After the ceremony we loaded up in our super-sized limo with our wedding party and fabulous photographers to go have some fun. We had allowed about 2 1/2 hours for pictures and chose locations very close to the church and reception, so it was a really laid back and fun time.
My first job as a wife? Making sure Mr. S’s shoelace was tied!
Our first photo stop was Lindberg Park in Oak Park. We had scoped it out the week before the wedding and I loved the garden of prairie grasses with a path winding through it.
But before we could go anywhere, we needed to have a little married couple shoe love! We opted not to do Chucks for all of the groomsmen, although we thought about it. But Mr. S wanted to pick up a pair for himself. I did make him wear normal black dress shoes for the ceremony, though… I’m a traditionalist like that. His chucks were a huuuuuge hit at the reception, though – everyone commented on how cute they were!
See what I mean by the beautiful path through the garden? You would never know that behind us was a huge soccer field and baseball diamond, filled with kids! I’ll just let you enjoy the eye candy for a little bit…
I’ve been getting a lot of great comments about the green bridesmaid’s shoes (only $25 from Newport News, what a steal!). When I picked out their shoes and dresses, this was the very shot I was envisioning…
While the shot above of my dress may have been pretty, what you can’t tell was how it was snagging on the sidewalk with each and every step. I was SO over having a train by this point! I begged and pleaded until my girls bustled it up.
… and it was time to pile back into the limo and head on our to our next location for some real fun! The park was pretty and all, but we’re a lot less park people and a lot more urban street art and alley people. That’s just how we roll.
*Please note: All photos from Laurie Peacock Photography
Next up – Train tracks, murals, alleys and overpasses, oh my!