Julie and Andrew were married on August 25th, with a ceremony and reception at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center.
Julie and Andrew’s Erie PA Wedding
These two high school sweethearts grew up in Erie and now live in Chicago. I loved that they wanted to honor their roots not only in their choice of venue but in the décor. They had navy and gold as their colors, with a slightly “nautical” feeling that suited Erie so well.
I loved how much family played a role in their lives and in their wedding. Their families have been so supportive over the last 10 years that the two of them have been together, and they wanted their wedding to reflect that. After all, they come from big families! Julie has two brothers, and Andrew has three—not to mention a niece, 4 nephews, and another niece and nephew on the way! It was plain to see in my interactions with them how much they loved their families—especially in the way they made sure that all of the kids got to play a part in the big day!
That familial bond was also on display in between the ceremony and reception when we went to their brother’s house overlooking Lake Erie. They had a mini party there with the bridal party, with the lake as a great backdrop. It was the perfect way to take a break in between events, and now I think every wedding party should do this!
Lake Erie Bayfront Wedding Photography
Of course, my favorite part of the day—even if it was challenging—was photographing the two of them overlooking the lake. It was a little tricky because the light was so different under the trees than it was on the lake, but the beautiful scenery was too much to pass up! And as any Erie wedding photographer will tell you, you have to jump in when the setting is that good!
Thank you, Julie & Andrew, for an amazing Erie Bayfront wedding. You were kind and considerate and a pleasure to work with, and I truly wish you both nothing but happiness. Thanks also to my second shooter, Jenni, for all her help making this a day to remember!
Bakery: It Takes the Cake
Catering + Venue: Erie Bayfront Convention Center
DJ: Tony Berarducci
Dress Designer: Sareh Nouri
Hair + MUA: Hannah Conard Beauty
Stationery: Kimkopy Printing