We had the privilege of photographing Sam & David's magical wedding at the Orchid Garden this last weekend and we couldn't wait to share some of the photos.
I started the day off meeting the girls at their hotel room in the Grand Bohemian downtown. They were just finishing hair and makeup so I quickly grabbed some photos of the finishing touches. Then I hung up the dresses and grabbed photos of all the special details Sam had laid out for her big day. Once those were done I took advantage of the natural light and unique elements the room had to offer to grab portraits of all the girls together. The hotel being only one block from the venue Sam had told me that her and her girls would walk there, using this opportunity I had the bridal party carry Sam's dress behind her as they walked down the street and I just love how the photo turned out. We took a few more fun photos as we walked to the venue, while we were doing all this Jonathan was about 15 minutes away with the guys at David's house. While he was there he captured all of David's wedding day details while also capturing the fun and excitement of the celebration that had already begun.
Once everyone was safely put away at the venue so the bride and groom didn't see each other, we took Sam's dress and grabbed some really stunning photos of it by itself before she put it on. Once she was dressed we captured the reveal to her bridesmaids, it was unanimous she looked stunning. At this point we went downstairs to grab details of the ceremony and reception and prepare for the entrances.
I love when couples get married on the stairs in Orchid Garden it makes for such a unique perspective for the guests. Once all the formalities were out of the way and the couple shared their first kiss, we moved right into family photos inside the venue while all the other guests went out to the court yard for the cocktail hour. Excited to use the gorgeous character this venue offers we quickly finished the family photos and went off with the whole wedding party to grab some group photos before just focusing on Sam & David. Everyone took direction so well and we were able to get a large variety of photos in a very short time. If you asked me to pick a favorite photo from this time I could only name about 6, it seemed like every photo was more incredible than the one before it so it was hard to stop but it was time for the reception so we went and set up for introductions and their first dance. It was a beautiful reception and a Jim from Fyer Fly Productions kept the party going and the dance floor full all night. And in my tradition after all the dances, cake cutting, speeches and bouquet toss I snuck outside with the couple for a few quick night shots. These turned out so good I'm sure you will see them all over my promo stuff 🙂
After we went back in the couple finished celebrating with all their friends and family and shared their last dance before exiting to what is now my favorite type of exit, Pizza and sparklers!! lol Thank you Sam and David for hiring Patrick Buckley Images to capture your magical wedding day we can't wait to see what the future has in store for you both!!