Our friends Donna and Scott got married on Saturday, August 30th.
I met Donna and Scott on July 17, 2013 when Bob and I went on our first Wednesday night ice cream ride together with the 2 Scoop CycleTherapy Group. In June 2014 Donna asked if I would photograph her and Scott’s wedding. After being together for a dozen years, Donna and Scott were excitedly making wedding plans. At first I declined Donna’s request because they were going to be married on Labor Day weekend, and we might make plans for a weekend getaway. In addition I had decided last year that I would no longer photograph weddings. Well, so much for saying no. One week later I accepted Donna’s request to be the official photographer at her and Scott’s wedding. Donna and Scott were thrilled that I agreed to photograph their wedding. I was happy, too, that I made the decision to do so. Even though I was “working” I had a good time at the wedding, as Bob and I shared this special day with Donna and Scott and with our other motorcycle-riding friends.
Donna and Scott were married in Warren PA at St. John’s Lutheran Church, followed by a wedding reception at North Warren Volunteer Fire Department’s social hall. In addition to taking photographs at the church and social hall, I photographed the happy couple at Crescent Park.
The Wedding Ceremony
This family photograph is of Donna and Scott with Donna’s son and Scott’s daughter and Donna’s father, mother and stepmother. Unfortunately, Scott’s mother was not able to attend Donna and Scott’s wedding. We did, however, stop by the nursing home, where Scott’s mother lives, on our way to the reception.
The Wedding Reception
Have you heard of the ALS ice bucket challenge? The ice bucket challenge is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research. The challenge encourages nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and then nominating others to do the same. A common stipulation is that nominated participants have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation. While others filmed Donna and Scott’s ALS ice bucket challenge, I captured the activity as still photographs.
Congratulations Donna and Scott! I wish you a lifetime of the greatest joy, love and happiness!