On a perfect July day, Emily sat around her suite at the David’s Country Inn with eight of her favorite girls (all family). Sounds of laughter wafted out of the room, her wedding day arrived and was in it’s full glory. A beautiful day to celebrate with family, each lady helped Emily get ready, from the jewelry she wore, to the wedding dress that was gifted to her, to her beautiful cathedral length veil.. she was just stunning!
A true vision, Kevin couldn’t help his excitement as he saw his new bride walking to him for the first time. Their wedding was full of tradition, including a full Catholic mass and unity candle lighting. They also celebrated with three Filipino traditions, a veil, rope and coin ceremony. Surrounded by their family and friends they honored and celebrated their union rich with tradition, sealed with a kiss and the beginning of something new together.
Enjoying every minute of it, each girl took turns and helped Emily prepare that morning.
Emily made such a stunning bride.. seriously!
At Saint Mark’s Church, Emily and Kevin saw each other for the first time.
Even though Emily and Kevin decided not to have a first look, photography was important to them and they allocated three hours between the ceremony and cocktail hour to leave plenty of time for their personal portraits. In doing so, they were able to photograph at both Stephen’s State Park and again at David’s Country Inn. I love when couples make enough time for photographs, not only does it allow for the full documentation of their day – uninterrupted or rushed – but it also allows time for them to relax, enjoy each other, and take a breathe before the party begins.
There were personal details throughout the entire celebration, my favorite was the hand-made coasters for each guest made by the bride. Such time and detail went into each piece created.
I love sneaking away with the bride and groom to create a statement piece that they can take away from their day. A piece that, when they pass by it each day, will help them to reconnect with the feelings on that day.