The record for the shortest time I’ve been hired before a wedding is 3 days. Yep, someone hired me for their small elopement wedding just a few days before. This is a pretty rare thing. Mel contacted me roughly a week or two before his big day, and initially, I wasn’t going to be able to photograph it. About 5 days before his wedding, things changed, and I was open. I’m so glad it did because this was a wonderful wedding at the CLC glass chapel.
I never really know what to expect with these shorter timeframes. With a normal wedding, I meet with the couple, send them information, and know all the details. Not these shorter ones. I really came into it with no expectations.
Wedding at the CLC Glass Chapel
The wedding was at Christian Life Cathedral, at their brand new glass chapel. I knew of CLC, but I had no idea they were creating their own glass chapel. I was shocked when I saw it. It reminded me of Mildred B. Cooper, but with a modern touch. I was also really impressed by the lighting inside. Most glass chapels rely completely on natural light, but they had a full light setup, so the stage was perfect.
I was only there for about 1.5 hours, but a lot happened in that time. We had the full ceremony and then a mini reception right after. As people excited, Mel and Janice hugged them. He said a few quick words, and then they went into their first dance. After a minute or so, they started dancing with the guests. They also had cake and these neat little wedding favors. They were rocks with a Bible verse on it.
These short notice weddings are kind of a like a surprise present. I don’t think I’ve got anything going on, but then wham, wedding awesomeness! Mel and Janice ‘s wedding at the CLC glass chapel was a wonderful present with real emotions and a beautiful backdrop. I’m so, so happy to have been part of it.