With rain in the forecast, this wedding turned out to be a gorgeous one. And the lovely couple did not allow the rain to stop them from smiling all day. Actually, the rain created a beautiful backdrop for their quaint chapel wedding. Besides the obvious favorite detail of mine, the bride and groom, what stands out is the magnificent and stunning chapel. It is absolutely amazing! This chapel wedding makes my heart very happy. Like smiling ear-to-ear and can’t stop. See all the romantic details from behind the lens of Elmer Escobar Photography.
Jade and Drew have this amazing quality about them, where they don’t let things get to them and they’re happy as long as they’re together. This was especially good because days leading up to the wedding the forecast was for rain and thunder all weekend. Knowing that we would be photographing at Garvan Woodland Gardens at least put us at ease if we had to shoot indoors. The beautiful chapel could make a beautiful backdrop if we had to shoot indoors. But of course those who don’t worry and don’t freak out over details they can’t change tend to get what they deserve: a nice clear day! Although it did downpour on the way to the chapel from downtown Hot Springs. By the time we got to the chapel it was slightly overcast but no rain whatsoever. Perfect!
Drew was getting ready with the guys at a different location. My second photographer captured them hanging out, getting ready and when Drew gave his groomsmen their gifts. But soon enough it was time for Drew to see his beautiful bride for the first time. We set them up on a bridge so Jade could walk up to Drew. The reaction from a groom is always a precious moment. You could see the joy Drew had when he first saw Jade. Like a kid on Christmas! They had a few moments where we could do a few photographs with them and their wedding party, but soon enough it was time to line up and make it official!
After the ceremony there was just enough time do a few more photos after family photos were taken and then we had to head back downtown to the Mountain Valley Water building for the reception. We knew by then that it was going to be a really fun reception. All of Jade and Drew’s friends were high energy party people and the band did an amazing job to get them moving. Definitely one of the most festive receptions I’ve seen. One of the moments that I’m sure will stand out to everyone was when Jade and Drew’s mothers got up and danced together. It was such a fun moment and you could see in their faces how happy they were to see their kids getting married. Thank you Jade and Drew for having us. You guys have been amazing from day one and I wish you nothing but the best now and in the future! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Osborne!