I don’t even know where to begin with this wedding. I honestly, seriously don’t. I guess I should probably start with the bride and groom and say that Laura and Tom are all that I could ever ask for. They are so cuddly with each other. They’re completely into each other and smile, laugh, kiss, and basically just can’t keep their hands and eyes off of each other which makes for amazing photos. They’re so much fun but can snap into serious as soon as you ask and they genuinely exude so much love. Then there is Belmont Manor
which is also all I could ever ask for. I don’t think I even need to say anything more about it…..you’ll see in the photos. Then throw in a huge, loving family, a group of bridesmaids that were goofy and fun (ummm……butt grabs and talk of not wearing underwear…..you know who you are hahaha!), and a group of groomsmen that also kept me laughing all day long and you have got Laura and Tom’s unbelievably amazing wedding. I really don’t feel like I can do justice to just how beautiful and special this wedding was with my words, so hopefully once you start scrolling down the photos can do the talking for me.
I also cannot talk about this wedding without mentioning Kate. Seriously Kate, you rock my socks. I had the privilege of having Kate from Kate Ann Photography
second for me and she worked her tilt-shift magic throughout this wedding and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have her style infused into mine for this wedding. You’ll see some photos that aren’t typically what you see from me and that’s probably because they’re from Kate. And while they’re different, I think that she was the perfect complement to my style to help tell Laura and Tom’s story more completely and more beautifully. Thank you so much Kate!!!
The amazing vendors from the day:
Venue: Belmont Manor
Hair: Carrie Vogel from Ariel Lewis
Makeup: Jodi Dunn from Ariel Lewis
Photography: Lauren C Photography
Second Shooter: Kate Ann Photography
Catering: Rouge Fine Catering
Band: Soul Patch Philly
Flowers: Hunt Valley Florals and Gifts
Dress: Amy Kuschel from Garnish Boutique
Jewelry: The Parisian Flea
Favors: The Original Fudge Kitchen and donations to Timmer’s Way to benefit the Tisch Center and their work against MS
**I apologize for the massive number of photos. It was just THAT beautiful**
Laura found a lady bug on her bouquet!
Tom gave all his guys special cuff links to fit their interests. I asked all the guys what they were and they go down the line one at a time and each guy tells me something like a baseball from so and so game, or a football from so and so game, or a piece of a seat from whichever stadium, and then……a tree. Ha! Love it
I loved this moment so very much. Tom was just hanging out up at the alter talking and smiling while the bridesmaids are coming down the aisle. I then turn to him to get some photos of his reaction when Laura makes her appearance but he just keeps looking at my camera…..smiling for the camera, not realizing that his bride is making her way. I finally had to gesture to him to look over there and it was a complete moment of surprise that honestly took his breath away. It was amazing and the look of shock at just how beautiful Laura was turned into smiles. I loved it.
So. Many. Portraits. I couldn’t help myself.