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Randi & Chase’s Wedding at Maple Dell

by dav.d

I had the honor to photograph a newly minted Marine and his bride’s wedding at Maple Dell. This year, Chase finished basic training and 2 specialty courses. They tried to arrange the wedding between each of these trainings, but the timing didn’t work. So they were able to arrange the wedding and get everyone together right after Thanksgiving. There was a small window before Chase is sent to Japan for a few years. Randi will be joining him soon. It’s the life of the military.

Wedding signs

Wedding signs

The only location they were able to find was Maple Dell Boy Scout Camp in Payson. They spent the day cleaning and prepping the spot and they made it a wonderful location for the wedding. I photographed the various details such as something borrowed, something blue, the Marine headbands, and more.

Wedding flowers and lights on the arch

Wedding flowers and lights on the arch

Wedding bouquet

Wedding bouquet

Bride holds the bouquet

Bride holds the bouquet

Hair decor with groom's name and Marine logo

Hair decor with groom’s name and Marine logo

The footwear are critical! These boots are the bride’s favorite accessory ever.

Bride's wedding boots

Bride’s wedding boots

Something borrowed

Something borrowed

And the groom’s wedding band hand been broken in a car accident, which makes it unique. So I photographed the part that has the crack. It looks like it was designed that way.

Wedding rings on the custom made tree box

Wedding rings on the custom made tree box

Flower girls are a guaranteed way to be surprised. This time, the older flower girl would drop petals and the younger girl would pick them up and put them in her basket. It took a little bit for them to make their way down the aisle. It was very cute and I took a bunch of photos.

Flower girls dropping and picking up petals

Flower girls dropping and picking up petals

The Marine uniform is the most attractive uniform of the whole military. No contest.

Just married

Just married

The recessional

The recessional

This is the one shot I want to get from each ceremony. At the end of the recessional, the bride and groom need to stop and kiss. We’ll make history.

Kiss at the recessional

Kiss at the recessional

Chase & Randi

Chase & Randi

The wedding party with puppy

The wedding party with puppy

Groom and a groomsman

Groom and a groomsman

This is a somewhat unique look for the first dance. If I can arrange the lights, I want to create this for each wedding couple. I can even make the dance a little more magical.

The first dance

The first dance

The first dance

The first dance

A kiss after cutting the cake

A kiss after cutting the cake

And if I can plan the exit for the wedding couple, I love to place a light behind the couple as they exit to bubbles, rice, or fire sticks. This looks amazing!

The bride and groom exit to bubbles

The bride and groom exit to bubbles

Leaving for the honeymoon surrounded by bubbles

Leaving for the honeymoon surrounded by bubbles

Congrats, Randi & Chase! And thank you for your future military service. I was raised in the military, so I can appreciate the sacrifice and service the arm forces and their families make.

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