Did you read the title correct? YES! You did. The hubby (LG) + I had the great pleasure of heading back to Bucksteep at the end of October. We went back to photograph a wedding at the same location we got married at in July! I feel so lucky to have found Bucksteep Manor. It is where I married my husband, obviously. But it is also due to a food tasting at Bucksteep Manor last winter that I had the pleasure of meeting Carrie + Patrick. We found out some uncanny things that evening, like: Patrick is also a wedding + portrait photographer! Oh, and … we live about 3 blocks from each other. Huh!? Yup. Pretty cool. Patrick has come along to a couple of weddings I’ve shot and been my second shooter; it’s worked out amazingly! So needless to say, I was pretty much over the moon when Carrie + Patrick approached me to shoot their wedding.
There are about 500 billion more images I wanted to share but I am trying my hardest to edit down this post. I will post a lot more on Crabapple Photography’s Facebook page, so go check it out. Show some love for Carrie + Patrick by heading over to the 2010 Client Thank You post and voting for Carrie + Patrick (#40) so they can win some cool stuff!
:: I’m a sucker for love and these two were oozing with love for each other ::
The getting ready photos! Carrie and her team got ready at the Seven Salon in Stockbridge, MA. Everyone there was really fantastic and did a great job with all of the ladies.
:: Patrick did his own beard grooming, while his best man helped with the tie ::
“The reveal” has been a phrase dubbed for when the bride and groom choose to see each other before the ceremony. Historically unorthodox, the reveal has been gaining popularity. It’s one thing to see your bride as she walks towards you down the aisle in front of all of your family and friends. It’s another thing to have an intimate moment all to yourselves – equally as full of excitement, emotion and anticipation. Carrie + Patrick were especially adorable during their reveal. Patrick was visibly anxious and when he finally heard Carrie coming behind him he broke out in dance and started jumping up and down- it was awesome!
:: Carrie’s brother officiated the wedding, adding yet another unique and personal touch to their already very special day ::
Mr. + Mrs.!
It’s no secret I’m somewhat obsessed with ring photos. I’ve restrained myself and chosen one here to show you. The florist that worked on Carrie + Patrick’s tables and decor pulled together some of the most gorgeous work I’ve seen to date. There were so many props to play with for ring shots!
Carrie + Patrick share a love for dance. That’s to say, Carrie had a passion for dance and Patrick had a passion for Carrie so he jumped in feet first! Soon after they met they started taking dance lessons together and since then have even competed together. I was particularly excited to see their first dance and was not let down. Champion Dance Studio is yet another thing LG + I share in common with these two. On Carrie + Patrick’s recommendation, we went their for our own wedding dance lessons.
Carrie’s brother was recently married and his wife is originally from Denmark. Carrie + Patrick were so taken by one of her countries traditions they decided to incorporate it into their own wedding. You know how at a wedding reception in the US, it’s popular for guests to tap their glasses with a fork or knife, signaling the bride and groom must kiss? Well this tradition calls for similar, but the bride and groom have to stand on their chairs to kiss! There is another cue that requires the bride + groom go under their table to kiss – it was awesome! Here they are:
A very special thanks to Carrie + Patrick for making Geoff and I feel like guests at your wedding! We had an absolute blast watching you two tie the knot.