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Aaron & Catie’s Wedding Picture Preview: A Military Love…and Goodbye

Katie prepares for the big day

Aaron & Catie held their wedding January 22nd at a family member’s Southern cottage style home in Pearl River, LA.  Catie chose a rich dark purple for her color & had a unique 1940’s vintage yet modern style going on from head to toe.  Gotta love the birdcage veil & glittery blue shoes!
Catie & Aaron did a “first sight” before the ceremony so they could have most of their pictures taken while the sun was still out & have more time to enjoy the party with their guests.
Right before the ceremony I was warned…”watch out for the crazy neighborhood dog, but if you see him wandering around you gotta snap a picture of him.”  And sure enough he popped up right in the middle of the ceremony.  Thankfully he just quietly watched from the back so I don’t think anyone noticed him but me and my other photographer.
We got lucky with beautiful weather…until the sun went down, then it turned into a chilly winter night.  But people danced & hugged to stay warm, and Catie kept looking beautiful in her white fur shawl.
One thing that really shocked me at the wedding, was how the toast were read.  For the first time in over 100 weddings, I saw toasts read off of cell phones!   And not just once, but by 3 different people! I suppose this group is just ahead of the times, because I can only imagine it won’t be long before ministers are reading their sermons off of i-pads.
After the wedding Catie & Aaron are taken off to Hawaii where he was stationed for the Marines.  Sure it sounds romantic getting whisked off to a beautiful island with your lover…but I could see on the wedding day how heartbroken those were who had to say “goodbye.”  There were a lot of tears shed, and sad but well wished goodbyes, even from a few cute kids that Catie babysat for.  She will be surely missed by her friends & family.   Now Catie & Aaron are honeymooning in Colorado Springs, where I’m sure the current -20 freezing temperatures are making her wedding night feel warm in comparison.  Best wishes in Hawaii Catie & Aaron, and thanks so much for having me be a part of your wedding day!

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