Happy Monday, friends! I got back in Raleigh on Thursday and was here for less than a day until it was off to Plattsburgh, NY for Ryan’s sister’s wedding. After two planes, a car, and a ferry, I got in Friday after midnight (I guess that’s technically Saturday!). The next morning we all woke up, had a yummy breakfast, and got ready for the wedding festivities. The wedding party and parents came over for photos and Jessica & Ryan had their first look.
I used to think a first look would take away from that breathtaking moment when the bride walks down the aisle and I thought that should be the first time the groom sees her. That tradition actually came from the olden days of arranged marriages when the groom wouldn’t meet his bride until the actual ceremony, so there would be no turning back. Not the best tradition, huh? Then you get to thinking about logistics. Getting the first look and wedding party photos done before the ceremony allows for less time between the vows and the reception. Guests don’t want to wait hours for you to arrive and you don’t want to feel rushed taking photos, so it’s really a win-win. Anyway… That’s my spiel on that. I would love to see how you married ladies liked the first look or why you chose not do it. And now for a few wedding photos!
The happy couple- Jessica & Ryan
Love this boy in a tux!
Ryan and his big sis!
The signature drink: Caramel Apple Martini (delish!)
I did a lot of traveling just to be there for a day and a half, but the wedding was beautiful and it was so great to meet the rest of Ryan’s extended family. Jessica and (her) Ryan looked so incredibly happy and it was exciting to share that special day with them!
Lake Champlain… ain’t it gorgeous? For some reason, Ryan was up at 7:30 am yesterday and wanted to get some shots of the sunrise.
In other news, today I start rotation #2… the ER!! Today I’ll just be doing orientation, meeting my preceptor, getting a badge, etc. so I won’t be seeing any patients until tomorrow. Since I’ve been gone for a month and traveled this weekend, it will be nice to have the rest of the day to grocery shop, get organized, and finish unpacking my life! Hopefully y’all had a great weekend as well and happy 2nd day of fall!!
Wedding portraits of bride and groom and bridal party done by Monica Lattrell Photography.