Monday, October 05, 2009

Kristen & Kevin’s Wedding Day

Yesterday (Sunday) was Kristen and Kevin’s wedding day. The morning dawned overcast and a bit on the chilly side, but as we got closer to the time for the ceremony in the Garden of the Gods the sun burned the clouds and mist away. By 10A it was a beautiful day for a wedding. They had decided to have the ceremony standing on a rocky ledge at the southern end of the park, and after arriving there I could certainly see why they chose it. The mountain foothills spread out below us and Pikes Peak and the other mountains of the front range dominated the skyline next to us. It was beautiful in every way!

Kristen&Kevin-wedding_10-4- Kristen&Kevin-wedding-pg1 Kristen&Kevin-wedding-pg2 credits: at scrapbookgraphics: Self Indulgence and Rejuvenation by Veronica Spriggs, rose petals by Lorie Davison from Impressions of Romance (recolored); Peach rose from Summer Solstice by New Life Dreams and Edeline Marta at ShabbyPickleDesigns; Template 144 by Yin Designs (in Digifiles 8)
fonts: CK Heritage

Kristen&Kevin-reception_10-Kristen&Kevin-reception-1 Kristen&Kevin-reception-2 
credits: at scrapbookgraphics: Self Indulgence and Rejuvenation by Veronica Spriggs, rose petals by Lorie Davison from Impressions of Romance (recolored); Peach rose from Summer Solstice by New Life Dreams and Edeline Marta at ShabbyPickleDesigns; Template 145 by Yin Designs (in Digifiles 8); ; white daisy from Daisies by Nancy Rowe Janitz; fonts: CK Heritage

One of Kristen’s hobbies is belly dancing, so that is why there was a belly dancer at her reception. ;) Something I realized while I was looking through all of the pictures last night is that I really enjoy taking pictures of dancers (good thing with so many daughters who dance, huh!?! LOL). I think it is the challenge of trying to capture the movement of a dance in a still image. So, just because I think I got some neat images of the belly-dancer here are a few more :) I need to remember to ask Kristen when she gets back from her honeymoon what her name is as I didn’t catch it when she was introduced during the reception. The first dance she did she used finger cymbals.
2009_1004_Kristen&KevinWedding-128 2009_1004_Kristen&KevinWedding-122 2009_1004_Kristen&KevinWedding-123 2009_1004_Kristen&KevinWedding-125 2009_1004_Kristen&KevinWedding-127

The second dance was a scarf dance.
2009_1004_Kristen&KevinWedding-139 2009_1004_Kristen&KevinWedding-131 2009_1004_Kristen&KevinWedding-132 2009_1004_Kristen&KevinWedding-137 2009_1004_Kristen&KevinWedding-141

The fourth dance was a sword dance- very interesting to see her doing all of the movement and still have the sword stay in place wherever  she had it balanced. 
2009_1004_Kristen&KevinWedding-148 2009_1004_Kristen&KevinWedding-154 2009_1004_Kristen&KevinWedding-158 2009_1004_Kristen&KevinWedding-159  
  2009_1004_Kristen&KevinWedding-1612009_1004_Kristen&KevinWedding-163

The last dance was a special request of Kristen’s- the music was ‘The Dueling Banjos’ and during the first banjo’s part she would move her upper body and the second banjo’s part got her lower body moving. That was a fun one that a still picture just can’t capture the essence of- you can see how much fun it was on her face at the end though!
2009_1004_Kristen&KevinWedding-170

Labels: , ,

2 Comments:

Blogger Kim Jensen said...

Gorgeous layout, Melinda, and the belly dancer shots are so fun!

7:34 AM  
Blogger Sashasmommy said...

Awesome shots, Melinda! Love the pages, they are gorgeous! The belly dancer's name is Isidora Bushkovski, and she is from Pueblo!

3:14 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home