When I arrived the ladies were getting ready and listening to music from Wicked, which I know my college friends would have loved. I had to keep myself from singing along to Defying Gravity, because no one really needs to hear that. I took some photos of the girls and guys getting ready and lots of details around Estes Church of Christ.
I loved all the navy blue and the string lights in the fellowship hall. So festive!
Jared was goofing around with his tie. The "do your best" sign in the background just made me laugh.
When Heather was ready, we did as many of the portraits before the ceremony as we could. We got quite a bit done, so we just had a couple of family photos and couple portraits left for after the ceremony. All the family and bridal party were incredibly cooperative, so we had fun!
It was unseasonably warm, so these girls didn't freeze at all.
After portraits we had a bit of down time before the ceremony. I got to chat with one of my high school soccer coaches a bit because he was doing the lights and sound for them! It's always fun to run into people I know at weddings.
I don't tear up at weddings often anymore, but this one was just exceedingly sweet.
Portraits were a challenge because of lighting and location. Estes doesn't have a lot of scenery around it that isn't looking very "wintery" right now. You can do a lot with some gorgeous subjects though! Heather and Daniel are very photogenic and they were gracious enough to walk through a little field to get to a spot I felt would look nice. I am pleased with the results, and I was super thankful for some evergreens around the church.
The reception was short and sweet so that they could get on the road. They did the cake cutting and bouquet/garter toss before an exit with traditional rice. I just loved Heather's dress when she left! She has such great style.
Congrats Daniel and Heather! I wish you all the best.