Note: All of these pictures are taken by our photographer, Nathan Peel.
After arriving at the church and getting dressed, we had about 20 minutes to take pictures in the church garden before Matt and his people arrived.
I love the colors! This is exactly what I was planning in my head and I’m so happy that it worked. They are so vibrant and beautiful!
For the next series of shots, we were told to fake laugh. I guess we look pretty convincing, or else we just started laughing.
Actually this one looks kind of fake!!
The day was just beautiful!
Matt actually arrived while we were in the garden, but I think that someone ushered him to his room without him seeing me.
After we were safely secluded in the parlor, Matt and his best man and groomswomen took some group shots as well.
Matt’s best man, Matt, giving him a pep talk.
Matt nervously sitting on the bench in the Narthex of the church.
Matt surrounded by his soon to be brothers in law (Graham, Tom, Jeff, and Rob)
And then there was the photo shoot of our ring bearers. Wait, I’m sorry, ring elephant and ring hippopotamus! See, when my sister-in-law, Carrie, tried to tell my nephew, Owen, that he was going to be a ring bearer, he said, “NO! I want to be a ring elephant!” When our other ring bearer, Colin, got wind of the name change, he declared that he wanted to be the ring hippopotamus! That’s what happen when you have a 3.5 year old and a 4 year old. Major props go to their mothers for getting them actually dressed. Owen decided that he didn’t want to get dressed, so Colin didn’t want to either. Finally one of the mom’s had an idea to make it a contest. “I bet you can’t get dressed faster than Colin!” YAY! They were dressed! Now to take a few pictures. These are adorable!
Owen can be a bit of ham! Which is why we were all surprised when he didn’t want to get dressed at first. That’s a 4 year old for you. Colin is a bit more shy, as evidenced by when he came to visit me in the parlor!
SO CUTE!! Next up . . . the wait to walk down the aisle.