When Jessica Olds, then Jessica Elder, was getting ready for her wedding in Cocoa Beach, Florida, she did what any bride would do: Check the weather. A lot.
After the ceremony at Riverside Presbyterian Church, the plan called for the wedding party to walk across the street to the beach to have portraits taken. But there was an 80 percent chance of rain on June 23. That’s when the big day became the big, orange day.
Jessica said the idea to do the photos indoors in a surprising location just came to her. She ran the idea by Nathan Olds, her soon-to-be husband: They would gather the bride and groom’s parties together at the nearby Merritt Island Home Depot, store #234, after the wedding to take pictures. He was totally into it, she said.
She rang the store about a week in advance, and they were also on board. On the wedding day, Home Depot associates even helped gather props together for the various shots. As the bride and groom finished posing and headed to their reception, a voice came over the PA system announcing the new couple. Customers cheered, whistled and clapped as they made their way out the door and into their new life together.
Jessica said she gives all the creative credit to photographer Curtiss Bryant, who came up with all of the clever poses. The shots definitely have the mark of the photographer, who said it was probably the most original set of portraits he’s ever shot.
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Photographer Curtiss Bryant has posted more of these Home Depot wedding photos on his blog, along with his take on “the craziest wedding” he says he’s ever shot.