Monday, June 10, 2013

Nikki & Jamie MARRIED 6.8.13 l Glen Allen, Va Wedding Photographer

I have known Nikki for quite a few years, and we have caught up through past weddings where she was a bridesmaid or guest, a couple session with Jamie before they were engaged, and a family session with her family. Her mom, Becky, contacted me shortly after they had gotten engaged for pricing and contracts. I have to give Becky mad props for getting this whole wedding together, she should so be a wedding planner, and she did all the hair as well.

Jamie and Nikki planned a wonderful backyard wedding, with the entrance up the driveway covered in heart balloons. I had never seen this done before, and it was so cute. If y'all live in central VA, you know we got hit pretty hard with tropical storm Andrea Friday and Saturday morning. You could understand everyone's nerves the morning as it is pouring rain. About 1:00 the rain stopped and the cloudy began to open up to let the sun through.

As the girls were finishing getting ready, I think this is when the nerves begin to set in. The guests begin to take their seats patiently waiting for the blushing bride to come down the isle with her dad. And when she came into clear viewing I don't think there was a dry eye, as this was very emotional for not only her mom, but also her dad. Vows were exchanged, then rings, they choose for a beautiful sand ceremony.....then its the KISS!!! We kept the family photos to a minimum as it was rather hot and humid, and I am so thankful we planned for sunset bride and groom images to give it time to cool off. As MR & MRS BROWN were introduced into their reception they went straight into their first dance, then an emotional father/ daughter dance (Tim McGraw's My little girl, always gets me), a special mother and son dance. With the special love that Nikki and Becky have, of course she had to do something special for her Mom. She planned a mother-daughter dance, that Becky had no idea it was planned. This was such an emotional dance for EVERYONE, including me, and a very special moment of Nikki and Jamie's Day.

Congrats Nikki and Jamie, y'all have so much fun in the Bahamas on your Honeymoon. 

Caterer: Wayside Chicken and friends/family
DJ: Doug (Scoots) Davis
Cupcakes: Amy Mitchell Moore
Dress/ bridesmaids dresses/ hair piece: David's Bridal 
Hair: Salon B'SU 
Makeup: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics - Allen Stanley

1 comment:

  1. Crystal thank you so much for being our photographer ....You are the only person I would ever trust to capture the special moments in my family's life...your talent and passion for what you do really comes thru in the way you take pictures....Our Family loves you!