To say that Emily and Ethan waited a long time to have the wedding they dreamed about is an understatement. Due to some changing plans and alignment of schedules between everyone involved, this day was a long time in the making and I think that always makes it even more special. I think everyone was amazed when January 2nd turned out to be a mild, almost fall-like day. It was a beautiful morning when Emily and Ethan finally saw one another in their wedding dress and tuxedo. I had never been to a wedding which was designed around brunch and it was really a wonderful idea. I could tell there were so many important people who came from so far away to share the love and joy of both families.
This might be the most picture-littered post ever. Maybe it's time to get a slideshow feature. I get worse and worse at editing....what the heck?? This was my last wedding of 2010 and it was just so stunning. Not only did Christine look beautiful, but she was the sweetest, most laid back bride I've seen in a long time and it was really refreshing. Sometimes you can just see that a couple's decision to get married just feels so right to them. I love a relaxed bride and groom :)
My favorite spot might have been the carousel. It was so colorful and romantic and the lighting was so pretty at dusk...or dark. Dusk was the plan....dark is kind of what we got but it totally worked. Cescaphe hosted an amazing party with more food than I have ever seen at a wedding, party, event, Thanksgiving, anything. The whole party was amazing.
Andrea and Brian chose the Chapel at Villanova and the Phoenixville Foundry to celebrate their wedding day. Both were wonderful locations. Having never shot in the chapel before, I didn't realize the demand for having a wedding there. Once I got a peek at the inside, I understood why. Not only is it breathtaking from the outside, but it is so intimate and bright on the inside. It was a lovely backdrop for Andrea and Brian to tie the knot. *Take note of the flower girl with her dolly. omg.
After the ceremony we went to Valley Forge National Park to take photos with the bridal party. I learned the hard way that you need a permit to shoot there and it became a running joke for the rest of the night. Every time I turned around someone from the bridal party would ask if I had a permit to be there. Lucky for them I have a good sense of humor and lucky for me the Foundry doesn't require a "permit" :)
I always love shooting at the Foundry. It is such a unique space and I get to play around with light being that the ceiling is miles away and there is a great upper level balcony. A big thank you to Rae Barnes for doing such a fantastic job second shooting. Guys prep, the outdoor view of the chapel and the bride/groom silhouette are hers along with probably a few others. Thanks for doing such a great job, as always! Andrea and Brian it was a pleasure working with you, thank you so much for including us in your day!
I've been wanting to blog this engagement session for awhile because I love it so much. I am finally getting around to it (with all this free time I have the week of Christmas). Actually, I've been doing a lot of catching up this week and I feel like I'm finally on top of things work-wise. My holiday shopping is another story. I have at least four people left to buy for!
Anyway, back to Alexis and Max. I was so excited that they picked the High Line Park right here in New York. My husband and I had our own photos taken there but somehow, I always forget to suggest it when people ask for recommendations. We shot around sunset and I was so happy with the way the photos came out. I was loving Alexis' red hair with the orangey glow of the sun. Alexis and Max, thanks for being so fun and photogenic! I can't wait to shoot your wedding in DUMBO next year :)
The Merion Cricket Club served as a beautiful backdrop for Liz and Josh's November wedding. Everything was so perfectly done and I remember their wedding day being one of the first fall days where you really felt a chill in the air. There's something about cold weather weddings that makes the party feel extra warm and inviting inside.
I've known Liz since we were kids in church school so it was an honor to photograph her special day and be a part of everything. Liz, you were a stunning bride and that fur was the icing on the cake :) I hope you had a fantastic honeymoon in Hawaii!