Gloves in Love: Wedding Party in the House!

”¦in the Statehouse, that is. I know that people love their bridal-party photos—I love looking at my friends, too! However, I feel like they’re a hilariously awkward part of the day. I mean, you’re standing around with 10 or 20 of your favorite people for an hour, just changing who stands where, pretending you’re on ANTM and wondering if you’re “smizing” appropriately. It’s totally weird. 🙂  Luckily, my glorious photographers made it as painless as possible and got some amazing photos. Have a look:

I have no idea—this guy asked if he could take a photo to send to someone. Be my guest, mysterious friend!

Obligatory shoe photo”¦

At some point, someone asked if the bridesmaids were going to lift McGlovin and the opposite with the groomsmen, and I had no idea what they were talking about of why that would happen. McGlovin kindly used my bouquet as a prop to explain.

And then we all gathered on the bench for my single most favorite photo of everyone.

When Lauren announced we were finished with the bridal party, they went ahead to the reception venue. She asked McGlovin and me to stay back for a minute, and took some of my favorite photos of the day. (Wait, I say that with all of my photos”¦):

Right—my mom insisted that we take at least one “decent photo” so she would have something to run in the local paper. 🙂

This one lives on my bedside table”¦I love it. 🙂

McGlovin’s hands, hive”¦I can’t articulate why, but I find photos of man hands—especially a man’s hands—really reassuring.

I can’t help myself. I know this photos is a cliche, but I really, really love it—perhaps the combination of man hands and implied love?

And this”¦I generally don’t prefer when the groom poses with the bouquet, but I like looking at McGlovin in his naturally helpful state. 🙂

So, hive”¦I know brides looooove their formals, and some plan expansive time frames for them. McGlovin and I don’t necessarily love posing for photos, though, so we really hired our photographers because we are in love with their photo journalism style. Who else was a little apprehensive about their “photo shoot”? Did it turn out better than you thought? Any tips for other brides?


Mrs. Gloves

Columbus, Ohio
Wedding Date:
January 2013
Camera-mooning: We Wake Up in a Fancy Hotel and Spend Three Hours on the Side of the Road
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  1. Member
    daniellekira 573 posts, Busy bee @ 3:14 pm

    I also love your bench photo. Love your girls dresses too.

  2. mswallaby Bee
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:52 pm

    Aww so sweet!! Love these photos! And I agree, men’s hands are so sensual and say so much – I love photos of them. (I hope that doesn’t make me sound like a creep!)

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:59 pm

    We had the same style of photographer. We found formals a little difficult as well seeing as we were going for the more just “follow us with a camera” style. However we realyl ended up relaxing into it and got some amazing photos that are really natural, along with a couple of great posed ones!

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 5:01 pm

    These are all so fabulous. And the photo on the bench is so funny 🙂

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    OKJC 98 posts, Worker bee @ 5:27 pm

    Fun pics! 🙂

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:57 pm

    All of these are so beautiful! the ones of you two are just stunning!

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    cosmo_gmr 488 posts, Helper bee @ 12:21 pm

    Loved all your pics! Can’t wait to see more!

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:10 pm

    Those hand photos are really lovely, I totally get it!

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