Amy & Manuel got married in Kingsville a couple of weeks ago, in a beautiful little ceremony at Lakeside Park.
i have been looking forward to this wedding since i booked it last fall, and i was not disappointed. first of all, i LOVE shooting weddings in Kingsville, since i live in this cute little town and i don’t get to photograph very many weddings here (a five minute drive to work is always a nice bonus). Secondly, Amy has become a pretty good friend since we first touched base via email all those months ago, sharing lunches and laughs whenever we can schedule it, and it’s always a joy to see someone you care about get married to the man she loves. Thirdly, this wedding was planned and executed by a talented artist & art professor (Amy) and i couldn’t wait to see what she had up her sleeve as she designed her very own unique wedding with handmade details and lots of love.
i do have to mention that Amy’s friend came to take some photos with his super old camera so that he could make some collodion prints! it was a fascinating process and i was amazed that he even had a makeshift darkroom in the trunk of his van. so interesting, and i can’t wait to see the results!
the pavilion at Lakeside Park was the perfect backdrop for a vintage themed wedding, the weather was gorgeous and sunny and perfect for a wedding on a stone bridge. a vintage Heinz truck drove the happy couple through town and to the ceremony and Manuel was in his glory, and we even got treated to some small town hospitality during the portrait time! we had escaped the chaos for a few minutes, finding a quite a peaceful spot along the greenway, when out of the blue a gentleman ran over, shook the happy couple’s hand and offered them some wine. a small detour and some white wine made for a wonderful time.
it was a great day. a big thanks go out to Manuel & Amy for including me in their lives.
i wish you all the love in the world.