Natalie and Dean got hitched on August 28th of last year… a date very close to my heart, because of its proximity to my late grandma’s birthday. A big thank you to my lovely friend Britt Chudleigh of Chudleigh Weddings for submitting this gorgeousness, for more reasons than just its beauty. Yeah, ok, let me explain that…
As you guys know, my honey and I haven’t been sleeping too well ever since we moved to our new neighborhood in a different area of the city, and that’s entirely thanks to some very dedicated garbage men and their very overdue-for-inspection garbage trucks. So thanks, Classic Recycling! Your multiple visits throughout the wee hours of the morning keep my streets sparkling – though that’s more an assumption than a concrete fact, because my eyesight is at 38% clarity due to the lack of sleep you’ve been causing night after night. But here’s the money part: the broken up sleep is resulting in a lot of interrupted dreams, which actually caused a crying episode Tuesday morning around 3am because I was having what was possibly *the best dream* with my beloved (and recently passed) grandma. The possible bright side? I might have completely forgotten about the dream, had I been permitted a good night’s sleep, so I’m actually thankful for the impromptu wake-up. So, I guess, thank you, garbage men? Yeah, that’s a firm thank you.
Back to the matter at hand. My grandma was a firm believer in celebrating love, and would have encouraged each and every one of you to keep that as the focal point of your big day. Yeah, I know, duh. What grandma wouldn’t. But seriously, she showered us with love every time we saw her (sorry Mom, this is probably making you tear up a little bit, my bad…). And, while bells and whistles are always a super fun plus – not to mention, something we LOVE around here :) – my grandma would have championed a smaller, more intimate celebration, if she had her way. That’s why I’m keeping it simple today, sort of as an homage to my Omi (that’s what we called her). I really hope you enjoy today’s feature, which, by the way, is not only a tribute to simple, deep love, but to the exquisite and timeless beauty of black and white photography… something of which Britt Chudleigh is a MASTER. Here’s some more evidence, if you’re interested.
Here’s that gorgeous b&w from the tippity top of this post, in color. I truly can’t decide which one I love more!
I can never get enough of a great cake shot, a messy kiss, and two bright smiles.
They truly… take the cake. (I know, I know – I’m sorry. Very lame.)
Natalie and Dean’s ceremony was held at Velour, a concert venue in Provo, Utah. They were married by a friend, and some other friends put on a concert for them to celebrate their union at the end of the night, which might just be the definition of amazeballs, if you ask me.
… And probably if you ask my grandma, too. :)
So… how important are black and white images to you? Do you have a preference when it comes to color vs. black and white?
xoxo! – Alison