Joey and Emilie
Hillside Gardens, Colorado Springs
May 18, 2008
Yesterday afternoon I got a phone call from my friend Holly Pacione, who was scheduled to photograph a wedding that day but was very sick. She asked if I could shoot the wedding with her, so that there would be an experienced photographer at the wedding in case she was unable to do it. I canceled my plans for the day and promptly started getting my equipment ready. Mike overhead the phone call, and he started charging my batteries before I even got off the phone! What a great guy. 🙂 I’m happy to say that Holly made it through the wedding, but it was a tough day for her, and I’m glad I was able to help her out.
Emilie and Joey got married at Hillside Gardens, a nursery and event center in downtown Colorado Springs. I loved its view of the mountains! The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, at about 80 degrees with soft clouds and a breeze. Afterward, they danced in an open-air pavilion as the sun set over the mountains.
Congratulations, Emilie and Joey, and thank you for making me feel welcome on such short notice! Holly, I hope you feel better soon!
It was an emotional day for Emilie’s mom.
Joey and the pastor are good friends and shared an emotional moment together just before the ceremony.
Emilie’s dad, waiting to walk her down the aisle. I wonder what was going through his head at this moment.
What a great backdrop
The bridesmaids and groomsmen chose wacky ways to enter the reception!
The best man, nervously anticipating the toasts.
Emilie’s dad, giving his toast.
When Joey was giving a speech, he paused for a moment to notice the sunset over the mountains.
I thought the weather couldn’t have been more perfect, but then a full moon rose to make it even better.
A little Soulja Boy action.
Joey’s mom and Emilie’s mom shake their goods for each other. They are going to hate me for this one. 😉
Shorty got low low low low low low low low.
Running off to the honeymoon!