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Kamrin & Manuel’s Wedding at the First Baptist Church

by dav.d

I was selected to help photograph the wedding of Kamrin and Manuel at the First Baptist Church in Sugarhouse. Afterwards the reception was held at The Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium. This was part of QSalt Lake Magazine’s wedding give away. They like to feature a gay or lesbian wedding each year and the services and reception are donated to the couple. It is a chance to get photos into the magazine and hopefully get some advertising.

Someone isn't happy with their bowtie

Someone isn’t happy with their bowtie

Kamrin and Manuel have several children in their family and they played the role of flower girl and ring bearer. It is always entertaining to watch kids navigate the aisle. Half the time the flower girl forgets her flowers and this time the ring bearer dropped the rings.

Kids ready for their dad's wedding

Kids ready for their dad’s wedding

Family portrait with some extras before the wedding ceremony

Family portrait with some extras before the wedding ceremony

Manuel walks down the aisle

Manuel walks down the aisle

Flower girl nervous before the wedding

Flower girl nervous before the wedding

The flower girl walking down the aisle and forgets to throw some flower petals

The flower girl walking down the aisle and forgets to throw some flower petals

Ring bearer drops the rings and pillow

Ring bearer drops the rings and pillow

The First Baptist Church has been one of the first churches to perform gay weddings or commitment ceremonies in Utah. Pretty remarkable that they have been doing them for years now. Kamrin and Manuel will be having a legal marriage in Vermont (I believe it is Vermont).

Aerial view of the First Baptist Church in Sugarhouse

Aerial view of the First Baptist Church in Sugarhouse

Kamrin walks down the aisle in the wedding ceremony

Kamrin walks down the aisle in the wedding ceremony

The wedding ceremony included several traditions including coins, candles, ribbon and more. I am guessing the couple might be covering their bases with the different traditions. Usually you may have one. I’m not judging, just making note.

Ready for the wedding ceremony

Ready for the wedding ceremony

Various wedding traditions

Various wedding traditions

Blessing the couple

Blessing the couple

The choir sings

The choir sings

The wedding ceremony

The wedding ceremony

Kamrin and Manuel marry

Kamrin and Manuel marry

Walking down the aisle after being married

Walking down the aisle after being married

After the wedding ceremony the couple and everyone went to The Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium for the celebration and reception. Catering was provided by Le Croissant Catering. There was a cake cutting, belly dancers, champagne, and more. A pretty full evening of celebration.

Wedding cake

Wedding cake

Cheeses and catering by Le Croissant Catering

Cheeses and catering by Le Croissant Catering

Dancers entertain the wedding party

Dancers entertain the wedding party

Belly dancers balance swords on their heads

Belly dancers balance swords on their heads

Pouring champagne for the wedding toast

Pouring champagne for the wedding toast

The couple's first dance

The couple’s first dance

Tipping the groom

Tipping the groom

Breakdancing at the reception

Breakdancing at the reception

Everyone brought their camera

Everyone brought their camera

Wedding reception hilarity

Wedding reception hilarity

Dance the night away

Dance the night away

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