One of Uncle J's "famous" family photos from Christmas 2012. That little guy is our newest cousin, D! / Photo by James F. Reilly
Since my Uncle J agreed to be our photographer, we have the privilege of meeting with him just about anytime we want to talk shop (Did I also mention he's our landlord??).  Mr. Jet and I have started a list of our must-have shots from before the ceremony (including our "first look"), the ceremony, the reception and of course all the detail shots for me to savor and share with the hive!  Here's what we've come up with so far:

Before the Ceremony:
  • Gals and I getting ready (Mr. Jet doesn't care for shots of the guys getting ready - because they will be playing video games and drinking beer until about...ten minutes before they are picked up.  Of this I am sure).
  • Our first look
  • In & around the trolley
  • Downtown locations (our favorite restaurant, downtown city square, old New England cobblestone streets, historical buildings)
  • Bridal party
  • Fur-baby

The Ceremony:
  • Officiant (it's my grandmother, after all!)
  • Processional
  • My processional
  • Vows/ring exchange
  • First kiss
  • Views of seated guests with Mr. Jet and I and the bridal party present
  • Recessional

After the Ceremony:
  • Bridal party shots (if any were missed)
  • My family
  • Mr. Jet's family
  • The newly-appointed Jetsetters!

The Reception:
  • Cake table
  • Escort table
  • Guest book table
  • Table decor
  • Memorial table
  • Sweetheart table
  • Bridal party entrance
  • Our entrance
  • First dance
  • Father/daughter dance
  • Mother/son dance
  • Toasts
  • Cake cutting
  • Guests dancing

The Details:
  • Dress and accessories
  • Rings
  • Programs
  • Menus
  • Drink straws
  • Escort "cards" (more on this later!)
  • Guest Book
  • Monogram letters
  • Cake topper (more on this later!)

We'll get a lot more specific the closer we get, but this is our basic outline and timeline.  Anything you'd add?


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