Both Bridget and Brian share an affinity for details. I’ve never seen so many useful ziplock baggies with ALL the essentials in it! The White House Wedding Chapel runs a tight ship… you can’t come in a second before you’re supposed to and you start getting the “you need to leave now” about 5 minutes before you need to. That’s fine… they’ve got a very tight schedule to maintain, just don’t tell all your couples, “we’re doing this for you because we like you so much”. Doing what? Letting us in when the contract says we can be there? Pah-lease! No fake nicities please. Oh, and fix your entire wall of outlets that don’t work. You’re only two years old and to not be able to plug in supplemental lighting really makes it tough to light the place. Okay, enough moaning. Brian and Bridget were great, the wedding went off without a hitch. We were able to get into Bridget’s super secret work place and have a guided armed escort watch us while we took photos underneath the sign where Bridget and Brian met. I can’t post any of those photos cause apparently I was privy to a LOT of really cool secret stuff. Personally, I did notice Canadian geese AND some orange construction cones, and since we have lots of those here in Troy, I’m feeling pretty special! Okay, so the reception was at Sterling Heights Andiamo’s. Great food, fun crowd. Grandpa paid me a wonderful compliment, slipped me a $20 tip and proceeded to make me his photo slave the rest of the night! Thank God he was just about as cute as the Dickens! Now here’s where things got a bit Dicey. My very own “Best Sports Award” of the year goes unquestionably to Bridget. Brian’s Swiss German boss decided to integrate his favorite Swiss German tradition into the wedding. Now I’ve seen this twice before (oddly both this year!) at German weddings and since I lived in the French part of Switzerland, I can assure you they DON’T do this there! Brian pretty much had to go along with all of this since his very cheerful boss has obviously planned this out well in advance. The only hitch is that the log his boss brought along was about four times the diameter I’ve ever seen before. This was a tree, not a log. Bridget, bless her heart, went along with it forever with a big smile on her face. Both the boss, the groomsmen AND the groom were sweating buckets trying to saw this tree. It symbolized that sometimes couples have to work together in order to reap the rewards of marriage. Yeah, but not for a very stenuous 20 minutes! Bridget kept smiling until she gave one short “oh brother” look. What sports they were! Made the rest of the night go by easy peasy! Kudos for NOT losing it, Bridget and Brian! If you’d like to see more photos from this wedding, check out my other blog at www.themichiganweddingphotographer.blogspot.com.