Saturday, April 24, 2010

Married: Richard & Alysha, Illinois

When it was raining and gray in Vermont, it was beautiful and sunny in Northern Illinois. The perfect day for a spring wedding! And Devin and I had the pleasure of capturing the day for a wonderful couple whom we have known for some time now. Richard and Alysha met just about two years ago when they were both in the bridal party for Alysha's brother's wedding. It was love at first sight as the story goes and well, the rest is history. And this past Saturday they started the new chapter in their life novel and it was a perfect beginning to what is guaranteed to be a wonderful life together. xo Kaht

The day started at AC Hair Design where the girls were gathered to watch Alysha be transformed into a bride :)





A little practice with the unveiling never hurt!

Richard was very calm and cool as he and the guys got ready at the hotel. Lot's of laughs and joking, even though he looks very serious here... :)







Thank goodness Mom knew how to fold the pocket handkerchief!





The bouquets!







Devin caught this image of Richard being a joker. See, not always so serious :)



One of my favorite moments! When the groom first sees his bride at the back of the church.

And when the bride sees her groom... :)

Practice made perfect!

Another favorite moment when the father gives his daughter to her soon-to-be husband. :)





I really enjoyed when Pastor Davis asked Richard and Alysha to turn around and look at all the people who love and support them. It was so sweet and really touching and really a wonderful thing for the bride and groom to take a second and actually see who is there to love and support them. I had tears in my eyes. :)





Mr. & Mrs.!





What's a Maid of Honor to do when no one can hold her flowers? :)







After having to change portrait locations, we headed to Alysha's former band teacher's home. The gardens were beautiful! It was simply a paradise and the perfect location for portraits. Thank you!!







Alysha, you are simply beautiful!





Mr. Handsome :)





I just love this image as Alysha sees her venue all decorated for the first time!







The theme was France, where Richard proposed.



The Best Man made everyone laugh during his toast!



OH! Look at this good looking couple... :) Our friend Ted took this photo for us to prove we were there too!

And as the night progressed we danced...

And celebrated...

And partied....

And loved.
Thank you Richard and Alysha for a beautiful wedding and for inviting us to be a part of it! xo Kaht (& Devin!) Enjoy more images in the Slideshow.

3 comments:

Orchard Cove Photography said...

Lots of fun moments - especially love the portrait on the hill when the dress is blowing - fun!

Lu said...

BEAUTIFUL PICTURES, ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY, FOR A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE AND GROOM! You do wonderful work!!!! -- Alysha's Auntie Lu

Cassie said...

YAY Hooray Richard and Alysha! You know, that one groomsman is so outrageously taller than all the rest of them... ;)

Always a job well done Kaht.