I had the honor to be the wedding photographer for Dustin & Matt’s summer wedding in July 2017. The wedding was held in the backyard of a friend of the family. Catering was done by LUX Catering and Events. Flowers were by La Fleur Design.
The yard was large enough for the wedding, reception, catering, and everything! It was a warm day, but there were bars with beverages for adults and kids a like.
I specialize in capturing the details of your wedding. You’re spending good money on the wedding and you want photos of the flowers, cake, outfits, decor, and more.
We did have a few minutes of panic when rain started up about an hour before the wedding. They rushed certain items to the tents or indoors. We sacrificed the neighbor’s cat to the gods of rain and the weather cleared up, woo hoo!
And here we have the grooms getting their hair done. They were not avoiding each other before the wedding. This makes getting ready easy and we had group photos done and out of the way before the ceremony.
Bow ties are now a speciality of mine. Fortunately, Dustin knows fashion and how to tie a mean bow tie.
It can be a great stress reliever by having the family and wedding party photos done before the ceremony. Having them done means more time with guests and drinks!
When it is a gay couple who are getting married, I don’t know if that makes the ladies groomsmaids instead of bridesmaids. The nice thing about LGBT weddings is the chance to break norms and be unique.
Time for some photos of the wedding ceremony.
Dustin insisted on his own bouquet! And it was beautiful. Dustin did plan the whole wedding with the help of the various vendors, of course. The secret to a successful “plan your own wedding” is to have an actual coordinator the day of who can carry the clipboard, make the communications, and make sure everything goes according to plans.
And they brought in Ruby Snap cookies for the party! If you haven’t tried them, you’re missing out.
And here are a few of the formal wedding portraits. Due to the space we had to shoot around the crowd of well wishers. We also wanted to get them done before the start of the main reception.
And there were the traditional cake cutting, first dance, and toss of the bouquet. Some traditions are fun to bring along.
And DJ Young 1 was brought in from L.A. to run the music.