January 10, 2012

In November, I had the awesome opportunity to travel to Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas to photograph my boss’s wedding. If you aren’t familiar with me or are new to my blog, I have a day job as an accountant. I have been working with Chet for 5 years and was there the day Chet found Shannon on Match.com. Then, the next day I heard all about their first date. So, needless to say I have been there since the beginning.

Anyway, I was more than elated when Shannon asked that I accompany them to Great Guana Cay to photograph their wedding. In June, we all went on a company retreat to Great Guana, and we were super excited to be heading back to share in this joyous occasion.

We arrived a few days early and spent some time hanging out.

Vivian learned how to walk while we there. In fact, it only took 24 hours! She had some encouragement from her idol, Parker.

hanging with Daddy…sharing goldfish.

Here starts the morning of the wedding….

I had no idea what “143” meant until Shannon told me. Do you know what it means and where it comes from?

Yep, that’s me the hairstylist, make-up artist and don’t forget photographer! J took this photo for me. Thanks hunny!

Her hand form a heart…thought that was cool.

Chet’s mom, Bonnie, is one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met.

Headed to the ceremony on the islands only form of transportation and waving to Vivian.

Did I mention that V was a flower girl??? thank goodness she learned to walk 3 days before!!!

chet loves V like an uncle. so sweet.

Short story about the ceremony location. It was originally on the beach. However, and that is a big HOWEVER, the tropical storm off the coast destroyed the beach and pavilion just two days before. I mean literally destroyed. The weather was quite ominous while we were there really. We saw too many rainbows to count. It rained more than it had in 20 years.  But it all worked out and the ceremony was held on the seaside protected by a building with no wind. And the sunset was amazing.

In the Bahamas, they have you sign the marriage contract in front of everyone during the ceremony.

Love this <3. chet’s parents.

Clearly, V thought it was all very exciting.

I thought it was odd that the minister stood in the middle with back to us the whole time. Made pictures, well interesting.

I thought for sure he would move for the “kiss” but no such luck. Move Mr.!

Stay tuned for part II