Love Under the Moon: Say Cheese!

It’s time for the most boring part of my recaps…Formals!

Our formals were fairly painless, but I realized after the fact that we missed a ton of photos with family members that I really wanted. I truly treasure the photos I have, but my advice to future brides is this: Make a list and give it to a designated point person who knows your family. Even though our photographers had a list, a chunk of photos were missed and looking back, I really should have had a back-up plan to make sure all the important photos were taken.

Okay, now that my lecture is over, let’s move on to the fun stuff! The great part about digital photography is that your photographer can just snap away without having to worry about wasting film. And although our photographers took some excellent photos, there were also multiple “bloopers” that are just too good not to share. And so, I’ll be sneaking some in with the regular portraits to make this a little more entertaining for ya.

We took a lot of individual shots—you know, bride with parents, bride and groom with his side, her side, etc., but I’m just gonna skip over all that and show you one group shot:


Mr. Coyote and I with our parents and siblings. I love how all the different dress colors look together!

Okay, okay, I’ll show you a few individual shots too:



Oh man, we are one good lookin’ family.


Mr. Coyote and I with my grandparents. My grandfather is very ill and I am so blessed that he was able to make it to my wedding. This is one of my most treasured photos.


From left to right: Cousin F, Mr. Coyote, me, my grandmother, my great-uncle and great-aunt. This photo is also very special to me. Unfortunately my uncle wasn’t feeling well and my uncle and aunt left before the reception started so he could rest. I’m very grateful that we at least took this photo together.

Finally, I would like you all to meet Jim.


There is so much going on in this photo, I don’t even know where to start.

Jim is an old friend of my dad’s and seriously one of the funniest guys I have ever met in my life. He showed up early and was incredibly helpful the morning of the wedding. We were so excited to have him there with us and we definitely shared more than a few laughs together.


Whew. That was pretty painless, right?!

*All photos are by the fabulousUpstate Photographersunless otherwise noted.*


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Mrs. Coyote

Westchester, NY
Wedding Date:
June 2012
Church Wedding
On Being an Encore Bride
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    MrsFutureG 1696 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:01 am

    BWAAHAH! I love your “derp” face.

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    RapunzelRapunzel 812 posts, Busy bee @ 7:55 am

    Am I the only one who loves formals? I love the wall you were standing behind, your picture with your grandparents are gorgeous, and many of your pictures are absolutely hilarious! 😀

  3. mstoadstool Bee
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:19 am

    Ok first of all, I do like looking at formals, so I never understand what the fuss is about.
    Second, you should totally frame the ome with Mr. Coyote and his dad, best picture ever!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:51 am

    I third @RapunzelRapunzel and @Miss Toadstool‘s comments – I LOVE “formals”!

  5. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:22 am

    I love that you had fun with your formal pictures yet still managed to capture all the important shots!

  6. petitfour Bee
    petitfour 695 posts, Busy bee @ 5:46 pm

    Dahling, you’re gorgeous!!

  7. msfox Bee
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:47 pm

    Love that you guys had fun with the formals.. they can really get tedious sometimes!

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