Monday, July 20, 2009
It was a wedding known as much for its footwear as its location and participants. My little Miss is now a Mrs. and starting her new life with a talented and promising young man in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
The wedding itself was a reflection of Kara and Eric – a mixture of adhering to tradition and throwing it to the wind. The location was a century-old pavilion in Lord’s Park in Elgin, Illinois – something old. But there were plenty of examples of something new, too.
Bride and Groom decided to make a statement with their wedding footwear and outfitted themselves, the bridal party and parents with high top Converse sneakers. Bride, Groom and Moms sported custom colors; attendants and dads wore black.
Along with the expected (bride and groom stuffing each other’s faces with cake, for example) was the unexpected (the cake – actually several cupcake trees) were adorned with his and hers Star Wars action figures in place of the traditional bride and groom). Kara was in charge of the sheet music for the cello quartet that provided the music for the ceremony and slipped in the Beatles’ All You Need Is Love for the recessional as a surprise to Eric – and everyone else expecting Midsummer’s Night Dream. Eric had his own surprise up his tuxedo sleeve and jammed with the reception’s jazz combo to serenade Kara with a rendition of All My Lovin.’
A twenty one thousand bubble salute sent husband and wife out into the world.
Dad got to photograph the portraits of the wedding party and families as well as reception activity. Another photographer was hired to shoot the ceremony. Something about me not able to do two things at once.
All went well, Mom and I only melted down a little, friends and family have returned to their homes and the house is quiet today.
Photographs © 2009 James Jordan.