Shortly after daylight savings time in November, I photographed Peter and Kate’s wedding. The reason I bring up that extra hour is because it is one of the most dreaded times of a year for a photographer. All of those 6 and 7PM sunsets are gone, and we are unable to work with the beautiful light longer into the evening. Kate and Pete had a 3PM ceremony followed by a receiving line, not leaving much time for photos…but boy did we get some amazing shots. Not only was the crisp night rain-free, it was also cloud-free, allowing the last bits of sunlight to be our backdrop. And even after the sun had set, we had a beautiful monster moon that we could backlight the couple with. For more work from this Warrington Country Club Wedding Photographer, click here.
Earlier that day, my assistant and I went to Kate’s home where she was getting ready. After photographing her beautiful details (and bright orange heels), Kate was flanked by three pretty flower girls who helped her descend the stairs and onto the back porch for portraits. Meanwhile, my second shooter, Cyneé, was across town with the groom while he got ready at St. Cecilia’s. When I joined up with her, the bride was right behind me and soon she was floating down the isle. Pete looked so happy as she approached him and her father kissed her cheek and joined their hands. After a lovely church ceremony, they were pronounced husband and wife and shared their first kiss. Fast forward back to the portraits which took place at Curtis Arboretum. We snagged some awesome photos of the bridal party using the gorgeous stone staircases and pillars as a backdrop. Some golden leaves were still on a few of the trees and so I had the couple stand in front of them while Kate’s maid of honor through piles of leaves at them. After the sun set and that beautiful super moon appeared, we headed to the Warrington Country Club where we continued to photograph outside the lit building. Kate and Pete joined their family and friends for the rest of he cocktail hour and then partied on through the reception. After their entrance, first dance, parent dances, garter/bouquet toss and speeches, the happy couple cut into a custom purple and gold cake in honor of West Chester University, where the couple met. Me and my two helpers had a blast and cannot wait to hear what Kate & Pete think of their wedding photos! To see the album, scroll to the bottom or simply click here.
A Word from the Bride
My veil was my mom’s wedding veil, my necklace was my sister’s and the same one that she wore on the day of her wedding, my shoes were orange for my fall wedding and were INC from Macy’s, and my earrings were my wedding gift from Pete.
We wanted a fall wedding and the theme was “Falling In Love.” For flowers, we chose mango calla lilys, red roses, fall colored chrysanthemums, ivory roses, and baby’s breath. Pumpkins that I spray painted gold and copper, a wooden “B”, fall colored leaves, which were provided by Warrington Country Club. Centerpieces? Elevated floral arrangement containing a bouquet of orange roses and white carnations.
Advice from the Bride
Don’t stress and try to take in as much as you can because the day goes by really fast.
Venue: Warrington Country Club
Florist: Schmidt’s Florist
Videographer: Brock Pemberton
Wedding Stationary: One Stop Wedding Shoppe
Shoes: INC from Macy’s
Cake: Desserts by Design
DJ: Tom Haney
Transportation: Kevin Smith Transportation Group