When Toren and Chris asked me to photograph their wedding back in late Summer, I was very excited. When they told me their wedding was a 10 a.m. (yes, you read that right), I raised an eyebrow.
I've photographed numerous day weddings before, but never before 2 p.m. So when they told me their vision of their day, their plans afterwards and their desire to do exactly what they wanted to do, I really began to smile.
Both the wedding and reception was held at the Pleasant Valley Country Club. The day would be no fuss, no drama, no craziness, no wedding party. Wait? What? No wedding party? I had to do a double-take on that one.
Everything about this wedding was so unlike most of the weddings I photograph. And it was glorious!
Toren and Chris chose a winter theme for their wedding. I'll admit, it can be tricky to do a winter-themed wedding without it looking Christmas-y. But they pulled it off. The only hint of Christmas was the use of about 10, small flocked Christmas tree used to anchor the walls and corners of the ball room. And tucked away in the trees, were various brightly colored fabric birds. Toren told me they got these trees after Christmas from a friend who owned a tree farm. The best of all..they were free.