Cooper Wedding 8/12/2017

Hello all, I know it has been a while since I've posted on here. My next blog post, I will update with where I am at and what I have been up to. But today, I am not here to talk about my life but to share the amazing wedding I was honored to shoot this past month. Stephanie told me that Mark and her just missed each other for many years and then suddenly they met and were inseparable. It was my pleasure to watch these two tie the knot and join their two families into one. 

The ceremony venue was absolutely beautiful, I had never been to Shady Oaks Plants and Produce before but fell in love with all the greenery. 

While the girls were getting ready we snagged a few shots of them in their cute robes. I love how Stephanie and Mark were both surrounded by so many loved ones for their big day! These ladies were lots of fun, just wait until you see the fun idea for bridesmaids dresses.

I love this next shots of all of the groomsmen and the groom, I told them they look like some cool boy band. To which one of them gentleman said, "None of us have enough talent for that!" Mark is such a fun guy and according to the speeches given at the reception surrounds himself with equally fun men who have a long list of great memories. 

Look at how fun the rainbow colored dresses are, Stephanie rocked her rainbow themed wedding! I think the colors show off each bridesmaids personality, so much fun :)

The rest of the wedding was spectacular, here are some of my favorites.

The reception was held at a nearby bar called Axe & Fiddle located in downtown Cottage Grove. It was the cutest location that they had shut down and decorated for Mark and Stephanie's arrival. The evening ended with toasts and one of my favorite shots of the first dance with all their guests looking on:

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Cooper, may a life time of happiness and joy be with you both! Thank you so much for letting me be apart of your big day.

Venues:

Shady Oaks http://www.shadyoaksplantsandproduce.com/

Axe and Fiddle http://axeandfiddle.com/