Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wedding - Clearwater Beach, FL: Corie and Thor

Corie and Thor flew in from Memphis, TN to have their wedding at the Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach. While it was super hot out, we were spared from the rain which was a huge relief to Corie who had been following the weather on her iPhone all week.

It was great spending the day with them again, since the last time we saw them was at their engagment shoot in Ybor City a few weeks ago. Everything went very smoothly throughout the day thanks to a good group of vendors alongside us. Debbie with The Bride's Bouquet did an amazing job as usual with the florals, and Tanya and her team at the Sandpearl were really great to work with.

Here are a few of our favorites. First, the gorgeous Corie.

Bridal photo at the Sandpearl Resort

I have to say that I love the color of the bridesmaid's dresses. You can't go wrong with orange, right Thor?

Photo of Bride and Bridesmaids at the Sandpearl Resort

Picture of the Bride and Bridesmaids at the Sandpearl Resort in the Lobby

Many of these fine gentlemen are from Tennessee, and from what I hear, a few rounds of Rocky Top were sung throughout the day. =)

Groom and Groomsmen Wedding Photo at the Sandpearl Resort

LOVE this shot Chris got!

Super cool Groomsmen Wedding Photo at the Sandpearl Resort

Corie and Thor chose to see each other before the ceremony to give themselves extra time for photos, and it also allowed them time to hang out with their guests during cocktail hour.

You can just feel the pure emotion between these two. =)

Bride and Groom Photo at the Sandpearl Resort

Sometimes when the sun is super bright out, a back alley can provide amazing light. Having gorgeous subjects helps too.

Urban Wedding Photo on Clearwater Beach

Wedding Photo Walking on Clearwater Beach Near the Pier

Corie and Thor both grew up playing soccer and it's something they enjoy together to this day. What a great idea to get some photos in their wedding clothes playing some one-on-one out on the beach?! This is a perfect example of how to add something truly personal to your wedding experience and images.

Bride and Groom Playing Soccer

Since there was such a small group that attended the wedding, the toasts were that much more heartfelt and personal. Corie's bridesmaids took the opportunity to roast her and offer the groom some words of advice.

To end the night, they had their first dance on the beach after the sun had gone down, and the only light came from their 30 guests holding sparklers.

Corie and Thor, it has been great getting to know you guys, and thank you for pushing our creative boundaries. We hope you two have an amazing time on your honeymoon in Greece!


Kara said...

So fun!!! I love the soccer ball one and the girls in the chair with the bride standing up. Great job getting creative shots at the beach!! :-D Awesome...again!

David Smelser said...

I love the pic of the bridesmaids in front of the wall hangings! Very nice. I also like the guys sitting in the deck chairs. I know these guys and the pic really captures their personalities.

Brandy Burridge Photography said...

Fantastic shots! You both always to a great job capturing the emotion!

Kevin said...

Erin and Chris, let me just say, you two do wonderful work. Great seeing you Erin and a pleasure to meet you Chris.. On the edge of my seat to see the rest of the shots.. Cheers!!

robin cornett said...

These are beautiful! I like the girls in front of the paintings, and the guys that Chris snagged. And all the ones of just them. And that last shot with the sparklers. OK, great job, you guys!

Jason Angelini said...

Great work! very crisp and clean images. Love them walking away towards the pier!

Steve said...

Great loking couple, Lots a fun images and the "fierce" groomsmen shot is cool too.

ARMIN said...

Very nice!

Lucia said...

Looks like such a fun wedding! The yellow bouquets are so pretty and summery :) And the bride/bridesmaid & groom/groomsmen pictures are great!

Anonymous said...

Do you know where she got that dress? It's incredible! My good friend is getting married and she is looking for something like that. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! Miss you guys...hope you are doing well. :)

Erin Harvey said...

Corie told me she got it at JCrew. Hope your friend finds the perfect dress! =)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! We've actually been looking at JCrew because of the simplicity of their dresses, but I didn't see that one. Thanks again. :)

Lauren Kinsey said...

Oh wow! Hi Erin and Chris, I am new to your blog and just love your work!! Beautiful beautiful!

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