This blog post was originally scheduled for next Tuesday but I literally couldn't wait to post this final wedding of 2016! Alyssa was one of my most excited brides of this year. What felt like every other week, Alyssa was posting about how this had come in or she had met with one vendor another and HOW excited she was for her wedding day! She truly was so excited to marry Bart and let me tell you, her not one but TWO wedding days were nothing short of perfect! They even got snow Saturday morning which made for the perfect background for their portraits!
On Wednesday I met Alyssa, Bart and their families at Christ Church for a sweet ceremony where they officially became husband and wife. They opted to do everything over two days which actually was a lot of fun! Our new associate photographer Jessa helped me out (and did an amazing job for her first wedding!) and the whole day was just so full of happiness and joy.
Saturday afternoon we met them at the most gorgeous venue! I had yet to shoot at the Bradford Estate, but oh my was it gorgeous! The staff was delightful and the bridal suites? Literally the most perfect spaces ever! I wish I could shoot every bride in that room! We took tons and tons of photos and then these two got to enjoy their cocktail hour with their guests before heading into the stunning ballroom for their reception. Their DJ, SCE Event Group, did an over the top job and even made it SNOW inside for their first dance! It was literally perfection.
Alyssa and Bart, I knew from our first email exchange that I was excited to work with the two of you. What I didn't know then was how wonderful your families are, how much fun your wedding would be and how much Jordan, Jessa and I would love being apart of your wedding days. You two are the best and I hope that you love the massive preview headed your way today! Thank you, thank you for trusting me and being the best couple to close out 2016 with! Enjoy some of my (many) favorites!
A HUGE thank you to our new associate and second shooter Jessa for some of these images!