Far Beyond Forever: Family Love

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. :D In our post-ceremony high after walking down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs., we hugged our beaming and/or crying parents:

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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!

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(BMs at the ready with champagne)

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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!):

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(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!

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Now for a quick photo tour of our families…

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(Mr. GP’s parents)

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(Mr. GP’s siblings)

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(My family)

Meanwhile, Mr. GP’s dad made sure everyone stayed entertained while photos were being taken. :)

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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 ***

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Mrs. Guinea Pig

Location:
Baltimore, MD
Wedding Date:
May 2010
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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:18 pm

    These are some good looking families! :)

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    tarabonistall 128 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:30 pm

    Beautiful! You really do look so happy!

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    Mrs. Pin Cushion 1074 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:20 pm

    Great photos. I love how both you and Mr. GP are taller than both of his parents! Too funny.

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    Mrs. Glasses 2749 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:49 pm

    Awww, this post is really cute with all the happy crying. I think the white background really works for these too!

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    Mrs. Elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:19 pm

    The happy crying is so sweet!

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    emma5w 547 posts, Busy bee @ 9:36 pm

    Yay for happy tears!

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    Teresa M, Guest @ 12:38 am

    You have such pretty light skin, GP!!!

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    Mrs. Trail Mix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 7:46 am

    The same thing happened to us, bc of the rain we had to take pictures under the awning of our ceremony site but they ended up looking great bc the building was made out of stone, so I still got the rustic effect I was hoping for!

    And before I even read what you wrote, I thought how much I liked how light and airy the white, wooden backdrop was…So in short, I think your family photos are great!

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    Mrs. French Fries 2168 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:55 am

    We had to take our portraits in our hotel lobby because of the rain, so I know what you mean. The white background for your portraits really makes everyone look great and stand out! :)

    And, I really can’t get over how gorgeous you look — and your bouquet! Yowza…not sure if I just didn’t see it before, but it’s awesome!

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    Mrs. Octopus 1439 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:42 pm

    Hee hee…..the picture of Mr. GP and his siblings made me think that they look like the Weasley family! All that great red hair!

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    Mrs. Buttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 8:16 pm

    Awww those first two pics are so cute with all the hugs!

    Mr. GP’s dad looks so cute while trying to keep everyone “entertained!”

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    SandraMarie_1986 1363 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:30 pm

    Aww…I think the family photos turned out great! The first two are so sweet.

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