…and we got married! Tuesday!
Although it wasn’t in a chapel. Just a little badly lit room at the Clerk of Courts surrounded by our parents and our photographer.
Short and sweet.
And very fast. Talk about wham, bam thank you ma’am! That lady has done a weddin’ or two before.
We’d been going back and forth for a while now on when we wanted to get married. Since we got engaged, we thought we’d wait until we bought a house to make it official. Well, since we are building a house and it will be ready in a few months, we decided to go ahead and do it! We bought our rings a few weeks ago and got our marriage license. Then we randomly decided on a date when my Dad would be off work so the parental sets could attend, and that was it!
October 23, 2012. 3:00 on a Tuesday at the Clerk of Courts. Done.
We decided that even though it’s our second wedding (to each other mind you) we didn’t want to spend any more money than we had to. At first I simply ruled out the “frills” but once it started becoming real that we really would be getting married soon, I decided our second wedding still deserved professional pictures and a pretty new dress for me. It’s not like this is any less special than our last, just that the frills were not needed. Been there, done that. I searched high and low for a white dress just like the one I wore, but I had no luck with “the one”. So red it was! I figured I didn’t have to stick to tradition the second time around ;-).
These were delivered to my house early in the day. My parents are the best
So my good friend Brett Svenson who shot our first wedding, was able to take pictures of the ceremony and after shots for us. We did a few downtown but I really wanted to get most of them at the place I do a lot of client shoots at. For the “Fall Feel”. I just love love love them! Brett did a fabulous job, as always! Oh and I’m pretty spoiled too for next day turnaround on the pics! Which is good for my impatient self! Many, many pictures below…
Our parents <3
Always carry chalk. You never know when you’ll want to use it on a random brick wall!
Poor guy. I’m not exactly what you’d call frail/lightweight (obviously, look at the donk…yikes). I’m sure his back is hurting today! But those two shots are some of my favorites.
We tied the knot!
LOVE this one.
And this one.
(I made some black and white. Love love love B&W!)
After the ceremony and pictures we went to a relaxing casual dinner with our parents and my Grandma at the Salty Dawg. One of our favorites. My brother was working or else he’d have been there and my SIL and her hubby live too far away to attend. I would have loved for it to be a great big get together and celebration with a bunch of friends but we decided just to keep it with immediate family so things would stay simple and uncomplicated. Much love to everyone who sent support from afar and especially my family and my in-laws for being a part of our special day!
Mr. & Mrs. James <3
Official in-laws again! Yay!
When we got home, this balloon, flowers and card was waiting for us from my sweet neighbors. So nice of them!
It was a perfect day for us and we couldn’t be happier. We are so very blessed. Thank you to everyone SO much who has been there for us for the ups and downs!
Here’s to lots of happiness (and babies) ahead!