I loved being at Jon and Karen’s wedding. The day was really filled with so much joy and I could tell from the start that everyone just adored them. Even though Jon and I went to the same high school, and then to the same college where Karen also went, I never did get to know either of them well. However, I did love learning about each of them and also the two as a couple throughout the day, seeing why their friends and family admired them so. They are everything they were described to be and I felt honored to take photos for their special day! Crystal Jean Photography, thank you so much for having me second shoot- it’s always a pleasure! : )Â
Remember how I said I love photographing the bride getting ready with all her girls? Well, I love hanging out with the groom and all his boys, too! haha. That’s exactly what I did for this wedding and boyyyy, boys are so much more chillll! They laughed and cracked jokes, threw a football around, took their time getting ready, and most importantly, had fun (girls have fun, too.. just in a different way! haha). Here’s Jon and the boys getting ready…
Here they are, saying a quick prayer before heading over to the wedding site.
Finally, the girls arrived and we prepared Jon for the first look. I love this part and the sweet, sweet moment that Jon and Karen were able to share before the actual craziness began.
While the boys were getting their pictures taken Karen stood off to the side to rest. It was a warm day and it must have been even warmer with her big wedding dress on, but I do love how her bridesmaids took turns holding up the train to help her out!
Hooray! Mr. and Mrs. Chiu! : )
How fun is this?! The bridal party danced in with funky moves and fancy twirls. Jon and Karen followed behind and went straight into their first dance.
There were some moving speeches that night…
And THATÂ my friends, was the end to the oh-so-festive day! But for Jon and Karen, it was just the beginning to their beautiful journey together. Congrats Jon and Karen, I am so happy for you two! Thank you again for letting me be a part of your wedding day! : )
It looked so lovely! I wish I could’ve been there.
LOVE! Wish I could have been there! The wedding entrance vid had me smile crying:) Great pictures, Eileen!!
I just noticed Karen had three different dresses! O_O