While everyone was loving or hating Angelina’s ‘Drawn on’ Wedding Dress, l was annoyed for a totally different reason.
It wasn’t that they kept their wedding a secret; l think it is pretty amazing considering their profile.
It wasn’t that they took so long to wed, each to their own.
I even warmed to them as a couple (admitting a Team Jen bias here) for the way they included their children in the details; like Pax baking the cake.
In fact, the reason l am mad is probably not Brad and Angelina’s fault.
The Brangelina Wedding made me mad because for Hollywood’s Hottest couple – the Officiant, in this case Judge John Ouderkirk, couldn’t get out of the way!
He’s in the kiss shot, he’s in the middle of the bridal party and l have to say, Judge John doesn’t look all that impressed to be there.
Now you are probably thinking; It’s tradition! Where could he go? He has to be there to officiate, right? It’s true – but by being there he doesn’t have to be right in the middle. It would not make the marriage any less legal if he was standing to the side.
This topic has long been a frustration of mine to the point that l have a Pinterest board called “Officiants in Gorgeous Wedding Photos” – l would have called it “Officiants RUINING wedding photos” but l didn’t want to offend any brides.
When you get married, you stand with your chosen one and often with a bridal party including your closest friends and sometimes siblings. I have watched couples married with their parents, grandparents, grandchildren and even one awesome double wedding the 9 children of the couples standing by their side. These are the special people they have chosen, and like Brad and Angelina’s kids; these are the people that should be in the wedding photos.
I love getting to know my couples and often regarding them as friends before and long after their special day. I still don’t feel that gives me the right to stand front and centre on their day and be in all their wedding photos.
I leave my placement decision up to my couples, as with all the other details of their ceremony. Perhaps Brad and Angelina weren’t offered a choice, or maybe they wanted him in the photos – no doubt New Idea would have paid more than the meager $300,000 if Judge John had stood to the side and not ruined their Wedding Photos.
Who do you want in Your Wedding Photos?
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