Wedding: Kelly & Aaron

Things are pretty cold and dark out these days, so here’s a little blast of late summer to get your spirits up. Kelly and Aaron got married at the tail end of the summer at the bathhouse at Golden Gardens. I love the way sunshine streams into this building as the sun goes down, and the fact that you have the whole huge beach right outside for portraits. It was hard to narrow down the photos to a few favorites, but here you go…

Kelly just after putting on her dress:

Kelly and her mom:

I love how excited she looks here:

Aaron and some of the guys getting ready:

Most brides and grooms are happy and full of love, and Kelly and Aaron were no exception. But what really stood out to me about the both of them was how excited they both were about getting married. It was like Christmas morning when you’re six years old type excitement. I mean, this was the first time I’ve ever seen a bride run up to the groom at the first look:

We went to Gasworks Park for some wedding party photos; the guys reenacted the Anchorman news team jump

…and the gals did a little Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou horizon pointing:

The wedding was full of creative ideas. Instead of a guest book, they had an old typewriter you could write messages on for the bride and groom:

and the guys all had very cool matching silkscreened phonograph ties:

there was a groomsman who did double duty as DJ:

and the best idea of all was a cocktail hour before the ceremony so that nobody was hungry and thirsty as they were listening to the vows:

The ceremony happened just as the sun was getting low. Here’s Kelly’s dad giving her a final hug after walking her down the aisle:

After the ceremony the sun was setting, and we sneaked away for a few more portraits in the fading light:

Then we walked back to the bathhouse…

…and the party really started:

That’s Kelly’s dad raising the roof in the back:

Kelly dancing with her maid of honor:

The dancing circle that always seems to form at weddings:

More fun dancing:

I loved photographing this wedding from the first bit of makeup applying all the way to the raging dance party that it turned into. Thanks to both Kelly and Aaron for letting me document your celebration.

One Comment

  1. Posted December 17, 2007 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    this looks like the greatest wedding…

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