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Tellan & Marissa

July 26, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

{Arizona Portrait and Destination Wedding Photographer}

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town - Albuquerque, New Mexico - July 26, 2013

Tellan and Marissa chose the beautiful Hotel Albuquerque for their wedding day. The ceremony was under the pavilion and the reception was set up under a tent in the garden area. 

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The bride and bridesmaids got ready in the bridal suite of the hotel - a large and lovely room with a balcony.

#2 So many special touches went into the planning. Everything was just so beautiful!

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#4 Tellan and Marissa wanted to wait until Marissa was walking down the aisle for their first look. So without seeing each other, they exchanged letters and prayed together before the ceremony.

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A delicious dinner had been served and best man was preparing for the toast when the storm hit. I read reports of 89 MPH winds and 2-4 inches of rain. One report said a tornado touched down somewhere in Albuquerque! The hotel staff moved us into the Fireplace room and the power went out! But that didn't stop the celebration! The toasts continued in the dark.

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 The staff prepared a ballroom and we all moved there. We still had no power and the only light was from a few small backup lights running on reserve power. The DJ could not play any music so the musicians that played during the ceremony brought their instruments in and as you can see the dancing went on as planned! It was a bit of a challenge from a photography standpoint, but we made it work.

#6 A silly storm could not stop the celebration!

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Because of the storm we couldn't do the sparkler exit...but they don't seem to mind :)

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The power was still out and the rain was down to a drizzle. We had one more shot we had to get. With a battery powered video light to guide us through the debris and darkness, we made our way out to the fountain. We did a quick setup of two flashes and the video light. Groom's brother is hunkered down behind the fountain holding a light and we used the flashlight app from my iPhone to light Tellan and Marissa so I could focus. Bam...got this shot! What a "Grand Finale"!

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I believe it's the start of a beautiful and blessed marriage and we are so very grateful to have been a small part of it.

If you would like to read Tellan and Marissa's story - told in Marissa's words, click on the link below to read her blog. 

http://lifeinthepottershands.blogspot.com/2013/06/freshman-year-twist-i-wasnt-expecting.html

 


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