Monday, December 1, 2008

Professional wedding photos

The professional wedding photos are here! And you all know what that means: Thanksgiving talk will have to wait until tomorrow, because I have to share! I tried to keep the number I shared here to a minimum so as not to be overwhelming, but you can see more here. All photos are by Rich Dutchman.

The girls got ready together, with the photographer. I did my own hair and makeup:


Torsten and I decided very early on that we wanted to see each other before the ceremony. It made more sense logistically, but we also wanted to share that time with one another. I can understand why some people choose to wait to see each other until the bride is walking down the aisle, but for us, seeing each other beforehand was the right decision. Here we are seeing each other for the first time:


We took photos at the National Cathedral (where we did not actually get married--a wedding ceremony there can be arranged to the tune of $20,000 for 45 minutes), just walking around their garden:


Then we went to the wedding site and separated until the ceremony. We didn't see each other again until my dad was walking me down the aisle:


I had worried about the kiss at the end, and how long and involved it would be, but it ended up just happening naturally and feeling very right:


Then we had a cocktail hour before getting down to the business of partying. The tables were purple:


The cake was delicious:


And the dancing was awesome:


So awesome, in fact, that we needed a break. Lucky thing the venue had couches:


I've already said this, but the wedding was just amazing. Relaxed, fun, emotional, loving, pretty, and generally very us. It one of the happiest days I can ever remember having. And we are still as happy as we were that day. We are very, very lucky.

One last photo for the road:

47 comments:

Jummy said...

And you look happy as can be and so adorable! Congratulations again!

bessieviola said...

So pretty - love all the details. Even the candles on the mantle were purple! You guys look so happy. Congrats again!

Jummy said...

Oh! I love the shot of you feeding him cake — charming!

d e v a n said...

LOVE the pics!!

Shelly Overlook said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Heather said...

Oh they're all gorgeous, but that last one is AMAZING! *goes to look at the rest*

nancypearlwannabe said...

Aww, that last one is super pretty.

Kyla Bea said...

You look like you're just overflowing - these are *beautiful* miss!

Congratulations to you guys, I'm so glad you had such a wonderful day.

d e v a n said...

Left you something here: http://all-d.blogspot.com/2008/11/butterfly.html

Pickles and Dimes said...

Beautiful! I love the last one the best.

Jessica said...

Love love LOVE them all! I even had to check out the extra link of pictures. Obviously there had to be a shot of the purple shoes!!! :)

Sizzle said...

You look beautiful and happy. :-)

Cassie said...

How gorgeous! I love all the purple (the candles! fantastic!), and I adore the picture of the two of you on the couch. I love the way he's looking at you in that photo! Congratulations, yet again!

Laurel said...

Ooh ooh! I was totally there!

xoxoxox

Kat said...

Totally beautiful, love all of them!

Christina said...

Very cute, you two look great and the last one is awesome.

What flowers did you use?

3carnations said...

Great pictures. I really like the tables - they did a great job!

Alice said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG YAAAAAY!!

they are SO BEAUTIFUL! you are SO BEAUTIFUL! it all looks wonderful and tasteful and gorgeous. i LOVE the idea of walking around the nat'l cathedral grounds... such a great location for pictures. they came out SO WELL :-)

SLynnRo said...

I LOVE the room where the ceremony was. And everything else too, obviously.

lfar said...

I love the purple bush flowers at national cathedral. These are SOOOO nice!

Kristen said...

great photos!!

emmaelizabeth said...

Beautiful pics!

libby said...

jess, those photos all look so natural (if that makes any sense) you both look so comfortable and genuinely happy.

i was also thinking wow, quick turnover for pics...but then, i realized a whole MONTH has already gone by!!!

Shelly said...

GORGEOUS!!! That last one is unbelievable!

Penny said...

Such lovely photos! Such a beautiful bride and handsome groom. I couldn't help notice that your dad and you seemed to be exactly the same height. Cute.

Jessica @ Snarky Lady said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing them!

sassafras said...

So lovely! I love wedding pics!

Fine For Now said...

Oh everything looks so great! You looked so pretty! So glad everything turned out just as you had planned :)

BS said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing. I particularly love the one of you two kissing in the garden. So pretty.

Stefanie said...

Beautiful! I'm glad everything went so well. You two are both glowing in those pics, and I'm sure you still are today.

The Tomball Three said...

LOVE THEM!!!

I hope you are keeping those shoes for another occasion. SO SUPER CUTE

The Tomball Three said...

LOVE THEM!!!

I hope you are keeping those shoes for another occasion. SO SUPER CUTE

Jamie said...

Gorgeous!

Swistle said...

Oh! Those photos!

Bayjb said...

The photos are gorgeous. As I mentioned before, you look so lovely. What a great day.

leafprobably.com said...

I love that last picture! You both look very happy.

Nilsa said...

As I said on Facebook, I love how much fun the two of you are having together. And just so you know, my photographer caught Sweets with an open mouth going in for the kiss. Classy, eh?

getdone said...

you were such a gorgeous bride...and the purple wedding was just lovely!

Vanessa said...

All those photos are so beautiful, it brings tears to my eyes. You look so nurturing in the picture of you feeding him cake. Such a beautiful couple you are!

Non Sequitur Chica said...

Awesome pictures!!

heidikins said...

I have said this a million times, and I'll say it again - I absolutely love you two. I am so happy the day was fantastic, the pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

Love ya beautiful!
xox

nicoleantoinette said...

Spectacular. So purple and lovely!!

anne said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous. Congrats - so happy for you guys.

kilax said...

The photos are beautiful! I love that you can read how happy you are by your face! You're such a beautiful bride :)

the frog princess said...

Beautiful photos! Feel free to share more :)

I adore your purple table cloths, very regal!

Saly said...

You're right, it was the perfect dress for you. You both look so happy and relaxed, and it looks like the wedding was a great time!

bren j. said...

Good grief! $20,000! That's ridiculous (and about four times what we spent on our wedding)!

I do love the pictures with the cathedral in the background though - it almost makes it look like you got married in England. :)