So, as you may remember from this post a while back, Alli and Glenn's wedding was a bit unusual! Due to a random case of the chicken pox, Krista wasn't able to be at the wedding; fortunately Melissa Coe and Jessica Cardinalli were kind enough to step in and cover the wedding for her. I've been doing an internship with Krista since February to learn more about how a photography business is run, and have been assisting her at most of her weddings this summer as well. So, for Alli and Glenn's wedding, I went along with Melissa and Jessica to try to assist them and get even more photos of Alli and Glenn's special day! Since Krista wasn't able to be at the event, she asked me, Elizabeth, to write this post to give you all a sense of the day...
Driving down to the Oceancliff Hotel, the weather looked to be anything but cooperative - rainy, misty, and downright ugly. However, by the time we arrived, the skies were clear! And soon the weather was sunny and beautiful, and the bright blue sky was a perfect backdrop for the bright, crisp colors Alli & Glenn had chosen.
While the bridesmaids had brightly colored dresses with white bouquets, Alli's bridal bouquet was highlighted with vivid peonies. I took my time making sure that we had some photographs that captured the beauty of the florist's work!
Melissa captured this beautiful silhouette of Alli, as well as the following series of her dress and getting ready.
Melissa got a number of beautiful shots of the rings and other pieces of jewelry throughout the day; this one stood out above the rest.
Alli and Glenn met before the ceremony to enjoy a few moments together to take it all in, and to take some portraits so they would have more time later to enjoy their reception.
We drove down the coast a little way to a spot they'd chosen, where Melissa captured this moment.
I stayed back and got this shot of them walking up the road a short way.
Jessica did a great job catching them from a completely different angle and perspective.
I love the sense of movement Jessica captured in this shot.
The view from OceanCliff was a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony!
Jessica captured this moment when Alli's dad walked her down the aisle to meet Glenn.
One great thing about having the ceremony at the top of a hill was that I was able to walk down below, then around to the back of the guests, to get two different perspectives on the setting.
Melissa captured this shot during the exchange of rings
Jessica was waiting for the newlyweds as they came down the aisle, surrounded by their family and friends. You could tell all through the ceremony just how important it was to them that the people they cared about were a part of this day!
After some group portraits, we took a few more portraits of the two of them as the sun was setting. I was glad to be able to capture a sky that reflected the bright colors they had surrounded themselves with all day.
I'm glad that I was able to be a part of this wedding. Not only did I get to work with and learn from two different photographers, I also had the chance to shoot at a beautiful venue and get to spend time with a fun group of people. Alli and Glenn, thank you so much for letting us be a part of this important day in your lives! Your understanding and flexibility in what could have been a difficult situation is a testament to your characters.
And I (Krista) also want to thank Alli & Glenn for being so great through this whole chicken-pox-fiasco! It's a photographer's worst nightmare to not be able to shoot a wedding they're scheduled to document, and your gracious understanding was total blessing.
And a special thank you to Melissa Coe and Jessica Cardinalli for dropping everything at a moment's notice to help us all out!! You ladies, as well as Elizabeth, did a great job capturing the day and it's wonderful knowing that even though I couldn't be there, Alli & Glenn were in (lots of) good hands!