed the reception (held at a local restaurant) except for a small group,"the Clematis Club", Kym's closest circle of girlfriends. Kym and Rick had piled their "get away" car full of gifts. (I say "get away" but there were no plans to leave early and have rice thrown.) When it was time to leave, they both realized that there was no room for the bride in the car. Fortunately, their next door neighbors were still there...Audrey ("Terminator") and Kyle were happy to give Kym a ride homewith husband Rick following in close pursuit. So, the picture of the couple leaving is this one....
Audrey, Kyle and Kym. There is nothing like good friends. Especially when they are neighbors.
Kym & Rick, I wish you a lifetime of happiness. I love you both.


Anonymous said...

Pretty pics Leigh! Great job! Best wishes to the happy couple!

Candy said...

Great pics but that one you put first is the most impressive (to me anyway) Black/white with the red dress and roses...absolutely gorgeous. What great memories.

"J" said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww GREAT pics!!!!! I'm so happy for her!!!! I love the dress and I love the colors!!!!! =)

You took great pics!!! I wished you could have took our pics!!!!!

I love the black and white with the color red in it!!!!!

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Best Wished to them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"J" said...

PS - I love her cake topper!!! Where did she get it???

I was wanting to get one!!!
We are going to do a wedding cake at the reception party April 4th!

I wanted to find an "M"
or even a S & J!!!!

Nancy said...

LOVE wedding pictures. You did a nice job; what a gift to "the boss".

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Your pictures are awsome, the color and the black and white. Love, love, love your work. I'm going to join you thrifty sale day very soon. I love to garage sale and curb shop. Have a great day!