Chelsey & Brad {married}

It’s easy to get caught up in the details.  You spend your days leading up to a wedding engulfed in dress colors, what fonts to use on your programs, Pinterest boards filled with ideas and hairstyles, flowers and decorations.  But within all the hoopla there is a bigger entity to a wedding that for some people gets lost, and it’s called a marriage.  It’s the day you commit to spend eternity with someone, so it should take more precedence than “bubbles or confetti?” but sometimes it doesn’t.  That was far from the case for Chelsey & Brad’s wedding.

It started out as a beautiful day.  A little on the warm side, but the sun was shining and all was perfect.  Chelsey and her girls were excitedly preparing for the day and the entire room was a buzz with excitement and laughter.Chelsey you were a total beauty on your wedding day!!!  Your dress was SO gorgeous and you were flawless head to toe!!!Chelsey & Brad had opted to do a First Look before their ceremony.  Clouds had started moving in, so I quickly referred to my weather app on my phone.  30% chance of rain.  No big deal.  The clouds offered a bit of relief from the heat and made the lighting beautiful for Chelsey and Brad’s first look.Right about here a couple drops of rain fell, and the sky really started looking ominous.  Heading back to the church I checked the weather again.  30% chance of rain.  The local news wasn’t even reporting rain at all, so we were convinced it was likely a small band of clouds with some light rain and was no big deal…
and then Mother Nature decided to throw us a curve ball.  The sky turned black and the rain came down in sheets.  Guests scurried into the church to get out of the weather and dried off inside as the rain kept coming down harder and harder.  Moments before Chelsey walked down the aisle the power went out.  Stressed, I looked at Chelsey and there she was laughing with her bridesmaids and excited to walk down the aisle and become Brad’s wife.  Wether there was power or not did not matter.  She was marrying the love of her life and nothing would stop that!!The power flickered, the thunder rolled, but the couple simply said their “I do”s and happily left the building as husband and wife.  (And I checked my weather app.  AGAIN.)It said the rain was headed out, yet the flash flooding and no visibility out the window told a different story.  There was nowhere we could go for photos, so like any person with a lick of sense we headed to a bar.  Chelsey and Brad laughed, and cheered, and danced, and the rain may have put a damper on our options but it certainly didn’t effect their spirit!!and when the only option you have for photos is a bar, you make the best out of it!!  When the rain slowed enough that you could actually walk with an umbrella without getting drenched regardless, we headed to a covered area in town for some fun shots.  You can see from the smiles and laughs, nothing was going to bring down the spirit of this group!!Inside the reception, things were dry and cozy, and beautiful.  Chelsey had so many details she had incorporated to make the reception gorgeous!LOVE a mother-daughter dance.  Not a dry eye in the room!

Chelsey & Brad – thank you for keeping your cool when Mother Nature threw a horrible circumstance your way.  Your love was the focus of your day and that is SUCH a great example to others!!  The only thing that mattered to you was that you were married, and that is certainly all that SHOULD matter!!  The details don’t outshine the happiness and positive attitudes, and it was so great to see a group of people who enjoyed and celebrated one of your happiest days.  Thank you for allowing us to be a part of it!!  Cheers!!!

So many more images of this wonderful wedding day, so check out the slideshow to see a few more!!!

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Brad Carril - Ten Sixteen is a wonderful company and very professional, I would recommend them to any and everyone. Thank you for a wonderful day.

David Grodzicki - Such a beautiful wedding…and the photographers did a great job capturing it. Congratulations!

Sandy Heepke - I’m so glad I got to spend your wedding day with you guys. These pictures are amazing and your guys looked great that day. Chelsey, that dress fit you like a glove. So beautiful! 🙂

Linda Peterson - Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous!! Beautiful wedding and wonderful photography.

Gayle Witt - An absolutely beautiful wedding of my dear niece Chelsey and her wonderful husband Brad!!!! The photos of the wedding, reception, and other pictures were so amazing!!! They brought tears to my eyes!!! So touching!!

