Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Before the wedding, in black & white September 27, 2013

ARRIVING AT TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH in Faribault prior to the appointed family photo time at my daughter’s wedding on Sunday, September 22, I managed to sneak in a few photos without intruding. I hope.

Randy and I had come a bit earlier than we were supposed to be there. But I figured the parents could bend the rules ever so slightly as long as I stayed inside the church and did not follow the wedding party outdoors for the professional photo shoot.

Here are a few of my favorite pre-ceremony images, converted to black and white:

My daughter Amber, the bride.

My daughter Amber, the bride.

The bride lifts up her dress as she walks through the narthex.

The bride lifts her dress as she walks through the narthex.

Details inside the women's dressing/prep room.

Details inside the women’s dressing/prep room.

Miranda, the maid of honor, poses for a snapshot in the women's dressing room.

Miranda, the maid of honor, poses for a snapshot in the women’s dressing room.

Barb, the pianist, practices.

Barb, the pianist, practices.

Tim, an usher, waits.

Tim, an usher, waits.

And back in the changing room, the bride uses her smart phone.

And back in the changing room, the bride uses her smart phone.

On Monday I’ll bring you more images shot before the service, this time in color, including long-awaited (at least I think you’re waiting) photos of the bridal gown.

FYI: Click here and here to see the first two posts in this “My daughter’s wedding” series.

© Copyright 2013 Audrey Kletscher Helbling

 

14 Responses to “Before the wedding, in black & white”

  1. Joan Quiram Says:

    Yes, we’re waiting! 🙂

    • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

      Oh, I know. The professional photographer, Rochelle Louise Photography, was kind enough to email several photos, three to be revealed on Monday and one after that.

  2. Jackie Says:

    Awwww thanks for the “sneek Peek” in black and white, the Bride and gown look beautiful. Love Miranda dress too. Your daughters are just too precious! Cant wait for Monday 🙂

  3. You are so sneaky and have me on the edge of my seat – now I want to know the color of the bridesmaid dresses – ha! Love your daughters Wedding dress – elegant, classic, beautiful:) Happy Weekend!

  4. Deb Says:

    I will admit, the hallmark of a good writer, leave them wanting more.
    I will always remember their anniversary as it is ours also, a “few” years on them already though.
    See you Monday!

  5. hotlyspiced Says:

    It’s so exciting, Audrey. I can’t wait for the next round of photos. Love all the little details you’re sharing xx


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