I couldn’t resist a little humor and I have no doubt Jake and Michelle would be game for it. Believe me when I tell you this wedding was far from dull and it didn’t lack an ounce of class. Michelle was STUNNING and her bridesmaids were jewels. Jake was attentive to his beautiful bride and his groomsmen full of wit and vinegar, which we relished and took complete advantage of the authentic laughter. The Southern Oregon weather came through radiantly, not a drop from the sky and lavish with rich tones of fall. Michelle’s bouquet was fragrant of Eucalyptus and boasting cascading floral. While the bridal party got “wedding ready”, Ben and I started the day with the details.
As a side note: I have learned to always take a picture of the cake as quickly as I can once it has been set up. I have seen cakes topple and kids sneak bites (like handfuls) and each time I sighed a relief that I had taken photos of the cake in it’s glory. The cake at this wedding was unmarred but just the same I didn’t risk it. After the details we caught the tail end of the beautification process and worked towards setting up the reveal.
Jake’s emotions were on full tilt anticipation as he was waiting for “the moment”. It never gets old watching twiterpation in full swing and Jake would make Bambi and Thumper proud.
Once this special moment transpired we welcomed the crazy… I mean bridal party to join. My cheeks hurt at the end of the night because this crew made me laugh so much.
We released the group and finished the formals with a few more of the bride and groom.
Tucking the bride away in the nick of time as guests started making their appearance. It wasn’t too long until the seats were filled and they waited to have their reveal of the beautiful bride.
A few family pictures later and this group was ready to party, and party they did!!! We turned it over to our friend DJ Veach and he commanded the stage with great professionalism. Dancing only stopped momentarily as traditions were held (and food, we paused for wonderfully delicious Italian food).
Our time had expired but I just could not let go of this last image in my head. Jake and Michelle were super kind in letting me steal them away from the party for 5 minutes, and I am so glad. The perfect end to our night- the moonlit (okay and some path lights too) stroll of the bride and groom.
I am so incredibly glad this couple also added the “Snap video” highlight of their wedding day. Although it was way way longer than I had promised I didn’t think they would mind. Quite honestly neither did I, the content and dancing skills was just too good! I mean seriously how many weddings have I ever been to where the crowd entertains my crazy idea of dancing on que while I stand in the middle of their dance circle, impromptu dance battle between groom and groomsman (I think they practiced though because it was on point!), AND a groomsman who slays the entire N’sync hit “Baby bye, bye bye” (watch out Timberlake)?! Unfortunately, the original music I had to dub over due to copyright issues, but nonetheless I hope you enjoy this wedding from beginning to end.