Brooke and Reggie’s wedding is one I had been looking forward to for quite a while. I’d never shot a New Year’s Eve wedding before but I had wanted to. A wedding is usually a party regardless of the day, but when a couple chooses December 31st to get married, you know they’re going to be fun.
The wedding was in Niagara on the Lake at the Hilton with the ceremony and reception both on site. With the ceremony being held later in the day, Brooke and Reggie had me take photos of Reggie and his Groomsmen and Brooke and her Bridesmaids separately before the ceremony. We made sure that Brooke and Reggie didn’t see eachother before the ceremony. The weather was pretty good for this time of year save for the wet ground. It was chilly which was better for the guys than the girls, but they put their warm faces on while we were outside.
The ceremony was by candlelight which was another first for me and I think it went beautifully. Reggie even raised his arms in celebration after they were announced as man and wife. That set the tone for the rest of the night in my opinion.
Instead of the glass clinking, there was a huge die which people had to roll to get the couple to kiss and it was a big hit. At one point I overheard Brooke’s grandmother ask what number she needed to roll to be able to give Reggie a kiss, I thought that was sweet. Then came the speeches. Reggie gave by far the best groom’s speech I’ve ever heard. He had everyone laughing and laughing hard. He may not recall how hard everyone was laughing due to his sleep apnea but that’s alright (if you were there you’ll understand what I mean). Brooke and Reggie have such positive personalities and you could really see the joy on their faces all day.
Once the dancing began there was no stopping it. This was one hell of a party and the dance floor was full all night. Reggie stole the show with his dance moves. The M.C.’s had alluded to the fact that Reggie was likely to remove his shirt and perform a number of his signature dance moves including one they called the back to back. He even did the latter dance move during the mother-son dance. Since the wedding, I’ve heard the song ‘sexy and I know it’ by LMFAO numerous times and maybe it’s a little weird, but every time I hear that song I think of Reggie dancing to the song while taking his short off (as you can see below). I know everyone enjoyed seeing Reggie bust out all those moves on the dance floor. Brooke and Reggie were just so much fun on their day. They were the life of the party on their wedding day and that’s just awesome.
Here’s a little glimpse into the wonderful wedding of Brooke and Reggie: