Kanita and Grant wanted their engagement taken at the Ringling Museum and I thought that was an awesome idea. Problem was, we got our days mixed up so it took us a couple of tries but we laughed through it all. As you can see by their Engagement Session it was well worth it. if you don’t want to visit their e-session blog, no worries because heres’ a pretty preview.
I’ve been pretty bad a blogging lately and I’m going backwards starting with the last wedding of this year and working my way back about 20 weddings but most of you already know that I’m a tad eccentric and do some things that aren’t politically correct, like blogging weddings backwards. I don’t always do this, but I am today.
I will say that these two are the nicest couple I’ve ever met. Seriously, who sends a complete stranger two dozen red roses, sweets to die for, and a Canon coffee mug for her birthday? This couple did and I drink my coffee out of that mug every day. I would add a picture but honestly, I think this blog is maxed out when it comes to images. I just couldn’t help myself. The girls were hair and makeup ready when we arrived so we went right into the details and I loved the fact that they were doing the first look. I know that some brides want to hold on to the traditional ceremony where you’re seen for the first time walking down the aisle, but honestly, every bride who chose to do the first look was happy she did. You will still see his face when he sees how beautiful you are for the first time, only it’s a more intimate affair and you have time to spend with one another before the more hectic part of the wedding day begins. Also, think of the time you’ll get to spend with your friends and family at cocktail hour. Nice, huh?
You’ll note a lot of pictures of their friends and family during the reception and that’s because the one thing I’ve learned in this industry, it’s that my clients want to see the people who were at their wedding. Many traveled quite a way or took time off of their jobs to attend and if they aren’t on the dance floor, then I have no problem stopping by tables once the food is gone. We try to include everyone at a wedding and sometimes we miss a person or two but we DO know how important it is! But bust a move on the dance floor, and honey, we’re all over it. We love watching people have a good time and getting their groove on. Life is so serious most of the time as we live our daily lives, it’s a gift to see people let their hair down and celebrate a joyous affair.