Hoppily Ever After: Posing Under the Tree

Everyone in the wedding party had been loitering around under the tree, waiting to get the photos out of the way so they could join everyone else at the real party going on over by the bar. And the little guys were getting restless. Ring Bearer D found a badminton racket as big as he was, and was swinging it at anyone who came close:

So it was time to get the show on the road.

We started with a photo with our niece and nephew, so they could go play. Hive, aren’t they the cutest?

They made one more cameo in a group shot with the whole wedding party. Little D would not put down the badminton racket. And he was straight up mean muggin’.

It’s always hard to get young kids to stop squirming for photos, but when they do, it’s precious. :)

Here’s another cutie—my other nephew—sneaking a cookie from the sofreh. Awwwwww.

(Since I’m already digressing, a quick side note: the mismatched J.Crew bridesmaids’ dresses turned out to be a total coincidence. Two girls happened to choose each color, and when we realized it on the wedding day, we planned the line-up by color, with the two maids of honor on the left. Things always have a way of working out!)

I’ve seen a bajillion photos of creative wedding party poses on Pinterest, but I never got around to pinning any of them. We didn’t give our photogs any guidance or inspiration for these photos, but I think they turned out pretty great.

First the serious:

Then the artsy:

And then the cray:

I took a photo with all my girls:

And we took solo shots. Hey, engaged bees—these make really good gifts. 😉

Mr. W also took solo shots with his bros. Top right is with his blood brother, and the hand symbol is for the Houston Cougars, their alma mater—any Cougars in the hive?!

And they took some obligatory group shots. Mr. W had a little groomzilla moment the morning of the wedding, when two of the guys forgot their argyle socks—he made them drive all the way home to retrieve the socks.

While we were still in front of the tree, before the sun went down (the hours of daylight were fleeting), I wanted to get a quick photo with one of my DIY projects—a burlap “Just Married” banner. In reality, this didn’t work out so well. It was pretty windy, and the letters kept blowing over, making the words illegible. We only got one decent shot, and our expressions just look so forced at this point—anyway, for posterity’s sake:

Our cheeks hurting from smiling for so long and, ready to get our drink on, we called it a wrap and excused the wedding party.

Next up: cocktail hour! (And a dog?…)

Miss a recap? Previously:


Mrs. Wallaby

Wedding Date:
November 2012
The One Where My Mom Wears a Dress
Gallery of the Day
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  1. Member
    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 8:50 am

    LOVE the BM dresses. You aced that! They coordinate so well and I love how they show off your theme/ colors.

  2. dumpling Member
    dumpling 750 posts, Busy bee @ 8:58 am

    Your wedding is just perfection!

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    bluebelle23 854 posts, Busy bee @ 9:11 am

    Those curls on your nephew are to.die.for. :)
    I really like your MOH’s hair with the braid. Cute!

  4. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:26 am

    Those kiddos are too precious.

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    courtoni 177 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:38 am

    What Mrs. Dumpling said!

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    Elizabeth, Guest @ 9:52 am

    Great photos! Where did you get the argyle socks for the men? I have been hoping to find some in my colors (black and white) but it’s challenging. Maybe a mix is the way to go!

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    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:08 am

    @Elizabeth: Thanks! The socks are from Express – they had a 4 for the price of 3, or some kind of deal going on. After Mr. W bought them at Express, we started noticing them everywhere – you can check Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack, Target, etc. if you can’t find ones you like at Express.

  8. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 10:46 am

    I love the sock photos and your ladies dresses look beautiful together! Also, those are some seriously adorable kids!

  9. genie Member
    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 12:22 pm

    Those kids are so cute! I love the BM dresses, but I also think it’s funny that Mr. W had a “groomzilla” moment. Haha! We got Mr. G’s at Express too! As always, your wedding pictures look dreamy and gorgeous.

  10. beanstalk Member
    Mrs. Beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 3:15 pm

    love the bridesmaids dresses!!! it worked out perfectly the way they choose the colors!!

  11. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:40 pm

    Your nephews are the cutest!

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    potion 223 posts, Helper bee @ 5:01 pm

    Seriously those bridal party pictures could be a J Crew advertisement. Gorgeous!

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    DBS5127 220 posts, Helper bee @ 6:47 pm

    Your dress and your bridesmaid dresses are amazing! I love your wedding! It’s so very much like how I envision mine … and I’m super jealous of your venue!!!

  14. sword Member
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:33 pm

    I love the part where you called Mr. W a groomzilla!! The socks do make for an awesome pic!

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    Mahan 4 posts, Wannabee @ 10:58 pm

    Your nephews are the cutest!

  16. msmongoose Member
    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 10:42 am

    GREAT photos! And those socks are awesome–I’ll have to send this picture to Mr. M for inspiration :)

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