Life’s biggest celebrations just wouldn’t be the same if we couldn’t share them with our closest friends and family. In our line of work, Andrew and I have the pleasure of witnessing major life moments all the time. Its the community of relatives, friends and loved ones that make these events so special. For Audrey and Julian, their early October wedding was highlighted with moments made special by such a community of people.
When we first met with Audrey and Julian, they mentioned that their wedding party would be made up of 14 of their nearest and dearest. Fourteen! I have to admit, we hadn’t worked with a wedding party quite so large before and we wondered how the logistics of the day would work from a photographer’s perspective. Its hard to round up 6 or 7 people to stand still for photos – let alone a cavalry of fourteen! As soon as I arrived at Audrey’s family home the morning of the wedding, I felt welcome right away. The nerves about photographing this bunch went right out the door. The house was full of love. The family photos on the wall told a story of kids growing up in a loving home, the way that everyone came together to take care of last minute details, the loving gazes as Audrey stepped into her wedding dress. It was truly amazing to experience the energy in the Perry house.
If it wasn’t enough just sharing in this special day, everyone involved played a little part in making this wedding extra special. Friends and family did an amazing job decorating the reception hall, Julian’s boys played it cool despite some last minute craziness and a little episode involving incorrectly hemmed pants, the fathers actually made the wedding cake together (!!!!! you have to check out this out, its amazing!) and the thanksgiving themed reception dinner felt like a good home cooked meal. I of course teared up during the speeches – but what else is new?
At the end of the day, everyone celebrated together – with some of the most impressive Gangnam style we’ve seen all season. It was a great party and we had an amazing time with this awesome clan. Congratulations Audrey and Julian we are so happy for you. P.S – give our best to Lefty 🙂
xoxo Erin and Andrew