I have to say I feel truly honored to have been involved in Sara and Nathan's Connecticut portion of their wedding (which I will explain in a little bit). I have known Sara since our days at UConn, and there was never any question that she was going to be a part of my life for years to come because of my husband, TJ. Of course, I view having Sara in my life as a blessing. I actually met Sara through TJ, and they have always been close friends and refer to each other as "sister and brother from another mother". So another added bonus was that my husband was a guest at this wedding!
Now when I said that this was the Connecticut portion of the wedding, what I meant was that this was mainly a reception being held for the friends and family who could not be at the first wedding. Obviously, that made this wedding a bit different for Anne and me. The reason for this was that Sara and Nathan had been living in Iowa as Sara attended Veterinary School, and wanted to have a wedding there with the people she knew from that area. It also happened to fall on the weekend of her graduation, so that was a whole weekend of celebrating!
Our day began at Sara's mother's house, where we were able to shoot the accessories from her wedding and also got to take some photos of the girls getting their hair done. Since this was not a traditional wedding, the groom even popped in for a little while to see how things were going.
Once the girls were done getting their hair done, we headed over to a hotel near the venue. Typically, the bridal party would assist the bride with the final stages of getting ready, but in this case the couple decided that since they were already married, they would help each other. This was a first for us and we had no idea what to expect. It really was hilarious and touching all at the same time; I mean women who know how to work dresses struggle at times trying to figure out how a wedding dress works, but Nathan was up for the challenge. And I have to say, he did a great job after a few hiccups here and there!
Once the CT wedding reception started, it was obvious that these people take partying and dancing very seriously! There was such an insane amount of energy buzzing through the room. You could not only see how happy everyone was for the newly married couple, but you could feel it!
Of course, we had to get an obligatory shot of all the UConn alumni at the event.. and I got to sneak into this one! Wow, Sara and I look so short compared to the rest of the gang!
Congratulations again to the beautiful couple! Both Anne and I wish you a lifetime of happiness!
“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham