Longview Mansion Wedding | Morgan & Uzo
Clouds moved quickly across the sky as Morgan and Uzo had their intercultural wedding at Longview Mansion. Embracing their faith and hoping for no rain, this lovely christian wedding was the joining of two cultures; Morgan’s American midwest heritage and Uzo’s Nigerian background.
Morgan’s lace and tulle wedding gown fit her perfectly, as did Uzo’s bespoke blue suit. The bridesmaids looked stunning dressed in gold sequins from head to toe, while the groomsmen wore classic black tuxes. An air of peace and joy filled the day. As the bride prepared to walk down the aisle, the bridesmaids stopped to pray over her. Time seemed to stop. Everything was perfect, from the golden dresses in the gorgeous room, to the soft light filtering in through old glass windows. Even the flower girls settled down in their tulle dresses.
The ceremony took place at a lovely gazebo, on an ancient terrace built at the turn of the century. While Morgan and her father walked down the isle, Uzo was tense with anticipation. After exchanging rings, there was a moment of praise, and Morgan broke down with tears of joy. When they were announced as man and wife, the bride and groom looked gleefully into each others eyes, as they took their first few steps.
Nigerian wedding celebration
Soon after dinner the bride and groom snuck upstairs with their bridal party. They surprised all the guests by coming back down in custom designed purple and gold traditional Nigerian outfits, and began the Nigerian dollar dance. Guests poured onto the dance floor while Morgan and Uzo partied the night away.
Colorado Wedding | A Mountain Elopement
Ethereal Romantic Wedding in the Mountains
I had just pulled up to a small gas station in a remote country town driving home from North Carolina’s Outer Banks. It was beautiful and we chose to take the scenic route home through the mountains, when my phone rang. I was beyond thrilled I even had service. On the other end of a sketchy connection was Christie, with the words. “Don’t hate me but….” My heart started pounding. Christie is a creative, and having worked with her on several photoshoots I knew that she had a random, yet brilliant idea. However, this usually meant that my job just got harder. I laughed and we lost the call. Without fear I turned to Marco and said, “I bet she elopes”. Marco laughed and thought that would be so cool.
A few minutes go by, we are still pumping gas, and as I hold my phone at just the right angle it gets signal. I happily and loudly chat with Christie while she asks if they can turn their destination engagement into a wedding. She liked the idea of saying vows in the mountains with just a few friends and God. I was over the moon. This was perfect for the couple. Brad grew up in Colorado and loved his mountains. They are his home. It made sense to embrace the location with a wedding.
Driving to Colorado for a beautifully romantic intimate wedding was exciting! We arrived early and scouted locations for the ceremony, portraits, and a fun evening of drinks at a local pub. It was quite the tour with Brad as our guide.
The day of the wedding, we pulled up to the cabin and saw Christie sitting in a hammock, tears softly rolling down her cheeks as she wrote her vows. The sun cut through the trees creating a perfect spotlight. I call this God light. It was the remarkable start of a stunning wedding.
From tears, to romantic vows, and mountain top portraits this ethereal Colorado wedding is a beautiful depiction of true love. Thank You Christie and Brad for inviting us to write your photographic novel. Your story is breathtaking!
- You can also view their wedding in EA Bride Magazine, they gave this wedding several pages, it is definitely worth the read.
- The wonderful officiant and master of ceremonies : Ron Ruth
- Wedding Photography is by Kansas City Wedding Photographers : Photos Edge