I still remember the message that I got from Molly and Joey after delivering their engagement session gallery. She was so touched looking through their gallery and had the best reaction I could ever hope for. It made me even that much more excited to capture their wedding day!
I arrived that morning to a room full of anticipation and Molly grinning from ear to ear! Hair and make up had just been finished and everyone was looking their very best. I started photographing all of the bridal details and Molly joined with us for a while to chat. Im confident when I say that her smile never left that face the entire time!
Before getting into her dress, Molly sat alone on the bed of the bridal suit. Her father had recorded a few words of wisdom about marriage and life for her with all of his best wishes on this special day. She and Joey then opened letters from one another, both of which brought them to tears.
We soon got her into her dress as laughter filled the room and it was time for the first look with her dad. No sooner than I gave the ok for him to come, he waltzed into the room faster than lightening to wrap his arms around Molly in a warm hug! Her father admired her speechless at first, then smiling so big with all of the sweetest words as her mother sat with tear filled eyes watching from across the room.
It was then time for the moment that Molly and Joey had been most looking forward to that day. I led Molly downstairs to meet Joey for their first look. She walked along the brick path, tapped him on the shoulder, and he broke down in every way that a bride could hope. Tears filled his eyes as he hugged her tight over and over. They laughed and cried together as he pulled away to admire her elegance.
The rain made another appearance as we began bride and groom portraits, but nothing could put a damper on their excitement for the day. We took refuge under covered porches and these two continued to smile effortlessly. They were brave enough to venture out along the venue grounds as the rain subsided for the moment and we welcomed their bridal party out to join us. The leaves of the trees were still dripping from the showers that were passing throughout the day, but it wasn’t raining on us at the time and we were all thankful for that!
The ceremony soon took place filled with so much joy and the anticipation of becoming husband and wife for Molly and Joey was finally over. They leaned in for their first kiss, pulled away looking each other eye to eye, and were happy as ever to now be officially married.
Cocktail hour took place soon after and, in the meantime, the amazing staff at Breahead Manor flipped the ceremony space into the reception and you never would have known it if you weren’t there to see it for yourself! Every gold chair, every pastel flower, every candle, and every vintage dish was so perfectly placed you would have thought it took hours to set up when really they pulled it off within minutes!!
The new Mr and Mrs were soon welcomed into a roar of cheers and well wishes. There was a look of contentment like no other across their faces as they began their first dance. It was as if they were so at ease to finally be husband and wife and they knew that every day from now until forever would be their best days. The night continued with dances that didnt stop and laughter that rang through the air. It was the absolute perfect ending to such a lovely, heartwarming day.
Molly and Joey- you two are so special and your love for each other has been beautiful to not only witness, but to have been a part of these last few months. It has been evident in every conversation that we’ve had how perfect you two are for each other. Its a gift to have found someone to love and care for you the way that you two love and care for each other and I am so honored to have documented a love like that on your wedding day. We started as strangers, but I feel like you two are some of the sweetest friends now and I can’t thank you enough for trusting me to be there with you on one of the best days of your life! Congratulations you two!!
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Im sending out a huge “thank you” to the amazing vendors the made their wedding such a beautiful event!
Venue: Braehead Manor
Hair and Make Up: Tamar C Make Up
Florist: Carolyn Helfrich
Cake: M&D Treats
Caterer: Dori Farrell
Bridal Gown: Ava Laurenne
Tux: Men’s Wearhouse
Videographer: Peyton Shahan