Monday, August 18, 2008
Helena and Matthew's Wedding August 8, 2008
We met up with Helena & Matthew at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Helena arrived in a white limo with her bridal party. Her make-up and hair resembled Audrey Hepburn. She got dressed and we went into the garden. It was so beautiful with a koy pond. We spent some time taking photos of Helena and her girls, enjoying the great weather and beautiful grounds. We finished up with the girls and got them inside for the arrival of the guys. There where a ton of guys and we while we where waiting on one of the guys I got some photos of Matthew and the guys that where there. When all the guys got there we got some fun photos in front of the church and in the gardens. Once we where done with a majority of the photos we went inside to prepare for the ceremony. The ceremony was in a beautiful church with the most amazing alter I have every seen. The church was a little dark and challenging since we could not use flash per their request. The ceremony and Mass was a little bit over an hour. Helena and Matthew and their parents had a receiving line (the fastest I have every seen before) After the receiving line we got quick photos of the bridal party and immediate family. Helena and Matthew where greeted by their friends and family as they exited the church to bubbles. We then headed to the reception site The Croation American Cultural Center, a interesting task because we had to go from South Sac to Auburn Blvd right in the middle of rush hour traffic. We arrived without incident to the reception site with plenty of time to take family and couple photos. It was awesome, we had so much time to take photos that we actually did not have to rush around!!! After some fun photos we went inside for dinner. Dinner as always we amazing. Once dinner was over the toasts started and then cake cutting (no smashing!!!) and then into their first dance. Matthew is not a dancer and it appeared that the two got dance lessons (great job Matthew!) They then danced with their parents and then went into group dancing. WOW was a crowd! Everyone got down to the music young and old. After a little more dancing there was the bouquet and garter toss. After more dancing half of the crowd was outside enjoying the nice beautiful evening the rest boogied down inside. After a night of dancing Helena and Matthew made an exit to their Lincoln Town Car where they headed off to their hotel.