Despite a little bit of rain, Kaity and Mason's September wedding day was absolutely beautiful! Their ceremony was at All Saints Church and their reception was at 21st Century Theater in Oakley. We were excited that the bride and groom wanted several pictures of themselves and their bridal party downtown around the Roebling Suspension Bridge. Scheduling this extra time in their wedding day allowed us plenty of time for artistic, fun pictures of Kaity, Mason, and their bridal party. We had lots of absolutely gorgeous pictures to choose from for this installment of our 5 favorites, and this time we decided to go with some unique pictures! Enjoy!
Photograph 1: "We're MARRIED!!"
Molly captured this instant as Kaity and Mason walked back down the aisle to thunderous applause after their wedding ceremony. My eyes go right to Kaity's face. The look that she and Mason are sharing is the look of newlyweds, happiness, excitement, and love. I think it showcases what every bride is thinking after the end of their ceremony, a mixture of thoughts and emotions: all of the planning, excitement building, and this is it! You're married! I think it's so neat that Molly was able to capture this emotion, it happens in a split second before your turn forward to enjoy the rest of your day.
Photograph 2: Unique Details Picture
Molly always tells our clients that she prefers to take detail pictures of the dress, jewelry, etc. when they are ON someone. This adds an emotional, human element to the pictures and details. I love this picture for several reasons. First, it's a really unique details shot. It's not just Kaity in her dress, Mason is part of the picture. Second, it show cases lots of details! From the back of Kaity's dress, to the buttons, the beading on it, her bracelet, to the length and beading of her veil--so many pretty things to take in! Third, it even showcases Mason! His suit, pocket square, even his wedding ring! I can't image a more beautiful way to showcase all of these items.
Photograph 3: Clouds Make for a Breathtaking Background!
You know that Molly is famous for her "sky shots." She tries to get dramatic pictures of the brides and grooms with beautiful sky-scapes behind them. Even on a cloudy day, it's no different! The clouds on their wedding day provided a saturated, completely unique, beautiful backdrop for Kaity and Mason! Maybe it's just my imagination, but I think the gray in the sky highlights and shows off Mason's gray suit even more than usual. It also provides an ideal contrast for Kaity's wedding dress! With the lighting Molly provided, the happy couple just seem to glow against the darker background, don't they?! I just love this picture!
Photograph 4: Beautiful Reception Lighting!
I know that 21st Century Theater always has the twinkle lights coming down from the ceiling, but I'm not sure if they always have the highlights on all of the centerpieces. This overview of Kaity and Mason's reception is absolutely gorgeous! I love it! They added the "Love" on the stage behind their head table, and it fits in with the room perfectly! The soft lighting, the table highlights, and the dark romantic feel of the room definitely makes us feel the 'Love,' how about you?
Photograph 5: Before and After
One thing we love about 21st Century Theater is that they are able to change their sign for all of their couples! For their engagement session, Kaity was able to arrange that the theater would have their sign changed for them to use for their save the date. Planning this also allowed for the ideal mirror image from their engagement to their wedding! It's so much fun to have a venue offer these types of unique services to their couples, and we love to include these details in wedding pictures!
Congratulations, Kaity and Mason! We are so glad you chose us to be part of your day and wish you a lifetime of love, health, and happiness!
Which is your favorite photograph?