During the toasts, it was repeatedly mentioned that Ian & Courtney are and always have been a very sweet, publicly affectionate couple. I believe it 100%.
Courtney & Ian got ready in hotels across Lafayette Square from each other – Courtney in the Hilton Garden Inn, and Ian in the Hotel Lafayette 3rd floor corner suite.
Courtney’s maid of honor took some time to re-write her toast for that evening.
I walked across the square to Hotel Lafayette and met up with Ian & his groomsmen.
He wasn’t sure how to fold his pocket square, and I told him there’s no right way, so he found a YouTube video tutorial.
What a good looking group of guys – I set up the chairs and told them to sit/stand however they wanted. I also got a snap of their fun socks – everything from argyle to Batman comics!
I walked back over to the Hilton Garden Inn where Courtney was just finishing up her hair and everyone was starting to get dressed.
When the flower girl, her friend’s daughter, saw her in her dress for the first time, her awed face was so cute.
Courtney & the maid of honor (the boys’ mom) insisted that they kiss Courtney for a picture. They cooperated reluctantly LOL.
Ian & Courtney got married in the Trinity Episcopal Church on Delaware Ave.
When they exited the church, they got a big cheer from their guests, then the flower girl ran up and hugged Courtney.
Ian & Courtney signed the church’s wedding registry book.
We took a limo up to Delaware Park’s Rose Garden and took advantage of the nice early evening light.
Everyone walked down the hill to the side of Hoyt Lake for a few more photos before heading back to the reception. The picture of Courtney with Erin was a special request by them.
They held their reception in Hotel Lafayette’s Greenhouse Room and a cool detail was the custom gobo light on the brick wall behind their head table.
There were 5 toasts – the maid of honor, best man, two friends, and Ian’s dad all gave toasts to the couple.
When I took them out into the courtyard, they practiced their first dance after I took the photos of them under the lights – for the second night in a row, I got a front row seat to the bride & groom’s private practice!
Ian’s groomsman Matt really hammed it up during the garter ceremony. Great job, Matt!
Your wedding was beautiful, YOU were beautiful, and I wish you many, many, many years of happiness and as much raspberry vodka as your kids can steal from you! 😉