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Emily & Beau | Tides Inn Wedding Photographer

Tides Inn Wedding Photographer

It was like a scene from a movie, four beautiful girls in fluffy white robes sitting on the bed all bent over a piece of paper while two read from it aloud.  As I listened in I heard bits and pieces of a poem but not just any poem, a poem that they wrote.  A poem about their baby sister growing up and getting married.  A poem about finding out they were getting a little sister, about meeting her for the first time, about watching her grow up, watching her fall in love and being there beside her on her wedding day.  It was a toast to blow all the other toasts I’ve heard this year out of the water!  It’s right up there with the fairytale toast a father of the bride gave this year!

While her sisters were preparing their epic toast Emily was sitting in the other room getting the final touches on her hair and makeup.  Not that she needed much because Emily is stunning, Beau is a lucky man!

With the timeline of the day Emily and Beau decided to do a first look!  For Emily and Beau this was a great idea because it enabled us to get most of their photos done ahead of time.  A first look allows you to get more photos together and with your bridal party especially when facing an early sunset.  If you time it right we can still get a few more of just the bride and groom at sunset while your family and bridal party gets to enjoy cocktail hour!  This also allows the bride and groom to enjoy cocktail hour and visit with guests instead of being tied up the whole time with photos.  Beau waited patiently on the dock while Emily came up behind him and tapped him on the shoulder.  Unlike when the groom sees the bride at the end of the aisle he could give her a hug, tell her how beautiful she was and share a kiss!  I promise you when he saw her walking down the aisle at the church later that day the first look did nothing to spoil how he felt at that moment.  After the ceremony we grabbed Emily and Beau for a few more photos with the beautiful golden light of sunset.  They wanted to do them on the dock with all the boats in the background and you can bet I loved that idea!

This was my first reception with uplighting and draping!  It was gorgeous!!!  The room had this awesome ice castles vibe to it with the cool teal color and the silver accents.  Such a great idea if you have a venue with not so great wallpaper, I’ve seen tents with beautiful uplighting too.  Definitely something to check out!  I took a few with the house lights up and then a few with the house lights down.  I think it looks beautiful either way!

I had only been to the Irvington area once before when David and I drove down for the weekend when we first started looking at sailboats.  The Tides Inn made me want to go back!  Maybe this time in our sailboat :)!  Big thank you to Mike Topham for bringing me along to second shoot with him, I love working with Mike!  Best wishes to Emily and Beau, may your marriage be just as sweet as you are!

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