It was a beautiful start to the 2014 wedding season with my Love Gives Way couple, Erin and Chris!!
Erin and Chris had a beautiful, intimate affair at Dutchess Manor in Beacon. Their day was family and Christ-centered, and their intimate details were so them! Erin fell in love with the theme “key to my heart,” so she had details throughout the wedding day with keys, from Chris’ boutonniere, to the seating chart, to the her and the bridesmaids’ necklaces. As soon as I got to Dutchess Manor, I knew it was the perfect location for them. I instantly fell in love with the bridal suite and it’s chandelier, mirrors, and vintage inspired decor!
Before the ceremony, Erin and Chris wanted to pray together, but they didn’t want to see one another until she walked down the aisle. So we set up “first look” shots with them behind a door. Those moments were so sweet and tender, and you could just feel their anticipation as they got ready to see one another!
They had a beautiful ceremony performed by Chris’ relative, and he even got a little teary as he married them. Erin and Chris’ fathers prayed over their marriage, even before they said “I Do.”
Afterward, we took family pictures and Erin’s bridesmaids bustled her dress, and the bridal party prepared to take photographs outside! It was raining lightly so we were ready for whatever came our way. We took beautiful portraits on the porch of Dutchess Manor, and by the time Chris carried his beautiful wife to a view in front of the sunset, the rain let up for us! We took fun bridal party photos, and then captured beautiful intimate moments between Erin and Chris. You can just see how much love they have for each other in those moments!
Their reception was intimate and fun – they definitely had fun on the dance floor! One of my favorite moments was when Erin and Chris dedicated a song to her parents, as they have been an example to Erin about what a Godly marriage should look like. It was sweet to see the newly married couple admire her parents’ marriage.
At the end of the night, we captured one bit of magic outside in the rain! If you ever fear rain on your wedding day, just look at the moment we captured!!
I hope you enjoy the story of Erin and Chris’ beautiful wedding day!
This dress shot! Ahh!
Erin, you’re radiant!
They took a moment to pray together before their ceremony – SUCH sweet moments between these two!!
Woo hoo! Married!
Oh, these tender moments…
The bridal party cheered them on to walk in the rain to our next location! And then our groom got creative…
Instead of tossing her bouquet, Erin gave hers to her mom, and dedicated this song to her parents, whose marriage is an inspiration to them.
Rain never has to ruin a wedding day!! Pure magic
A special thank you to all of the vendors who made Erin and Chris’ beautiful day possible:
Venue: Dutchess Manor
Photographer: Kerri Lynne Photography
DJ / Ceremony Music: DJ Domenic Entertainment
Officiant: Todd Condell
Florist: Sabellico Florist
Wedding Dress Boutique: Majesty Bridal
Hair Stylist: Rachael Miller
Makeup Artist: Eileen Pignataro
Catering: Dutchess Manor
Cake: Pastry Garden
And a special thank you to my talented second photographer Aaron Berger!