They were married at Cleveland Park on June 30th, 2013. The festivities were suppose to take place outside in a small amphitheater. And as a photographer, I was SO excited, I’m sure you all can understand, lol. The location was beautiful, but we just had one problem……RAIN. Right before the ceremony started, it started to sprinkle, so yes….we had to move the ceremony indoors where the reception was to take place. Which I’m not complaining, the reception area was BEAUTIFUL. And the best part? Merlinda decorated everything. AMAZING.
I drove up the hotel where Merlinda and her wonderful bridesmaids and daughter were being pampered and getting ready by April & Charleen from the Classy Styles crew. I’m sure you all have heard more than enough about them from me 😛 But I can’t help it, they are awesome at what they do. I came in to the room where April was finishing up Merlinda’s hair with some small details as the rest of the bridesmaids, as well as Merlinda’s daughter, were frantically rushing to get dressed and finishing up their hair. And what a beauty she was that day, it’s hard to describe. Which is why I’m there to get the emotion, in photographs 🙂
I met up with Tim before heading to the hotel and he was already dressed and ready to be with his bride. I can sense a little bit of nervousness from the initial hello, but he seemed rather cool. Everything was looking great, and I couldn’t wait to start on what was going to be a great wedding.
And it all ended with a kiss in the limo that they drove off in. This wedding was beautiful and even more so since they were surrounded by SO MANY friends and family. I am blessed and honored to have been a part of Tim & Merlinda’s wedding day as well as their engagement session (you can find that here). From all of the dancing, small details, and just flat out LOVE (and fun) that they radiated, was more than worth it. I am happy for Tim & Merlinda in the greatest of ways and I wish then both the best life they could possibly have with each other 🙂
Have a great weekend y’all! 🙂