Mona and Marcus were married in a beautiful ceremony in the outdoor pavilion at the Grecian Center in Southgate, MI on May 5, 2012. The reception immediately followed the service inside in the Parthenon Room.
Before we knew it, it was 3:00 and time to start taking the photos of the bride with her bridesmaids. We started inside for a couple of quick shots near the statues.
Then we headed outside for photos in the gazebo.
Photographers tend to take similar poses of the bride and groom and the wedding party because they look better in a wedding album if the portraits are similar. That’s why I photograph the guys similar to the girls, and this wedding was no different. After the gazebo, we headed towards the bridge and then the playground with the guys.
For Marcus and Mona’s ceremony, they used a traditional wedding cord or lasso as it is sometimes called. This cord symbolizes the everlasting union of husband and wife and is in the shape of a figure eight and is a representation of rosary beads. One loop is placed around the groom and one around the bride and is removed after the religious ceremony is over.
Cocktail hour allows for the guests to arrive to the reception site and mingle with the other guests while the bride, groom, wedding party and families have formal wedding portraits taken, and we took full advantage of the hour for family photos, bridal party pictures and romantic wedding portraits on the grounds of the Grecian Center.
But the guests were getting restless and wanted to dance!
So began the formal dances with the Mother/Son Dance, Father/Daughter Dance and of course, the Bride and Groom’s first dance. The bride even danced with her new step-son.
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