There is so much to talk about and show from this wedding that I didn’t want to try and cram it all into one post. I know it’s been forever since I posted those two previews but I didn’t want to post anything else until I had the time to do it right!
Kristen and Luke were married in the chapel at The Burritt Museum on Huntsville’s Monte Sano Mountain. It was a day filled with numerous rain showers and we could watch every one of them roll through the valley before they got to us. Luckily the timing worked out pretty well and the rain didn’t affect the wedding or the reception!
Kristen told me several weeks before the ceremony that this was mostly a DIY wedding. Knowing Kristen I knew this meant it was going to be really cool. One of the best “do it yourself” parts of the day was the bride’s dress. Kristen’s “Nana” made this beautiful dress for her and it turned out so great!
This shot below was shot by Gary Cosby Jr. who (as almost always) was there to be my second photographer. This would be the groom…Luke.
The two decided to see each other beforehand and the chapel made for a perfect setting for this meeting.
Every time a bride and groom choose to see each other beforehand it is different and special in it’s on way. But almost everyone has a moment similar to the one below.
This portrait was the first idea that came to me when I walked the grounds that Saturday. As cloudy and crummy as it was the view to the city below was beautiful.
The beauty of having a second photographer like Coz is when I set up a portrait…
….he is always somewhere shooting something just as great if not better…see below.
If sitting on the beds in the cabins at the museum is prohibited then I used Photoshop on the next image….if not…then she’s really sitting on it.
This is the exterior of the chapel where the ceremony took place.
This is an example of a photographer who becomes obsessed with a view and the clouds that accompany that view.
Kristen and her Dad walk down the sidewalk towards the ceremony.
I love the looks on both of their faces just after they were told it was there time to enter.
Cosby captured this view from the front.
This is another image that the Coz made during the ring exchange. The reason it’s in here is because Kristen put Luke’s ring on the right hand. Does that mean we have to do this thing all over again? A wedding “do over” would be a first for me.
I’ll post images from the reception and everything that went along with it in Part 2 tomorrow night!