We shot Maggie and Christopher’s engagement session last Fall and will be shooting their North Fork, Long Island wedding in August of this year. I’ve been keeping in touch with them by e-mail and more frequently through Facebook and things were progressing smoothly. Needless to say, I was a bit surprised when Maggie’s mom contacted me about shooting her bridal shower, especially since Maggie had made no mention of it or me being there. Turns out my appearance there was a surprise and she had no clue. Good thing I didn’t spill the beans ahead of time.
In my entire life, I think I’ve been to maybe one bridal shower….or was that a baby shower? What, you mean they’re not the same??? Anyway, being the bold and fearless guy that I am, I decided that I would go where no man has gone before….at least not willingly! Seriously, what guy has ever gone to a bridal shower without being forced to? I thought to myself, “There has to be a reason men don’t go to these things. It’s probably more fun watching paint dry.” Boy, was I wrong! This turned out to be more fun than I could ever imagine. Take a bunch of women, put them in a room together with a few drinks and you’ve got yourself a party!
Since Silke had a prior engagement, our daughter Rebecca came along as my assistant and she did a great job. A few of her shots are sprinkled in here. By the way, I’d like to give special thanks to the lovely woman who asked if we were a couple. THAT made my day!
For you guys who’ve never made it to a bridal shower, it’s basically a bunch of fun games and opening of some really nice gifts. There’s a lot of laughing, a little bit of crying, and a lot of good food. I mean really, really good food. The only part I can’t show here is the 10 minute period where they kicked me out of the shower. Still trying to figure that one out, but I was told it was a “woman thing”…..whatever that means. Oh yeah, there was toilet paper. Actually, tons of toilet paper (don’t ask) and a cameo appearance by Michael Buble and he sounded pretty good too. What really made this shower great was Maggie. She’s always laughing…or crying…or both. Either way she’s a real sweetheart and just a pleasure to be around. I can’t wait for the wedding…..whether that Buble guy shows up or not!
I mentioned something about a ton of toilet paper. It was used for the toilet paper wedding dress contest. That’s putting the Scott Tissue to good use!
Then came the gifts…
Michael Buble was invited, but he had to decline due to a previous engagement, so the ladies sang for him. It’s almost as if he was really there…almost.