When, I got an email inviting me to an elopement at 2:00 from Kimberly yesterday, to say I was shocked would be an understatement. I can only imagine how she felt when she heard the news herself. You see, I had "known" Kimberly through our online message board at Studio Calico. She was living in Atlanta at the time we first "met" and later found out her husband's job was moving them to Bowling Green. She moved here about 2 weeks ago and came to pick up her kit at the office on Monday. We were so excited to meet since we had talked online for quite some time. Plus, anyone who loves my cows is good in my book...and that she does :)
The only part omitted from her original email was that the wedding was at 2:00 on Thursday. Since it was an elopement, I naturally thought it was on Wednesday, the day I had gotten the email. So, at 2:00 Scarlet and I headed up to Fountain Square to take photos, but it was pouring down rain so we just sat in the car and waited and waited and waited....no Kimberly. About 2:20 we decided to head back to the office. The next morning we checked the message board and saw that Kimberly had posted about the wedding being Thursday.
So, on a much prettier day, Chelsea and Zack said their vows. The ceremony took all of 2 minutes, but they were a happy 2 minutes indeed!
This was my first time taking photos at a wedding (and probably my last unless another elopement comes my way), so don't critique them too harshly. Oh, and I was dealing with 2:00 sun in the middle of July.
The bracelet on Chelsea's wrist is her "something old"
Exchanging their rings.
I love the look on her face here. In a two-minute ceremony, there wasn't much time to capture all the possible expressions, but I just think this look is so genuine and I love it.
Isn't she beautiful?
And, the same photo in color, because I liked it so much :)
Kimberly's daughter, Brianna was the flower girl. She did a wonderful job and is going to be a great sister-in-law, I can already tell!
And the proof is on paper!
Chelsea and Zack, I wish you a long life of happiness together. Marriage takes a lot of hard work and commitment but if you're up for the challenge, it's the most rewarding relationship there is on earth.
Oh, and if I spelled anyone's name wrong, I apologize :)