Hail and well met! If any of you brave souls be looking for a dangerous quest to test your mettle... you would probably fit right in here. After all, what do you get when you combine a Renaissance Fair, Pagan ceremony, Scottish traditions, and a Wedding? A collection of photos that are generally anything but run-of-the-mill. As promised, here are a few photos from Ian and Sara's "mythology" themed wedding. It was a lot of fun to shoot, and there are a lot of really interesting photos in the different galleries. If you are feeling impatient, you can jump straight to the full galleries on Smugmug here. I'll put a few of my favorite photos from the ceremony and the group and newlywed sessions here. (editor's note: a "few" turned out to be a lot. sorry about the super long post. my sympathies if you are on dial-up) A few photos from the reception will follow in a later post. You'll be sure to want to check those out, as a lot of folks didn't dress up for the ceremony, only to later show up to the reception in style.
Here we got the groom all decked out. I can't for the life of me remember his clan though....
♫ "Here comes the bride! ..... accompanied by her father who is giving her away, while still holding his glass of scotch." ♫ I loved it. It completely fit the feel of the day. Everybody was relaxed and ready to enjoy themselves.
And now the ceremonial knot-tying of the wrists.... presumably to make sure nobody gets cold feet and runs away? ;)
Weddings are thirsty work.
And the grand exit.
The wedding party, sans costumes.
And the guests begin to trickle in to the reception... Every time I saw this guy on the left for the rest of the night, the only thing I could think of was "Mahwagge... Mahwagge is waht bwings us togehvah, today."
We didn't get a chance to do bridals for Sara, so we took a few minutes away between the ceremony and the reception to take a few photos of her and her husband.
Sara designed her own dress and had it custom-made. It's easily the most unique dress I've ever seen- gorgeous too!
A very cool-looking couple.