The Life of Bon: 19 wedding pics you don't want to send out with your invitation

Monday, April 01, 2013

19 wedding pics you don't want to send out with your invitation

Tonight I didn't feel like writing a post.  When I don't feel like writing a post I usually try to figure out why.  If I trudge on with my post when I don't want to, it usually ends up being a pretty awful post.

So like the pure detective I am, I sat down and thought, "Why don't I want to write a post?"  The answer was pretty simple.  I was tired, I had been working all day and I was kind of in a bad mood.  So instead of writing a post I looked at old bridal/engagement pictures to cheer me up.  I couldn't help but laugh that we had more bad pictures than good ones.  Boy are we a couple of goofs!

And just like that, a post was born.  I present to you, 

NINETEEN WEDDING PICTURES YOU DON'T WANT TO SEND OUT WITH YOUR INVITATION.

By The Life of Bon

1.  The mouth too big/ can't stop laughing pose.  For your information this was taken after Greg thought the ice was cracking, threw me off his back and yelled, "Bonnie!  Run!  The ice is cracking."  It's every man for himself in the wild.


2.  The crazy eye pose.  I promise Greg wasn't doing this in purpose- the photographer just somehow managed to get it at the exact right moment.


3.  The "You want us to do what?!?" pose.   You know how some girls are ugly criers?  I'm an ugly laugher.  My face seriously contorts like that every time I laugh.  Ah, well, what can you do?


4.  The old man teeth/ leaning against a tree pose.  Because we all know couples always lean against trees with each other.



5.  The "Oh my gosh, you seriously want me to pose in the bushes?" pose.



6.  The "Button up your jacket, dang it!" pose.  Also known as the "Boys don't know how to hold flowers" pose.



7.  The "Oh my gosh I'm getting married.  What am I thinking?!?" pose.



8.  The "dang it, woman, how many times have I told you to cover your mouth when you sneeze?" pose.

9.  The "We  just happened to be standing here and both instantly fell asleep" pose.  Also known as the "Take it easy on the eyelashes" pose.  But seriously, could this picture be any more awkward?  You know.  Just standing here.  Eyes closed.  Faces touching.  Being weird.


10.  The "I'm not sure where I'm supposed to be putting this hand right now" pose.



11.  The "Wait, what did you say we're supposed to be doing right now?" pose.



12.  The awkward "I am going to squeeze you until you can't keep it in" pose  Doesn't Greg look so uncomfortable here?  I can't stop laughing when I look at his face.


13 & 14.  The "Now I get to dance!" pose.




15.  The "Seriously, Greg.  That's enough" pose.



 16.  The long neck pose.  I had to include this one because back in the day I had an extremely rude boyfriend who used to always tell me that my neck was so long I looked like a dinosaur.  It was this picture that convinced me there may have been some truth to his words.


17.  The sun bursting through our skin pose.  Um... photographer?  Did you not notice that?


18.  The "getting a little too into this kiss" pose.  If this wasn't myself and my lover in this picture I would be totally grossed out by the graphicness of the kissing.  As I'm sure you are.


19.  The "I really don't want to pose for this picture" pose.  Can you tell who is being uncooperative?  ME!

Now vote!  Which one is your favorite worst pose?!?  I think mine has to be #17- the awkward kissing one!

54 comments:

  1. Bahaha these ALL seriously had me laughing out loud. The one where you're squeezing him is probably my favorite. That and the last one haha. We has several engagement shots where I was not feeling the pose she was encouraging.

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  2. I'm loving number 9 and number 19! The last one is my favorite I think, he looks happy and you look like you are thinking, "Is this over yet?" Even though these pictures are funny, you were a gorgeous bride!

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  3. LOVE these!! I think #5 & #15 are my favs!

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  4. haha omygosh I like #3 and #16 too funny!!

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  5. #4! #4! I laughed until I cried.

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  6. I have to disagree with you. I, in fact, am the ugliest laugh-er in the world. It's sad, really. In other news, your have REALLY nice teeth. /end creepy comment

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  7. OH MY!!! I love these!! Hilarious!

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  8. Oh man I can't stop laughing! This is awesome! My favorite pose is #12. lol the caption was great!

    Talisha

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  9. Poor hubby! But I'm going to have to go with #2. Hate when the camera is too quick for the eyes :) Glad he is a good sport!

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  10. My real favorite is 17! 4 is hilarious!!!

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  11. Number 19 is totally the type of picture I would have made my FB cover photo for the duration of my engagement. Hilarious!

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  12. I like 9. 13 and the last 2. :D

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  13. In #17 I think you look oddly similar to Kiera Knightly. Now, granted, this is odd because if I were to liken you to a celebrity it would be more of a Reese Witherspoon type. But all I see is Kiera? Weird? Also, I was reading the dinosaur part and I literally (literally!) thought: "no, she doesn't have a neck like a.. oh. oh my." and burst out laughing. I feel okay saying this since I just said you look like Kiera Knightly!

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  14. That last one reminds me of Dr. Zhivago.

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  15. Oh my goodness. Laughing out loud at so many of these. And I'm now tempted to go through my own wedding photos and see which hilarious ones we have (there are bound to be a few)
    I can't really choose a favourite, I loved too many. But as someone who has 'been there done that' on the graphic kissing photo, maybe that one. They so need to teach engaged couples how to kiss attractively for the camera. x

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  16. 4 is hilarious! You are a really cute couple!

