A Woodside Wedding: Pics in the Park

Since I never got to share engagement pictures with you all (since we didn’t take any), I’m going to over-share on the photos we took around the park after we had our first look!

Mr. Cola isn’t a big fan of having his picture taken, so we compromised and didn’t do an e-pics session, but instead we scheduled an hour for us to do pictures of just the two of us after our first look. And I’m pretty happy we did, because if I had to pick, I would rather have these pro pics of us all dolled up in our wedding attire over more pictures in our everyday clothes!

After our first look we took a few minutes to just sort of soak in being with each other for the first time on our wedding day.

Then we relaxed on a bench next to the pond.

At some point our photographers told Mr. C to whisper something funny in my ear to make me laugh. Wanna guess his phrase of choice? “Cat butts!” Which I of course thought was hilarious, from a longstanding inside joke about our silly cats.

Next we stood by the pond to get a closer look at the ducks! I’m an animal lover, what? (Just kidding, nobody would let me go feed the ducks. Luckily I had someone cuter to concentrate on 😉 !)

Then we took some close ups.

And got some gorgeous photos of the details on my dress.

Then we tried to look saucy on the path around the pond.

(I’m not sure we succeeded, we were pretty much just cracking each other up!)

Next we took some kissing pictures over a brick wall (which was hard because I’m short and had to stand on my tip toes!).

This is our “Haha, photographers, you just had to watch us make out” smirk!

Our photogs then asked me if I’d be willing to climb up on the brick wall, to which I replied, “OK, but how?” They set up a photo equipment box for me to step up on, and laid out some canvas bags on the wall so my dress wouldn’t get too dirty (which didn’t really work, as we already know).

Then Mr. Cola hopped up on the wall with me for a shoe shot (yup, I was still only wearing my flip flops, saving my heels for later). I still wish Mr. C would have worn cute argyle socks, but oh well, I still love this photo!

And with that we were out of time for pictures in the park, and had to jump in the limo and head up to our venue. It was almost time to get married!

Will you be scheduling any time on your wedding day to take photos of just you and your SO?

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(All photos in this post were taken by the very talented photographers of Shoot Me Now Photography)


Mrs. Cola

Mountain View, CA
Wedding Date:
June 2010
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  1. Member
    jgoulart 1069 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:39 pm

    The one of him looking at you and you are looking at the camera is my fave. You are gorg girl!

  2. frenchbulldog Member
    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:39 pm

    You have such a great smile! :)

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    scissors 7343 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 2:41 pm

    These are so great! You look like a million bucks, ma’am. :)

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    dance 1607 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:46 pm

    These photos are beautiful! You two looked fantastic!

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    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:47 pm

    mrs cola – your dress is STUNNING. oh my goodness, it literally took my breath away! and i am so with you on not doing the e pics – mr. o also is terrified of the camera so we will do a first look too. and if they turn out anywhere close to yours, i’ll be one blissful bride!

  6. husky Member
    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:52 pm

    Such a gorgeous couple!

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    TheFutureMcBride 4485 posts, Honey bee @ 2:55 pm

    You look so happy. Congrats!

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    IvyClimb 2612 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:21 pm

    Great call on saving your wedding shoes for the ceremony. These are fabulous.

  9. frenchfries Member
    frenchfries 2168 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:43 pm

    Gorgeous!!! I love the one of you two on the bench, facing the opposite direction of the camera.

  10. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:09 pm

    Amazing shots! That’s so great that you were able to get so many of just the two of you!

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    Kate, Guest @ 4:24 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous photos! And I LOVE your “stand-in” shoes!

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    CaliSara DOC 33 posts, Newbee @ 4:41 pm

    Cat butts!!! Love your smile :) Love the brick wall photos, kissy kiss ones and your dress. Just beautiful all the detail!

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    tarabonistall 128 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:48 pm

    Your purple flip flops are too cute!

  14. hermitcrab Member
    Mrs. Hermit Crab 3901 posts, Honey bee @ 4:50 pm

    These photos are so fab – you look like you’re modeling bridal wear!

  15. misspug Member
    misspug 3668 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:54 pm

    what great shots of you two! you both look fabulous.

  16. trailmix Member
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:32 pm

    Beautiful!! I actually love the one of Mr C leaning against the wall and you being all saucy!

  17. hippo Member
    hippo 1012 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:02 pm

    OMG… My favorite is the one on the bench… Love.

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:56 pm

    Amazing shots!

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    Swiss Miss to Bee 1004 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:59 pm

    Love them! Was it worth getting your dress a lil dirty to get those fab shots?

  20. cheetah Member
    cheetah 297 posts, Helper bee @ 1:56 am

    Love these!

  21. msjellyfish Member
    msjellyfish 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:50 am

    Beautiful pics! It’s a shame the mister doesn’t like having his photo taken, cause he sure seems photogenic to me! You guys look great!!

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    SandraMarie_1986 1363 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:53 pm

    I love the photo of you laying on the brick wall. Beautiful!!!

  23. msbuttons Member
    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:10 pm

    Stunning! I am loving the close up shots of your dress details too – so so pretty!

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