Family bond. That is what comes to mind when I think of Marlys and Matt and their wedding day. I have felt that from day one with these two. Marlys had a perfect attitude towards this wedding from the beginning. Basically she just let others do most of the work and allowed herself to be surprised and put faith in serendipity. It paid off. Their wedding was a seemingly stress free roll with the punches day that everyone enjoyed including me. What I enjoyed most was being able to witness such great family dynamics. I was able to see how close her and her parents were during the planning of the wedding but got a little cherry on top when I was able to witness and document the wonderful connection of Marlys and Matt’s siblings the day of the event. All of them were wonderful to photograph. Marlys and her two brothers and Matt and his three brothers provided a day full of laughter. It was an honor and joy to document. I feel like I really got to know these two and got a window into their lives from the engagement session done in the same neighborhood I grew up in that they now live in, to a bridal session with Marlys. They did not disappoint being so welcoming and enjoyable every step of the way. Thank you guys for everything.
Floral and room design- Studio Dan Meiners
Church- Our Lady of Sorrows
Reception- The President Hotel
Marlys checks out her dress during some down time by herself.
Love this moment. Marlys’ brothers came in to the room where she was getting ready and saw her for the first time that day. In true brother fashion started joking with her about messing up her hair.
Meanwhile down in Matt’s room a heated brotherly discussion was underway as to if the shirts got switched. This is where audio would have paid off. Arguing like only brothers can.
Great shot by Kate of Matt, in center, and two of his brothers. I bet they are still discussing the shirt mishap.
This was so great. Marlys is taken back the moment she saw herself in the mirror as a finished product.
Adjusting the veil.
Marlys’ father checks on the status of the rain.
Sweet bouquet by Studio Dan Meiners.
Dad and daughter getting ready to leave for the ceremony.
If you have been to the President you know how long the elevators can take. Makes for a great moment as Marlys and her dad wait.
The wonderful people at Pech limo help out with some rain protection.
Matt escorts his mom to her seat.
Not sure what they are doing here but it apparently has meaning.
Father daughter dance as mother son make their way onto the floor for their dance.
This little guy was an awesome dancer and never left the floor all night. Quite the ladies man.
Time out for a quick shot with friends.
I loved this. They decided against the garter and bouquet toss during the reception. Then as the band was packing up and people were on their way out Marlys decided to give it a go and gathered all the single ladies still left. It was great. I have never seen it done at the end of the night before. Serendipity in effect!
Thanks for a great day guys and see you soon!