Sometimes, “it’s only because they love us” just doesn’t cut it.
(submitted by Marci)
This pic is laugh-out-loud funny. That poor bride!
Dont Make me Turn these fingers int the SHOCKER i’ll do it I swear.
looks like dad just got the bill for the open bar
Oh, woops. Just read the fill-in by Marci. Sorry.
Thanks for writing in and letting us know!
Great pic….for all those folks who are “photoshop, photoshop!…yep, photoshop, I tell you” crazy; You just can’t ‘stage’ this kind of ‘in-between shots’ authenticity. If I had the courage I’d send in my own family ‘authenticity’.
Great photo moment, hats off!
“Daddyyyyyy…you’re ruining the picture! ONE finger, it’s ONE finger”! 😉
I think dad is about to poke himself in the eye.
Thanks for filling us in, Marci. I’m relieved to hear that no deaths or divorces were involved in the taking of this photo. Guess it was just one of those spontaneous Kodak moments.
I thought at first this might be an new husband irritated with the photographer, but then I looked closer. This girl looks EXACTLY like her Dad!
I love this picture. If I were the mom or bride, I’d frame a copy of it and hang it on the wall. Yes, wedding days are wonderful but all them have this moment as well!
As for the grass/trees…it is the landscaped area outside the Founder’s Hall at our local university. I was kinda wondering myself about the odd mix of flora though it looks very nice when you pull back for the formal shots and see ALL of it, lol.
Dad looks like he’s just licked his fingers to comb down bride’s eyebrows and mom is adjusting veil. Bride – pure annoyance.
I think this picture is hilarious! Totally something my family would do, and clearly a joke.
Marci, what was going on with the grass and the pine tree so close together? Looks like two different climates, ha ha!
Dad’s warning to the photographer: “I want only the BEST photos for my little girl’s wedding! I can kill you with two fingers!”
the BEST comment!! LOL!! I almost sprayed coffee all over my laptop!!
Oh, and by the way, nobody was arguing…we just aren’t a very photogenic bunch, lol.
I think the best man just ralphed on the maid of honor.
“Two men! That’s how many I have killed for trying to photograph me!”
Looks like there’s a branch or something at the top of the veil that the mom is looking at…? Huge spider perhaps?
Well, I’m the mom in this photo and I wish I could explain but I have NO idea what was going on here. We all about busted a gut laughing when we saw this. Can’t say I’ve ever seen my dh make this face before. It is not posed, this is something a relative caught in between the professional’s photos. I personally love it because for once I’m not the weirdest looking one in a group shot.
Thanks, Marci, it’s fun to get the back-story on these pictures.
Yes, thanks for affirming it wasn’t anger……….you acutally looked too calm for it to be anything but an awkard photo. BTW, cute daughter!
You have a great attitude, Marci. I’m glad you all were able to enjoy this photo!
Thanks Marci! I love backstories on the photos!
You have to admit that the sneezing theory is a good one though!
I was thinking….maybe there was a bee flying around and they were trying to get it away??!!
Ooops, I should have scrolled down further.
It looks to me like you are saying “you look so cute…” and the father is yelling, “I blinked!! (pointing to eyes) Take it again!”
Thank you for the info 🙂
I feel so bad for that bride…
Is it just me, or does it look like there is a tarantula on top of her veil???
i think dad is sneezing. daughter is grossed out/annoyed/startled and mom is being mom…..making usre her daughter looks her best. not very exciting.
But totally awkward.
This reminds me of my own wedding day, with my dad melting down over the birchbeer dispenser. *sigh* Good times…
The bride’s dad is so close that he’s pretty much yelling in her ear. That why she’s cringeing and tilting her head away. The mother is being fussy & fixing the vail.
That’s what I see.
Yeah, I don’t think the bride is upset as much as she’s like, “Geez, Mom — I’m about to get married. Enough with the spit-baths already!”
part of me thinks that they’re deliberately going over-the-top as a gag photo.. but it’s not done in such a way that convinces me thats 100% the case, leaving me confused.
This photo looks staged – as if it were for some movie or TV show
Possibly even Photoshopped.
I agree it looks it like a gag photo.
If you all just knew this family… this is way funny… I love it…
Wow. This is a good one.
haha, funny pic.
I’d really like to hear the story behind this one!
How about it Marci, can you fill us in? (I’m hoping the poor girl (you?) isn’t really as miserable as she looks!
I agree; this is one of those photos where you REALLY want to hear the story.
Yes, I wish someone would fill us in.
Dad is soooo happy that the wedding will be over soon. No more hearing about flowers and cake and imprinted napkins and all that baloney.
Maybe Dad is sneezing, that would explain the bride’s expression.
Reason #1,256,893 to elope or just live in glorious sin forever.
Agreed. I haven’t had much reason to regret eloping, but family dynamics captured on film like this reaffirm our decision.
SIN FOREVER FTW!!!
how sad (but awkward nonetheless)
Awkward for the guests!
I find this picture kind of sad actually.
Why sad? The dad could be goofing off and the bride just doesn’t think it’s funny…
The mom doesn’t look too stressed out!
no i understand…if they aren’t goofing off, and really arguing, poor bride is probably wondering why they can’t stop long enough for her to have a nice day
Wow. This is awesome. It’s not only awkward, it’s inTENSE! Poor bride!
I don’t even understand what is happening here, but the Dad’s expression is hilarious.
meanwhile, I’m trying to figure out how you get pine trees and Pampas grass as part of the same background—-
What? You think pine trees grow only in the North and snow?
Wait for it…wait for it…wait for it…
I bet the two halves of this couple weren’t even on the same continent!
[And don’t hate on me – I’m usually on the anti-Photoshop squad – I get at least one for purposes of humor, don’t I?]
100% PhotoShop. Focus on grass is NOT the same as the trees on left (same depth of focus) or the people. Still funny though, I hear my dad looking at the father in this pic.
Can you tell by the pixels.
Pampas grass grows near pines and redwoods in the SF Bay Area. It’s a nasty ecological menace here.
It’s called landscaping and that is not a pine tree, it is more likely a Colorado Blue Spruce or an Arizona Cyprus.
Yeah, we have pampas grass and pine trees in Arizona, too. Some types of pine are from the Mediterranean.
We have pampas grass and pines in Indiana as well. Our neighborhood is filled with different kinds of pine trees and even has Pine in the neighborhood name. And there are many people with pampas grass in their yards-us included. It’s called landscaping, people!
Parents probably got a head start on drinking that day…
BRIDE probably got a head start on drinking that day . . . .
And the bride didn’t start drinking early enough 😛
Looks like NONE of them had a drink yet!
As abusive as the father’s hand gesture looks, it’s the Mother’s opinion of the Groom’s “size” that will probably ruin the wedding night.
LOL good one!
Totally!!! Awesome. ;-D
Mom doesn’t look very dressed up for being the mother-of-the-bride.
step MOM …
It could still be her biological mom
My husband’s mom wore a t-shirt and jeans to our wedding. Compared to her, this woman is dressed to the nines.
Maybe she’s the AUNT of the bride? Wife of the groomsman in the tuxedo? And they are showing her how not to fight?
It was her mom. I know them! 🙂
LOVE this pic, Marci! LOL
The best day of her life… not.
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