I am so lucky to have been a part of this day. I knew after my first meeting with Liz and Greg last summer that their wedding was going to be awesome, but it went above and beyond awesome. When visiting Liz and Greg’s home recently I learned of their love for black and white photography. Greg has even dabbled in some film photography himself! So this blog post has some extra B&W photos for the couple : ) I should also note that this beautiful bride gets the official “Most Bad Ass Bride Award” for all eternity… keep reading to learn why.
I met Liz that morning at her parents beach home in Ocean Pines and documented Liz and her closest friends and family get ready for the big day. I can’t say enough how special it is to be so close with your family and to have such a wonderful bond with so many friends. Liz had 9 bridesmaids, all near and dear to her heart. While some of the girls were family and childhood friends, others were sorority sisters from college. So much history and memories with all of these beautiful girls. This is also true for Greg and his 9 groomsmen. So much love from so many friends and family. Liz and the girls were so relaxed you would wonder if she even knew she was about to walk down the isle! And even though there were little sprinkles of rain through out the day, Liz was so excited and had her focus on finally saying “I do” the man of her dreams.
Besides the love Liz and Greg share for each other, they also adore their sweet golden doodle Raleigh. Maybe I am a little biased because I have a golden doodle too, but I am pretty sure this dog is the cutest thing I have ever seen. (besides my own of course!) Seriously, just wait until you see the ridiculous amount of dog photos I put in this blog… I just couldn’t help it. Raleigh gets so much love and you know your pup is considered a family member when the dog sitter brings him to the reception venue for family portraits : )
After all the wedding party photos were over and we were about to head up to the reception, something very unfortunate happened. (This is when Liz received the “Most Bad Ass Bride Award”) As the energetic and excited groomsmen headed up the dock ramp, one of them (I won’t disclose any name!) accidentally kicked the brides foot… To describe this in the least graphic way possible, it left Liz without her big toe nail… After wrapping her toe in bandaids and gauze, taking a shot with the groomsman who kicked her, and exchanging her heels for a pair of flip flops, Liz was ready to go. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain Liz felt but this bride laughed it off and was ready to party the second she walked into that reception. I think so many brides would let something like this ruin their wedding day but Liz was a bad ass and rocked that bandaged foot all night. Toe nail or no toe nail this girl was going to have the time of her life. And I think its safe to say, it was an perfect night.