Alex and Rachel are both from Texas, but wanted to get married in the Payson, Utah temple! I'm so happy they chose this temple and so happy they chose me to be their wedding photographer. Utah has been so up and down with weather lately, but they got pretty lucky on their wedding day besides the unexpected wind. They said they brought the wind from Texas ;) They exited the temple with huge smiles of course and one big kissaroo! Then Rachel's daughter ran up to her and gave her a big hug. Her daughter, June is such a cute girl! I loved her blue dress!
Anyways, we had so much time to take family, wedding party and bride and groom pics. It was great! (Thanks for giving me that time, Rachel!) Their wedding party was so fun! They put up with my crazy ideas, and they came up with a few of their own too. After, we took lots of pics of Rachel and Alex. They are so easy going and fun to be around! I love how the pictures of the wind catching her dress turned out. Wind can be your friend sometimes!
Next, we headed over to the reception at Fifth East Hall in American Fork. There they had a bride and groom grand entrance. I absolutely loved this idea! All the wedding party came out first and then they came out last. Everyone was cheering and clapping. It was great! It was a good alternative to walking down the aisle. Next, they ate dinner and did some toasts. Everyone was really sweet. I love hearing these to learn more about Rachel and Alex. I caught some really sweet reactions with them.
After, Alex and Rachel had their first dance. So sweet! Then they did a dance with Rachel and her dad and Alex and his mom. I loved that too. Then everyone joined in and the fun dancing started! By the way, the DJ Cooper Brown was awesome. I highly recommend hiring him or a DJ in general. They host the whole reception and keep things flowing and they bring so much more energy to each event, especially the dancing. Cooper was fun! Anyways, after some fun dancing, Alex and Rachel cut their cake. They were very good to each other and sweetly put it in each other's mouths. The cute nieces and nephews were practically drooling over the cake after they cut it. So funny!
Now it was time for Rachel to throw her bouquet. It broke and a couple of girls got pieces. It was cute! Next Alex got the garter with his teeth. He threw it and his best man caught it. The rest of the reception was fun too. They had a generation dance, a conga line (that June led), visiting and chatting, and more partying. It was a really fun reception.
Alex and Rachel exited giving high fives and knuckles! Then they drove away in their very slimy, saran wrapped, and oreo car.
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Washburn!
Big thanks to my second shooter, Megan who is always good at catching the pictures I forget about!
Second Shooter: Megan Parker Photography
Videographer: Emily Goodman
Dress: Fantasy Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Signature Brides and Design
Venue: Fifth East Hall
Cake: Fifth East Hall
DJ: Cooper Brown