Andrea and Edward got married on Saturday June 25, 2011 and what a ride it was!! Like all my couples, I met with Andrea and Edward a couple of weeks before the wedding to catch up and see how things were going. Everything was in place, it was just the little things here and there. No worries though as they were not only a super prepared and organized couple, they invested in a professional wedding planner so that they would enjoy their special day together.
I remember driving over to Andrea’s parent’s place the day of the wedding with a feeling of anticipation and excitement, the same if not similar type of feeling for a friend’s wedding. If it was not meeting for dim sum, or climbing down into an abyss (i kid, i kid..) in Toberymory, or showing them my latest attempt at making scrambled eggs (i swear i can make eggs..just not as good as Andrea). The culmination of gatherings and communications we have had throughout the year added up to one thing…A great friendship and trust. That’s the only way I can explain it, if I need to explain the feeling I had throughout their wedding day. This was no business transaction, this was a friend documenting another friend’s wedding. This is why I love what I do and why I am doing it.
Totally went off into a tangent there…so as I was saying. I arrived at Andrea’s parent’s place to document her preparations in the morning. Calm as she was, Andrea was sitting for Karen Chen Richardson, who is an amazing make up and hair specialist and all around nice person. They have been up since at least 5am and the house was quite calm. Breakfast was being served constantly as if it were a buffet, bridesmaids were preparing for the madness that was about to be unleashed upon the guys.
As Andrea’s make up session concluded, we heard the arrival of the limo with all the boys. The madness began and Andrea had a front row seat peering through the blinds of her window. I have to say, the girls were quite creative with the games. The little race in heels and other womens garments was new, the grapes and socks….a little gross…hope the guys wore clean socks =P.
I think I have said enough so I will let your eyes do the rest at filling in the day…i’ll chime in here and there. Enjoy…
absolutely love this next photo of Ed getting ready in his parent’s room with old photos on the mirror of his brother and himself.I know that the format of this next image is unorthodox of me, but, I saw no other way to best show off this amazing dress!!
If there was a theme to this wedding it would be “laughter”. Both Andrea and Edward have the most infectious smile and laugh. I love even more that they still make each other laugh.Andrea told me that her parents also got their wedding photos taken at Edward’s Gardens so she gave me this photo and wanted something similar. It appears the bridge has gone through some changes through the years so I wanted to show a “progression” from her parent’s photo to theirs, so I placed them a little past where her parents were placed and create the image below.
Special thanks goes out to Ron and Lucy who helped me out on Andrea and Ed’s wedding. You guys were awesome!! Be sure to also check out Eugene from Cinematic Wedding’s Same Day Edit HERE