Friday, April 25, 2008

Maureen+Rick=Real



Not quite frosty, but pretty darn cold...and rain that makes Vancouver seem like the desert! Not exactly the kind of weather Maureen and Rick expected for their Florida afternoon garden party wedding but nothing, not even the elements forcing them indoors at the last minute, could dampen their spirits!

A dry morning at the mansion.



But the rain soon began... no worries, it couldn't keep the smile off Rick's face.



And Maureen was serene and beautiful.





Hoping until the last minute that perhaps the sun would break through the dark clouds, instead the what surely must qualify as a monsoon began. And the ceremony ultimately took place inside. And guess what? It didn't matter! Maureen and Rick's day reminded everyone that what weddings are really all about isn't the scenery, or the flowers, or the table linens, or the chair covers.

It's about the love.

And moments like this.



And emotion like this.



And the meaning of this.



After all, this is what weddings are really about ~ that oh-my-gosh, butterflies-in-my tummy, world-spinning, crazy-in-love, did-we-really-do-it-yes-we-did-we're-married feeling of pure joy.



The raindrops kept coming but Rick carried Maureen over the (huge & muddy)puddles and we found some (semi) dry spots to take some portraits of the happy couple.








Luckily, the porch was big and sheltered so we could get some classic family formals.



And catch some lovely moments too.



The rain finally stopped and we headed down to the pier.



And then the couple took off in their very cool vintage Fiat. Which sometimes needs some help to get going. Rick's buddy Jon has definitely set the bar high for groomsmen this season with his pushing and piggybacking ability!





Congratulations Maureen & Rick!

22 comments:

C.J. Scott said...

Guys...these images are so beautiful and I just love the way they feel. Totally like being cozily wrapped up in a warm blanket with a mug of hot chocolate on a cold wintery day. What a lucky couple :)

Amy Martin said...

You guys are amazing... rain or shine. :)

I love, love, love that last shot!

jamiedelaine said...

Love these images; love you guys; love love love! The vintage car is such a neat touch. I love what you did with a not-so-perfect day. What a gorgeous venue. Where was that?

Rae Barnes said...

love Love LOVE these!! So wonderful!! Thanks for blogging. :-) You are only feeding my addiction. ;-) ha!

ben & laura harrison said...

what an awesome wedding ... great shots and we love the green bug ... love them all! you guys are awesome!

Nathan said...

Being from FL, I can completely relate to that rainy/muddy feeling. But you guys made it look so much fun! (And I'm a HUGE fan of the on-the-shoulders-into-the-fiat shots toward the end!)

Where was this location, by the way?

Chris+Lynn said...

Hey guys! Thanks for the luv :)
The location was Eden Garden State Park near Destin - a beautiful spot.

Krystal Radlinski said...

Wow. Just some really exceptional images here, and the family photo on the porch.... absolutely amazing!

Sandra et Sébastien said...

The Fiat 500, it's a really nice car to shoot a couples.
See my blog (capteurdmotion.com), I shoots this picture in 2003 and it's a wonderfull memory for me.
Thanks for IMAGES.

Bumatay said...

Wow I love these gorgeous images! The colors, compositions, post process - everything is exquisite.

Byron Brydges said...

Would you two stop embarrassing all of us!

Seriously.

Seriously, great job. Crisp, bright, beautiful. All the adjectives I've used before.

Byron

Jillian Kay said...

phenomenal!! wow, her eyes are just incredible and I love how you carried the vintage romance of their wedding into the tonality of the photographs. and I have to agree....best groomsman of the year!!

serena grace said...

you guys are seriously phenomenal!! you rock my socks everytime!

ben + laura - ben harrison photography said...

wowza .. the shot of the b&g in front of the gate looks like a still from chronicles of narnia (in a good way) and I love all of the fiat pics ... who needs a stepladder ... groomsmen are cheaper!

Marianne Lozano said...

Really get excited when I see updates on your blog. Amazing work as always!

Katrina + Andrew said...

those are so much fun... what a great couple and what great details to work with! Congratulations to Maureen and Rick! You two must LOVE your pics! - katrina

sticky said...

absolutely amazing! How awesome that the only that seemed to matter to Rick and Maureen was that they were going to spend the rest of their lives together!

beautiful chris and lynn!

jennifer said...

these are awesome, fun couple. and best groomsmen!

polina osherov said...

Love the porch formal and the dock and the little green car!! Awesome!!!

Bill Cawley (Olympia, WA) said...

A lovely set of images - and it looks everyone had a good time too. great job!

Anonymous said...

Rick and Maureen...what an amazing day! These pictures are phenomenal. :)-Summer & Matt

Anonymous said...

they are so cute!!!