Our associate photographer Linda Lucas met Jenna & Chris on Mother's Day of 2008. Debra and I had photographed Chris and Jenna's engagement photos a few months before and were all ready obligated to another wedding by the time a date had been set for their wedding. The happy couple were to be wed in Long Island, New York the following summer and wanted Everafter Images to photograph their big day. Of course, after meeting everyone was thrilled and so the planning began! Linda and Brian, the photographers assigned to this wedding, arrived in Long Island Friday, July 10th and settled in. Saturday afternoon they attended and photographed the rehearsal. Gathered for the wedding were Jenna and Chris' closest family and friends at the most quaint little Italian restaurant. Linda reports that "there was so much love in the air". Everyone was so extremely happy for them and they both were just glowing. The next morning Linda went to Jenna's mothers house where the girls were getting their hair & make up done. With bagels and cream cheese in hand, everyone began their day. One by one, each of them grew to be more and more beautiful. Finally, it was Jenna's turn. All dressed and made up she was absolutely stunning and Linda knew Chris would cry when he saw her for the first time. The ceremony and reception were both held at a venue called Flowerfield. With ponds, fountains, bridges and swans the setting was surreal. The staff there made sure that every one of the Bride & Groom's needs were met. Every detail breath-taking. From the food to the cake to the individual spot lights that shone on each one of the center pieces at every single table. No detail was too small, no detail forgotten. Chris & Jenna chose to see each other in a private setting just before the wedding. There were hugs, tears of joy and much laughter. Filled with the purest of excitement they were ready to get the days events underway. We heard people say that this was a traditional New York wedding, but for us, it was the most emotional, energetic and vivacious wedding we had ever attended. Everyone danced the night away and truly celebrated this perfect union.
Congratulations, Chris & Jenna.
Linda Lucas has been an associate photographer for EverafterImages for more than 6 years. She has started her own photography company DreamImagesAustin.Com. We encourage you to take a look at her work.