What can I say about Lauren and Ryan’s charming Ryland Inn wedding that these pictures don’t already convey? A wedding is a wedding. They are all beautiful, romantic and joyous occasions; but a wedding with so many happy tears and hearty laughs from supportive friends and family is a wedding that this photographer never wants to leave. If an abundance of happy tears wasn’t enough to keep me at the reception thirty minutes later than I was hired, then it would have been the cake-dropping cake-cutting, the dance-floor-busting grandma, the fun videographers or the friendliest group of guests that I’ve ever met. Lauren and Ryan joked with me later that everyone cried at their wedding except them, but I think they were just having way too much fun as is evidenced by all their pictures. The weather could not have been better or the day gone smoother – it was in short, a perfect day. While I don’t have more words to convey how much fun I had capturing Lauren and Ryan’s wedding day, I’m sure it shows in the pictures themselves.
Ryan and Lauren filled the recently opened Ryland Inn ballroom with gorgeous rustic decor that made use of tree stumps, birch bark, and rustic lanterns. The flowers and foliage added pops of mint and pink everywhere that transformed this beautifully open, bright ballroom into a garden party. They had an adorable first look before the ceremony, which contributed to it being such an easy-going, stress free day, and after the ceremony we had a few minutes to take advantage of the gorgeous sunset light for a few more bride and groom portraits.
I could hardly believe my ears when my assistant Leandra warned me that I only had one roll of Fuji left. In addition to my digital images, I had shot 22 rolls of medium format film, which many of the images you see above. I’m excited that incorporating film into the wedding has become so seamless. My second shooter Julieanne captured awesome moments throughout the day and my assistant Leandra’s help was invaluable. I’m so lucky to work with such talented, hard-working people.