Sunday we had the priviledge of photographing the beautiful wedding of Christy and Greg. The day started cold and rainy, but the weather was not about to dampen the spirits of Christy, Greg, and their children and families!

Starting early in the morning, the girls headed for the ceremony at Barnsley Gardens in the limo after a trip to the hairdresser.

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The Town Hall at Barnsley Gardens. Christy thought it looked like something out of "Little House on the Prarie"



The proud ring bearer showing off the rings that Greg & Christy designed using the 5 birthstones of the family members. They really were beautiful and the symbolism was just perfect.



"Girl Shoes"


Shortly before the ceremony, Christy received a phone call from one of her sisters that was not able to make it for the wedding. You could see the love and joy on her face even though the call was followed by lots of nervous energy as she waited to walk down the isle.



The beautiful bride was escorted by both Mom and Dad! The ceremony was wonderful, intimate and very meaningful with lots of emotional moments.





With this ring I thee wed...



And the first kiss!


"Everybody Dance Now!" At the end of the ceremony, they broke out with a great little dance step!





Greg & Christy with their children doing what families do... Having FUN while we try to take their picture!

The rain turned to a thick mist just after the ceremony, so we quickly took advantage of the break in the weather to get some fun shots of the couple at the Barnsley ruins. I wish we could have had more time here, but Christy would have frozen and her dress would have been a mess if we had! None the less, we love these shots of this very loving couple!














We headed back to their house for the late afternoon reception. Upon catching up with the couple after leaving Barnsley Gardens, we found Christy removing red wine stains from her wedding dress! Apparently a glass of their favorite red wine, the phone ringing and the dog jumping on her upon her return was an accident waiting to happen!



It was also her sister's birthday, so a surprise Happy Birthday and cake were in order! (Pam, enjoy being 34... again!)




More pictures of a couple deeply in love...







How long do we have to wear this stuff...



Greg and Christy had this platter as a guest book at the entrance to the reception. A very cool idea!




These rings are just gorgeous! The Christmas tree was covered with these snowflakes, enough for everyone to take one home. There were snowflakes for Love, Believe, Wish, and Dream.



Christy is not into sweets so Greg got to choose the wedding cake and they had White Chocoalate Rasberry Cheescakes from Icy's Cheescake. They really are "The Taste of Heaven" as it said on the box. One of the boys could not wait to get his slice...





The toasting glasses were as special as the toasts made by the bride and groom.




Christy and Greg had made a CD for everyone of the songs they fell in love to. During the reception, Christy sang one of her favorites to Greg, "I Could Not Ask For More" by Sara Evans. This was a very touching moment during the evening!




The whole family gets in on the singing act! Christy's Father and Sister are also wonderful singers and made the evening such fun.



Greg looks so happy and in love as he dances the first of many dances as husband and wife.




Mom and Daughter, what more needs to be said!



Christy and Greg, thank you so much for including us in your celebration of love with you and your families! We had an awesome day capturing these moments for you! We hope you enjoy this brief preview from your day! We can't wait to show you the rest of the images and to get you in front of the camera again!


Mike & Cat



22 Comments. Click Here to Add Your Comments!:

    On 3:07 PM Bumatay said...

    Happy New Year!

    Lovely images, and I'm sorry it rained, but there's a romantic quality in the images during rain.

    I love the "Girl Shoes"!

     
    On 8:49 PM naomiclaire said...

    wow beautiful images... they must be soo happy with them!!
    happy new year!!
    naomi

     

    Such stunning images! I love your style. You have such a nice blend of photojournalism and classic modern beauty. Very classy! I especially like the limo one.

     
    On 9:16 AM Elizabeth and Frank Myers said...

    Really nice work, you did a great job of turning the rain into a creative positive aspect when it could have been disastrous.

    Best of luck in 2008,

    Frank Myers

     
    On 10:48 AM Jaci said...

    Happy 2008!

    Wonderful shots! I'm sure they must be really happy with them.

    Cheers,
    Jaci

     

    Great use of light in that church!

     

    What a wonderful story and the images are stunning! The rings having the birthstones is such a wonderful idea too.

     

    Great shots! Well done despite the weather!

     
    On 7:55 PM Deb Brugman said...

    These are beautiful, I am sure your couple is so happy with them. Have a wonderful new year!

     
    On 12:07 AM Crystal said...

    Just gorgeous! Looks like you both had a lot of fun during this wedding. Happy New Year!

     

    What a great job! It's always hard to capture the ambiance and get technically good shots in dark settings - your work is beautiful!

     

    These are gorgeous! So many wonderful moments captured. Hard to pick, but my *favorites* were the ring exchange and the shot capturing her arms around his neck.

     

    love your work! and thanks for commenting as well. my fave is of all the girls shoes! so sassy.

     

    your black & whites are awesome! my fav is the shoes. nice work here mike.

     
    On 4:50 AM Gjerme said...

    Wow Great coverage of a beautiful veent on your blog - I love the idea of so many images.
    Beautiful work!

     
    On 11:59 AM Chelsea Nicole said...

    What a gorgeous couple... and I love the photos! They seem to tell the story of their wedding day so perfectly. :)

    Absolutely beautiful work!

     
    On 11:24 PM Frank DiMeo said...

    Awesome Mike and Cat! Very Niiiiiiiicce!
    I love the first kiss, umbrella, and veil shots! Love so many more too. You really did a spectacular job!

    Best wishes for the New Year and always!

     
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    Found your blog thru Steven Kang.

     
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