I fell in love. The first phone call with Emily made me giddy. And frankly, when I met her and Matt it was all over with. I was head over heals. There are those days, those weeks, those moments when you feel so fortunate to be a part of something big and Emily and Matt's wedding was one of those for me.
We started at Emily's Parent's home, where all the ladies were getting ready. I quickly saw that my instincts were correct... Emily and Matt had paid attention to every detail. I love the little wooden tag with their initials for the wedding bands.
I loved their bathroom and had a bit of a field day in there...
This a new favorite ring shot. I love the reflection and the colors of the bands and the clean light that was falling on their rings. I also love the fact that Emily's Grandfather gave them his band right after they got engaged. Little things like that just make me so happy.
What else makes me happy is that Ginger, Emily and Matt's dog, was available for the getting ready portion of the day.
Now here is where things get tricky... Emily's brother's name is Matt too. But I'm sure you can keep the two straight... Brother Vs. Groom. Before Matt headed out to meet up with the Groom and his other Groomsmen, Emily wanted to see him. I love Matt's expression here and I also love that their Mom is in the reflection in the glass door. So sweet.
I caught up with Matt and his Groomsmen at a local hotel... and they had these great barns/sheds in the back, so we used those for a few group shots... these guys were so much fun...
Before you knew it... it was time to head over to the ceremony/reception site at Fruitlands Museum.
I've been dying to photograph a wedding here and it did not disappoint.
Okay, remember that we left Emily back at the house getting her makeup finished... well, now she was all ready to slip into her dress... And she was a show stopper...
I have heard that she is getting all sorts of compliments about how she looked... and there is no doubt in my mind that she deserves every one of those kind words.
Admiring her bouquet!
Emily and her Mom before the ceremony. Such genuine support and love.
Emily received this bracelet from Matt moment's before this shot... Isn't it beautiful?!
The Bride's Bouquet was stunning.
And then it was time. Emily and her father made a statement as they entered.
And after all the blessings and loving words from family and friends they sealed their promises to one another with a kiss.
I'd say they were happy!!! Let the fun begin.
Emily and Matt had a signature drink for the day and we had a bit of fun with that...
And check out Emily's manicure. So cute.
Oh Yes! These two were so adorable!
As the light was dipping we ran around and grabbed some of my favorite portraits of all time.
All the textures, buildings and structures were a perfect backdrop.
And well, the adorableness that was, Emily and Matt's Wedding continued straight through the night...
Are you in love with them yet? I mean, seriously!!!
There was so much dancing and fun, I don't even know where to begin... but I do have to share the bouquet toss and the last dance.
Emily and Matt had planned their getaway with a sparkler exit. And sparkle they did!
Congratulations Emily and Matt! I see a sweet, loving future for you both. Thank you for having me as part of your special day! Cheers!
Venue: Fruitlands Museum
Flowers: Hallie's Garden
Catering: Fireside Catering
Hair: Blonde Salon & Spa