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Monday, July 7, 2008

Tara and Steve's Wedding at Crown Point


it's good to touch the green, green grass of home.
yes, they'll all come to meet me, arms reaching, smiling sweetly.
it's good to touch the green, green grass of home.
well, we weren't in Portsmouth England, but steve had a whole double-decker full of family and friends from back home fly across the pond to see him and tara say "i do." we could not have asked for a nicer day. the ceremony was on the grass at Crown Point (coincidence? maybe.) overlooking Mission Bay in sunny San Diego California.




in true british fashion, steve's super sweet mom wore an exquisite hat to the wedding. a wedding just isn't a wedding without a big hat. i love it!







tara's crown jewels




suffice it to say that steve is not a fan of the color red.
he's a portsmouth lad through and through.
where he comes from the color is blue.
as a joke steve was handed the biggest red rose on the planet for his lapel. fitting that he was standing in front of the double-decker bus. HULK SMASH RED ROSES!







the usual suspects.




tara looked positively stunning. she had a long walk up the hill with her mom and as they neared steve you could see the emotion welling up in tara's eyes. it was a moment so powerful that i'm sure neither of them will ever forget it.







tara and steve are such an awesome couple. they can not go more than five minutes in each other's company without smiling or laughing. that's how everyone should go through life. enjoy it to the fullest with the one that makes you happiest.







quick as a flash the ceremony was over.




you can't help but smile and get a little crazy when you hop onboard a bus with a gigantic picture of THE HULK on it. it's a rule.
the wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round.







So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas. A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I'm a pro jock, and who do you think they give me?
The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald... striking.
So, I'm on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one - big hitter, the Lama - long, into a ten-thousand foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier.
Do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-galunga.
So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know." And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness."
So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.







imagine our surprise when we saw mick jagger strut onto the dance floor. do tara and steve know how to party or what?




just when you thought it was safe to go back on the dance floor with your brew...




out of no where some hooligans showed up.
wait.
scratch that.
it was just steve and the lads. they all ran out on the dance floor when a certain song was played.
you'll need to watch the slideshow to hear what song i'm talking about.
needless to say, these guys were a lot of fun.




thank you tara and steve for having us there on your big day. you both made us feel like we were working with family members. we were counting down the days to your wedding and i have to say that it was so worth the wait. we really enjoyed ourselves. it was also an absolute pleasure meeting your family and friends. i want to send an extra special thanks to everyone back in England for not only making the long trip, but for being so incredibly nice to april, ally, and myself.






41 comments:

Mark W. said...

Great shots! Love the Mick Jagger moment.

Josh said...

I love the mom's big 'ol hat. You can never go wrong with a big 'ol hat:) And that bus is awesome! You know when your bridal party is on a hulk bus that you're gonna get some awesome shots!

Tiffany Rushforth Photography said...

Fantastic shots!!
You are so great at capturing all of the fun~

Kelli said...

Okay, I LOVE that first one!!!! I'm such a sucker for green hills and blue skies. I'm always looking for them...

Callie Crass said...

You guys are awesome! The shots are always amazing! and Mick Jagger...wow... :)

Erika McCauley said...

Wow! What a wedding! Looks like it was a blast. Beautiful photography as always! :)

Cathy Crawley said...

Ok, so I just watched the slide show and it totally cracked me up! That music was so unexpected. LOL. I LOVE IT! I can hear the pommy accents in my head. Great photos guys, loved it a lot! :)

Nely said...

at least you're an equal opportunity linker.First Jesus, then the Dalai Lama. Don't forget Allah, etc.

great shots! lovin' the storytelling feel of so many of them!

Melissa McClure Photography said...

I'm actually a little embarrassed that I got that Caddyshack reference.

Beautiful. And of course the Hulk images are near and dear to my heart!

Studio222 Photography said...

Love the Hulk bus!

stephanie said...

Beautiful emotion captured here! Looks like a riot of a wedding, and that slideshow cracked me up!

Tira J said...

Loved every image! Seems to me that you must have been laughing hysterically with every shot you took! My favorite is the green hill! Spendid!

aaina said...

These are bloody brilliant!!! That reception looked like a rippin good time!
I love the shot of her walking up the aisle, so moving!

