Round Up: The Best Wedding Departures I've Seen
I've seen plenty of wedding departures in my photography career and love how some of my sweet couples have taken these last wedding moments as a chance to be creative and leave their guests with something memorable. I've rounded up some of my favorite newlywed departures and wanted to share them with y'all. I hope this gives inspiration to those planning weddings and trying to dream up a creative send off!
P O M S
Lauren and Ben had guests throw these adorable metallic twinkle poms as they left their reception. We did a similar departure at our wedding so this is obviously one of my very favorites!
S E C O N D L I N E
Anna Kathryn and Jesse had what I'd consider my most memorable departure so far - a second line! Guests paraded behind Kinfolk Brass Band in a second line waving custom white hankies and beads. It was a literal party through the streets of New Orleans! To give you some background, these are legit because an official police escort is involved and you have to have a parade permit to do this. It was by far the most unique departure we've experienced and I loved every second of it. Can we bring this tradition to the rest of the south east?
B E L L S
I loved getting to photograph Anna & Edward's wedding with Caitlin, especially since it was a festive Christmas-time party! Guests happily jingled these adorable gold bells as the couple drove off in the cutest vintage green Thunderbird (more on departure vehicles later on...I couldn't resist sharing!).
C O N F E T T I
I've experienced several great confetti moments recently, both paper and snow versions. I love how slowly the paper confetti falls; it makes for fun photos and a charming exit.
Several of my couples (Grace & Bryan, Carrie & Hudson, Marita & Reed, Taylor and JP) used confetti flick sticks, which ranged in color from classic white to two toned metallic to multi-colored flecks raining down! Carrie & Hudson even added in pink ribbon wands, which were super fun mixed in with their shower of rainbow confetti. Others, like Elizabeth & Patton, used "snow" confetti to match their color palette. Betsy & Walt chose white to mimic real snow for their holiday wedding...so festive!