During Daniel and Ruthie’s engagement session, we talked about indoor vs. outdoor weddings. Daniel said he wouldn’t want to take a chance on an outdoor wedding–what if it rains? Well, he and Ruthie had the right idea because it DID rain on the day of their Baker City wedding this May. It turned out that they had a lot of great ideas! They chose black and blue as their wedding colors, with yellow and white accents. Not only was it all beautiful, it fit perfectly for a couple in law enforcement! I admit to being biased–I love blue and yellow together–but still! The wedding party’s attire, the florals, the reception decor, even the ladies’ nail polish tied the theme together.
The ceremony took place in St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, and that was another fabulous choice. I was so thrilled to shoot in such a beautiful church. The rain clouds parted and the sunlight perfectly illuminated the stained glass windows during the ceremony; it turned out that the rain didn’t last long. I checked the forecast the week before (sunny), the night before (slight chance of rain), and the morning of (50% chance of rain), so I brought umbrellas just in case, thinking we wouldn’t need them. Boy, I’m glad we had them! Although we had options for Daniel and Ruthie’s pictures, there wasn’t an overhang large enough to accommodate the 19-person wedding party! So the umbrella stash got some good use 🙂
After the ceremony, Daniel and Ruthie hid until their guests left for the reception a block away at Lefty’s Taphouse. Then we snuck outside for a few “just married” photos before they joined their reception. This way they avoided a receiving line–which would have likely formed whether they planned one or not (you can’t blame people, I mean, who doesn’t want to congratulate the couple?)–which actually meant everyone got over to the reception quicker. Daniel and Ruthie entered and immediately shared their first dance together. Then it was taco bar time!
To Daniel, Ruthie, and your family and friends, thank you so much for allowing me to share in your special day. I feel like we’ve been friends for much longer! God bless you as you begin your life together and continue to glorify Him.
This cat, oh my goodness! As soon as I arrived and got out of my car, I thought I felt something furry against my leg. I was sure I was imagining things for all of two seconds–then suddenly this cat jumped into my car! Nobody knew whose it was, but it wanted to be everyone’s friend! I think we had to take it back outside the house almost a dozen times! It really, really liked Ruthie.
First look, aww! Daniel told Ruthie how much he liked her dress, which I thought was sweet.
We had a couple different covered locations around the church, so we were able to stay out of the rain. When it let up, we ventured out farther. Usually not for long, but oh well 😛
You’re so beautiful, Ruthie!
When Ruthie’s dress buttons weren’t cooperating as expected, a friend quickly saved the day!
Umbrellas for the win! I loved how one of them popped out during this scream-and-shout photo!
Pretending to pray for Daniel, ha ha ha!
While the girls went with a more classic style, the groomsmen had some unique ideas for their photos!
Outside the cathedral. Obviously before it rained 🙂
Wow. What else can you say?
Just married! Hooray!
Like this cake topper couldn’t be more perfect for these two!
Daniel and his daughter also shared a father/daughter dance.
This little man got some help from dad during the garter toss!