Vanessa Mayer - Chelsey I am so happy for you and Brad. You all looked absolutely stunning and the theme was spot on! I’m so glad that your mom shared these with me. Congrats to the happy couple!!

Gary and Linda - Chelsey and Brad, what a beautiful wedding. The smiles showed what is in your hearts and we would have never known it rained if we hadn’t read the blog. You chose wisely, best of luck forever. Also the photography was stunning, another good choice.

Dianna Wells - What a beautiful and memorable wedding.

Deb Reeder - Love, Love all the photos. Such a Beautiful Wedding…& Chelsey, girl, absolutely Stunning!!! Loved see the joy & love between you and Brad. And yep, I got a little choked up when I came across the mother/daughter dance. So happy for you both!!

Nina aka Momma of the Bride - Where do I start…THANK YOU does not seem to be enough to express how much we appreciate your wonderful expertise in capturing the beautiful memories for the Chelsey and Brad. The day was filled with all kinds of challenges and you both came to the rescue and faced these issues with no problems. Or was it knowing there was Ice Cream at the reception?-) I am so touched by the story you created to go with the photos..YES tears of joy enabled me to view the entire section the first time. Thank you both again for…well… being you and all you do.

Maryann Carril aka groom's mom - One word….Amazing !! Amazing bride, amazing groom, amazing wedding and totally amazing photos. I am ready to order ! When can we see the rest of the pictures ?

Beg and Clyde Leggett - The wedding was so Like Chelsey, beautiful!!! Congrats again and wishes for a wonderful life together,

Ken - The pictures are Stunning, I was not at the wedding but could feel the spirit of the event, from these great pictures!!!

Justin - Beautiful pictures

Michlelle - Beautiful pictures! I love the one taken from the top of the church, looking down onto the ceremony.

Larry Carril - Even though she bossed me around “stand here, move this arm, ect..” We still had a wonderful time and the pictures look amazing

Terri Wallace - Wonderful photography, you really captured the eventful day. Chelsey was amazing in her gown,! The love was all around and it shows ! Great job and loved the video too.

Sarah - Very beautiful!! Love the reception speach pics, especially of you both cracking up!!

karin - Larry, you must have me confused with Tara from Peace Love Productions. She’s the bossy one. 😉

Carla - Can’t decide which posed picture I like best….they are all beautiful! But the picture I enjoyed the most was Justin’s toast to the new bride and groom and how the photographer captured their reaction…priceless! That picture reveals Justin and Brad “The Carril boys” I know and love….and now Chelsey too!
I also feel this web-sight has done a great job telling the story of the day to all who view the pictures….Great Work!

Justin Carril - I didn’t think it could be done but you sure do make the groom look good.

Love your brother

Chelsey Carril - Don’t know how much we can thank you for capturing our big day. You have done an outstanding job and you are truly the best.

Jenna - Such a great wedding! Had a great time sharing these moments and having front row seats to it all! Pics look beautiful 🙂

Andra - I wasn’t able to attend the wedding. However after reading the blog and watching the slideshow….I feel like I got to experience some of it. It looks like the pictures captured all of those special moments, regardless of rain. Chelsey rolled with the punches and I wouldn’t have expected anything less. Thank you for sharing! I love them!

Grammy and Grandpa Z - Look Gram at our beautiful girl. The photo’s show how much fun the kids had that day. They sure did a great job. Quotes heard as Chelsey’s Grandparents viewed the blog for the first time. The words of course don’t measure up to the tears that they shared also.

Rico - You have captured some of the best moments. Can’t wait to see more. Thanks for the great shots.

Sylvia Kauhl - Brad and Chelsey I want to wish you both the best life brings forth. I’ve not met your beautiful bride, but I know she’s got a wonderful guy as a husband. I’ve watched him grow up through the years and know he’s got a heart of gold like his parents and brother. May your marriage be one that was made in heaven.. enjoy your new journey together and know I think a lot about you as a friend. Sylvia

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