A few weeks ago, I had the honor of documenting Steph and Al's Day #1 as husband and wife! I have been looking forward to this day since long before I photographed their engagement session at Wyebrook Farm last fall.
The weather was absolutely fantastic on their wedding day! The sun was shining, the temperature was perfect, and there wasn't a rain cloud in sight. We couldn't have asked for a nicer day, or better people to celebrate with.
I met up with Steph and the rest of the girls while they were finishing up getting ready at It's All About You salon. Then, we headed to the huge sunflower field that is planted each year by the owners of Please Wash Me Carwash in Elverson. The owners of the field and car wash are friends of Steph and Al, and it was so sweet of them to offer us the space for a few quick bridal party portraits!
Then, we arrived at the Plow Church for final preparations and the ceremony. Steph and Al chose not to have a first look, opting for the more traditional moment that they would see each other for the first time as she was walking toward him down the church aisle. You could see the anticipation and excitement during that moment on both of their faces, and it had me in tears! (I'm lucky I get to hide my running-mascara-face on the other side of the camera!)
Steph and Al were surprised when they walked out of the church and found a huge tractor waiting for them, ready to take them to Joanna Furnace for their reception! This had all been arranged by friends ahead of time, behind the scenes. After a few photos on the Plow Church baseball field (baseball is a shared passion of theirs!), we left for Joanna Furnace and finished up our portraits there.
Photographing a wedding is a lot of hard work, and I am exhausted by the end of the night - but I typically don't notice that until after I pack up my gear and am driving home. The days fly by so quickly, and I get such an adrenaline rush and full heart from being surrounded by so much love, laughter, happy tears, and celebrating. I really love what I do, and I'm so thankful for my couples - like Steph and Al!!
If I had to describe their wedding and reception in just a few words, I would choose rustic, casual, country, and SO MUCH FUN!
Congratulations, Steph and Al!!! Thank you again for trusting me to capture these moments for you and your loved ones.
Big thanks to the following vendors for helping make this day a success:
Hair and Make-Up: It's All About You Salon and Spa, Reading, PA
Flowers: Flowers by Jena Paige
Bride's dress: Forever Formals in Kennett Square, PA
Groom's suit: Men's Wearhouse in Wyomissing, PA
Tent/chair rental: Knights Rental in Leesport, PA
Church: Plowville Lutheran Church (Robeson Evangelical Lutheran) in Mohnton, PA
Reception: Joanna Furnace - Hay Creek Valley Historical Association in Morgantown, PA
Huge thanks to Jane Ammon for second shooting with me for a portion of the day!