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Andrea & Keith - The Wedding Part II

The morning after the rehearsal, it was time to get packed up and head to the Hyatt Hotel, Cleveland where the bridal party were getting ready! They were moved from their regular rooms to the Presidential Suite shortly after our arrival and let me tell you, the Presidential Suite got lots of "Oooh" and "Aaaaah"s from everyone who went there! It is simply GORGEOUS and the PERFECT place to get ready for a wedding.

The girls were backwards and forwards having hair, nails and make-up done and dressing in between! Paul and I managed to get a few shots in though.......

Bridal prepAlign Center

Bridal prep

Selections

Then, the guys were finally ready ~ let me tell you that they took longer than the girls to get ready, if you can believe that - so Paul headed down to get a few shots of them!

The Guys

The Guys

The Guys

Andrea & Keith were going to do a 'big reveal' and see each other before the ceremony, that way getting more shots of themselves and the wedding party before the ceremony that was taking place later that afternoon. Luckily, in the Hyatt hotel there is a gorgeous bridge that we were able to utilize and that's where they met and 'saw each other' for the first time, dressed in their wedding outfits! it was a lovely moment.

The reveal

Hyatt

Once we had finished with the indoor shots, it was time to head out into the cold cold air and try to get as many shots of the wedding party before they literally froze in front of us :-)

The Wedding party

Formals

Once they were all sufficiently frozen and their skin was a light tinge of blue :-) we headed indoors to the ceremony which was lovely. One of the bridesmaids, Lauren, sang a lovely song that had some people emotional, and once they walked back down the aisle, Andrea & Keith were serenaded to "Here Comes The Sun"!

Ceremony Collage

Then it was time to have the grand entrance into the reception hall and to cut the cake - of course doing the now traditional cake-in-the-face smushing followed by the speeches.

Entrance

Cake Cutting

Speeches

The first dances with their respective parents of the bride and groom was delightful, especially Andrea and her father dancing to a song they used to dance to when she was a baby *aaaaaaawwwww*

MOG/FOB dances

Then it was time for the 'First Dance'. This was hilarious and involved music from the 1500's, Seal's "Kiss From a Rose" and finally the bride and groom playing Guitar Hero. I LOVE LOVE LOVE a break from tradition and this was just fun from start to finish.

First Dances

Then it was time for the guest to have fun and boy, did they have fun!

Selection of reception photos

Selection of reception photos

Selection of reception photos

and so the night ended. This was one of the most fun weddings both Paul and I have shot and it showed on the faces of everyone who attended. Andrea & Keith went on Honeymoon to Cancun the following Monday where hopefully they recovered from all the fun that was had at their wedding and reception!

Congratulations Andrea & Keith - may you have lots of years of happiness ahead of you!

P.S. Andrea - Thanks SO MUCH for the text I received on my way home, and THANK YOU for playing 'my song'........ it was appreciated and made me smile!

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2 comments:

Red Mum March 25, 2010 at 7:32 PM  

These are really gorgeous photos Andrea, I'm sure the newly weds will be thrilled! Nice one :)

Steve July 4, 2010 at 7:20 PM  

Great work Andrea; shot of the girls with bouquets rocks.

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