It’s always a little daunting to photograph the wedding of someone in the family. If anything goes wrong, they know where you live.
But on the upside, you get to shoot and casually hang out with all the people that you love.
When I was approached to do the wedding of my husband’s cousin, Ingrid, to her Andrew I knew IMMEDIATELY it was going to be impeccably designed with a strong emphasis on simply enjoying the atmosphere of the day and the presence of (quite a large! – and occasionally raucous) family.
When she told me it was going to have Mexican decor I nearly fell off my chair with joy. One quick look around my house and you will see calaveras and serape blankets covering every available surface. I could not wait to see what they had planned.
Now, there are quite a few ways to cheese up a Mexican theme, but I knew Ingrid would knock it out of the park. And I was not disappointed! Bright pops of colorful flowers and lush fruit set off crisp white personalized papel picado. The tables were set with bright candelabras, and each place setting was marked with the facebook profile photo of each of the roughly 140 guests, leading to hilarious icebreakers and storytelling.
A beautiful afternoon spent by the lake at the Lindenderry Winery in Red Hill gave way to a sumptuous dinner and, you guessed it, a raucous boogie-fest on the dance floor long into the evening.
Congratulations Ingrid and Andrew, and thank you for letting me be a part of your unique and memorable wedding!