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Amanda and Paul’s Wedding


Last Saturday was yet another rainy-day wedding. With all these April Showers, we should get some really good May Flowers! Amanda and Paul were married at Battlefield Park in Prairie Grove despite the on-and-off showers that cleared just long enough for an outdoor ceremony. Decorations had to be kept to a minimum because it was literally raining 5 minutes before the ceremony, but Amanda would not let that dampen her spirits! The reception was held at the Clarion Hotel in Fayetteville. The kids in this wedding were so cute! Needless to say some of my favorite shots are of them:

I love this shot of Amanda watching the weather as she gets ready. This was one of the sunny moments that alternated with showers throughout the afternoon.

What a pretty flower girl. She was so happy to get all dressed up and participate in all the festivities.

What a mom! While the bridal party prepared, the mother of the bride tried her best to prepare the ceremony site in the rain. Ed snapped this image on her way to get changed for the ceremony.

The rain stopped just in time for the processional. I really like this shot of the kids waiting for their turn. Behind them, you can see Amanda holing her train off the wet grass till the last minute.

A beautiful ceremony after all! I had brought some towels in case we needed them for doing portraits, and we ended up using them to dry off the guest chairs. But it all worked out for a memorable day 🙂

Author: steelyjoe

I'm a recent PhD graduate at the University of South Florida in Tampa where my research focus was on developing accessible approaches to geology field work for students with disabilities, and Volcano Geophysics. I'm also a professional photographer (www.steeyjoestudio.com) and a board member of the Int. Association for Geoscience Diversity (theIAGD.org).

2 thoughts on “Amanda and Paul’s Wedding

  1. Great pictures. Can’t wait to see the rest of them. Love ya, Aunt Ruby. Sorry we didn’t get to spend more time with you.

  2. This is such a tease, I can’t wait to see m0re!!!

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