Sunday, November 29, 2009

Love at The Ranch: Hugs and Family Portraits

Once we made it into the reception barn after our ceremony, our bridal party and parents followed close behind. There was nothing to do but hug each and every one of them.

Mr. CB and his niece, our junior bridesmaid, Ariyahna

A happy Papa Cowboy Boot

Soon after hugs were exchanged, we were beckoned back into the ceremony barn for family portraits. While many of these were posed gatherings of the two families, I'm only going to show you a few. I'm also going to show you a few beautiful moments our photographer, Tec Petaja, captured while making sure we were posed correctly. Man, is he talented at multi-tasking!

Grandpa and Grandma Cowboy Boot

I feel so blessed to have had both of them with us on our wedding day! And even more blessed to have had my grandmother sing for us!

Brother Cowboy Boot

He just got engaged! Sorry ladies.

The two families, united.

Adorable moment

Mr. CB and His Dad

Mr. CB was raised mostly by his dad. He even has his dad's handprint tattooed on his back.

Mr. CB hugging his mom

Mr. CB, his mom, and his four half-brothers

Uncle CB (officiant), flower girl, aunt CB, Mrs. CB and Mr. CB

And my favorite of the portraits...

How did we get here?

I spent a peaceful morning with my girls.
Followed by a rowdy bachelorette party.
Two days before the wedding, we fought.
Then, we made up.
On Saturday, Mr. CB recuperated while I hiked with friends.
We celebrated our rehearsal dinner.
Mr. CB and I had our First Look.
Our wedding party braved the cold for photos.
We all lined up for the ceremony.
The wedding party walked (and performed hand shakes).
Papa CB walked Ms (soon to be Mrs.) CB down the aisle.
Our ceremony began with a song from Grandma Cowboy Boot.
And ended with a kiss.

**All images above by the ridiculously talented and awesome Tec Petaja, unless otherwise noted. Head to his blog for some serious eye candy.**

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