The temperature just started to drop to a warm and comfortable level. After a full July day of heat in the upper 90’s and humidity to rival Florida, the gentle summer breeze and low 70-degree weather was a welcome retreat.
It was a beautiful night. The starlight showed brightly as the silvery moon climbed over the tree line on the horizon. The sweet smell of summer blooms and the gentle song of summer wildlife was beginning to replace the music and laughter of Lindsy and Wes’ backyard wedding as we left for our car.
I remember thinking to myself, “This is a perfect summer night, it really doesn’t get much better than this.”
Covered head to toe in sweat, we carried our photography gear back to the car with a mixture of exhaustion and excitement that only comes to us after a photographing a wedding. Tired from a day’s job well done and the joy and playfulness of a bright new future. The future of Lindsy and Wes, a promise of dreams to come and love that has been realized.
“Did you have fun?” I asked Leidy, as we loaded our bags up in the car.
“Oh yeah, that was amazing.” she said, throwing herself in the front seat while pulling out the laptop to backup the pictures.
And she was right. The wedding truly was amazing. We had no idea that we would enjoy a backyard summer weddings as much as we enjoyed Lindsy and Wes’ wedding. The food, the music, the dancing, and there was even a drone to film it all.
With COVID front and center stage in our lives right now, couples all over the world are shifting their wedding plans. Some are moving their weddings to next year in hopes that it will look different than this year. And then there are couples like Lindsy and Wes who aren’t going to allow anything, not even pandemics, to come between them and their wedding day.
We can only hope that all the backyard weddings we photograph this COVID season are as enjoyable as this one. It really was a perfect summer night.
Venue: The Crandall Residence
Tent: American Rentals
Planner: All Buttoned Up Events
Cake Artist: The Cakabakery
Florist: Glamour and Grit
Bar Services & Catering: Mortons Fine Catering
Officiant: Kanaan El-Daher
Makeup Artist: Erick Gerson Makeup
Hair Stylist: Beauty by KVB
Bride and Groom’s Ring: Freddy’s Certified Diamonds & Fine Jewelry
Dress Store: Becker’s Bridal
Dess Designer :: Maggie Sottero
Groom’s Attire :: Men’s Wearhouse
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka