Okay. So I’m officially excited, bc I titled this blog, and then told Sara about it. And asked her if she got it. And she did. It’s like..we know what each other’s thinking! Its almost like..we spend WAYYYYYY too much time together. Would you like me to explain the title to you? No? Great! I will anyways! Every time before a wedding shoot, to ease the nerves, me and Sara play Muse. Specifically one of their songs. I don’t know the title..but it uses lovely words to sing (specially before a sweet wedding) such as: “MURDER IT! Won’t let you SMOTHER IT! Won’t let you BURRYYY IT!!!!” And we screamed our little hearts out. Dancing and driving in the rain (I can multi-task) and it really did ease the nerves. And then at the end of the night, we had a nice discussion (while eating at Sonic) about that stupid song that talks about Ale Ale jandro. Ale Alejandro. Roberttooo. What’s with the random names? Hm? I’m gonna make my own song.. Bob bob Bobbb Bob Bob Bobbb Timmmmyyyy. Yeah. Be. Jealous. Anywhos.
So you got to read my blog about Callie and Tyler’s engagement..now you get to read about their wedding day and thee..behind the scenes events! And oh my! What a day! It was such a learning experience for us two and we had bunches of fun!
(Also, let’s just know that from now on, my blogs will be long. I’m done apologizing for having too much to say. It’s part of life. The clouds don’t come and apologize every time they bring rain..and ya know what. Some of us like rain.)
Paragraphs are awesome.
There was a lot of preparation for this wedding! Oh yeah..for the bride too..sure sure, I guess there was a litttttle bit of planning (haha, are you rolling your eyes at this part Callie? *winks*) and it just seemed like nothing would work out for me and Sara. Okay..I say nothing. I mean a few things. Okay. I mean one.
Cotton Candy Bubblegum.
Did you know it’s a very hard thing to find? Yeah..Bubble Yum bubble gum is super hard to find in Scottsboro, Ft Payne, and all the places in between. We had a vision. Bride and her friends with bubble gum..all blowing bubbles. The guys with blue gum (cotton candy) and the gals with pink bubble gum! So. Day before the wedding. (Perfect time to get things together…NOT.) We go into two diff walmarts, a Walgreens, a rite aid, and a few gas stations. Cotton Candy Bubble Yum…DOES NOT EXIST! So please. If you or your family know where my cotton candy bubble gum is. Please contact me at..my number.
How do you and Sara come up with some of your ideas? Oh why. Funny you should ask. We try to brainstorm ideas for different props, different poses, different spots. We try not to use the same place or things twice. (Not yet anyways..not to say we never will. We will. Some things are too cute, ya know?) Well..as we were scoping out the place where we would be taking Callie and Tyler’s pictures we found the perfect spot. In the middle of the road. The town was just too neat. The whole idea of a bride, dress flowing in the wind, groom closely by her side, dramatic lights in the background. Our only problem? This thing called…traffic. I laughed and said…all we need is to hold our hand up and scream “Stop in the name of Love!” and ppl would SO stop for us. Then. I saw it. Sara’s eyes got realllly big! And her voice does this cute little squeaky thing when she gets excited. And she said. “We SO should! How Awesome would that be Britney?! We need to make a sign! And we can have them holding it off to the side. Real dramatic like. Oh my gosh! Britney! That’s it! We need to make a stop sign that says that!”
So. We made it.
Yeah. Sara didn’t think it was appropriate for us to put just “Stop Love.” Sooo we decided to add the “in the name of” in the middle..last minute decision right there (It’s a joke. Ha. I’m kidding. I promise :D )
ALLL that time we spent on the sign. And Sara (not me of course) made the mistake to have me carry the sign in the trunk of my car. If you know me. You know that’s not a good thing. I carry everything you shouldn’t in my trunk. Anyways. Needless to say, I spilt bleach on the sign and ruined it. Le sigh. It gives it a vintage look to it tho..kinda. sorta. Not really. Poo.
So. For anyone that doesn’t know me. I’m a klutz. Not graceful. And very clumsy. And I tend to be like that while I’m taking pictures. Standing in the middle of the theater. Waiting on the bride and groom to make their big entrance (And on batteries for my dead flash..that was a panicking moment. B.T.W. almost missed the shot..yeah. THAT was lovely. Parents came just in time though with a fresh packet for me. *Yay*). Oh. No. Wait. This was after they came. Ahh..this was when I was taking family pictures. Anyways. People are all around. I’m supposed to be professional. Look like I know what I’m doing. Be composed and together. I move my tripod, my camera wiggles and squirms..and BAM CRASH KACRUNCH! Strobe fell off the camera. Landed on the ground. My heart fell into my toes. If only I had spidey like reflexes. Quickly picked it up. Laughed like I meant to do that. Said a prayer. Sighed relief. It still works. *PHEW*
I think my favorite part of the wedding that day. Were the tornado sirens going off.Yes. That’s right. While most of you (in the dekalb/Jackson counties) were hiding in basements and storm shelters. Sara, Me, Callie, Tyler, and our Stop sign, were standing in the middle of the road. People screaming at us. “Get inside! Those are tornado warnings!!” While we’re screaming at them..”Get inside!! You’re in our way!!!” Frank..our favorite person for the day! (He helped with EVERYTHING!) is dubbed our hero for this wedding. (If you remember, for Maretta & John’s wedding, it was the lady in red.) Why was Frank our hero? He stopped traffic for us. And not just any traffic. He stepped in front of a police car, and got us to the middle of our street to accomplish our vision! We felt so cool, I want you to know. Walking and waving to Mr. Officer as we carried our cameras proudly in the rain and ignored the sirens going off.
SO worth it though! These were our favorite pictures!
The night ended perfectly! We said our goodbyes. I got to go home with a HUGE thing of Mayo. And as we pulled into Sonic and we ordered hamburgers, those pickle crispy thingys, and Dr Pepper, who did we see pull in? Tyler and Callie! The happy officially married couple! It was nice to see the happy smiles and hear the wedding went exactly like they hoped and that they had so much fun! Thank you again you two for letting us be a part of your special day! We hope you love your pictures! And look forward to doing 50 year anniversary pictures for you two (no obligation or anything *winks*)
WE GOT THIS!