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Schumin-Lysy Wedding

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And then it was back down to the basement…

Meanwhile, Sis made a last-minute decision to ditch the veil, and so she went without.  It seemed to work, and her whole setup looked more natural without it.  And then it was time!  Everyone got into position, and I took up station in the second row of pews.


Walking the bride down the aisle.

Walking the bride down the aisle.


Giving the bride away.

Giving the bride away.


The ceremony begins.

The ceremony begins.


Sharon gives the scriptural reading, Ruth 1:16-17, as Sis and Chris look on.

Sharon gives the scriptural reading, Ruth 1:16-17, as Sis and Chris look on.

Sharon gives the scriptural reading, Ruth 1:16-17, as Sis and Chris look on.


Brent then reads Shakespeare's Sonnet 116.

Brent then reads Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116.


Sis accidentally spoke over Don at one point, which caused all three to break into laughter.

Sis accidentally spoke over Don at one point, which caused all three to break into laughter.


Don gives the homily.

Don gives the homily.

Don gives the homily.


The Lysys watch the ceremony from their pew.

The Lysys watch the ceremony from their pew.


Sis and Chris hold hands as they exchange their vows.

Sis and Chris hold hands as they exchange their vows.

Sis and Chris hold hands as they exchange their vows.  Sis and Chris hold hands as they exchange their vows.


The exchanging of the rings.  The exchanging of the rings.

The exchanging of the rings.


Following the exchanging of the rings, a prayer was said.

Following the exchanging of the rings, a prayer was said.


Following the prayer, the pronouncement was made, and the newly married couple kissed.
(Photo: Brittany Morrison)

Following the prayer, the pronouncement was made, and the newly married couple kissed.


As you can see, the wedding was beautiful.  Back in the narthex, I told Sis, “Congratulations, Mrs. Lysy!” to sort of underline the you’re-married part.  She didn’t quite catch what I was going for, though, and said, “Thank you, Mr. Schumin.  Don’t know why we’re being all formal here…”  Well, it was the thought that counted.  But I was definitely happy for her nonetheless.

Afterwards, the guests headed to the reception, and the wedding party and the parents got set for photos.  Laura posed everyone, and I got lots of photos…


Floral arrangement in the sanctuary.

Floral arrangement in the sanctuary.


The bride...  The bride...

The bride…


The happy couple...  The happy couple...

The happy couple…

  The happy couple...  The happy couple...


Then we got the families...  Then we got the families...

Then we got the families…

Then we got the families...  Then we got the families...


The wedding party with the families...

The wedding party with the families…


And then just the wedding party...

And then just the wedding party…

And then just the wedding party...  And then just the wedding party...



After taking a round of photos in the sanctuary, we went out back.  Sis wanted a High School Musical pose, where everyone was jumping in the air, and we were determined to get it.


Ready?

Ready?


Got it!

Got it!


After we got the High School Musical pose, we went over to the bell tower and got some photos over there.  The snow really completed that setting…


   


And with all the church photos taken, we were off to the reception!  Meanwhile, the hardest part of the photo shoot was over!  The wedding shots were very scripted, and something that I was not accustomed to doing.  The reception, on the other hand, was something I was more accustomed to, since I was basically running around, photographing people doing their thing.  Really, photographing the wedding reception was not too different from the many protests I’ve photographed.

Due to the size of Sis’s dress, the wedding party rode to the reception in a limousine.  From what I could tell, they definitely enjoyed the limo ride.  Sis’s joked that if they didn’t want the limo, she could always ride in the back of our Ford Ranger pickup truck.  That wouldn’t look redneck-like at all!


Making sure that the entire dress is inside the limo.

Making sure that the entire dress is inside the limo.


The wedding party in the limo.

The wedding party in the limo.


Sis and Chris in the back of the limo, ready to ride to the reception.

Sis and Chris in the back of the limo, ready to ride to the reception.


By the way, someone explain to me why a limousine would have a mirrored ceiling.  I found that to be really strange.

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