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I Photographed a Wedding at the Canterbury in Bountiful

by dav.d

My friend Brian asked if I would help photograph a wedding at the Canterbury in Bountiful, Utah. It was a late October wedding and absolutely beautiful. We has some color in the trees and the autumn leaves were fading in some areas and beautiful in others.

The Canterbury in Bountiful

The Canterbury in Bountiful

We started with getting ready photos with the bride. It can be fun to photograph the hair, makeup, and preparation a bride goes through for her wedding day. The guys, the groom and groomsmen, don’t have a lot of getting ready. It is the bride’s day typically so we focus on the bride a lot.

Bride's makeup

Bride’s makeup

It is also a chance to photograph the details of the wedding. Photographing the wedding gown, flowers, rings, decorations, autumn leaves, and more. From what I have heard, the more photographs of decorations the more likely a wedding could be featured in a magazine or national blog. But it shouldn’t be a competition, or should it?

Wedding dress

Wedding dress

Bride receives the finishing touches to dress and hair

Bride receives the finishing touches to dress and hair

During the “getting ready” session the photographers can always step out of the room if they bride and company need some more privacy. We are there to serve you!

Bride gets ready

Bride gets ready

Bride's room

Bride’s room

Bride puts on her wedding dress

Bride puts on her wedding dress

Bride's hair

Bride’s hair

The candid moments are the best. Hopefully, you look back and get a kick out of these memories.

Brushing teeth and getting the hair did

Brushing teeth and getting the hair did

Bride's shoes

Bride’s shoes

We photographed the surrounding area and even some autumn leaves hanging on for one more day.

The Canterbury wedding reception hall

The Canterbury wedding reception hall

Last leaves of autumn

Last leaves of autumn

We then photographed the groom with his parents and photograph the groomsmen. Everyone looks great in the tuxedos. The ceremony is almost ready to begin.

Groom with his parents

Groom with his parents

The groomsmen

The groomsmen

And here are the photographs of the actual ceremony. The ceremony was outdoors in the little courtyard and they have a string quartet performing the music. The autumn atmosphere really made this a dream wedding.

Outdoor wedding in October

Outdoor wedding in October

Bride and father walk down the aisle

Bride and father walk down the aisle

Bride and father walk down the aisle

Bride and father walk down the aisle

Violin at wedding

Violin at wedding

Cello player

Cello player

Loren was the Maid of Honor. I hope someday I get to be a Maid of Honor… but I might be too old now 🙁

Loren was the maid of honor

Loren was the maid of honor

Bride and groom exchange wedding rings

Bride and groom exchange wedding rings

The first kiss

The first kiss

After the ceremony we photographed the family, bridal party, and the bride and groom.
The light was fading fast and we didn’t have much time before we lost the daylight.

The blushing bride

The blushing bride

The bridesmaid

The bridesmaid

Bride and groom kiss

Bride and groom kiss

Formal wedding portraits

Formal wedding portraits

Formal wedding portraits

Formal wedding portraits

Formal wedding portraits in The Canterbury gardens

Formal wedding portraits in The Canterbury gardens

We then photographed some of the details such as wedding rings, bouquet, and kept an eye on the events. The bride serenaded the groom. There was the first dance. The bride and groom had a showdown over the cake and whether it would be smashed in the face.

Wedding Bouquet

Wedding Bouquet

Bride serenades the groom at the grand piano

Bride serenades the groom at the grand piano

Wedding Rings

Wedding Rings

The first dance of the new bride and groom

The first dance of the new bride and groom

The first dance of the new bride and groom

The first dance of the new bride and groom

Bride begs groom not to smash the wedding cake into her face

Bride begs groom not to smash the wedding cake into her face

Bride decorates groom's face with wedding cake

Bride decorates groom’s face with wedding cake

The grand exit at the end featured bubbles and sparklers and a great reaction from the groom. I was able to get a few photos of the limo before the exit and some photos of them inside the limo.

Bride and groom leave to a row of sparklers

Bride and groom leave to a row of sparklers

Lots of photos for this wedding!

Attacked by sparklers

Attacked by sparklers

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Bride and groom in the limo after the wedding

Bride and groom in the limo after the wedding

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