Reserve at Osage House Wedding: I recently had a friend ask me if this ever gets old, and it made me pause. Does it ever get old to be there when a dad sees his dad sees his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress? Does it get old to hear the cheers of all my clients’ friends and family as they share their first kiss as a married couple? Does it get old to round a corner and gasp at the gorgeous linens, candles, and florals adorning the brick-paved courtyard?
Being someone who goes to a lot of weddings is interesting because the framework for each one is very similar, but somehow the individual moments don’t lose their magic. We have flatlay details, then photos of the couple getting ready for the day with their best friends and closest family members. We go from there to the first look if they’re doing one, or to some wedding party photos if they’re not. Each group of groomsmen tell the same hilarious jokes, and each ceremony includes promises that share the same deep meaning of commitment to each other. Each reception has the same characters on the dance floor: a guest couple who is so into each other that they don’t even notice anyone else is there, an extra fun (read: drunk) guy with his tie tied around his head, an uncle who insists on dancing with every female in the room, a girl with bare feet and her long dress tied up in a knot so she can dance…should I go on?
But each of my beautiful couples are such delightfully unique individuals with delightfully unique stories, and monotony is nowhere to be found. Each event that I attend might follow these wedding norms by a lot or a little, but they bring their own magic to every part of the day. One first look or cake cutting is nothing like the next, and each wedding day has it’s own joys and challenges for me as a wedding photographer. How could it ever get old to witness the tears of a mother dancing with her son or the breathless “wow” from a groom when he sees his bride for the first time?
Hailey & Brad‘s Reserve at Osage House wedding was full of those magic moments. The sweetest champagne pop with the bridesmaids, tons of shenanigans with the groom’s triplet brothers (see if you can spot the guys with the same face!), Hailey’s absolutely adorable reaction to seeing her new name on her plate at the reception, some incredible glowy sunset light, and the absolute best dance floor moments with Juke Boxx at the helm.
I’m 8 years into shooting weddings full time and I don’t see how it could ever get old. It really just keeps getting better. ❤️
Photography: Corrie Childers Weddings
Planning & design: Elizabeth at Kate & Co.
Florals: Jules Design
Band: Juke Boxx from Smoothman Music
Catering: The Event Group
Cake & desserts: Sips & Sweets
Hair & makeup: Artistry by Veronica
Rentals & decor: Eventology
Video: Wedding Stories by Korey Klein
Corrie Childers is a sought-after Northwest Arkansas wedding photographer, Arkansas engagement photographer, Arkansas bridal photographer and Arkansas proposal photographer. Corrie has a natural passion for classic, timeless wedding photography in an elegant and relaxed style. Corrie is currently booking Arkansas weddings in Bella Vista, Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Siloam Springs, Eureka Springs and all of Northwest Arkansas, as well as Little Rock, El Dorado, Dallas, St. Louis, Kansas City, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and beyond!
Reserve at Osage House Wedding