IMHO, in every wedding event, one of the best and fun moments is the part where the bouquet gets launched into the air.
Wait. What bouquet? Where is it? If it's not there, what are they doing? A little practice run before the actual thing?
Not really: it just so happened that the bride threw the bouquet a bit too high. :)
This is exactly one of the many problems a photographer would usually encounter when it comes to covering a wedding event alone, without any second photographer to back him or her up. Of course, when it comes to matters like this, I leave it for the couple to decide whether or not they would let me bring a second photographer, after telling them the pros and cons of covering solo. Even so, I'm fine with it, since I only need to plan ahead and anticipate each moment so that I would be able to cover the whole thing as best as I can. Of course, it goes without saying that this is not a foolproof plan, which is why I would always recommend bringing along at least one more photographer to cover anything that I may have missed.
So, back to the photo. If I remember correctly, the bouquet was somewhere just above the borderline of the photo itself. It's not really that high of a throw, but the fact of the matter is, it's not in-frame, and I obviously missed the shot. But I like the way the bride threw the bouquet, and the excited expressions on the ladies' faces were simply too genuinely lovely enough for me not to ignore, much less scrap the photo itself, so I decided to go to Plan-B (like I said, I plan way ahead in coverages like this). What's Plan-B, you ask? Well, I expected just the same that there would be a moment where I would miss a shot, one way or another, so I took some additional photos of the same scene before the actual throw. That way, if I were to miss capturing the perfect moment (which what happened here, obviously ^_^), then I would still have extra shots as back-up. In this case, all I had to do was to paste a photo of the bouquet from another shot, like this:
Camera Settings: 1/60th sec. at f/5.6, ISO 800, at 18mm. focal length
As to why the bouquet is still colored? Well, I like it that way, that's all. ;)