Apart from marrying my best friend, my favourite thing about our wedding was being surrounded by so many loved ones. Whether related by blood or not—to us they are all family and I’m so happy our photographer was able to capture our precious (and all too fleeting) moments with them.
Sharing a moment with my grandfather before the ceremony
Mr E with his grandfather
My MIL had enough happy tears for all of us!
Before the wedding I didn’t particularly care for the formal family portrait session. But I knew our relatives would love them, and now I’m happy we took them because, even though they aren’t particularly artisticly interesting, I just love seeing us all together.
With my parents
With his parents and grandfather
Pretty much my favourite photo of my immediate family, ever.
All our relatives. All but 5 of these people are from my dad’s side of the family…yikes!
My favourite Aussie family They are not biologically related to me, but it sure feels like they are!
All that portrait taking was exhausting.
This photo may look all sweet, but in reality I was just squatting to give my poor tired legs some relief because I had been standing since before the ceremony. Still, it is one of my favourite photos.
Mr E’s parents watch on
It was very important to us that our wedding be a family/community occasion, and it was. Not only were we able to spend time with so many loved ones, but it was also a celebration of Mr E and I becoming our own little family unit.
Did you decide to have formal family portraits at your wedding, or did you go a more informal route?
*All photos courtesy of Jane Sanders
So far in our midsummer dream…