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  17. To me, kissing pictures are always the worst. Nobody looks normal when kissing.

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  18. Def the last one. It looks like you are the last 2 people alive on earth.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  19. Mine is #7, the OMG, I'm getting married one! Y'all kind of look like some highschools who don't know how to smile yet, no offense lol, you have other great pictures where you don't look like that and you smile great! :) But it also kind of reminds me of an old timey pose for a wedding... if that makes sense lol.

    Love this post! :)

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  20. Ha!! I like the old man teeth...

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  21. Ha!! I like the old man teeth...

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  22. hahaha my engagement pictures and wedding are both coming up fast and this post just instantly made me feel 1,000 times better. I feel like there's so much hype about pictures, when in reality they are only just pictures! My favorite worst pose was definitely crazy eyes!

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  23. hahaha i seriously just laughed out loud in my office! these are amazing :)

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  24. I think the random hand in the air pose is funny!

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  25. haha! This is a great post for being too tired to blog! :)

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  26. these are amazing! I totally needed this laugh today. And now I want my photographer to give me all of our outtakes so I can laugh at them.

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  27. This is amazing. Our photographer gave us everything too and we laughed and some of those turned out to be our favorites. I think your husband's face in number 7 is my favorite.

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  28. Love the outtakes!! This makes me think I should post mine too just for fun.

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  29. ha ha, these are awesome dear! :)
    -wHiT

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  30. I like the heimlich maneuver pose... and you look adorable when you laugh and there is nothing wrong with a long neck on a woman... it is very graceful. I don't know if I'd rather be called a dinosaur or a turtle.

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  31. #7 is my favorite, hands down. Love it. You guys make a cute couple!!

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  32. #3. I started laughing at #3 and couldn't stop! :) these are the best!

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  33. Your "I don't feel like blogging" posts turn out better than my "wow, I think I really rocked this post" posts. GO GIRL! And it's hard to pick a favorite awkward post, but probably #19, because when I don't want to do something it's painfully obvious for everyone.

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  34. I loved these!!! We didn't do many 'posed' pics for our wedding, and after seeing the 'outakes' I'm a bit disappointed! But, I'm a little confused as to why you don't think leaning on trees is a totally natural pose. I mean, I thought everyone spent their afternoons just... leaning on trees.... with their significant others... right?! ;-)

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  35. This post was way to funny and sooo original!! I loved it :D Numbers 2, 6, 10 and 18 were my favorites :D

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  36. Please tell me you sent at least ONE of these in your Thank You notes? Like "Hey, guys. Aren't you so glad you came to our super weird and awkward wedding? Thanks for the blender! kthanksbye!"

    Your wedding dress was goregous by the way Bonnie :)

    Abby
    www.everydaywithhazelmae.com

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  37. I read this yesterday and commented yesterday. I came back again today just to get a good laugh! You crack me up! I thought I'd try and find another favorite pose but I can't, #12 is my favorite! Thanks for the laugh!

    Talisha

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  38. Ohohoho, #7 is soooo comedy-in-crisis...the lols, oh the lols.

    I actually thought #13 was outstanding, I totally would've considered that one a keeper for the ol' mail-out.

    Also, the last one is awkward awesomeness. It's, like, avant-garde or something. Hipsters would dig it.

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  39. Lol I laughed at your "ugly laugher" comment so that one! :-)

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  40. Too bad you're so gorgeous that half of them are still cute! Haha my favorite has to be #9...photographers always want these serene poses with eyes closed and they are so silly and unnatural. Cute post!
    xxoo
    Jordyn
    www.thefairyprincessdiaries.com

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  41. Oh goodness. This post had me laughing the whole time!!

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  42. Goodness gracious, these are so hilarious & so cute. My favorite would have to be number 8!!

    Jennifer
    www.kermit-and-piggy.blogspot.com

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  43. From one ugly laugher to another....you're frigging adorable! And I envy your long neck. I come from a line of no-neck women and, trust me, the swan-like long neck is much prettier. Also....you and Greg are wonderfully goofy, even if your photographer was apparently asleep during the shoot. ;)

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  44. ...I believe that once I get married, I want to have ALL the blooper pictures. Amazingly hilarious Bon, for real!

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  45. I like #9! Photographers always do this and it's so not natural. I'm sure we have a wedding picture like that too.

    And I like the kissing one :)

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  47. so beautiful.
    thanks for sharing of information.
    Estetik

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  48. I found you via The Shine Project Via Gussy Sews and oh my word I'm so glad I did! This was too funny!! The picture are so stinking cute and funny. And your dress is beautiful!

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  49. Love the last one!!! :-)

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  50. wow, I love this post. It makes me think of all mine, which are up on my facebook page in all their hideous glory. my friend asked me why I kept them up there if I knew they were terrible, and my response was "because I need it to be a lesson for others"...might have to borrow this idea for my own blog, thanks again for the morning chuckle :)

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  51. hahaha these are hilarious! love them all - although you are very lucky to have wedding pics at all - our professional wedding pictures were "attacked" by a SAVAGE Dog. http://indieberries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/wedding-saddest-bride.html i am still pretty sad about it :( SOB. just found your blog and really love it!

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  52. Love these pictures! The captions made me literally LOL

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  53. Haha these are awesome. People used to always make fun of me for my long neck too. I can even quote one remark. "Holy cooooow! Look at your neeecccckkk! Hahahaha that's hilariouuuuus." Well thank you kind little boy.

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