The Random Writings of Rachel: 15 Must-Have Wedding Photos

15 Must-Have Wedding Photos

This is so random. It's not even an anniversary or anything. As closely as I can calculate, we've been married 3 years, 2 months, and 24 days as of today. But I've been sorting, deleting, and organizing pictures recently and decided that a wedding photo post sounded like fun. Here are my recommendations for gaining the ultimate in wedding snapshots:

1. Stalker Photo. Because, it's true, right? He's a stalker.



2. Bride attempting to stay warm.


3. Pastor, stealing the show.


4. Groom forgetting how to smile properly.


5. Groom Eating Bouquet.


6. Bride pretending to be a gangster for unknown reasons.


7. Eyelash shot. No mascara on either one of us.

8. Little cousin forgetting how to smile. (Probably taking notes from Angel.)


9. Bouquet Shot. Necessarily accompanied by eyes that say, "Why do they insist on taking a close-up of my bouquet? It's plastic! This is awkward!"


10. Bride and Groom ignoring their photographers and bridal party. No, this wasn't posed, either. See all the rest of these shots? We were having a hard time actually looking at the camera in general.


11. The "We actually did it! We finally got married!" facial expressions.


12. The chocolate fountain that was put together upside down. On that day, we all learned how to put together a chocolate fountain the right way. We also learned that they still function when put together the wrong way, just not quite as well.



13. Groom looking positively dismayed at the sight of the highly decorated getaway car.


14. Groom taking a picture of the photographers taking a picture of him. Because what else would Angel do?


15. Optical illusion in which the pastor makes the newlyweds look tiny. This is no illusion. He's just kinda tall, and we're kinda short.


All photos by J&K Weymers Photography. If you want to see a million more shots of me smiling as if I were in a competition with Tour Guide Barbie (Toy Story 2, anyone?), you can check out their gallery.

57 comments:

  1. i love it!! we have "the bridal party trying to take a nap" shot because we were all so tired and each of us tried to steal a nap!

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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  2. These are great!
    The one of Angel taking a photo of the photographer taking a photo of you all, makes it look like he's releasing some kind of energy. Like a Pokemon Master. :)
    And the last one you really do look like kids playing dress-up at school, with the map behind :)

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  3. Haha I LOVE your gansta shot! And seriously love the first picture of you looking into the mirror at your babe! You made a lovely bride :)

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  4. How awesome!! :) I love the bride being a ganster for no reason photo haha and Angel flashing the photographer haha! Priceless :) Happy Friday Rachel! Very cute photos :) -Iva

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  6. Love the photos especially the one of y'all looking at each other!

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  7. Hahaha ohhh that chocolate fountain is the best. Hopefully the cake was put together the right way?

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  8. Love these. Cheers to 15 amazing pics!!! :) xx

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  9. These are so great! Beautiful wedding!

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  10. ha!!! love these!!! :) that chocolate fountain looks delish!! and you, my friend, are beautiful!!

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  11. These are so fun! You guys look like you had a blast.

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  12. These are great! Y'all know how to make wedding photos way more fun! :-)

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  13. hahaha the groom eating bouquet and upside down chocolate fountain are my favorites!

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  14. Love all the photos, especially the "gangster". Beautiful! ~Ann
    Tarnished Royalty

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  15. hahaha! great pics and great comments. And yikes to the forced perspective in the last pic. I suppose we all think people are the same height as us in pics until one like that comes along.

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  16. I saw the first photo in my feed (not noticing your stalker in the background) and thought, "What a pretty photo! But wait....there is no way these are going to be your average wedding pictures. I must see this." You guys are too cute, I love that you were looking at each other the entire time!

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  17. Lovely wedding photos! I always enjoy my photos which aren't quite so perfect...it gives a hint of who we actually are. No one poses and smiles like that every day!

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  18. haha, love this! great list...and loved "bride trying to stay warm" haha! xo

    the well-traveled wife ♥

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  19. Your posts are hilarious! I love the pictures- they're all beautiful!
    ~Jessica @ stumblingalongthrulife.blogspot.com

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  20. These are great pictures! I love your dress,and of course, the fact that you had no mascara and looked Stunning! You can tell you love each other ;)

    xo-Brittney

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  21. Love these! Thx for sharing with us Rachel. You dress was lovely. And you were looking gorgeous!!!

