Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sarah and Corey: Part Uno

Okay, so I'm completely mad at my photobucket right now because I thought I had uploaded more pictures than this, and at least two that I KNOW I want to show you are missing. So I am doing the rarely seen TWO PARTER! It's gonna be awesome.

Meanwhile, I can't wait to get on with the first part. Sarah and Corey have been awesome from day one, and she is even my facebook friend now! (And you can be too--just let me know if you want to be and I'll find you, since I have the most common name in the history of ever.)

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Sarah's dad officiated the ceremony, and it was so great. Billy used to assist a wedding videographer*, and he said that he thinks that this would have been one of the best weddings to get on video because her dad performing it was especially significant, and it was funny and sweet and Sarah was such an animated bride. Billy loved these guys.

*As a sidenote, I like to tease Billy about always being an assistant. So whenever he says he wants to do something, for example, be a cake decorator (only when we're watching Ace of Cakes, as it happens), I say, "No, I'LL be the cake decorator and you'll be the assistant cake decorator." Or since he's going to school to be an orientation and mobility specialist for the visually impaired, I'll be like, "I'll just be the O&M specialist and you can be the assistant." It's really fun and never gets old (although he may disagree).


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These boys were CRAZY cute. I've said before and I'll say again that we have gotten amazingly lucky with all the kiddos this year--they've all been great and well-behaved and so adorable. And the little enforcer here is KILLING me.

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I LOVE taking pictures of the grandparents. They're always so cute, and they always have the most interesting faces and look amazing in black and white. And I love cameras, in case you didn't know.

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Oh, ha! I took a picture of this just to be able to tell the story on my blog! For whatever reason, and I have no idea why, me and Billy were peeking over the baptismal pool (is that what it's called?) and we saw those boots sticking out and it really startled both of us, like, is there a body in the baptism thing??? No, it was just waders, but we watch a LOT of horror movies* (I'm a junkie), so you can imagine how our minds didn't have to work hard to make the leap. And then we got a good laugh out of it.

*For the first time in possibly ever, I am really looking forward to February. In Chicago, no less! On Friday the 13th in February, the new remake of Friday the 13th comes out, and on the next day, the 14th, My Bloody Valentine 3-D comes out! As a bonus, each one stars a boy from Supernatural! I am beyond excited ... it's going to be one awesome marathon weekend of gloriousness! And I also kind of love holiday horror movies ... Halloween was obviously awesome, and I LOVED the campy slasher that was the Black Christmas remake a few years ago. I need to watch the original, but nonetheless, I will be busting out my DVD of the new one again this year. Does anyone know of a good Thanksgiving horror movie? Oh, and I am completely addicted to Scream Queens on VH1 right now. It combines two of my favorite things--horror movies and trashy reality TV.

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I pulled this out of a formal shot--he was just a small part of it which is why it may appear a little grainy, but when I noticed him being cross-eyed (ON PURPOSE!) for the picture, I decided a little revenge was in order. If his parents are reading this, I totally nominate this picture to be displayed large and proud at his high school graduation. :)


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Sarah and her dad ... ummm, AWWWWWWWWWWW! They were so cute, and I also loved the pictures of him dancing with Sarah's sister. Their family is so sweet and loves each other so much.

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Double fisting! I think technically, she was holding someone else's glass, but the camera neither knows nor cares.


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The best man delivered his speech from a Detroit Lions notebook, because apparently he and Corey are big fans (Corey being a Michigander and whatnot ... I bet he even describes locations using the palm of his hand).


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Okay, so I love this picture and the finger pointing at Corey, but don't you also think he kind of looks like the kid in home ec class in Superbad that Evan puts flour on his face and he looks like a cat? But seriously, this was a major cake smashing, and Sarah did NOT hold back, and her laptop also got caught in the cake crossfire and was covered in crumbs, which, like everything, didn't phase her one bit.

I have had almost entirely stress-free, no drama brides and there have been absolutely ZERO bridezillas so far. I have no idea how I've gotten so lucky with that, and I hear other photographers comment on out of control brides and I am overjoyed to not be able to relate, but I am telling you ... Sarah took the easy-going, free-spirited, good naturedness to a whole new level. She enjoyed her entire day to the max.

