Today we have for you guys a wedding that brought tears to my eyes as I was staring at my computer. Going through these pictures, trying to narrow down my favorites of Christen & Andrew for the blog, all at once I just found myself completely overwhelmed with love, pure joy, laughter, and the overflowing emotion these two share. They just make each other happy. So, so, so happy. And that's what they make everyone else lucky enough to surround them too. They are thankful and they are grateful. And they don't take a single breath of this life for granted. Neither one of them would even know what it was to put on a front, to hide who they truly are from the world. They just love unabashedly, without question, and with their hearts permanently stitched to their sleeves.
In short, it was the kind of wedding that you need near the end of wedding season. Because it is the exact kind of wedding that reminds you why you do what you do in the first place.
Christen & Andrew, we fell in love with you guys from the first time we met you. You are just the kind of people that everyone wants to be best friends with. Thank you for the gift that you've given us. The gift of photographing love in its purest form. We are better because of it. We love you guys like crazy!
SO much love!
Venue: Webb Barn
Blooms: the insanely talented Tony from Datura, A Modern Garden
Catering: Village Catering
Photography: Justin & Mary
Today we are so excited to share with you the full post of Cassandra & Jess's Napa wedding, which we were lucky enough to have featured on Martha Stewart Weddings last week! Cassandra is actually a wedding planner herself with her company Cassandra & Co.Weddings and did all of the design & coordination for the day herself. So when it came time for her own wedding day with Jess she knew that she wanted it have beautiful details, be full of personal touches & real emotion, and to do some things that no one had ever seen before. Just one quick look through these pictures and I know you are going to agree, they pulled all of that off and more!!
So sit back, relax & enjoy as you take in Cassandra & Jess's incredible day!
Today we have for you Suparna & Jeff's Fonthill Castle wedding!! These guys had both their ceremony & gorgeous reception on the stunning grounds of Fonthill, on a day where even the rain refused to get in the way of them having the perfect day. Suparna was absolutely gorgeous in her burgundy sari and Jeff looked equally dashing as well! :) These guys had actually seen our pictures from Janki & Amit's Cairnwood wedding, and it had inspired the colors & design for their own "mandap" ceremony set up.....which turned out beautifully!!
As you can see, the day was full of hugs, smiles and even a few tears as friends and family came from all over to watch these two start a life together. And every detail was planned to perfection. From the bright beautiful flowers to the regal reception, these pictures feel to me like they took place in some Eurpoean Castle instead of outside of Philly! We would definitely love to shoot there again & again! And the day was made extra awesome because we were so lucky to have the incredible Ryan Bower on hand to second shoot!
Suparna & Jeff, we wish you guys a lifetime of happiness!! And that these pictures help you remember the start of it all!
Ok friends, brace yourself! This is going to be a BIG post!
Kayla & Brendon's wedding was one of the prettiest days we have ever had the honor of photographing. And a really HUGE part of that is because in so many ways, the day was beautiful before it was pretty. First and foremost, Kayla & Brendon are just two of my favorite people in this world and they are both so beautiful inside and out. They are two people who love each other and everyone around them with their whole hearts. And when it came to us that was no exception! Two weeks before the wedding, Kayla sent me an email letting me know that she knew we were her photographers even before they were officially engaged, and we were the first people they booked as soon as they were. And that she just wanted me to know that they trusted us completely, and we had free reign on the day. Ahhhh, you want to talk about setting your photographer's heart on fire and guaranteeing they'll do their above & beyond best work possible....send them an email saying that!! :) Am I right, photographers everywhere?? :)
Add to that, that their day was absolutely full of GORGEOUS, pretty details. But what made them so beautiful for me, was that Kayla & her mom worked tirelessly together hand-making everyone of them. And all the love and thought that went in to the day, was woven into every detail. To go along with that, both sets of parents poured into everyone on hand that day (us included!) They made sure everyone felt welcome, was taken care of, and during the ceremony they incredible advice on how to have long, beautiful marriages like theirs.
Finally, the whole gorgeous day ended in a STUNNING fireworks display, the likes of which I've never seen before. And that could have just been a pretty way to end the night. But when you add to that, that Kayla's grandfather who had passed away had been a fireworks pyrotechnician and they were done in his honor...it just made the whole thing that much more meaningful and therefore so, so beautiful!
So sit back, relax, get an EXTRA big cup of cocoa for this mega-post and enjoy!
Married: Kayla & Brendon
**K&B: We love love LOVE you guys! We are so thankful for your love & that you came into our lives! And just so you know, we are declaring that we will be friends for life (hope that's cool with you!) Love like this always, you guys! xo M
Today we are SO excited to bring you the STUNNING Saltwater Farm Vineyard wedding of Liz & Jason! I had the hardest time narrowing these guys down for the blog, so in the end I probably included way too many. But I just couldn't help it, I loved them all! So you guys will just have to forgive me!! :)
Liz & Jason had the most perfect Fall day where the skies were soft & gray & beautiful, and that just made all the color pop even more. And it made for some gorgeous, soft light! I have to tell you, we've shot all over the place and there are of course some really beautiful places in this world...but there is nothing quite like the light that a New England sky will give you. It's silvery & moody & beautiful....and it's just one of the many reasons why I LOVE living here!!
Liz & Jason's day was brought together with flawless perfection by the incredible Sixpence For Your Shoe team, led that day by the absolutely wonderful Christa Maynard. These guys are such a DREAM to work with because they are such experts at what they do. They take care of everything so seamlessly, but then when it comes to the pictures they just let us do our thing. It's basically a photographer's dream and we are so SO lucky to work with them!
In addition to the amazing Sixpence team, we also had the insane talents of Stems & Gourmet Galley on hand that day. We've had the privilege of working with Stems a few times now & I am absolutely blown away at their work every single time. It's subtle and elegant, all at the same time being intricate and thoughtful with no detail overlooked. They are incredible! And what Stems does for flowers, Gourmet Galley does for food! They basically make their presentation an art form and their food is ridiculous! Plus, they always make sure the photographers are fed at the same time as the guests (so we're done when the guests are done!) and that gives them an extra special place in my heart!
And that brings me to our amazing couple Liz & Jason. From the first seconds of the First Look when the tears started pouring, these two had my heart. They were everything a couple should be on their wedding day: relaxed, happy, emotional, in the moment, and most of all...in love. They loved on each other and everyone around them that day with their whole hearts. Their smiles were infectious, their tears were honest, and they had more than enough hugs to go around. In short, it was the kind of day that was a privilege to be part of. And we are so grateful for it.