Happy Monday everyone! I wanted to share some images from Dorothy & Peter’s winter wedding which took place this past Valentine’s Day. It was a beautiful, elegant day, and Dorothy was a stunning bride. :) This couple was referred to us by one of our June grooms, thanks Jeff! (If you’re a relative of Dorothy & Peter’s, you might want to check out Jeff & Amanda’s engagement session images as well!)
I love how in the image on the right you can practically hear Dorothy saying “yay!”
Here’s Peter getting all handsome. He told us later in the day that this was the first wedding he’d ever been to. His own wedding! Crazy!
Loved all the pretty details! Dorothy had great accessories!
The church Dorothy & Peter originally wanted to get married in (Church #1) was booked for their wedding date, but luckily there was another beautiful church just across the street. They were able to get ready at Church #1 and have an First Look in the chapel of Church #1 and receive a blessing before heading over to Church #2 for their actual ceremony. It worked out great and allowed them to include their church in some way on their wedding day. :)
First look. :)
From there it was across the street to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for the ceremony. It was a stunning church!
Did I mention that Dorothy is an officer in the Navy? Yay, sword arch! :)
The reception immediately followed at the Flint Golf Club.
The entire family was pretty photogenic! Made our lives easy! :)
As Dorothy is currently stationed overseas, we didn’t get to actually meet her and Peter until their rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. That’s a little unusual for us. We like to photograph engagement sessions so we can kind of get a “sense” about each couple we work with. But I was so charmed by how Dorothy & Peter interacted all evening. They are so obviously in love and just so freaking cute together. Case in point:
They were like this the whole evening when they thought people weren’t watching them. Adorable.
Navy tradition is that the bride cuts the cake with her sword. How awesome is that?!?
First dance, still being all adorable.
I sometimes leave the bouquet toss out of blog posts, because they tend to be fairly standard. BUT, our June bride Amanda caught the bouquet!!!! That’s a first for us. :)
These two images make me smile.
I have a hard time picking a favorite here. I love the look of joy on the little boy on the right’s face, but the suave & debonair pose the little guy on the left is striking just kills me. What a little lady’s man. OMG.
Couldn’t pick my favorite ring shot either, so here’s three. :)
Thanks again to Dorothy & Peter for allowing us to document this day for you. Your wedding was absolutely beautiful and we had a great time.