Sometimes in life you meet people and there is just this immediate, instant connection. You feel like you can tell stories back and forth easily, swap jokes and funny tales, and when you point the camera in their direction, you instantly see the real them. That's what it was like when I first hung out with Nick and Rebekah. They were so open, and so genuine. We sat for almost two hours chatting about life, and love and weddings as we shared lunch. At their engagement session, we spent almost three hours walking in the city, and the night ended back at their house where I got to meet their Chihuahua, Pablo. I hope that all wedding photographers out there have this kind of connection with the people that they are going to photograph on the wedding day. I know that it's not always possible with the crazy busy lives that we all lead, but this connection that I get is the real icing on the cake when it comes to the work that I do, on the art that I make. The story is it...it's the beginning and the end. It's everything.
This wedding, and the next wedding that I will be sharing on the blog, are my favorite kind of wedding. I would really like to start making a shift in the next year or so, to specializing in very small and intimate weddings. These celebrations just make my heart sing, and I love the quality of time that I can get to slow down and concentrate on making portraits that the bride and groom will remember and cherish for their whole lives.
Rebekah and Nick's wedding took place on June 10th 2017 at the Sage Farmhouse in Media, Pennsylvania. The wedding had a country/shabby chic vibe going on- There was a menu of Chicken and Ravioli and cornbread followed by 4 different kind of wedding cake ( I may or may not have devoured a piece of the most delicious chocolate cake of all time !) all perfectly catered by Adele's Creative Catering. So yummy!
Nick and the boys rented their light gray tuxes, and the girls bridesmaids dresses where chosen by the bridesmaids, Rebekah just gave them a color to look for. Rebekah's dress was from Van Cleve Pavilion in Paoli- it was so gorgeous and unique, she was such a gorgeous bride! The flowers were lovely too and they were from Hagan -Rossi Forest in Delanco New Jersey.
Rebekah and Nick had the nicest officiant named Amanda Clark- their ceremony was gorgeous!
At the reception there was not too much dancing, but there was a first dance and parent dances that left me a little watery in the eyes. I loved how Rebekah and Nick set up a Polaroid table and a little frame to hang all of the pictures. The night ended with a beautiful sparkler send off! It was such a gorgeous night!
Rebekah and Nick, thank you for choosing me to be your photographer. You two are absolutely beautiful people, and I hope we can keep in touch as the years go on. xxoo - Audrey