First wedding of the year was Rachel & Kevin. They were married on a bright, chilly day-- the first day of the new year, in fact. Coincidentally, Rachel's sister was married the very evening before. . . a wedding we'd actually been asked to photograph but had turned down because of previous plans. . . we didn't know this of course until we arrived at the wedding and with a finger pointed towards us, the bride's sister said "You! We wanted you for our wedding last night!" Thus began the chaotic and beautiful dance that is pt 2 of a family wedding extravaganza. This 'Gospel Picture' as the bride and groom called it was complete with 6 sister bridesmaids and forgotten corsage pins. But everyone was pretty laid back and ready for anything and after the ceremony, all trooped next door and gathered in a gym that had been beautifully decorated with pine trees and white Christmas lights.
It was quite the day to remember.