When I look through the photos from after the ceremony, Mr. Guinea Pig and I have huge smiles on our faces in all of them. I love it, and I think it speaks to just how happy we were right then. In our post-ceremony high after walking down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs., we hugged our beaming and/or crying parents:
Then the wedding party snuck into the bridal suite as our venue coordinators ushered all the guests towards cocktail hour. Our venue had already brought hors d’oeuvres and drinks to the room for all of us, so we were ready to celebrate!
(BMs at the ready with champagne)
Mr. GP and I did a little ‘cheers’, and everyone stood around for a bit enjoying a bite to eat and toasting to our newly minted marriage.
Then it was time to head outside to get our group photo on. But first, some last minute mirror checks (makes me so happy to see my best friends helping each other out!):
(repairing wind damage to the lovely hairdos)
Mr. GP and I then snapped photos with our families, as the wedding party mingled with guests and enjoyed some of cocktail hour.
As it turned out, I was not the only one who couldn’t stop crying—Mr. GP’s sisters and mom had been struck by the happy crying bug too!
Now for a quick photo tour of our families…
(Mr. GP’s parents)
(Mr. GP’s siblings)
Meanwhile, Mr. GP’s dad made sure everyone stayed entertained while photos were being taken.
Everyone always talks about a photojournalistic approach to wedding photography, which I completely and wholeheartedly believe in (obviously! Since this is what I chose and I think our photographer, Amy, is excellent with this style), but I also really appreciated the fact that Amy got some group portraits that really captured everyone’s happy emotions. And even though the wind forced us to take photos inside, I actually sort of like the white background for these shots because it helps the people (and their awesome outfits) stand out!
Up next: The bridal party adventures into the wind and lives to tell the tale. With some sand in their teeth.
*** All photos in this post copyright Amy Deputy Photography ***
Miss something in the Guinea Pig recaps? Far Beyond Forever:
- A photo summary of our wedding
- Practice makes perfect (Rehearsal)
- Crabs and Crying (Rehearsal Dinner
- Friends get gorgeous-er (Girls get ready)
- I get Bride-ified (Miss GP gets ready)
- Guys get Dressed in 0.5 Seconds (Boys get ready)
- Our First Look
- A Guinea Pig Photo shoot (portraits of the GPs)
- Countdown to the Ceremony (ready, set, go!)
- Veil away, veil away (walking down the aisle)
- The Ceremony Begins (readings)
- Mr. and Mrs.! (vows, rings, etc)
- Baltimore, MD
- PhD student
- Wedding Date:
- May 2010
- The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club