Weddings can be big. Weddings can be small. Weddings can take you to a tropical destination in the sun or they can take you to a snow covered mountain top. The best part about weddings is that you can make them uniquely their own.
Anna & Brit wanted a simple celebration surrounded by their closest loved ones. They exchanged their vows at their local church and then headed over to Anna’s sister’s house for an afternoon wedding reception. Prior to entering the house, Brit was approached by a couple of guests asking to speak with him. There was a bit of confusion about what was going on and during all the chaos, Brit’s brother-in-law locked a ball and chain to his leg. The ol’ ball and chain is a tradition in Anna’s family for any new member entering into the family through marriage. Brit made his way around the wedding reception carrying the ball and chain and had to ask guests for the key. It took awhile, but he was finally freed.
The couple enjoyed their first dance together as husband and wife and then had the opportunity to cut their wedding cake. During the reception, one of Brit’s boys was sizing up all the food that was on display. I could see his mind working. He was looking to be mischievous and playful and the small dish of olives provided the perfect opportunity. No one was watching. He made sure of that. And then he went for it and I just had to capture a photo. I have been so excited about this image and wanting to share it with the couple. I figured this blog post of highlights was my perfect opportunity.
Congratulations to Anna & Brit. Thank you so much for the opportunity to photograph your wedding celebration.
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