Groom smiles from staircase before wedding ceremony
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Groom smiles from staircase before wedding ceremony

When your parents live right on the water in Gig Harbor, Washington, you don't need to pay thousands of dollars for a wedding venue! In this candid photo, the groom stands on the staircase, smiling down at someone off-camera shortly before the start of his wedding ceremony along the water's edge. There's some lovely light coming from the glass sliding doors off to the right that is lighting his face just right. It was raining hard then, so a large tent-style shelter was set up to keep everyone dry while still taking advantage of the terrific view. The sound of the rain on the shelter roof added to the ambiance of the scene, and later, the rains cleared up just in time for the wedding reception.