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  22. Ha ha love it! I could share some comical wedding photos as well! 1. candid shot someone got of my mine face the moment I realized I forgot 2 important wedding props while the bridesmaids are looking at me. 2. Me with HUGE yawn during photos!! Memories right?!?! Oh I loved the keeping warm one! We were trying to cool off on a 90 degree day. ;)

    Kaitlyn

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  23. ha ha! Too funny. Nice to see photos that aren't over-staged or Photoshopped : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  24. Love them all! We probably only have a few of these in our shoot, we missed out! :)

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  25. Our pastor was TEEENY compared to my husband. It made for some funny pictures.

    I would add... picture of the groom and groomsmen pretending to pee on an electrical box.

    ... I just... I don't even...

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  26. Awww.... I love these! Looks like you had a blast!

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  27. Awww I loved reading and looking through these!! They are all super cute! lol have to remember some for when my big day comes!

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  28. You look so pretty in all of the pictures but I especially think so in your Gangster Meets Rachel shot! I love that the chocolate fondue fountain is upside down. I would never have noticed!

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  29. it wouldn't be the random writings of rachel if you didnt post a random post once in a while, right? :-) looks like such a magical day!

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  30. #11 is the best picture ever.

    #15 made me laugh right out loud with your caption.

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  31. You were such a beautiful bride... you GLOW in these pictures!! You can FEEL the love between you and Angel just by looking at them... I'm literally smiling ear to ear like a freak over here right now! :D

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  32. Ahh haha I loved this! Sweet but funny.

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  33. These pictures are so fun, and the chocolate fountain picture is awesome!

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  34. Aw how sweet! I love wedding photos. Thanks for sharing. Rachel xx

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  35. These are adorable! I love candid photos, my wedding is coming up and I hope my photographer gets lots of great candid photos. Posed photos are great, but I think it's so wonderful to really see how people are interacting and how genuinely happy they are.

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  36. Found you over on That's Fresh Friday..cute photos. 2 of my sons are getting married in Sept. it will be interesting to see if I see any "fun" shots like this.
    Dawn
    SGBC
    Spatulas On Parade

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  37. Awww, I love your pictures! Looks like you had a beautiful and very fun wedding day :) I love that the pastor stole the show--nice to see he has a lighter side.

    Stopping in from SITS Sharefest. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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  38. I love this! Candid, random pictures are the best and the ones I treasure.

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  39. i loved being able to look through your photos...it is obvious how happy you two were and you look absolutely stunning!

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  40. I love the "eyelash picture". So sweet!

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  41. Haha, this was great! You look beautiful! And I think the last one is my favorite -- you guys look so small, I could put you in my pocket! (No hate, though, as I'm a shortie myself!) :)

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  42. Man, it's always hard to look at photos of the two of you without smiling! So much fun and happiness in them! And do you both have to have ridiculously amazing lashes?! Geez! ;)
    morepiecesofme.com

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  43. Love this post :) beautiful pictures of you both, ha the chocolate fountain looks great :) The picture of you both in the mirror is amazing :)

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  44. You look beautiful! I love your recap:) Looks like a great day filled with lots of love!

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  45. Wedding photos, anytime, for any reason, always. :)

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  46. i love that eyelash shot every time it crops up on your blog -- so gorgeous and radiating with genuine love. all the pictures, however, give the impression that y'all are just infectiously happy even behind the camera-- that's got to be the best bit :)

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  47. Rachel love this post! So many of the shots feel familiar from my own wedding pics and many others I've attended haha. My favorites are 1, 6, and 15! Love your mafia look, and the pastor looks photoshopped to the picture in the last one :) Great pictures from a surely wonderful day! Thx for sharing <3 XOXO, Elif @ Theboxqueen

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  48. This is so much fun! Rachel, you are too cute even when you are writing. Must have been some fun wedding and definitely not a stiff one. By the way, your dress is GORGEOUS! Minimalist and super classy!

    Mrs Jack Of All Trades
    Dubai, UAE
    www.mjoat.com

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  49. My Favorite! :) I love you guys^^

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  50. Rachel - you crack me up!!! I love your captions and it made me laugh.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  51. We had "groomsmen and priest taking a cigarette break" as one of our shots!

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  52. Oh I loved this! It cracked me up, but is also really heartwarming :) Love all your wedding pictures.

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  53. "Bride attempting to stay warm photo," a definite must have- especially since I got married in an open field in February in the woods. Beautiful, but cold- totally worth it though, because the photos are amazing. :)

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  54. Dying here. I sent this to my fiance. I should send it to my photographer too hahaha. Oh man. I have to share this everywhere now.

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