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Clair and Scott ~ 11.22.08

posted by Kelly

Clair and Scott came to us at the end of the summer and said, “We are not having a typical wedding.” Okay, we are listening. It wasn’t that they were against traditional, they just wanted to make it clear that they were going to interject some very personal elements into the day that truly reflected who they are. For instance, on their invitation they asked all their guests to wear purple. This is based off of a favorite song by Gogol Bordello where he sings “Start wearing purple” They are a gypsy punk band out of New York ( a very fun song, might I add!) Scott is also the lead singer of his band, NeoComplex. It’s not a true celebration of your own wedding unless you rock it out for your family and friends. He and the other band members played a set the second half of their reception which was a real treat for Ryan and I. I have to say it is the first time we photographed the groom playing the reception music.

Clair and Scott, you guys are so genuine, generous and obviously loved by your family and friends. The stop we made at your house before the reception was such an unexpected moment away from the hustle and bustle of the day. Eating sunchips in your kitchen was not what I thought would be in the agenda that day, but I totally enjoyed it.

We wish you only the best as you start your life and family together. Keep being a rock star Scott!

Here are some highlights from your special day.

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott

The pin was Clair’s something old. Her grandfather gave it to her grandmother in the early 1920’s as an engagement gift. She was named after her grandmother and loved her very dearly.

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

The pin was added to the front of Clair’s wedding dress by her mother.

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

This is Ryan’s humor….which I totally love.

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Celebrating part of Scott’s heritage, during the ceremony family was asked to come up and participate in a Native American tradition of a blanket ceremony.

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

We snuck in some freeezing cold shots just in the nick of time…we were literally racing the sun to an opening where we could have the Blue Ridge Mountains in the backgound

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott

I found this to be a very Scott face throughout the day

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

I love the facial expressions in these next two shots. Clair to Scott and Clair’s dad to Clair…so sweet!

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

This little boy had his eye on the prize! He was watching the cake cutting eagerly

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

This kid had amazing rhythm. He took his dance moves VERY seriously.

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Time to rock out!

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

Clair and Scott-November 22, 2008

3 Responses

Rachel says:

January 29, 2009 at 11:17 am

I absolutely love the last shot…So much support and love..

Uncle Jay says:

February 6, 2009 at 8:57 am

Clair,
THose are the most amazing photos Ive ever seen! WOW! I was so impressed that I just sent them to our corporate photographer here at American Airlines to gloat on how beautiful my neice is and how the camera was able to capture your beauty with all the expression a camera can produce. (I hope you dont mind). I have to say, I am so very proud of you and I love you very, very much! You have always been a wonderful, delightful, intelligent and beautiful neice, and any uncle in the world should be proud to have that same relationship! I hope your husband appreciates you and loves you as much (more) as we do!! That would be alot! Thanks for sharing the photos and I will try to download them and keep them forever! Love, Uncle Jay

Aunt Rita says:

February 7, 2009 at 7:16 am

Dearest Clair and sweet Scott,
I finally got the web site to work this morning and saw the awesome pictures of your wedding. We were delighted with the results. the smiles, and cooings were plentiful comings from the dining room as I showed grandma the pictures.
The pride of our baby is evident and how we love you, but we are also proud to have Scott join our family and that he has chose to honor us with his love and commitment to you for life.
God will enrich your life and bless your child because we pray for you both every night and you know how strong the prayer are of your grandmother? God listens to all our prayer but went the prayers are constant and fervent He says He will attend more than an earthly father.
I have been working everyday for one month on a project for little MacStacey. I hope the gift turns out good. I am trying to get it just right. Mother is just now starting hers.
We are so happy for you we could pop.
Congratulations on the fabulous pictures. We love each one.

Grandma and Aunt Rita

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