Oh man- it’s finally ready! Jonathan & Nicole got hitched on a GORGEOUS day in Columbia a little over a week ago. Seeing as how I had photographed the wedding of one of the groomsmen last summer and had pretty much the same exact line up of groomsmen for this wedding, I knew it was going to be a fun one :-) These groomsmen have got to be my favorite group of groomsmen to work with. I always end up with the funniest pictures of them and I love it!
The Club at Old Hawthorn is where the wedding and reception was held and…………..OH MY GOODNESS………..GORGEOUS!!!! Big windows, TONS of natural light, staircases, balconies, lots of Victorian furniture that was going to be awesome for pictures,etc. I was SO excited to get all sorts of pictures, but first we hopped on The Zou Bus and ran around Columbia for some more “Columbia” themed pictures :-) After an afternoon of pictures around town, some dancing on the bus and some very entertaining photo opts, we headed back to the country club. Everyone ended up being pretty tired after we did those pictures, so they took a break, but by the time everyone was ready to go again, it was almost time for the wedding, so we weren’t able to get all the pictures I had dreamed about for country club.
So even though we weren’t able to get all typical wedding pictures that I would normally get….we got pictures that are very “Jonathan & Nicole” like :-)
But before we get to those- I’ll show you some pictures from Friday night. Nicole & Jonathan wanted their marriage to be recognized by the Catholic church- so they opted to get married on Friday night (some of my siblings have done this as well) and do their wedding out at Old Hawthorne on Saturday. So Nicole hired me to come down for Friday & Saturday to get pictures of their catholic ceremony and the little shindig they had at Shakespeare’s Pizza after the ceremony.
And then came the big day……………………………… :-)
The following are rounds of pictures of Jonathan & his groomsmen that display why I find them absolutely hysterical.
So then it was time to do the “first look” pictures. While we were checking light and seeing where we wanted Nicole to come out and where we wanted Jonathan to stand, I had Ryan pretend to be Nicole so I could test out everything. Turns out that was pretty funny :-)
After that, it was time to finish getting ready and get on the Zou Bus!!!!!
We made it to the football field….but the person who had the keys wasn’t there yet….so we took advantage of the free time and took some pictures :-)
No worries- I told the boys to stop holding hands :-)
back to the bus we went……..
Then we made it to The Columns
After the columns we went to a few different spots and then ended at Quintons so that we could get a rooftop picture :-)
I made them stop at this green wall on the bottom floor and I’m SO happy I did :-)
back to the bus…………
Once we made it back to Old Hawthorn and everyone had a chance to rest up, I had a VERY small amount of time to get some pictures on the golf course. So we hopped on golf carts
and went off to get some pictures of these pretty girls :-)
and these two love birds :-)
Then we raced back to the club house so that we could get back in time for the wedding. Turns out the sunlight was EXACTLY at eye level with most of the groomsmen. They spent much of the ceremony either closing their eyes or trying to hide in one another’s shadows, hahahah!
He seriously read his vows off his cell phone
I think the next picture should be their family Christmas Card picture for this year :-)
Then came my favorite part of the night! The lanterns :-)
BAM! Done right on time, it’s my bed time….or at least what seems to be my bedtime lately. I have GOT to stop this 2:00 AM thing I’ve got going on :-)