My Best Friend's Wedding

by Whitney Bird in ,

I was not the photographer for my sister, Carley's wedding.  However, I did have my camera handy for parts of her wedding weekend.  It was nice to be able to enjoy the weekend, and just take photos for fun without the pressure of being the "pro" photographer.  Carlie Breen Photography captured the big day, and she did a wonderful job.  I made sure to have my camera handy while Carley was getting ready.  I second shot during the "first look", and myself, along with whoever else grabbed my camera, captured some candid photos from the reception.  I also took some photos at the rehearsal.  Below are some of my favorites from such an amazing wedding weekend.

The wedding ceremony was held at my family's ranch, and the reception was at the beautiful Sacajawea Hotel.  The ladies also got ready at the Sac.

Some bridal portraits inside the historic hotel

 The rain was coming down and poor Carley was a nervous wreck...She looked so beautiful waiting out the rain.

We were sitting in my aunt's van waiting for the rain to let up enough for the first look.  Well it hadn't completely stopped raining, but all Carley wanted to do was see her soon to be husband.  So the first look took place in the trees during a light drizzle.

Only wedding I've been at where a flash mob took place.  Such a fun thing to take part in!

Also the only wedding I've been at where the bride ends up on someone's shoulders during her favorite song, Mony Mony.

the happy couple near the end of the night...

Congrats again Car and James!!!  Such a fun wedding, and I could not be happier for you two and for the next chapter in your love story!