Brian and Laura‘s wedding was so special for us for so many many reasons – so be warned, a little picture heavy, for sure!
We have a long history with Brian and Laura and share the general opinion with the rest of Brian and Laura’s friends that this wedding was a long time coming! This was a fun official kick off to our wedding season because we got to work a very familiar location and it also was a day before our 6 year anniversary (coincidentally about the time that Laura and Brian started dating).
Father Mike, one of our favorite priests, asked Brian and Laura to talk about why they chose to get married. Brian and Laura resisted public speaking but they rocked this part of the ceremony. It was so refreshing to hear the bride and groom speak more openly and personally right before their vows.
I thought I saw Father Mike give me a look. Apparently I’m just sensitive because at the reception he said: “Sarah! I saw Josh, but I didn’t see you! I’m so happy you’re here!” etc. etc. Evidently I was subtle enough at the chapel.
This was the part where Brian’s brother-in-law gave a speech where he said he’s known Brian ever since he started dating Brian’s wife about nine years ago… and didn’t understand why everyone started laughing. Note Ryan’s wife and son laughing it up. Ryan took a quick swig of his drink and continued his sweet speech.
and just for fun…. At every wedding we have fun shooting missed moments as guests are waiting for their food and enjoying the company of those at their table. Sometimes we get to tables after they’ve started eating (note the tell tale bulgy cheek on this adorable girl below- too cute to pass this picture over!). Generally these are just for the bride and groom and their guests to enjoy but as so many of the guests were personal friends – it’s fun to show off some of these. Note: Lou, director of res life at St. Mike’s (so Brian’s boss and has also been Laura’s boss, Josh’s boss, and my boss — at times all four of us at the same time!) in the bottom left corner was giving me a definite “Louism” look! I was expecting a: “hey, hey hey!” after he spotted be getting a shot of him.
So now this blog entry is very wordy and very picture heavy… must resist posting more!
Brian and Laura- we love you and are honored to have had such a special role on your wedding day. Can’t wait to see you both again soon!