Early in the afternoon, I met up with Luke at Point Pleasant Park for his and Natalie’s first look. We went off down the path and waited for Natalie to arrive, and they had their moment together without anyone by myself looking on. I’ve always found that if you’re going to do a first look, you should make it a moment for the two of you to experience together, without a big crowd around.
I had given the wedding party instructions to wait until a specific time to join us, which gave us a few minutes to get some photos of the two of them before the group arrived. We took photos at the park before heading towards the St. Mary’s Boat Club for their ceremony and reception.
The outdoor ceremony on the deck was beautiful with a great view. The pastor made the ceremony a little more fun than most and before we knew it, Natalie and Luke were walking up the aisle as husband and wife. The reception got under way inside while people found a bit of food to snack on. Oh and the candy bar got pretty busy too. I definitely am eating a lollipop from the candy bar as I write this.
The reception was highlighted by some great, well thought out, and emotional, speeches, and the dance floor opened up with a bunch of the groomsmen talking the helm. As I left for the night, the guests were all occupied in conversation or dance, and I could tell they were having a great night.
Here’s a little look at their day together.