I Dream of Genies: Family Formals

I’ll speed through these. After we made our exit, our guests cleared the chapel, and we took a few more pictures at the altar.


When we came back out, our guests were still mingling! I had expected those who hadn’t been asked to stay for pictures to get a move on to the reception, but everyone was there, which, admittedly, stressed me out a little. It’s hard enough to wrangle my huge family into pictures without a whole bunch of other people to navigate through. So, although I tried to get everyone together, I eventually just gave up and let Sara take over. The only unfortunate part about this was it was hard for me to get the auxiliary groups of people I was hoping to get photos with. But we did get all the ones on our list, which is great! Word of advice, if you really want those extra shots, put them on your list!

We went from the biggest groups to the smallest.


All of Mrs. Genie’s clan”¦that made it to the wedding



My immediate family

My grandpa is the only one of our grandparents still living. He played a big part in raising me, so I was glad he could be at my wedding day.



All of Mr. Genie’s clan that made it to the wedding


Mr. Genie’s immediate family


Mr. Genie and his parents


My parents

And lastly, we took a formal shot with the bridal party, including our flower girl. Our ring bearer was a little too shy to be in our group picture without his mom.


Every once in a while, Sara would remind everyone that they could start going to the reception. The Cheesecake Factory was about half an hour away from Wayfarers, so I was concerned that the cocktail hour would be cut abruptly short because of pictures. While I think some of our guests were offended, I was kind of happy that Sara took care of it. She is 6’1″ and pretty commanding, so that was helpful. And she was a pro, because we were out of there by 6:40 and were able to enjoy the majority of the cocktail hour.

All photos courtesy of onelove photography



Mrs. Genie

Los Angeles
Wedding Date:
July 2012
Hawkily Ever After: Cheers
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  1. mstreasure Bee
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:01 pm

    I love that first shot!

  2. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:18 pm

    I agree with Treasure, that first shot is great! I also love the shot of your whole families, what a great keepsake!

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    dancingriss 305 posts, Helper bee @ 6:03 pm

    The candle setup at the alter is beautiful!

  4. panda Bee
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:51 pm

    Love the first shot. I know I’ve said this a million times, but the church is gorgeous! so pretty

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:24 am

    Wow Mr G looks so much like his brothers! Thats insane! These are great! I love that big group shot!

  6. hawk Bee
    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:26 am

    I LOVE the first picture! What a beautiful family you have. 🙂

  7. graywolf Bee
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 9:16 am

    your little flower girl with her folded arms in that first shot – so cute.

  8. mstoadstool Bee
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:49 pm

    I LOVE how these pics came up, the setting and lighting is beautiful and I love you could get a pic with everyone from your family that made it to the wedding, I’m a bit jealous.

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