I knew this wedding was going to be fun to shoot — from the moment I arrived, the bride and bridesmaids treated me like an old friend. Oh, wait — maybe that’s because we’ve known each other for decades. It was fun to see so many faces from my childhood, and Beth and Ryan are such a fun couple. I had a hard time narrowing down so I decided to just bombard everyone with photos. Ready?
That’s her mom in the photo, getting ready for her own wedding in front of the same vanity. Made me tear up a little.
Love this shot of Beth:
The awesome bridesmaids:
The ceremony and reception were at the gorgeous Valenzano Winery in Shamong. (Super-tasty wines, too.) Here’s Beth having a paparazzi moment while walking onto the grounds of the winery:
We did a “first look” between Beth and Ryan. Love this tradition — kinda selfishly, since it usually means more time for photos before the ceremony!
Time to make it official! One of Beth’s brothers walked her down the aisle, and another provided the music.
The grounds were gorgeous and the sun even hid behind the clouds for a little bit. So we got lots and lots and lots of photos!
Finally, we headed over to the reception area…
One fun tradition — instead of clinking their glasses to request a kiss, guests were told to get up and sing a love song! Here were two brave groups who took the challenge. (They sang “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling” and “That’s Amore”!)
Thanks for letting me capture your wedding day, Beth and Ryan!