▣ Rebecca + Chan | 5.22.10
I decided today was a great day to post this wildly awesome wedding from last May. You may remember Rebecca and Chan from their rainy engagement session on the front porch. As the weather man would have it, it rained just the same on their wedding day, but they didn't let it spoil the fun. They are such a fun couple, you can't help but have a fantastic time when they're around :-D
Rebecca got ready at her family's home in Latrobe. I met her through her sister Laura when we worked together for the Westmoreland Museum Gala in 2009! While Laura helped Rebecca get ready, their furry family members (Buddy, Kitty, and Mr. Sniffy), kept watch always nearby.
So much care went into planning every detail of their wedding.
Rebecca's dress actually made Anna and I gasp with glee when we opened the closet doors! It was made of whispery taffeta with fabric flower details on the bust and at the waistline.
Rebecca wore a jeweled headband and completed her look with an intricate Malis Henderson veil.
Since it was raining when we wanted to go out for photos, we hid under the same porch overhang where we took cover for their engagement session. Each side of Rebecca and Chan's wedding party had guys and girl attendants. Rebecca was psyched to get on the road to the ceremony in spite of the rain.
When we got to the church, Chan was waiting with his half of the wedding party.
The kind driver from Vogue Limousine helped the bridesmaids through the rain and into the church, then it was time for Rebecca's Dad to bring her inside and take her down the aisle. Images by Anna.
While the rain tapped on the roof, Rebecca and Chan exchanged vows inside. Rebecca's dad sang "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban, and it was so moving that the hairs on the back of our necks stood up.
Together at last!
Luckily, after the ceremony the clouds parted and we had no rain for photos!
If you think this giant group of friends looks like the cast of a musical, just wait till you see what happened next!
Their reception was held at the stately Arnold Palmer Country Club in Latrobe, PA. Their theme was birds and guests enjoyed cupcakes and a candy buffet!
Arnold Palmer Country Club was designed by the famous golf pro and contains tons of history on its grounds.
Ringbearer sweetness by Anna.
Trying to beat the rain, we stole as much time as we could to finish all the photos on the course.
Such a glamorous couple :-)
Left image by Anna.
Loved this location just by the clubhouse with the ridge in the background.
Since we did this shot for their engagement session, we couldn't resist recreating it for the wedding!
Love this image by Anna.
Late spring and the rodedendrons were in bloom.
And then it happened - Rebecca did a quick outfit change into a simple second dress with a beaded halter and she and Chan shocked the crowd by breaking into a coreographed first dance! Image by Anna.
ANNA AND I MADE IT ON YOU TUBE !!! You can see me shooting in the first video in the bottom left of the screen and I block the camera with my silly face at 00:33 seconds! Then my big head bobs in and out of the right side of the frame for the rest of the video. Make sure you have your sound on!
Rebecca's sister leading the ladies in their portion of the dance. Watch the video below to see it again from a different angle. You can watch Anna working in the doorway on the far left!
Just when you thought the crowd couldn't get any louder and the party couldn't get any better - they did KARAOKE. And this group could SING ! The bride's father and his twin brother performed a Blues Brothers number!
The guy in the top left performed " Fat Bottom Girls " while the guys in the other photos serenaded the couple with "Kiss by a Rose" . It was totally intense. The crowd went wild with applause!
One of the coolest weddings we've had the privilege to shoot! Everything was awesome from the florals to the video crew. (Anna and I were totally jealous of their headsets...)
Hair Design: Ten Foxx Salon
Ceremony: United Presbyterian Church
Reception: Arnold Palmer Country Club
Transportation: Vogue Limousines
last edited on February 1st, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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