I pray for every wedding I book. I pray for the bride & groom, I pray for their marriage, I pray for the planning, & I pray for the weather. Oh Lord, do I pray for the weather. I have to admit, almost as hard as I prayed for the weather on my own wedding day, hah! So when I woke up on Samantha & George’s wedding day & saw not only rain clouds WITH lightening, but a TORNADO WARNING ALSO…I have to admit, I was a lil upset with God. For a few hours, I forgot how faithful he always is – I forgot that he always knows best.
So I showed up to The Alfond Inn to start capturing the day with thoughts of “where are we going to do portraits? first look? ahhh!” in the back of my head. I never realized how much my mind is warped to thinking sun shiny days are the only days with pretty light & outdoor portraits are the only way to go… That could not be more of a lie. When I told myself to take a chill pill & think outside the silly box I put myself in, something beautiful happened. We shot portraits by the massive hotel room windows, we did did the most intimate first look in the brides room, we took advantage of the dramatic rainy day light. & now, these are by far some of my favorite photos i’ve ever shot at a wedding. They are different, they are dynamic, they are romantic. I am now strangely thankful for the rain, & thankful for a creator who stretches me creatively.
But if that wasn’t good enough, right when we were about to take wedding party photos – the rain instantly dried up & the sun began to peek out of the clouds for the first time all day! Goodness Gracious, we completely unexpectedly got the best of both worlds! The rest of the day was absolutely gorgeous & I don’t mean just weather wise. The flowers, the chapel, the ceremony, each & every detail, just lovely. A true celebration of two beautiful people becoming one & I am so, so, so very honored to have been able to be apart.
VENUE || INTERLACHEN COUNTRY CLUB
HOTEL || THE ALFOND NN
CEREMONY || KNOWLES MEMORIAL CHAPEL
WEDDING CONSULTANT || MICHELE BUTLER EVENTS
FLOWERS || VELVET & TWINE
MAKE UP & HAIR || LE JEUNE ARTISTRY
RIVINI DRESS, MARIA ELENA JEWELRY, & ERIN COLE VEIL|| SOLUTIONS BRIDAL
GROOM’S TUX || JCREW
GROOMSMEN’S TUX || ABSOLUTELY FITTING
BOW TIES || THE BELLE AND THE BEAU
HER RINGS || JOEL KAUFMAN JEWELERS
HIS RING || CARTIER
VIDEOGRAPHY || CREATIVE CINEMA
CAKE || THE SUGAR SUITE
ENTERTAINMENT || BAY KINGS BAND
2ND SHOOTER || KRISTINE FROM WHITE IN REVERY
3RD SHOOTER || LUCY MACLEISH PHOTOGRAPHY