Sarah and Alan managed to throw the most AMAZING backyard wedding this past Saturday, on a tight budget, by bartering with many of their vendors (Alan is a an amazing carpenter and painter) and selecting decor, party favors and seating that went with their down home theme.
Below was my favorite decoration, I just LOVE the sentimental touch that all the old family pictures added to the atmosphere of the evening.
The flowers and centerpieces were kept beautifully simple . . .
and what a clever way to number the tables . . .
with a cake tower to match!
The ceremony took place under a beautiful tree with hay bales for seating.
I had a blast photographing Alan and Sarah's portraits.
They had the best time during their first dance.
The image below was taken when Alan told his mom what song he chose for their mother/son dance.
Sarah shares a special dance with her daughter.
FANTASTIC JOB GUYS!! CONGRATULATIONS!
What I love most about my baby's first year program is that I am able to watch these babies grow into toddlers. The changes they go through in the first year are just astounding!! Here is Rhys, now six months old. When I see him again for his one year portrait, he is going to seem like a different kid!
Rhys with his older brother. I love the interaction here, with his older brother's arm around his shoulder, and Rhys holding his hand-PRICELESS!!
Yesterday's wedding at Hidden Hills in Rindge NH was beautiful!
Doing the formals ahead of time allowed us to choose the ideal location for Jamie and Derrick to see each other for the first time.
Below is their first family portrait as husband and wife!!
This is my favorite image from the whole day! Xavier showing me a cricket while the rest of the family is waiting to have their portrait taken.
LOVE LOVE LOVE the bridesmaids bouquets! Very cool!
All the details were so well thought out-cool favors.
The bridesmaids had these bags made. There is an image of each one of them, with their names and "team bride 6.30.12". What a great way to make a bride feel special!
They had a super fun photobooth that EVERYONE enjoyed!
Sparklers for the kids . . .
. . . and adults.
right in the middle of the dance floor looks like a good place to take a rest.
Congratulations Jamie and Derrick!!