Friday, May 23, 2008

My Best Friend's Wedding

You know how people always say "always a photographer, never a bridesmaid"? Or something like that... Well, not for me - at least not last weekend! Last week I traveled to Columbus, Ohio to take part in my best friend, Marietta's wedding! It was kinda strange being a bridesmaid, but it was definitely fun! It was so great spending a few days with Mar and catching up with old friends, and of course being there for one of the most exciting days of her life. She and Mike have been dating for about 10 years - so this was a huge celebration!!

Of course, I couldn't leave my camera behind all together, so here are some pics...

self portrait. me in all my bridesmaid glory :)

Marietta's dress was perfect!

Isn't she so pretty?!?! This is right around when I started bawling my eyes out!! What can I say? She's been my best friend since I was like 7 years old!

And, see, I wasn't the only one crying. This is Marietta's mom - who I just adore. In fact, I call her Mommy. Mar's dad passed away when we were in Middle School, so it was just an emotional day all around. I think seeing her baby girl in her wedding dress was about all Mommy could take...

I didn't get any photos of the ceremony. I was, um, busy... But here's the happy couple in the limo afterwards.

and during the portrait session

During portraits, we were right next to a bar. Well, Marietta isn't one to just let a bar pass by unused! So, she and her brother & sister and one of the other bridesmaids hopped in for a jager shot. That grosses me out, so I just took pictures :) I love her reaction though! (click on the image for a close-up)

She was REALLY enjoying being the bride :)

And I must say, I was part of one of the biggest bridal parties ever! There were 9 bridesmaids & 9 groomsmen, plus 2 junior bridesmaids, 3 ushers, 2 flower girls, and 3 ring bearers!!! It was totally crazy, but she's the kind of girl who just makes good friends and keeps them forever - so it just had to be done. I must say though, we were one of the best looking bridal parties ever ;) It had to be those awesome dresses. Check out the hotness!
Gorgeous details...

The first dance

Mar dancing with her Tito Vito (Tito means Uncle in the Phillipines)

And Mike, dancing with his Mom. You've gotta love a guy with a laugh like that!

Mar & Mommy at the end of the night

And the last shot of the night. Me w/ Mar's brother, cousin and childhood neighbors. I hadn't seen any of them in YEARS! It was so great to hang out and catch up with all of them :)

It was such a wonderful weekend! Thank you Marietta & Mike for asking me to be part of your wedding (and not asking me to work at it ;). I love you so much and wish you all the happiness in the world! Have a great time in St. Kitt's and call me when you get home!! xoxo


  1. Awesome stuff Krista. Marietta must be thrilled with these images!


  2. awww so pretty!! i LOVE the red dresses =)

  3. Always a photographer even when in the wedding! One can never leave the camera behind or you just feel uncomfortable. Great Shots!

  4. You look so beautiful as a brides maid! Your off duty shots are amazing. I am glad you got to have fun at your best friends weddings. Not that shooting isn't fun, but come on!