Karla and Kevin got married a few weeks ago on a "not-so-perfect-wedding day-weather" sort of day. The forecast called for a slight chance of rain- bad news for a bride who planned her first look, ceremony and formal photos outside! As Karla was getting ready we were hopeful but we bumped up the first look time a bit in order to make sure we beat the rain....we didn't. Normally I wouldn't be such a downer and talk about the unfortunate circumstances of a wedding day, but I am, because if you were to look at Karla, you'd never know that things weren't going as planned. She was happy and composed and excited to marry her love! She had her best friends and family around her, including her Dad who recently returned home after had been serving in Afghanistan. It really was the perfect day!
Karla and Kevin opted for the First Look before the ceremony. The rain let up just long enough for us to get some photos done at The Approach in Troy.
Kevin and Karla met in Saratoga, New York at a bar where Kevin was working. She ordered a Guinness, he spilled it on her and the rest is history. Because of that they decided to take a spin on the normal unity tradition during their ceremony.
Kevin poured another Guinness and shared it with Karla, a first of many things they will share in their new life together.
These small sculptures were another of the special touches that Karla and Kevin put in to their wedding. Karla's father, a Master Sergeant in the United States Army, with 33 years of service, brought these home from Afganistan to use as favors for their guests.
It's not every wedding that the brides father has an outfit worthy of a section of the blog post, but this one is quite deserving I think!
The party went on all night- dancing, food, desserts, drinks, fun!
Karla and Kevin, I wish you a long, happy life together and I sincerely thank you for asking me to photograph your wedding!