When asked how Erin thought the day went, her reply was quite simply “Better than perfect!”… I mean, is there anything else anyone out there would want to hear from the bride? And honestly, from the photography side, I can’t say as if I disagree. From the prepping to the first looks… From the ceremony to this shot on the left closing out the evening. I do believe her day may have gone just like as she said… “Better than perfect!”.…
Really, this year we’ve had pretty spectacular weather and for Erin and Earl, the weather followed suit, much like every other weekend we’ve had. See, sometimes as photographers summer weddings can be tough because when it’s 100 degrees out with 1000000% humidity, trucking around all of our equipment, carrying a camera that weighs a gazillion pounds (that may be a slight exaggeration) and generally standing in the sun while we try to find shade to put our couples in can be tough. However, we do it with a smile and our own excitement because even though it’s tough… We still LOVE what we do, or at least I can say I do.
Anyway… Their day was bright and sunny and began with a bridal suit FULL of bridesmaids, moms, stylists and more. And I will say, the hair and make up team of Kara and Ambyr of Mirror Mirror out of Torrington were great. They kept everyone and everything on time, which is always a blessing. And then cruising thru hair and make up like a breeze, it was dress time. That moment you think about as a bride for so many years, and that day. Oh that day……. When you finally get to admire your gown on yourself, your body wrapped tight by it’s elegant fabric and lace. And it’s that moment when you truly become that stunning bride.
And I’m sure the feelings were nothing short of magical for Erin. One would think that nerves could take over but not for Erin. As most brides probably think, Erin believed she would be nervous but in her own words… “I thought I was going to be (nervous), but when everything comes together you realize you don’t have anything to be nervous about! The first look and bridal party pictures before the ceremony definitely calmed my nerves for the ceremony.”
What did she mention, “first looks”?? That’s right, we did first looks for Erin’s day and I believe they are becoming such a wonderful thing. More on that in the near future. First looks open up so much time but more importantly, they truly create more emotion and so many more moments than waiting to come down the aisle. If you scroll thru the photos located at the bottom of the post you’ll be able to find not only the first look with Erin and Earl, but also with Erin and her father. Man, when I capture first looks with dad and daughter I can feel my emotions running high, thinking about and knowing what I will be like with my daughter. A moment I’m looking forward to yet not looking forward to all at the same time…. haha
Chatting with Erin, there are two more pieces and thoughts of hers that I want to share. First, if there were any tips she would want to give to other brides. “Don’t stress about the little details and do a first look! And allow plenty of time for dancing! And rent Harry’s Photo Booth, its hilarious!” (Harry is the DJ of HG Entertainment, and a great one at that.) And of course in closing I asked her if she had any other thoughts or things she wanted to mention and in her words…… “Tim rocks!“<— That’s me. 😉
Hey! Erin & Earl, Thank you for inviting me into such a wonderful day!!!
And while we’re at it. Thanks to::::
Florist: Lily And Vine of Torrington
DJ: Harry Gambardella of HG Entertainment
Candlewood Inn in Brookfield
Hair and Make Up Team: Ambyr and Kara from Mirror Mirror out of Torrington
And all of their guests for rocking the party out!!!!
Shoes: Badley Mischka
Dress: Casa Blanca Bridal
Rings: Bedrosian Jewelers in Boston
(Photographer: TAB Photographic (ME!)