Gloves in Love: Wedding Party in the House

…in the Statehouse, that is. I know that people love their bridal party photos- I love looking at my friends, too! However, I feel like they’re a hilariously awkward part of the day. I mean, you’re standing around with ten or twenty of your favorite people for an hour, just changing who stands where, pretending you’re on ANTM and wondering if you’re ‘smizing’ appropriately. It’s totally weird 🙂 Luckily, my glorious photographers made it as painless as possible and got some amazing photos. Have a look:

Columbus Ohio Statehouse Wedding Photos

Columbus Ohio Statehouse Wedding Photos

Columbus Ohio Statehouse Wedding Photos

Columbus Ohio Statehouse Wedding Photos
I have no idea- this guy asked if he could take a photo to send to someone. Be my guest, mysterious friend!

Columbus Ohio Statehouse Wedding Photos

Columbus Ohio Statehouse Wedding PhotosObligatory shoe photo…
Columbus Ohio Statehouse Wedding Photos
At some point, someone asked if the bridesmaids were going to lift Evan and the opposite with the groomsmen, and I had no idea what they were talking about of why that would happen. Evan kindly used my bouquet as a prop to explain.
Columbus Ohio Statehouse Wedding Photos
And then we all gathered on the bench for my single most favorite photo of everyone.

When Lauren announced we were finished with the bridal party, they went ahead to the reception venue. She asked Evan and I to stay back for a minute, and took some of my favorite photos of the day {wait, I say that with all of my photos…}:

Columbus Ohio Statehouse Wedding Photos
Right- my mom insisted that we take at least one ‘decent photo’ so she would have something to run in the local paper 🙂
This one lives on my bedside table...I love i :)
This one lives on my bedside table…I love i 🙂
Columbus Ohio Statehouse Wedding Photos
Evan’s hands, hive…I can’t articulate why, but I find photos of man hands- especially my man’s hands- really reassuring.
Columbus Ohio Statehouse Wedding Photos
I can’t help myself. I know this photos is a cliche, but I really, really love it- perhaps the combination of man hands and implied love?
Columbus Ohio Statehouse Wedding Photos
And this… I generally don’t prefer when the groom poses with the bouquet, I like looking at Evan in his naturally helpful state 🙂

So, hive…I know man brides lovvvve their formals, and some plan expansive time frames for them. Evan and I don’t necessarily love posing for photos, though, so we really hired our photographers because we are in love with their photo journalism style. Who else was a little apprehensive about their ‘photo shoot’? Did it turn out better than you thought? Any tips for other brides?