Irrok Photography would like to congratulate Alex & Dalton on their recent marriage at Bowing Oaks Plantation. Odete and I both had such a great time working with them to capture all of the many, many fun moments. After 10+ years of wedding photography, I thought I had seen it all, but Dalton and his groomsmen, Alex and her Bridesmaids + The sincere emotion from his & her side of their family was amazing to witness. As photographers it is our jobs to capture and document all of the days moments, we do use our experience to provide tips, poses and seek out the best locations and lighting, but the most important part of the recipe is the bride, the groom, the newly wed couple, the bridal party, the family….. the people who are our subject for this special day are the most important part of this process. ( It doesn’t hurt to have a custom designed wedding venue or thousands of flowers and decor ), but the people tell the story and inspire us to capture it with style. I invite you to view the images below and read the bride and grooms recap of the day.
Alex: I have never been married before so when I showed up to Bowing Oaks on the day of my wedding, I had no clue what to expect. I tend to be a realist, so I was thinking of every possible thing that could happen, and go wrong. I was pleasantly surprised to realize that the day went flawlessly. From my coordinator, decorator, DJ, makeup artist to photographers I had the best “team” I think possible. We (the bride squad) started off our day early. We got to Bowing Oaks at 9 am to begin getting ready. We started off our day with mimosas, to calm the nerves and to celebrate my last few hours with my girls before becoming a wife! Ron and Odete get there around 1:00 pm to begin taking photos. Odete joined the girls, and Ron went to the guys. I am not a confident person, by any means. Odete got me out of my shell; she kept all of us laughing and made the entire process a blast. We also had a hiccup with my maid of honors dress. The zipper broke, and wouldn’t zip at all. Odete was grabbing her sewing kit from her bag and was ready to sew her in the dress if she couldn’t get it. The most emotional moment for all of us was the first look with my dad. I was looking out the window, and he tapped on my shoulder so that we would face each other for the first time. We all lost it; there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. It was a very special moment for all of us. I was looking out the window, and he tapped on my shoulder so that we would face each other for the first time. We all lost it; there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. It was a very special moment and I am so happy it was photographed. Now, on the other side of the venue, some craziness seemed to be occurring in the groomsman suite with Ron. I knew that my other half is crazy, but I was extremely shocked to see all of the photos of how crazy they got! All of the guys had so much fun with their photos. Next, we have the ceremony. I knew that Dalton would be in shock when I walked down the aisle but the reaction that happened was more emotional than any of us thought it would be. Dalton’s tears were infectious and everyone at the wedding had tears in their eyes. After the ceremony, we took pictures with our bridal party. All of us know each other pretty well, and it shows in the pictures. It would not have been the same without any of them. The reception was so much fun! Our DJ killed it, and we all had a blast dancing the remainder of the night away. For the exit, we gave out individual bubbles so everyone blew bubbles as we left to our exit. Our wedding was amazing, and I couldn’t be happier!