The Pinery and Air Force Academy Chapel Wedding
Jul 29, 2011
Jennifer and John were married on the 2nd of July at the USAFA Chapel with their wedding reception at The Pinery in Black Forest. You know how we love our Air Force couples!! As I told Nic on the drive home from the wedding, they sure do like each other. It’s always super sweet to photograph a couple so in love.
I love this angle of the Cadet Chapel that Nic caught from the balcony. It really emphasizes the long walk the bride must make to her waiting groom!
The colors of the stained glass in the Academy Chapel are just awe inspiring!
The sabre arch is the highlight of any military wedding. The bride gets a decent smack on the behind after passing through, but Jen was protected by enough padding that she didn’t even react when she got smacked and I’d guess she didn’t even feel it! (So note to Air Force brides–skip the bias cut gowns and always go for the underskirt!) ;)
The wedding party outside the USAFA Chapel. We had some ominous skies!
Told you they like each other. ;) (Wedding portraits outside the USAFA Cadet Chapel)
Such gorgeous skin!!
While I captured the above shot, Nic accidentally shot this out-of-focus portrait that I ended up loving. Such a great happy accident–the mood is perfect.
Head table details at the wedding reception at The Pinery
I love all of the hands helping to bustle. Jen’s dad was the first father-of-the-bride that I’ve ever seen in charge of bustling!
Toasts. Nic really worked the blue uplighting for these shots–I love it!
The first dance
Father-daughter dance with tears. I can’t help it–I love dance floor tears. It gets me every time.
The last dance of the evening. And then out for…
Their sparkler grand exit. Since they were married on 4th of July weekend, I think they had a much better sparkler selection than usual, because their sparklers were twice as large as any I’ve ever seen at weddings! The guests had fun keeping them burning long after the bride and groom drove away!
Posted in Wedding Photographer