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Amy & Adam’s Christmas Eve Wedding in Orem, Utah

by dav.d

When you know it’s right, why wait? Adam and Amy met this year on Bumble and things moved very quickly. They tied the knot on Christmas Eve and we had most the family travel to the event. One sibling and his family are stationed in New Jersey and were unable to make it. But thanks to FaceTime and Facebook Live people were able to watch across the country, yay!

Marriage is what brings us together today

Marriage is what brings us together today

Melanie and Joe opened up their home to the wedding. In facts they put in new floors due to the event, so it was a win win.

Flowers on the wedding arch

Flowers on the wedding arch

We shot the family photos before guests arrived. I had a tripod ready so I could stand in for the big group photos. I have photographed the weddings for 3 siblings to date! For a frugal family, I don’t mind volunteering my amazing photography services.

Fun with family photos

Fun with family photos

Creative posing kids

Creative posing kids

The grandkids who could make the trip

The grandkids who could make the trip

I must have inspired Luke. He found a plastic toy camera and would go around to everyone staying “Cheese” and “Smile for the camera.” He would then show them the back of the camera. He might have a future in photography.

Luke was my assistant photographer

Luke was my assistant photographer

Here is a behind the scenes view of the family photos. It was tight quarters, but we made it work.

Behind the scenes of the family photos

Behind the scenes of the family photos

Amy & Adam

Amy & Adam

Elder Matthew Daniels is serving in Louisiana for on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. So we got creative with an iPad so we could have a full family photo. Elder Daniels also had permission to watch the wedding ceremony over a phone. Matthew had baptized Amy when she joined the church back in September.

An iPad stands in for Elder Daniels

An iPad stands in for Elder Daniels

It’s the family! Minus Jonathan’s little brood.

The family

The family

I did my best to find the details for the wedding.

Groom's boutonniere

Groom’s boutonniere

Groom adjusts the cuffs

Groom adjusts the cuffs

Dessert and the wedding cake were cupcakes from Chocolate in Orem.

Vanilla bean cupcakes

Vanilla bean cupcakes

Lemon curd cupcakes from Chocolate

Lemon curd cupcakes from Chocolate

And before the ceremony I had a few minutes to get the wedding details such as flower petals, rings, ring box, and others.

Flower petals in a satin basket

Flower petals in a satin basket

Mr & Mrs wedding rings

Mr & Mrs wedding rings

Wedding rings

Wedding rings

Signage

Signage

Adam finishes his wedding vows

Adam finishes his wedding vows

The family enters the ceremony.

Paul escorts his mom

Paul escorts his mom

Afton was able to escort her dad down the aisle.

Afton escorts her dad

Afton escorts her dad

Ben and Levi are ring bearers

Ben and Levi are ring bearers

Levi inspects the rings

Levi inspects the rings

You never know what is going to happen with flower girls. Eve helped Claire as flower girls. Claire spent her time picking up petals and throwing them around the room.

Eve spreads flowers, Claire throws flowers

Eve spreads flowers, Claire throws flowers

Jim walks Amy down the aisle

Jim walks Amy down the aisle

Wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony

Dad, aka Jim, was able to officiate the ceremony. He is a hospice chaplain and therefor has the ability to officiate wedding ceremonies. When he served as chaplain in the Air Force he did this service regularly. It was fun to watch dad officiate his 2nd son’s wedding.

Jim officiates the wedding

Jim officiates the wedding

Reading the wedding vows

Reading the wedding vows

Exchanging wedding rings

Exchanging wedding rings

Always kiss at the end of the recessional.

Kiss during the recessional

Kiss during the recessional

A few portraits outside of the new bride and groom.

Adam & Amy

Adam & Amy

Adam & Amy

Adam & Amy

Bride's bouquet

Bride’s bouquet

Capturing candid moments

Capturing candid moments

Cutting the cupcakes

Cutting the cupcakes

The first dance. We should have made a little more room.

The first dance

The first dance

I did get creative with the lighting for the second dance.

The second dance

The second dance

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