Stephanie and Matt were married on August 10th, with a ceremony and reception at Bell’s Banquets.
I was personally excited for this wedding because it would be a reunion of sorts for me. I did some wedding pictures for Stephanie’s sister, Julie (not her actual wedding, but a “redo” of sorts), so seeing this family again was a real treat! I love seeing old clients and seeing how their families and love stories have grown!
Matt and Stephanie met online and fell in love with each other’s passions—especially music. One day, after Stephanie got home from work, Matt wanted to take a walk at Bushy Run Battlefield nearby, even though it was almost dark. They had gone a little ways into the woods when the sun started to set and Matt stopped, with the excuse that he needed something out of their dog Mauser’s vest. It was a ring!
Stephanie and Matt’s Rainy Wedding at Bell’s Banquets
On the day of their wedding, it was actually really rainy. Stephanie and Matt were crossing their fingers that the weather would clear up, especially since they had themed their wedding with ocean tones and summery decorations—so they wanted to get outside to the lake! Still, my second shooter, Alisa, and I were able to take plenty of pictures inside the rustic, elegant venue… and the weather did finally cooperate so we could head outside for some portraits.
The best part of the whole day, though, had to be when these two music lovers took to the floor for their first dance together. They had choreographed the entire thing to one of their favorite songs! They looked positively elegant dancing under the big chandeliers in the barn.
Matt & Stephanie, thank you for asking me to be your wedding photographer! I’m so glad that Mother Nature cooperated with us so you could get those shots you wanted, too!
DJ/Band: Steven Vance (violin & DJ)
Catering: Bell’s Banquets
Bakery: A & B Mix It Up
Hair and Makeup: Jessica Scott
Transportation: Vogue Limousines
Dress Designer: Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner
Dress Shop: MB Bride
Tuxedos: Modern Tux
Jewelry: Beeghly & Co.
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Colors: Tiffany blue, mint