Friday, April 27, 2012

Grant and Courtney are Married!!!

Grant and Courtney were married on a beautiful day in April.  The sun was shining brilliantly, chasing away the nip of chilliness in the air.  As Courtney prepared for that beautiful moment when she would walk down the aisle to meet her groom, she paced the room where she had been getting ready.  Yep, she was nervous (who wouldn't be?)!

Then it came time for her to walk down the aisleway to meet her husband.  I don't think her smile could've been any more sweeter or happier.  This was the moment she had been waiting for!

Grant and Courtney, as I watched you love together I was so blessed.  Thank you for letting me be a part of your meant a lot!

 Of course, there is no better way to start a post than with pictures of flowers, right?!

 Getting ready!

 Getting the wreath just right!

 What a beautiful bride!!

Last minute adjustments...

Courtney and her maid of honor (as well as sister), Jaime.

 Before we knew it, the ceremony was beginning!

Just gorgeous, Jaime!!

Grant's younger brother, Keenan, was his best man.

 And then came the bride!!

I love watching the groom's face when he sees his bride for the first time!

Grant and Courtney wrote their vows and said them to each other.

Exchanging rings.

Then it came time for a very special thing:
Grant and Courtney's first kiss...ever!


After the recessional, the bridal party and parents of the bride and groom formed a greeting line and said hello to everyone who attended.

Jaime is my sister, Alexis', best friend, so I had to post this picture of them hugging. :)

After everyone had been through the greeting line, I got to take Grant and Courtney away for some bride & groom pictures before the reception.  I love when the bride and groom set aside time just for pictures of the two of them together!  It's one of my favorite parts of the wedding day!

 Love all of these!!

Just-married couples hardly ever stop smiling.  :)

 Beautiful couple, right here. :)

Courtney did what few brides dare to do...sat in her white dress...just for pictures!!  You're great, Courtney!!

After about 15-20 min. of bride & groom pictures, the couple was introduced to the guests at the reception as Mr. and Mrs. Grant Hayes!!!

 Courtney and Grant then proceeded to have their first dance together, as a married couple, and it was precious, to say the least.

 I was so excited that Grant and Courtney had a "first dance".  Courtney wasn't sure she wanted to at first, but I'm so glad she did...I think the first dance is one of the best parts of the wedding day!  The last few weddings I've been to/photographed didn't have a first dance and I missed them.  :)

I couldn't narrow down my favorites from their first dance...I liked too many of them!

After the first dance, everyone proceeded to grab some of the food that had been prepared!  It was all delicious!

What a cute little guy!!

 This punch was absolutely delicious!! (I'm a huge punch fan. :)

 There were tables and chairs, as well as picnic blankets, for the guests.

It was such a beautiful day!!

The food after the damage had been done. :)

 After everyone had eaten their full, the best man gave a toast.

 The whole toast was about how Keenan never would've guessed that showing Grant something (a game) on the internet would lead to meeting a special someone (Courtney), which would then lead to their marriage.  :)

Love how all of their hands are similar. :)

After the toast, the cake was cut!

All-time favorite cake topper right here. :)

 The cake was extremely delicious!!

A little while after the cake, it was time for Grant and Courtney to leave for their honeymoon.  While they were getting changed into some comfier clothes, I took some pictures of their rings.

Once I finished taking ring photos, I went to find where everyone had disappeared to.  I soon found some of them decorating the newlywed's honeymoon car!

Everyone was then given some colored bags of rice to throw at the newlyweds as they made their way to the car.  :)

 Here they come!  Ready set....
 ...pelt them! :)

Yes, they made it safely to their car. :)

And off they went to live happily ever after!

Kimber :)