Please forgive me; this post is long. There were so many candid moments of humor and love during Ana and David’s wedding, I had a very hard time making this blog post any shorter. It also was about a 13-hour wedding and included one of my amazing second photographers, Brandon Vincent.
When I first talked with Ana about her wedding photography, it was about three years ago. Ana grew up in Utah, but currently lived in New York and her fiancé lived in London, where they met when Ana was doing an internship. When Ana was in town, I met up with her and her mom, and warmed up to them instantly. I knew this was one of those weddings where friends and family were going to play a special part and it was going to be a big celebration. I eagerly waited for the summer to come so I could shoot her wedding, but unfortunately Ana contacted me and said they wouldn’t be able to get married in Utah because David wasn’t able to get the paper work they needed in time to get married in the US. They were just going to proceed with a small wedding in London. I was bummed.
But…about a year ago Ana’s mom contacted me and said the big, Utah wedding that Ana had always wanted was being scheduled again and well the rest, you can see is history below.
Ana and David had me cracking up one minute and then crying the next. They each had their own unique “getting ready” stories. Ana’s was very girly with her mom, sister and friends, and David’s was very manly and included drinks with his friends at a tavern across from the church.
Their ceremony was heart warming, with a few twists of candid moments. One candid included someone (I believe David’s father) making him laugh and he responded by sticking his tongue out at them during the ceremony (recorded in the pics below).
After the ceremony it was game day…yes, Ana and David were married at the church just north of the Rice-Eccles Stadium, where the University of Utah was playing BYU for the last time. Of course, if this day is taking place on your wedding day and you’re right there, you stop in for some tail gating with your friends (captured below).
They ended the night at the Jewish Community Center with food, toasts, speeches and dancing. Oh and did I mention David’s best man was included in all of the action, via skyping from Hong Kong? See the pictures below…. They made sure not to leave him out.
Thank you again Ana & David for having me capture your wedding for you! – Brandee
From Ana & David: “We got the DVDs, they are so gorgeous! We’ve only made it through the first 330 photos (you were buzy!!) but we love them!!!
“I have to tell you again how beautiful these pictures are :).”
Event Planner/Caterer: Utah Food Services
Ceremony: St. Catherine’s of Sinena
Reception: Jewish Community Center
Brides Dress/Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Cake/Cupcakes: One Sweet Slice
Flowers: Mildred’s Flowers
Hair: Dexterity Hair Design