Tiffany Izatt said...

these are spectacular, what a fun wedding full of emotions

Hanssie said...

I just love how you captured the emotions and the fun of the day. What a gift!

ksenija said...

now that looks like a super fun time!!! you guys always know how to capture true, pure emotion -- LOVE it! :D

micah said...

DUDE CLICKED ON THE HULK SMASH LINK AND GOT LOST IN THAT FOR OVER AN HOUR!!
THESE GUYS KNOW HOW TO PARTY!

Cathy and David said...

How is it you get a laugh out of us so early in morning? :-D We finally got to comment after a long day of work, and as always, LOVE the photos! :-D Lookin' good friends. Lookin' hot and candid! :)

chris stewart said...

dude the shot of tara coming down with her mom is breathless!!! so much emotion in that picture!! Great job.

tisha said...

Jolly good that.
Cheers to the happy couple!

Val McCormick Photography said...

Holy Beautiful hills and sky on that first shot! WOW. I love the hat shot and the shot of the bride with her mother is so full of emotion. LOVE IT. O-Yeah got to mention the hulk bus, so freakin' cool :-)

linda said...

You guys have thee most beautiful and FUN couples ever!!! Love the shot of them looking at each other and I just love how every picture of the groom he is smiling from ear to ear! You can see they are so in love. Great job once again guys!!

Anonymous said...

Dave, April and Ally
we truly love the pictures and you sure did a great job capturing the madness. shame we could not have you on our cruise...
It is so nice to see how wonderfully supportive your friends and peers are, some of those comments are so nice. You guys did an incredible job, we are excited to see the rest :)!!! Thanks again!tara and steve

Maureen said...

I can feel the whole fabulous day and evening all over again, viewing the gorgeous photos. I LOVE watching Tara and Steve look so lovingly at each other! BRAVO!
Maureen, "mother of the bride"

Chenise said...

I just adore this wedding!!! They look so happy and so crazy fun! I especially love how none of your weddings look alike! All so unique to each couple. LOVE IT!

Dawn Malone said...

Love all the candids! You guys got so many fun ones!

Sarah said...

What fun!!! Love the Hulk Bus. :)

Charise said...

Looks like a BLAST! Gotta love the hulk shots!

connor said...

Some fun blokes at this wedding!

Ricki Ford said...

these are amazing i love the hulk shot you rock man...

Nudrat Shams Owens said...

what can I say!!! Brides shot in the bus(hulk) is soo cool.

cynthia said...

what a fun couple!
and i loved the one of mom's hat...

kymberli q. said...

What a fun couple and what fun shots!! Love the bus one! Love the one of Tara coming down the aisle tearing up - I teared up myself at that one! Awesome job!

Shannon Lott said...

What a super cool wedding! Great images as always.

Dustin Izatt said...

these detail shots are amazing and to die for. Love the emotion shot and the cool angles you captured. You guys are my heroes.

Tawny said...

OMG! These rock! It absolutely looks like a british wedding! I love the hat photos and it looks as if you had such a blast~! Thanks for sharing and groove on!!

FTC Photography & Courtney Allison Studios said...

This looks like an awesome Wedding! I love how you captured everything, and seriously I would not think it was in San Diego! You guys did an awesome job! LOVE all of them, as always!

Gina Leigh said...

What a hilarious wedding! I LOVE the bus shot - with the bride. And red rose/Hulk shot! Great moments. Great times! Don't you just love what you do???

cassandra m said...

You guys rocked this! The Incredible Hulk bus is SUPER FANTASTIC...I love how she is hangin on to the pole. The second photo is awesome of the lady's hat. WOW...I love them all!!!

Angel said...

What a fun couple!!! Love the Mick Jagger guy! :) Beautiful pictures! I almost cried at the one of the bride with tears in her eyes! Way to capture the moment!

tara and steve said...

WE FLAT OUT SPOT OUT LOVE THEM! Once we choose one we realllly like...we would like to do a canvas-- or i would for a present --- any in particular that you think would look good?
HOw does it work from here? Order prints off the site? What if we would like some edited further (like black and white- or black and white with a bit of color?)

Thanks!
Tara