Carl’s Catering The Glen
For such a small venue, it’s amazing how many weddings I photograph at Carl’s Catering The Glen every year. Normally all-inclusive venues have multiple weddings happening at any given time. However, those who book at Carl’s Catering The Glen, get the entire place to themselves. That means exclusive access to the manicured lawns and gardens for your guests to enjoy during the function. Throughout the warm seasons, you can take advantage of their stone patio for cocktail hour that lights up at night. But the key feature is their charming Gazebo that hosts some beautiful outdoor civil ceremonies. There’s not even a need to book an additional photo site since the venue grounds are surrounded by professionally landscaped greenery and stoned pathways.
It was the perfect setting for this casual wedding couple. Despite having an elegant wedding, these two were casual at heart. Yes, there were doves. Yes, the flower girl looked like a princess. However once the ceremony was done, it was time to kick off your shoes, take off your shirt, and have a beer.
Family weddings don’t need to be big lavish affairs. Crystal and Thomas have been together for years. They have two adorable kids. Their daughter is the best flower girl I’ve had so far. She loved taking pictures and was so photogenic. Their son was a bit younger and had some anxiety issues with all the strangers about. During the ceremony, he held onto dad and wouldn’t let go. Thomas didn’t seem to mind at all. It comes with being a dad I suppose. Much of the day was like this. The details of their wedding ceremony were beautiful. It was my first wedding with a dove release. I didn’t realize how fast those birds were. While they were held, they seemed so calm. And then gone in a flash.
Once the formal photos were over, everyone enjoyed a relaxing cocktail hour. Ties and jackets came off. The Father of the bride switched into shorts and street clothes. The ring boy lost his shirt. Most of the female guests changed into summer dressed. It seemed pretty much everyone had a change of clothes. Except for the bride. With a dress like that, you can be sure she’s getting every second out of it.