B.T. + J.B. ~ The Knot Is Tied!

August 7, 2014

On my post about Brandy and Jason’s engage­ment, I left off men­tion­ing that they were more than just Trekkie’s. They were (are) also all about The Lord of the Rings, Dr. Who and any pop­u­lar sci-fi movie you can think of, span­ning as far back to the 80s :). This wed­ding would be noth­ing less than cre­ative. I’m going to have to break up my syn­op­sis as you browse through.

As I start­ed with Brandy’s prep shots, I was astound­ed by all the details. The bou­quets did not need any hydra­tion as they were all intri­cate­ly made by paper but not just any paper, mind you! The petals were made from pages of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hob­bit”. In addi­tion to tak­ing pho­tos of the tra­di­tion­al high heels that would car­ry Brandy down the aisle, I was hand­ed a pair of red Chuck Tay­lor’s! Oh, this was going to be good!

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Brandy end­ed up wear­ing a head-dress which was three gen­er­a­tions old and her cer­e­mo­ni­al wed­ding dress was pre­vi­ous­ly worn by her grand­moth­er, aunt and moth­er at their own respec­tive wed­dings. Brandy’s hair suit­ed the style so well, don’t you think? Aside from all these won­der­ful details, the ladies were so much fun to be with: laugh­ing and shed­ding tears of joy as Brandy came down the stairs in her wed­ding dress.

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From the cer­e­mo­ny at Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, we scoot­ed off to Mad­sen’s Green­hous­es & Gar­den Cen­tre for the for­mals and recep­tion. After the for­mal fam­i­ly por­traits were done, the fun con­tin­ued on with the wed­ding par­ty shots. Jason and his grooms­men brought repli­cas of the swords used in “The Lord of the Rings”. And if you’re famil­iar with the movie, yes, his was Aragorn’s Andúril. Cool, huh? Not only did the guys have fun with the swords, the ladies want­ed to get in that action too. Last­ly, Brandy and Jason had request­ed what I had seen oth­er pho­tog­ra­phers trend…invite-a-T-Rex-and-run-for-your-lives shot!!!! The bridal par­ty total­ly played their roles and it was a lot of fun putting it together.

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So pho­to­booths are cer­tain­ly a treat at many wed­ding recep­tions and what Brandy and Jason had in store for their guests was a mar­vel. Brandy’s father had built and exact repli­ca of the TARDIS tele­phone booth (from Dr. Who)!!! Inside, there was a cam­era set up with a wire­less remote and guests helped them­selves with what­ev­er pos­es they wished. The coolest thing about it was the guests were in front of a green screen which would lat­er be used to “place” them in any dif­fer­ent back­ground Brandy and Jason so chose.

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What a great place to have the recep­tion, espe­cial­ly if you want­ed to recre­ate a feel for the Shire. Once the sun set, the lights in the bush­es were lit and it was cer­tain­ly magical!

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From won­der­ful per­son­al speech­es to a sur­prise chore­o­graphed dance num­ber by Brandy & Jason and her father and his moth­er, this wed­ding was sure­ly one that every­one would remem­ber. I was so hum­bled to have been asked to pho­to­graph this most fan­tas­ti­cal wed­ding. Brandy and Jason, con­tin­ue to use your cre­ativ­i­ty to keep your love excit­ing and new!

And this is my pho­to­booth mugshot. Booya!
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