Picture Perfect: Hamming It Up for the Camera

After we got the required, traditional bridal-party and family photos, we decided to kick it up a notch for some more fun photos, but not before everyone went inside and changed their shoes. I don’t mind a bit, even though it does look strange in some of these photos.


That dock made for a great photo opportunity, and while it was a bit overcast so the sunset wasn’t as brilliant as I had hoped, it still looked so pretty.


Remember way back when, when I said I was dead set on having an “outdoor lounge”? Well, it worked out, and I loved it. And people loved to take pictures in it. This is one of my favorite bridal-party photos of the whole day.





When we finally got off the couch, we realized there was a whole river out there, just asking for us to take pictures next to it.


Cam and his buds always do this weird pointing thing. I don’t think it means anything, but they do it everywhere, all the time.

Next up was the obligatory jumping photo, which of course was a major fail.


And finally. The moment you’ve all been waiting for. Remember those pictures that circulated the internet for a while where the wedding party was running away from a dinosaur/other giant scary beast? Someone had the genius idea to reenact that.


Grumpy Cat was not amused by our antics.


I didn’t see a Sharknado in the weather forecast for Charleston that day.


Great Whites often swim inland, right?

BM Mom’s husband is a tech wiz, and he saw what we were doing. Three days later, while on my honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, I received these files via email, and they were perfect. My brother, GM VT, standing on the far left, was not scared by cats, Sharknados, or great whites. He’s just that much of a bad-ass. Also, SIL/BM Boys is the best. If you can zoom in, do it on the girl just behind me to the right. I feel like she’s screaming “WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST!”

By this point, everyone was thirsty, so we headed inside and got a round of drinks from the cocktail hour that was happening out front.

Did anyone else’s wedding get ruined by a shark? And by ruined I mean made a hundred times more awesome.

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Mrs. Camera

Charlotte, NC/Charleston, SC
Wedding Date:
September 2013
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    parisian 588 posts, Busy bee @ 2:16 pm

    LOL those pictures are hilarious, and BM Boys is awesome! I like the mismatched shoes… and I see TOMS! :-)

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    Mrs. Pyramid 100 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:39 pm

    I was literally cracking up laughing. That’s too much.

    And all of your photos are so cute with all of the friends!

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    msfilly 827 posts, Busy bee @ 3:11 pm

    I am dyinggggg. Sharknado ftw.

    But in all seriousness, I love your outdoor lounge! I’ve never seen something like that before, and I’m glad your guests enjoyed it.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:24 pm

    Hilarious. The grumpy cat one is genius.

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    bighornsheep 115 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:34 pm

    We really wanted to do a Star Wars one, with us holding light sabers, but (1) it was hot, and (2) it was hot…

    But seriously, those are sooooooooooo gooooooood.

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    Mrs. Milk Cow 209 posts, Helper bee @ 6:01 pm

    I love the outdoor lounge – such a good idea. And I really love those pictures!!

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    butterfliesandhoney 201 posts, Helper bee @ 6:12 pm

    Love your pictures by the dock because it gives me ideas for my wedding, which is by a dock as well. LOVE the pic of just you on the couch- you look like a movie star. And the pictures of you and your party running are hilarious too.

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    mscamera 300 posts, Helper bee @ 6:21 pm

    @Miss Milk Cow: @Miss Filly: it was exactly what I had pictured and was occupied all night!

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    mscamera 300 posts, Helper bee @ 6:21 pm

    @butterfliesandhoney: aww thanks! I felt like a movie star :)

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    mscamera 300 posts, Helper bee @ 6:22 pm

    @Mrs. Bighorn Sheep: @Mrs. Pony: @Miss Pyramid: @Miss Parisian: We felt pretty ridiculous doing it, but the pictures turned out so great!

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    kernstreet 51 posts, Worker bee @ 6:40 pm

    where are the bridesmaid dresses from? i like the color :)

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    Mrs. Phone Booth 57 posts, Worker bee @ 8:19 pm

    The edited photos are awesome but the ones on the couches are definitely my fave so far :)

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    missslipper 55 posts, Worker bee @ 8:20 pm

    Loved loved them all!

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    mswallaby 2069 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:31 pm

    LOL!! This is awesommme. You guys seem like so much fun :D

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    roadtrip 803 posts, Busy bee @ 5:41 am

    Love those lounge pictures!

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    rucksack 518 posts, Busy bee @ 6:06 am

    Sharknado!!! Bahaha. I love it! And how jealous am I of your swanky outdoor lounge? (Totally. I am totally jealous.)

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    jetsetter 535 posts, Busy bee @ 6:21 am

    Ha, I wish I was at your wedding!! I want grumpy cat in my life all the time. This is the best.

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    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:38 am

    I love that picture of you on the couch!

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    mspalmtree 1122 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:12 am

    Laughing out loud at the Sharknado reference. Perfect.

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    mscamera 300 posts, Helper bee @ 10:06 am

    @kernstreet: they’re Bill Levkoff #323 in navy! thanks :) my girls loved them, and I’m still jealous I didn’t get to wear them. I might borrow one of their dresses sometime.

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    mscamera 300 posts, Helper bee @ 10:06 am

    @Mrs. Campfire: @Miss Phone Booth: It was basically the only time I sat down on the couch (or at all) all night, but I definitely got the photos I wanted!

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    cosmo_gmr 946 posts, Busy bee @ 12:09 pm

    Awesomeness all around!

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    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:19 am

    I love the outdoor lounge photos! And your shoes are so cute!

    Those grumpy cat/sharknado photos are legen- wait for it- dary!

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    mswaterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:57 am

    That outdoor lounge looks amazing. And your friends are hilarious, I love those photoshopped pictures so much!

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    lolot 7981 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 7:34 am

    Ahaha! These are so awesome! And I ADORE that outdoor lounge – looks absolutely perfect and inviting.

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