Made in the Shade: Church Exit

Since we didn’t have a first look, any formal pictures of Mr. Ball Cap and I together had to wait until after the ceremony.  Seeing that these could take a while, and we didn’t want our guests to be waiting on us, we did a “faux” exit after the ceremony.

After Mr. BC and I made it to the end of the aisle, we snuck off into a side room at the back of the church to wait until everyone had exited. (We may have gotten in a few more kisses during this time!) As our guests walked out, a friend of the family passed out the bells I had made many months before. When the coast was clear, our photographer came and got us and we were able to capture some fun exit shots.


Watch your step! I think everyone was holding their breath that I wouldn’t trip!


Ring those bells people!


It was great to see everyone’s smiling faces.


As you can see, several guests have coats on, but it really wasn’t super cold that day. We didn’t get the snow we wanted, but were blessed with mild weather and no rain.

Are you hoping to capture exit pictures on your wedding day? Are you passing anything out to your guests? What’s the new hot item for this tradition?

Up Next: Formal Portraits

Images by Stephen Martin Photography


Mrs. Sunhat

Dyer, IN
Wedding Date:
December 2011
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  1. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:27 am

    What a beautiful exit, I love seeing all your guests ringing those bells :)

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    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 7:22 am

    Gorgeous exit! We originally weren’t going to do an exit photo since our church does not allow flower petals to be thrown (tear) however with a week to go we’ve changed our mind and are going the bubble route :)

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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:07 am

    Interesting! I haven’t heard of bells being rung before. I’m sure it was awesome in person!! :)

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    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:23 am

    Beautiful! Between the colors, the bell ringing, the awesome boquets and you in your dress- this makes for one of the best exit photos ever!

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 1:35 pm

    I looove classic church exit photos!

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    kokosandy 81 posts, Worker bee @ 2:47 pm

    :) :)

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    kokosandy 81 posts, Worker bee @ 4:08 pm

    :) :)

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    kokosandy 81 posts, Worker bee @ 5:17 pm


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    kokosandy 81 posts, Worker bee @ 5:18 pm


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    kokosandy 81 posts, Worker bee @ 5:21 pm

    i must writ many posts to able to sent messages

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    kokosandy 81 posts, Worker bee @ 5:21 pm

    sorry for that :(

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    coyote 1784 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:24 am

    These photos are so sweet Sunhat! I love the bells!!

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    Cindy (Mom), Guest @ 12:18 pm

    Not only did we not get the snow, but it wasn’t even cold enough for me to wear my new coat I got just for the wedding. Luckily, I had the receipt and returned it! Looking at your posts just makes me smile thinking of how beautiful you were and the amazing day we had!

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    Deanne, Guest @ 8:18 am

    Loved your pictures , you look stunning ! btw i am very interested in that veil , looking for the exact same one , where would i find that ? would you be selling yours ?

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    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:45 am

    @Deanne: You are so sweet! My veil actually came with my dress. The dress is Maggie Sottero’s Virginia. You could call a retailer and see if they’d sell the veil w/out the dress. I’m not selling my dress or veil at the moment. Thanks again for commenting!

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    Sa0306 122 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:18 pm

    Such beautiful pictures, you look fantastic!

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