I had such an amazing time photographing Amie and Greg’s October wedding a few weeks ago! The weather was beautiful, and although it was a bit chilly that day, I remember feeling like it was the first day this year that actually REALLY felt like autumn.
When Amie reached out to me almost 2 years ago, asking if I would photograph her wedding, I ecstatically agreed! I have known Amie for longer than I will admit, since I was once her high school math teacher (in my pre-photographer life). I am filled with so much joy when former students contact me years later, asking me to document important milestones in their lives - especially when they have grown into such incredible adults, like Amie and Greg have done. Needless to say, I have been looking forward to this wedding for a long time - but probably not quite as long as Amie, Greg, and their loved ones have.
On the day of their wedding, we met up with Amie and Greg at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Exton, PA. I hung out with the girls while they finished getting ready, and my second photographer, Eric, photographed the guys. Everyone was so much fun, and the hotel provided the perfect backdrop and lighting for stunning photos!
Next, we headed to the Meredith Manor for the first look, portraits, ceremony, and reception. (The bridal party arrived via school bus - awesome, right!?!) This was my first time visiting Meredith Manor, and it didn’t disappoint! This venue is gorgeous, and has so many fantastic backdrops for photos. The staff was so helpful, and really went out of their way to make Amie and Greg’s day as perfect as it could be. Everything reflected their personalities and their relationship with each other, including the speeches, the decorations, and the excellent officiating by Amie’s own father! Amie and Greg’s wedding day vibe was romantic, classic, and formal, with a touch of rustic thrown in for good measure. When you see their photos, I think you’ll see what I mean!
Amie and Greg, thank you so much for inviting me to document these moments for you, and to celebrate your marriage with you. It was so nice seeing you, and reconnecting with some of my other former students (and couples)! I hope you enjoy this selection of photos from your Day #1 as husband and wife, and reliving these moments.
I would like to acknowledge all of the talented people and businesses who made Amie and Greg’s wedding dreams come true:
Photographer: Carrie Kizuka
Transportation: Metz Wilson Bus Service
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn, Exton, PA
Wedding/Reception Venue: Meredith Manor
Wedding Coordinator: Mimi Reitz, Meredith Manor
Florist: Bridal Flowers - Jenna Shupp-Kemp, Exquisite Designs
Florist: Ceremony and Reception Flowers - Becky Reitz, B&E Floral Designs
Cake Artist: Bakers of Buffington
DJ: Chet Light, Musical Expressions
Hair & Makeup Artist: Prenup Beauty
Wedding Dress Boutique: BHLDN; Jolie; Catherine Dean
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Boutique: Adrianna Papell
Groom and Groomsmen’s Tuxedo Boutique: Tux by Sarno