Authentic You Photography Blog

September 25, 2009

Matt & Ony

Filed under: Wedding — Char @ 5:24 am

She planned to start her day with an early morning run. Because that is how she starts her days. Running. Ready.

There are some girls who let life guide them. Happy and content to wait and see what will happen around the next bend. Then there are some that take life by the wheel, wear their favorite designer jeans and drive fast. Real fast. Just for the sake of fast. With the windows down and the radio pumping.

Ony looks at the world with yes, a smile. But even more…a head tilted back, eyes squinted shut, bubbling up from “love of life” laughter. Just for the sake of loving to laugh.


And the man who keeps her in such a state of bliss is Matt. One glance from her and he melts into a puddle of love mush. Well kinda. Without many words… he grins, encourages, and keeps her on the road. His steady, gentle demeanor is the perfect fit with Ony’s animated, lively personality.


The details were divine. A big white tent was set up in the back yard and lights were strung through the trees. The wooden dock over the pond was selected for the first dance and an old canoe was designated as the “gift table”. Seating tags were clipped with clothe pins to twine. Quaintly painted wood signs were placed in the ground waiting to direct guests….this way forĀ  Aunt Marilyn’s southern brewed sweet tea…this way for the scenic route…this way for the first dance. Flowers bloomed everywhere…vibrant reds and yellows. Music tinkled through the warm air. Little cousins ran and played. Family and friends did indeed travel many miles for the occasion; ready to celebrate Matt and Ony and the “good life”.


Dad watches from the doorway!

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Yup, the day is here!












Loved the vibrant hues of the flowers against the girls dresses.




Music pounded and the guests cheered and clapped to the beat as Ony and Matt entered the reception.


Lovely details.


Evening crept over the festivities.


Thanks again to Larry from Weaver Images for working with me and helping to capturing the day.

Matt and Ony, you both truly make each other that much more wonderful. Thank-you for allowing me to join you on your wedding day. It was an honor. Ony, may you always laugh with your head tilted back and live with your whole heart. I am certain your wedding day was only the start of the “good life” together.

Stop here to see the slide show.


  1. Great job Char! It was a pleasure working with you! As always, your images are stunning! I love how you capture… “life”. Looking forward to working with you again tomorrow.

    Comment by Larry — September 25, 2009 @ 5:49 am

  2. wow Great pictures, love them all! So beautiful!

    Comment by karen smucker — September 25, 2009 @ 6:11 am

  3. I want to get married again so you can be our photographer! Beautiful work!

    Comment by Mel — September 25, 2009 @ 8:38 am

  4. great job char! they are awesome! and i second what Mel says!

    Comment by kris — September 25, 2009 @ 10:05 am

  5. beautiful job char. it was a pleasure working with you. you captured the day perfectly!!!

    Comment by rosa — September 25, 2009 @ 1:20 pm

  6. Char!! a m a z i n g . . . i think you outdid yourself with this one!

    Comment by Alyssa — September 26, 2009 @ 6:04 am

  7. Thanks Char for the lovely memories, love all the details you captured.

    Comment by The mom :) — September 26, 2009 @ 6:48 am

  8. what a perfect wedding! and perfect pictures to remember it by! ony, you were a stunning bride! love to you char!

    Comment by Ann — September 26, 2009 @ 11:45 am

  9. Amazing photos!! Congrats Ony & Matt! The photos have so much personality & capture the atmosphere of the special day!

    Comment by Crystal Good — September 28, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

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