Last Saturday I had the privilege to photograph Becky & Matt's wedding. With a beautiful September day, an awesome vintage farm inspired wedding, and a group of friends and family who were all about having a good time, this wedding was one for the record books!
I started my day off by meeting Becky & her bridesmaids at the hotel where they were getting ready - from hair and makeup, to mimosa's and matching hanfu robes, I had a blast working with them and getting some fun shots!
I started off by sneaking Becky's dress off to the courtyard to get a few shots!
And then it was time for the dress...
After the dress was done and girls ready, I jetted on over to Matt's parents house to snap a few pictures of Matt and the guys!
A few Irish Car Bombs later, the guys loaded into their transport and headed off to the church!
I followed behind, and got to the church to get a few shots of the both sides of the wedding party and their rings!
A few minutes later, it was that time.. And entered Becky's ladies!
And then came the Bride! Matt was grinning from ear to ear!
A few reading of scriptures and a short message later, Becky and Matt exchanged vows, rings, and then the kiss! May a I present to you, Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Small!
As the newly weds and bridal party stayed out of sight for a few minutes as guests dispersed to the hotel and reception venue, I quickly setup my lights for some family shots and a quick shot of the bridal party!
A few minutes later, we all headed out to the reception venue to snap some photos of the bridal party... Little did I know I was going to be shuttling the Bride and Groom, and the MOH/Best Man! Time for a shot in the car! Of course the bride gets "shotgun!"
We got to the reception venue and got a few shots of the bridal party, along with Becky and her girls!
As the bridal party jumped on a hayride to the cocktail hours, I quickly rushed into the reception area to get a few detail shots of settings and cute little oddities!
I ventured out to enjoy the rest of the cocktail hour inter-mingling with guests and the bridal party, before everyone was asked to head on into the reception area.
While everyone was being seated, the bridal party and some family started getting the celebration going! From selfies and instagram photos, to "poppin' bottles" - everyone was ready to get the party started!
Oh, and even Becky and Matt came up and said.. Jeff.. Let's take a selfie!
After some fun announcements was the couples first dance, and shortly there after, dances with their respectable parents!
And then came time to cut the cake.. Becky and Matt had a little something planned up their sleeves though!
After a quick picture, the Maid of Honor, Natalie, and Best Man, Justin, addressed the guest with some very comedic toasts to the new bride and groom!
A blessing shortly followed and dinner was ready to be served! And what a great dinner it was!
Shortly after Becky and Matt were finished eating, I couldn't help but snag the two for a few late minute shots at sunset in the nearby soybean field.. It was the perfect setting for this beautiful couple!
Becky and Matt returned to their guests, and dancing quickly ensued!