Maggie & Andrew : Married

When Maggie, a friend from college, contacted me about photographing her wedding, I broke my "no double wedding weekend policy" because I wanted so badly to be able to be part of her day. It was worth the rule breaking :) I was so honored to be able to witness her marriage to her friend and love, Andrew, and her wedding had the perfect atmosphere to kick off wedding season- genuine would be my word of choice. Genuine friends, genuine love, genuine fun. Enjoy this small glimpse into Maggie & Andrew's big day!

Maggie made her bouquet from guitar pics. She also made the boutonnieres that all the men in the wedding sported. Above is a shot of her dad showing off her handiwork! Converse sneakers were the shoe of choice for not only the bride and groom, but the entire bridal party.

Maggie's sister-in-law made these custom hangers for Maggie and all her bridesmaids! Maggie & her other "masterminds" put so much effort into the little details. Not only were they fun to photograph, but they made it evident that all aspects of the day had been thoughtfully planned out. 

The bridesmaids spent the morning helping each other get ready for the day ahead. Soon hair and make-up were finished, and it was time to get dressed for the ceremony...

Before leaving for the ceremony, Maggie and her mom had a moment together where Maggie was surprised with something old, something new, something borrow, and something blue- the perfect finishing touches.

Finally, it was time to leave for the most important event of the day- the wedding ceremony. Everyone paused to watch as Maggie, a beautiful bride, descended the stairs before they headed out the door. 

The ceremony location was literally on top of the world, at Mount Pisgah Altar in Beaver Springs, PA, up the dustiest dirt road known to mankind. It was beautiful- Joey (my second shooter for the day) said that it reminded him of Narnia. I think all there to witness the wedding would probably agree!

Cutest first kiss. And the photo below is of Andrew's parents- I love capturing the expressions of parents during the ceremony. Now that I'm a mom I have a whole new appreciation of how significant a wedding is to not only the bride and groom, but to their parents as well!

After the ceremony, we had some time to capture portraits of family, the bridal party, and the new Mr. and Mrs. Martin!

The reception took place at a barn- as Maggie described it, the barn of "a friend of a friend of a relative of a friend..." or something like that :) It was decorated with rustic details, many of which Maggie had carefully put together herself. 

A few more portraits of the bride and groom, and then the party began!


Anonymous said...

Amazing job on this wedding! You captured the vibe and atmosphere perfectly! You got skills lady!

Stephanie Makowski

stella said...

What a beautiful spot for a wedding ceremony!

missie said...

Love seeing weddings other fellow photographers have done at Mt. Pisgah. :)Super job!