Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Flower Power: A Wedding Day Dream Realized

In my long string of examples showing just how awesome our photographer Alex was, there’s one that truly stands out for me.

You may recall that I was completely bummed when I discovered that the church wouldn’t allow flower petals to line the aisle or be thrown by guests after the ceremony. There went one of my top romantic visions for our day.

Or so I thought.

As it turns out, I underestimated Alex’s creativity and foresight. Try if you can to imagine my sheer and utter delight when he showed up on our wedding day toting – what else? – a bag of flower petals!

Granted, these were silk, and there weren’t as many as I’d have brought in had I been allowed to go all out. But I didn’t care! They were petals nonetheless, were there on my wedding day, and had a light pink shade that even matched up with some of the accent colors in my bouquet. Life was good, and I loved the way Alex worked them in throughout the celebration.

My favorite part? He managed to snap a couple shots during the ceremony of petals scattered in the aisle. Take that, church rules!

And of course, the evening wouldn’t have been complete without a few shots of the bride herself in a shower of flowers.

Did your photographer surprise you by showing up with props or having creative ideas you never would have expected? Do you plan to use flower petals on your wedding day?

(Photo Credits: Alex Neumann Photography)


  1. What gorgeous shots! What a fantastic photographer!

  2. I wasn't allowed to use flower petals either which really bummed me out but we lined the aisle with candles instead which I loved!

    I love the picture of you throwing the petals in the air. Sooo cute!

  3. Aww, that's so great that you got some flower petal shots after all! And I love the photos of you throwing flowers in the air - such a great idea!!!

  4. LOVE! You look so gorgeous and I'm so glad he got the shots of the petals in the aisle. (Haha you showed that church!)

  5. Love the pictures with the petals falling!

  6. Love the first picture of you guys at the altar.

  7. Well, that's a nice surprise. Good photographer. I like that he sneaked that in. How many were in his team?

  8. Thanks for all the sweet comments, ladies! I had so much fun with this, as you can see in the pictures. :) Bernadette, we had both he and his wife taking pictures.

  9. You rock Alex! Nice way to improvise! :)

  10. The one thing I regret is that we didn't have (or use) any petals in any of our photos...they're always so amazing. And I agree silk is best. We had fresh red petals lining our ceremony aisle and could have used those somehow but we just didn't. I love these shots you have. My fave of my sister's wedding is when the guests tossed the petals at them :)

  11. What a great photographer you had!!
    It was so nice of him to do that... and the pictures, look great.


  12. That was so nice of him; you got some great shots!

    We didnt have any petals altho some family members brought confetti to shower us with!