Nate and Tracie’s Wedding Day was perfect. Absolutely perfect. So, how does that happen? How can you have the perfect wedding day?
First thing’s first.
From the beginning, Nate and Tracie wanted people to enjoy their wedding and feel taken care of. They wanted the ceremony to speak to their commitment to God and their covenant commitment to one another. That’s what they cared the most about; that was their vision for their wedding day. (And, obviously they cared about capturing all of that, so I was there too!)
Simply elegant details.
Tracie is a planner. No, let me rephrase that: Tracie is an administrative guru. Really. That’s her job. She’s brilliant with planning details and her wedding details were no different. She kept it simple and classic by incorporating something borrowed, new, old and blue, choosing shoes that were her style (and comfortable) and having a dear friend (and budding professional florist) do her wildflower bouquets. Even her gorgeous diamond studs were borrowed from her mamma, another truly timeless beauty.
Getting ready at home.
I usually shoot “getting ready” images at a salon or hotel suite. Sometimes I recommend that, because it's a clean and modern backdrop. However, Tracie’s wedding was different. Her parent’s house was the perfect scene for getting ready, and with the leaves changing outside, we had a pop of color for her lovely bridal portraits, too. There was something really special and personal about her, her closest friends and Tracie's family all getting ready “at home.”
Letters to each other.
Nate and Tracie wrote incredible letters to each other, given on their wedding day before they saw each other for the first time. Tracie wrote a thoughtful and romanic letter to Nate, and Nate (a videographer) shared not only a romanic letter, but a recording of their proposal. Tracie had no idea that he had secretly recorded it and she watched it on an iPhone after reading his card. It was epic.
The first look.
I love these images. They’re so sweet and honest and beautiful. One of the things that made this wedding so perfect was the planning of their timeline. We meticulously went through the timeline, to ensure that she would have optimal time for photographs and again, that her guests would feel well loved. It was the first wedding I’ve done (in over 10 years) that did ALL of the formal and romantic photography before the ceremony. It was so awesome to have everyone in the family and wedding party fresh and excited to have their portraits taken! Then when the ceremony was over, off to the party. (And party they did.)
Don't these two have great ideas? I can't wait to share the rest of the day with you.
I am currently working with several couples, helping them to consider their timeline and details, because every wedding is unique! I love seeing how personalized each couple makes their wedding day. It's such a joy and privilege for me to collaborate with my couples.