hi! i’m so excited to show you this post, it is from a wedding i just did and i loved!…because my husband had to travel so much for his work, i couldn’t photograph weddings, they are on the weekends and we’d never get to spend time as a family, but things have changed here at our household and so i am now able to… michelle and andrew asked me to do theirs, and it was such a great way to get back into the wedding photography adventure. it was a totally different experience from my family & editorial sessions, but i approached it in the same way – trying to capture their spirits – and i absolutely loved it!
this was such an intimate, relaxed and unique wedding, you will see what i mean in the pictures below but for those who don’t michelle and andrew here it is a little bit of their very romantic story…
This is their story(taken from their wedding website)
Summer of 2010:
Michelle was taking a Summer studio in Prague, Czech Republic. A few weeks into her studies, she decided to take a trip on her own to see an Icelandic band in Berlin, Germany. She got out of class early and headed to the train station.
Andy was on holiday traveling through Europe with his friend, William. They had been in Brno and now Prague. It was this morning that he and his friend slept through their alarm, quickly got up and rushed to the train station to take the train to their next destination, Berlin.
As they were stepping onto the train, Michelle heard the two guys in front of her decide whether or not to sit in a cabin in English. Unsure if the cabin was reserved, Michelle went on to the general seating area. As she waited for the train to depart, she thought of her previous backpacking experiences in Europe- the interesting people you meet from around the world, as they too are there for the experience. A few minutes later she decided to go sit with these guys to hear their story and pass the time until they arrived to Berlin. Little did Andrew and Michelle know, during that 4 hour train ride, that they would instantly connect, become best of friends, fall in love, and two years later, get married, and start a new life together.
he is scottish she is argentine-american, they blended both cultures in such a cool way for the celebration
“tango” waiting patiently for the party
they got ready at her parents’ house, but the ceremony and celebration took place at her aunt vilma’s home
michelle is very creative and artistic, she hand-made every single invitation, personalized for each guest. and one of my fav touches were these gorgeous “spanish avanicos” which were very handy on a humid afternoon, outside ceremony
D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S. spanish sangria! (and very photogenic)
the bouquet was made by the very talented designer, lesly rossato, who, by the way, worked her tail off that day as my assistant, thanks a lot Les.
michelle’s very ethereal look, very genuine to her style, loved it!
no place more appropriate to place these 2 worldly and adventurous globe-trotters rings
charlotte and juliana, the beautiful flower girls…
and finn, the cutest ring boy ever…
the super cool scottish part of the party, andrew’s parents are such delightful people (i had a hard time understanding them but i enjoyed their accent very much)
thomson, the best man working on his speech
…and while everyone was running around getting ready these 2 played pool.
now i know what it is underneath scottish kilts …
…and the bride getting ready
lesley was the florist, the photographer’s assistant and maria’s make up artist (she has such a great design eye)
this is all for now, more coming soon…