The eternal optimist that I am, I have to say, this whole being behind on my blogging thing is really kinda cool because now enough time has past to give me that "re-living" feeling when I go through the pictures! Every wedding event is such a personal experience for me. Photography is not a job to me, it's a way of expressing what I feel about what I see. I get to know each and every one of my clients and by the time we get to their wedding, I'm as (...ok, more...) excited than the little flower girls! We just celebrate in our own unique ways...they throw petals, I snap pictures!
Anthony and Michelle got married in June and their wedding was really fun because it was my first Serbian Orthodox wedding! Michelle tried to prepare me for all the partying that takes place in a Serb wedding, but there was nothing she could have said. lol! It was one GREAT. BIG. PARTY. from dawn to dusk. And beyond. I don't think I stopped smiling all day!
Michelle prepared at home and behind their house is this gorgeous old oak tree and a big open field. She loves this tree and I love that she loves it! It made a really great place for some pictures before the ceremony.
Anthony is one of the most down to earth, real guys I've met. When you meet him, you just feel comfortable and at home. But I love how he pulls off a good mobster look too...the cigar was really fun to play with!
I think Anthony was amused by the crowns. As a side note, my son saw this picture and his jaw dropped, "Are they the REAL king and queen???" It took everything in me not to say, "YES, honey, mommy shot the king and queen's wedding last weekend!" lol.
Finally! The kiss!
When Anthony and Michelle exited the church, everyone greeted them with shots and chucked quarters at them! Seemed kind of dangerous to me, but I guess Serbs are pretty resilient!
Michelle's daughter was the flower girl and Anthony's son was the ring bearer. Both were really fun to goof off with...
A nice new family picture...
Even Serbian kids know how to party!
One of my favorite dancing pictures of all time!
Anthony and Michelle, congratulations! What a fun day!!! I was honored to be a part of it. Bog Vas Blagoslovio!