We Start Today: Family Formals

I know family formal posts aren’t always the most exciting…so I included some photos of food at the end. 🙂 But honestly, although they might not be as exciting as getting ready or detail shots, they are important photos to have. These are the photos that make Mom, Dad, and grandparents so happy. It was also fun to spend some time with our family taking pictures right after the ceremony. We started off the family shots with Mr. Castle’s family.

Photography by Palos Studio


Mr. Castle’s sister, brother in-law, nephew, and parents!


One with Mr. Castle’s parents


Mr. Castle and me with my entire family


Then one with my parents!

Next we got some of those photos we missed out on taking before the ceremony.


My parents and I got a photo together. I am so thankful for this photo because I will probably never have another opportunity to take a picture with both of my parents together.


Me and Dad


One of my entire family. My parents even stood next to each other!


Me and my brothers

There are more, but I’ve shown you the best ones. We got through the family photos very quickly. Those who were not in photos, like our bridal party and other family members, were off to the side enjoying their pre-ordered drinks and cocktail hour hor d’oeuvres.


Coconut shrimp


Goat cheese pizza. Yum.

We also had rumaki (bacon rapped dates), but we don’t have a photo of those. Probably because they didn’t last very long! Like I said, family photos took no time at all. Our photographers released our family into the cocktail hour and called our bridal party up for some pictures. Up next: our bridal-party shots!


Miss a recap? Check it out below!


Mrs. Castle

NYC/Southern California
Wedding Date:
April 2012
Puppy Love: And We Danced
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    RapunzelRapunzel 812 posts, Busy bee @ 3:50 pm

    I personally love family formals, and everyone in them looks both so sharply dressed and so happy: you can just feel the happiness coming out of them which is so great (and why I love them so much!)

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    bridesmomma 482 posts, Helper bee @ 4:06 pm

    That’s great that you were able to take a picture with both of your parents! 🙂

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 4:42 pm

    Love that you got both your parents in one picture! We skipped it to avoid drama and I wish we hadn’t.

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    Maria, Guest @ 12:06 am

    i like the all pictures.the family, good feeling that picture can show us.:-)

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    sarahblais 120 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:53 pm

    I really like Mr. Castle’s Mother of the Groom dress! Very lovely color. Do you happen to know where it’s from?

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:45 pm

    @sarahblais: She got it at Macy’s. Not sure the designer but I know that’s where she got it! 🙂

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:02 am

    Our family photos a bit more painful and took longer than yours! I think yours came out really nicely!

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