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Serene and Doug~Married

posted by Kelly

Like a blind date, we rolled up to Raspberry Plains Mansion one beautiful August afternoon with nervous butterflies in our stomachs. Would they like us, would they think we were funny, would we all have chemistry? Oh yes, yes we would! Serene is like that old friend from college that you had a blast with but hadn’t seen for awhile and you pick up right where you left off. Sure we had one Skype date and a couple phone calls…but this was the real deal…face to face on game day! We couldn’t have been more happy with how relaxed and fun this group was. Despite the threatening rain, there was NOTHING that could wipe a smile off of Serene’s face. She was just minutes away from marrying the love of her life….someone she met on the street outside where she was attending a bachelorette party for a bride we shot a few years ago…how cool is that? Who knew that Heather and Tim were paying it forward with their wedding weekend for another couple in the future!

I love the fresh palette of greens, gold, and ivory both inside and out…natural and manmade. A beautiful and fresh feel everywhere you looked. Huge thanks to Lauryn Galloway for coming up to assist us for this wedding!

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Let’s get started by first oogling over her gorgeous Maggie Sottero gown and gold Kate Spade shoes! Uber feminine and mama likey!

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Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene’s twin sister and her beautiful mother.

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Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

These girls were a blast and looked stunning in their grass green J.Crew dresses.

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Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

I can’t even explain how much Doug looks like my cousin but with blonde hair. It’s crazy!

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Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Caught Doug’s dad shooting over our shoulder.

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Serene and Doug Wedding

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Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

This grandma had some serious sass. Every time she passed my camera she would flash that great smile and do a shimmy for me. Haha…it makes me chuckle thinking about it right now. Hope I have that much spark in me when I get older!

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Always love the moment that a couple gets after they finish walking down the aisle and get whisked away into the holding pen. They look at one another and you know the knowledge they are FINALLY married washes over them and they are giddy.

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Despite the fact it constantly went from drizzling to flat out raining the rest of the night…Serene was determined to get in a private session outside and I was THRILLED!!! The gown was debuted, now it was time to have some stolen time away with her beloved.

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Love with a side of steamy!

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Serene and Doug Wedding

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Serene and Doug Wedding

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Serene and Doug Wedding

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Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Her grandfather giving the blessing over the Challah bread.

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Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

I do believe we have caught a bonafied Roger Rabbit going on.

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug Wedding

I have to end with this series because this crew LOVED to dance. This gentleman literally killed it on the dance floor by doing the most legit “Dougie” ever. Would you like him to teach you how to Dougie, t-t-t-t-t-teach you how to Dougie?

Serene and Doug Wedding

Serene and Doug, I’m so glad our first date turned out so well :-) We are beyond thrilled for you guys and were honored to play such a huge role in your big day! Many blessings to you as you start your new life together!

5 Responses

Colleen says:

September 17, 2011 at 3:53 am

The joy is screaming from every photo! Fabulous shots!

Amanda says:

September 19, 2011 at 6:39 am

Oh my gosh, all the windows are totally fogged up during the reception. That is TOTALLY a sign that everyone is having a BLAST! It’s hot in there!!

Gorgeous, as usual!! Serene & Doug are an adorable couple!

Doug and Serene: Married! says:

September 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm

[…] end! Be sure to check out Kellan’s post and especially their rockin’ reception images! Ryan is a wizard with off camera […]

Sarah says:

September 26, 2011 at 4:09 pm

So…did you learn how to dougie? Such a fabulous venue & that dress…gahhhhhh. How cool of Lauryn to be able to join you-she got some great shots too by the way. I’d love to join ya’ll too sometime! *wink wink*

sunshine says:

September 28, 2011 at 5:04 pm

“Hot and Steamy” is my favorite picture.. I can feel the love.

Beautiful venue and the reception pictures - are always a hit. . LOVE the dance moves.

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