Hive, I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA. I don’t have any grand excuse—the school year just really started to pick up, and I started supervising an extracurricular, which seemed to take up all my spare time! My apologies. I’ll try to be back more consistently. I’ve loved reading all the other bees’ blogs, though! Particularly our newbees. 🙂
Next on our to-do list: bridal party photos.
All photos courtesy of Ashley Jane Photography
We had a pretty sizable bridal party: six groomsmen, six bridesmaids, and five ladies in my “house party.” That meant a lot of combinations!
My house party consisted of five of my best girlfriends from college:
I love the way the black & white turned out! Cohesive, yet not matching, and it complemented the rest of the wedding.
My bridal party consisted of my three best childhood girlfriends, my college bestie, and Mr. Llama’s two sisters.
While we’re pretty and all, I think the boys won the award for most fun photos:
This is a beach scene. Can you figure out what each of them is?
Examining one of their groomsmen gifts: their pocket watches
I think this is my favorite…
Hide and seek!
Really, the boys were just killing time with the second shooter while I took all the different combinations of photos with my girls! I’m glad they had fun despite the intense heat!
Then we combined our forces and took some pics all together!
I believe our photographer’s direction was, “OK, you guys kiss, and the rest of you…point at them or something.”
I love these photos along the Boardwalk…truthfully, I wish more of our family photos had been taken here.
And of course, we needed the obligatory bridal-party-carrying-the-bride/groom shots:
It’s here that you can start to see the clouds form and get darker above us. Shortly after this, while the wedding party and guests walked over to the ceremony location, our planner whisked us away in the car so that our guests wouldn’t see us until the ceremony. She told us that the ceremony was being set up outside, but that rain was still expected, and we might have to move inside soon. On the drive over, she explained that she was going to show us our new back-up space, which was basically a walkway between convention rooms that had some natural light. When she showed it to us, we were much happier with it than the original back-up, which was simply a small convention room.
When we got back in the car after viewing the back-up, our planner told us we had to make the call—NOW. Inside or out? If we wanted to move inside, they needed to get going on moving everything. We were so torn! We wanted it outside, but didn’t want our guests to get rained on…when suddenly, the weather spoke for us. Lightning suddenly became visible, and it was no longer our choice at that point. Disney was required to move it inside. To be honest—it felt really great to not have to make the decision. I wasn’t eaten up with guilt. Sometimes, it’s nice to relinquish control!
And so we waited for everything to get set up…again. Which set us back by about 25 minutes. (Remember that—that indirectly comes into play later with one of the very few things with which we were disappointed with Disney. To be explained at a later date, though.)
Next up! A peek at what our outdoor ceremony space looked like, and….the ceremony!!
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