On July 3rd, my cousin Bonnie married the man of her dreams, Mr. Mark Foster. It has been great to watch their relationship over the last couple years and to watch them love my boys whenever we are together.
It was such an honor to travel to her hometown to capture their big day. She was a stunning bride and we made the best of the crummy weather we were presented with. As you will see below, a little (ok a LOT of rain) didn't rain on our parade. Enjoy!
My uncle made this mirror as a wedding present for my aunt, so it was perfect that Bonnie took her first look at herself in her wedding dress in that very mirror. What a beautiful moment.
Bonnie's parents built a lake on their property so it was a perfect setting for photos - rain or shine!
These umbrellas were the perfect addition for our photos (and kept everyone dry).
Of course right as we were pulling up for their first look, it started POURING. Not just a little rain, but a downpour. This was the ONLY spot in the park that had enough tree coverage that we wouldn't get soaked. We took advantage of our umbrellas and made it the most perfect first look.
Bonnie and Mark were super brave to have 10 kids under 11 in the wedding (2 of which were mine, and 3 were my nephews). But the kids did amazing!
The reception was held at Barn on the Ridge and was a beautiful setting for the festivities.
We all danced the night away...
...and ended the evening with a fireworks show and a sparkler exit. Very fitting for a July 3rd wedding.
What a beautiful day for this beautiful couple. I wish you all the happiness in the world!
Love - Courtney