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The cake topper! This wedding had amazing little details, which I love but usually opt not to show in my blog posts only because I have more to say about people having fun and looking happy, but it doesn't mean I don't love them all. I most definitely do. But as a total nerd, I loved the blackness of the background but especially the detail in the white, which I have personally always found challenging. I mean, just go take pictures of snow and see how much detail you get. It's tough. Thankfully, I think Chicago will dump plenty of snow on me this year and I'll get lots of practice time.

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Sarah had two big crazy dances with each of her parents. Isn't that awesome! And, since she immediately removed the big poufy slip thing from underneath immediately (and I mean IMMEDIATELY) after the wedding (like before the family pics), we got lots of fun pictures of her dress flying around. Very fun!

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This was my first bona fide groom's cake, and I was so excited to see one. Remember what I said about Michigan? I wasn't messing around. (And don't worry, those weren't peas, they were delicious, delicious icing. Although SOMEONE recently, and I think it was my grandma maybe, was telling me about how when she worked in a school cafeteria, they had something called "Wacky Cake", and apparently it was just chocolate cake with an enormous, industrial-sized can of peas crushed up in the cake. The kids never knew about the secret ingredient, the "wackiness" if you will, and went crazy for this cake. And all I'm saying is, from now on, if you are about to eat something with "wacky" in the title, you might just want to give it a second thought before ultimately deciding that ignorance is bliss.)

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Favorite ring shot of the whole entire year! I knew Sarah was a big fan of ring shots and they had a little coloring station set up for the kids, so I was got this one and was so excited I made her look at it in my camera. And I love Sarah because she gets just as excited as I do about things like that!


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Awwww, I think this was my favorite picture of Sarah and Corey together of the day!

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Awww, the dancing was so fun, and Sarah is an awesome dancer, as you may have guessed if you remember from their engagement post that she sings in a band! I'm so jealous of good dancers, because I am so not. My mom actually made me take dance classes as a kid because I was so uncoordinated that she was hoping to at least give me a prayer of being able to walk and chew gum. I am still not what anyone would call graceful and I'm a terrible dancer, but I am at least okay enough with myself to happily bounce around and try not to trip. :)


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The best man also was an AMAZING dancer who totally came out of nowhere. Look at Corey admiring his skills ... make that "skillz". Of the mad variety. There's some party dance making the rounds right now and I probably saw it about ten times this year, minimum, and I have no idea what it's called, but I know it involves doing the Charlie Brown so feel free to fill me in on that. I really should know. But anyway, best man came out and showed everyone how it was done. Work it!


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A little love for the champagne bottle! I know that when you really think about it, I was essentially taking pictures of garbage here, but it was such PRETTY garbage, no? :) And besides, nothing says celebration like an empty bottle of the bubbly!

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This is what I'm talking about on the great little details. It's not just a wedding dress placecard holder ... she tied a red ribbon around the waist to make it look like HER dress! Isn't that awesome and creative?
Okay, I'll post up the last few pictures this evening, but in the meantime, you can go look at the gallery at http://sarahbrownphotography.instaproofs.com.

4 comments:

James M said...

your assistant comment made me laugh. And I LOVE these pictures. It made me realize that (even thought I don't usually like them) I haven't been to a wedding in a while. Maybe because I am mean and I am just not being invited anymore! More likely is that most of my age group are in committed relationships or married. Wah wah.

Aunt Amy said...

Wacky cake was more like a carrot or spice cake, but it DID have frosting, thus making it a treat.

Awesome pics, btw. Love the grandma with camera. Is that a Mickey Mouse watch on her wrist?

Beth said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the rings shot. I love crayons so much and the focus and everything looks SO great!

Sarah Devereaux said...

ok, I totally can't take credit for the reserved-card bride thing... my mom tied the little ribbons around them and surprised me. Isn't that great?!

To answer Aunt Amy, I'm pretty sure it's a Readers Digest watch... I think there's a swan on there. My mom always wore a Mickey Mouse watch, though. Good times.