Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Burning River Wedding: Pics at the Big Red Thing

As I said in the last post, the bridal party was all set to go in the limo, awaiting our arrival.

The boys :)
*Photo by BM Claire

The gals! And Tyrone minus his head.
*Photo by BM Claire

My dress was extremely tight, so getting into the limo was definitely a challenge. I basically had to hike up my dress above my hips and sort of dive headfirst through the door. Graceful, I am not.

Hi, there!
*Photo by BM Claire

Truthfully, I'm just thankful I didn't have a bigger dress. How to brides with big ass dresses fit in their limo?? Don't get me wrong, I love me a big ass dress just as much as the next gal, but man, that's gotta be a rough wedding day. 

After putting on some lip gloss,
*Photo by BM Claire
and posing for a quick pic,
*Photo by BM Nikki

we were off to the first location!

The only instructions I gave Ted and Rachel as to where I wanted to take formal pictures was "downtown Cleveland, city, urban." I knew they would pick fantastic locations and they certainly did not disappoint. Our first stop was this big, red sculpture thing somewhere downtown. I'm only going to show the best of each set because there are SO many and let's face it, that's kinda boring.

We took a few pictures of us as a couple to start.

Then some of me because I'm so hot.

Then FINALLY our awesome bridal party got in on the action.

Whoops, BM Despina is blocking GM Chris (or maybe GM Mike. They're twins.) w/ her massive hair!

See the sky in the background of those photos. Those, my friends, are rainclouds. And they were beginning to open. So back to the limo we went, hoping the rain would end by the time we arrived at our next location.

Burning River Bride Tip: Rain will not ruin your wedding day. It rained on and off until about 3pm on our wedding day. From the day I got engaged I said to people "I know it will rain on my wedding day and I'm ok with that. If I prepare myself for it now, I won't be upset when it happens. And if it doesn't rain, well that will just be a happy surprise." Everyone said "Oh Emily, stop that. The weather will be beautiful on your wedding day." WHO WAS RIGHT?! Me. And yes, I was totally fine all day. I was just happy to be marrying my man.

Unless otherwise noted, all pictures by Linczak Photography.


  1. Dude, your curves are AWESOME.

    And it rained on our wedding day. Could you tell?

  2. Obviously it rained on our wedding day which messed up our outdoor ceremony but it worked out for the best. I just wish looking back that I hadn't let potential rain stress me out so much because we ended up with really cool pictures thanks to the rain.

  3. I never knew why people always worry about rain on a wedding day, what's the big deal? You gonna get married either way right?

    You rock that dress and your bridal party is faboosh!

  4. Girl you are hot! I love the great punches of color throughout

  5. Your dress fit you SO perfectly! And you had such a good attitude about the rain - I wasn't too worried because it was June in Kansas (and ended up being sunny and 100 degrees for us - it actually poured/flooded in Kansas City) but I wouldn't have been very happy for one big reason: My hair is AWFUL when it rains/is humid. Yep, I'm vain.

  6. Gahhhh you are so pretty. I love the bright red "thing" you were all posing in front of - funky!

  7. I was prepared for rain and possibly SNOW. March is SO unpredictable!!! Luckily we had sunny and 60's. I was SHOCKED. But I had contingency plans which made me feel better!

  8. OH and also, you guys are GORG!! We didn't have a limo- we drove our jeep- so I don't know how girls with big dresses do it either!!!! And I love the pop of that red sculpture!