Sunday, November 9, 2008

megan & john!

I can't think of a more magnificent location for a November wedding than a vast stretch of hills full of mountain air and vibrant autumn trees. The inspiring landscape of Wolf Mountain Vineyards was an ideal setting for the union of Megan and John.

Mother Nature tried to literally dampen the festivities with some light sprinkling. However, Megan and John displayed a kind of relaxed acceptance, which showed that this day was about the bond they share, and a little rain wasn't going to change that. Rain is temporary, their love is not.

Their day was full of laughs, jokes, and tears. Megan's dad even sang "Bad to the Bone" at the reception! There was also a fabulous live performance of "New York, New York" by one of the guests. There were some great toasts as well. John's mom said a few words, and now I'll always remember that "marriage should be like Silly Putty"! Yay!

I have to give a big shout-out to my wonderful second shooter, Stacy Ventresca of SMV Photos. I'll be doing a separate post to show some of her fantastic images.

John and Megan, thank you for being so enjoyable. I'm honored to have shared a day that was so special with two people who are equally special. Congratulations, you two!

Megan's dress was beyond beautiful.

One of my favorite things about autumn weddings.....THE COLORS! These deep, bright shades were perfect.

Megan looked so exquisite.

We were taking some shots of Megan and her lovely bridesmaids, when the dashing fellas showed up to strut their stuff.

John and Megan had decided to see each other before the ceremony. Woo hoo! If anyone is unsure about whether or not this is a good idea, just know that having a "first glance" meeting allows moments like these...

Y'all know I can't resist a funny sign and a willing couple!

Just after the ceremony, the sun was setting, and we were able to head into the vineyards for a few more shots of the new Mr and Mrs Klonga. I think they've perfected the Hollywood dip. Well done you two!

John and Megan shared countless warm moments. This one was during their first dance.

This may just be the most adorable dancing photo I've ever taken. A proud daddy and his sweet little girl.

Speaking of dancing, I LOVE a bride who isn't afraid to break it down! Go Megan!

Here's to a life of happiness and adventure!
Thanks so much, Megan and John!

To see a slideshow of more images from this gorgeous wedding, please click HERE


Susie said...

Gosh -- that looked so purrrfect!

You certainly do know how to put the MAGIK in the photos!
Kinda makes me want to get hitched, just to get the pfabulous pflicks!

stacey said...

thanks, susie! it was a great day. you should definitely get hitched. i'll talk to scully. maybe bribe him with ice cream.

Megan's Personal Trainer Maria said...

WOW!!!! Those pictures are picture perfect and Megan you look beautiful. Great pictures, that dress fits you so good and you look awesome in it. Those are such memorable moments!