Roxanne and Michael

Whew! I just realized that I have not lifted my head form the computer in a couple of days. I have had so much going on between photography, Journeymen Asheville's movie screening and my life outside of my studio that things are zipping by. It is 70 degrees outside and I am sitting here editing... kind of sad. I am going to get out of here and take the quadrapet out for a spin, she will like that.
Before I leave, I thought I would post some images from the surprise wedding I attended in Charlotte 2 weekends ago.
Roxanne and Michael decided that instead of dealing with the stresses of a "regular" marriage, that they would elope at their own engagement party. So...
They invited 150 people to their engagement party at the Levine Museum in Charlotte. All of them showed up and I think a couple brought friends :). Micheal took the mic on stage and thanked everyone for coming and addressed the rumor that Roxanne and he were already married by stating that indeed, they were not yet married... AND... they are getting married in 20 minutes, so sit tight!
Once the news washed over the crowd, they applauded jumped up and down and had wonderful looks of disbelief.
The bride and groom rushed out of the room, went into back rooms to get changed while the staff of the museum took out cocktail tables, brought in 160 chairs and set up an aisle.
Now starts the fun for yours truly. So, I knew this was going on before hand and that didn't make my job any easier. I was running around like the proverbial chicken! I had 20 minutes to capture the essence of the groom, groomsmen and Michael's Dad
changing into their suits, plus capturing the bride changing into her gown with her bridesmaids. WHEW! Stairmaster... who needs one?! :)
Roxanne and Michael came back in and got married, went upstiars for the quickest wedding party shots ever done, the staff rushed out the chairs, brought in the band and partied for several hours.
Everyone had the time of the life... Roxanne looked beautiful, Michael had a smile on his face all night and bothe of their parents got down and boogied a little on the dance floor.
I certinaly feel that if I can shoot in those circumstances, I can shoot anything, anywhere, anytime!
Here are a couple of images from the wedding... I hope you enjoy them.

The Beautiful Bride

The ladies in the world's fastest wedding party shoot.

Gettin' down!

The happy couple on the dance floor

Roxanne looks like Sophia Loren here...

Michael feeling supported by his fellas.

A wonderful sparkler departure.

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