Nicole + Matt: Riverdale Manor Wedding

October 11, 2014

Smith Wedding 2014-50

This is not they type of thing that happens everyday.

I’m not talking about marriage in general – people get married all the time.  What I mean is, it’s few and far between that a person attends the wedding of someone he’s known almost his entire life.  Let alone twice in one summer.

I would imagine that it is even more rare for an artist to experience this phenomenon, and to also have the honor of documenting such a special day.

Smith Wedding 2014-179

Nicole has been a member of my extended family for as long as I can remember.  I’ve known her brother, Ryan, since kindergarten.  Kindergarten!  Mrs. Bryan’s class, 1997.  I have proof.

As younger sisters often do, Nikki endured a lifetime of teasing, name-calling, and general tormenting. Sorry (not sorry) about that.

Smith Wedding 2014-221

Even so, I am happy that Nikki and her husband Matt would let me be play a small part in their big day.  The ceremony at Riverdale Manor was full of beautiful moments like this, and I am so happy to share a glimpse of their pre-ceremony preparation – Hey, I wasn’t about to miss out on the reception partying!

Smith Wedding 2014-292

Please join me in congratulating Nicole and Matt!  I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed creating them.