When I met with Melanie and Ryan to talk about their wedding plans, they told me they just wanted a big party...and they delivered. They were married in a fun and touching ceremony at the Salt Lake Hardware Building. Melanie's daughter was part of the ceremony and Ryan gave her a ring, as a symbol of how important she is to him. People were crying--happy tears, of course.
Like I said, they wanted a party, so that's exactly what the reception was. There were Poker and Craps tables with dealers and everyone danced like crazy. The night wasn't complete without another dance routine and a rap song toast by a bridesmaid.
The colors reflected the party atmosphere, too. Hot pink and black. The cake was adorned with pink gerber daisies and green kermit mums, along with a 4 x 4 Jeep crawling up the side. This wedding had personality.
I had a great time photographing this wedding because 1. it was a party, 2. this was a great couple with really fun friends, and 3. I was able to approach the photography in a contemporary way. I really had fun photographing the couple with their bridesmaids and groomsmen under the overpass.
Congratulations to Melanie and Ryan who recently brought a beautiful baby girl into the world.