Patrick and Hilary were married on the last Saturday in December in a perfect winter wedding. I met Hilary, her mom and her wedding party at the awesome, b space salon where everyone got their hair done. From the salon we headed to the church where Hilary would finish getting ready for her big day.
Hilary looked beautiful from the start, but put her in her gorgeous wedding gown and veil and WOW! simply, stunning!
Bagpipes greeted guests at the church.
Some last minute preparations,
and a prayer before heading down the aisle.
Patrick seeing Hilary for the first time as his bride:
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church is a beautiful place to get married.
The mass was beautiful.
Some of my favorite images typically come from the interactions immediately following the ceremony. Big burly guys hugging, the excitement of seeing friends or family in town, the first interactions with a new mother or father in law, the bride and groom finding each other in the crowd of loved ones and realizing “we’re really married!” etc.
What an attractive wedding party!
The reception was held at This is the Place Heritage Park and it was breathtaking. Everything was decorated perfectly. Snowflakes and ornaments adorned each table and wedding pictures of their family members were displayed. Instead of table numbers they had picture frames with a pictures of themselves from significant places. Each table was assigned a location. I love this idea.
Although it was cold, we had to capture some pictures of the beautiful decor outside also.
The grand entrance:
The toasts were funny, sentimental and a little emotional.
The first dances:
Not only can Patrick and Hilary dance but they can also sing! This was incredible.
And the garter toss. They had all kinds of unique fun all night long. Patrick’s brother and best man pitched the garter to him!
I’ve never seen a group of such eager bachelors. But I should have known my little brother would catch it (or rather dive for it)! It’s kind of a tradition for him.
Then the dancing started. Man, can this group dance.
And they don’t just dance. They are all over… on the floor,
in the air,
jumping all over the place. These pictures below show them “jumping rope.” This was hilarious. They just start twirling an imaginary jump rope and everyone, everyone takes a turn joining in. Mothers of the bride and groom, father of the bride, all of the friends and even a member of the band. They are double dutching, cart-wheeling, leap-frogging, etc and it was awesome.
The band, including both of Patrick’s brothers played all night long and were incredible.
Patrick and Hilary joined in here and there but one of the highlights was when Patrick sang his own version of Van Morrison’s Gloria. H-I-L-A-R-Y!
After dancing, singing, and jumping the night away they headed out!
What an absolutely beautiful wedding and phenomenal party! Thank you for allowing me to be part of your day. It was perfect.