Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Stephanie & Matthew

Saturday, March 14th celebrated the wedding of Stephanie and Matthew at the Eastland Park Hotel in Portland. These are two of the sweetest people you'll ever meet and their day was absolutely beautiful in every way! There were lots of emotions, laughter and excitement from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Here are just a few images of their wedding day...

Stephanie and her bridesmaids arrived shortly before Matt and his groomsmen, so, they made quick work of getting to their room to get dressed for pictures before the ceremony. Stephanie was full of emotions. Through it all, her bridesmaids helped keep her composed. They are an amazing group of friends!! I managed to sneak a quick pic of Stephanie's gown before she put it on...

After adding some finishing touches and posing for a shot by the window, it was off to get a group formal of Stephanie with her ladies. This shot was Stephanie's first full-length view of herself with her wedding gown on...

Meanwhile, Matt and his groomsmen had arrived at the Eastland and were busy getting suited up.

Tige captured a few moments with the guys at the bar at the top of the Eastland, before they headed down to the ceremony.

The ceremony was very intimate - only close family and so sweet! Lots of tissues were needed for this celebration!

Once the ceremony ended, we had only a handful of formals to accomplish. Then we managed to get Stephanie and Matt outside in the brisk March air. They hung in there despite Stephanie shivering!!

It wasn't long before we were back inside and the couple was introduced to a ballroom reception filled with their family and friends.

Of course, no event is complete at the Eastland without their traditional flambe presentation! Stephanie and Matt had a special twist on this tradition, however. They had individual cakes served to each guest... they looked SO yummy!!

We are so excited to have been chosen to photograph such a wonderful celebration! It was truly an honor for us to capture your day. Thank you both so much for including us. We hope you're enjoying a peaceful and relaxing honeymoon!


Heather said...

What a beautiful couple, a beautiful ceremony, and a beautiful reception. These pictures are perfect. I wish you all the love and happiness that you both deserve. I love you both, Aunt Heather

Andy said...

What an incredible set of photos - as always an inspiration of hope, peace and love.