I first met this amazing family when they graciously invited me into their home for their son, Christian's newborn photos. I feel incredibly lucky to have been a part of this milestone time in their lives and to be able to capture all the happy memories along the way. Since meeting Janine, Chris, and their sweet baby boy, we have done family photos, corporate head shots, holiday photos, Christian's first birthday photos and now their wedding. It's been so great to be able to watch Christian grow and to witness the joy that radiates from this adorable family.
The Mansion on Delaware is simply gorgeous and was a wonderful venue for this intimate wedding celebration of about 50 guests. Janine and Chris chose the Mansion because they fell in love with all of the beautiful architecture of this historic building. The very talented Lizzy Dugan, of Salon Elizabeth, provided hair and makeup for the bride and her mother and they looked absolutely gorgeous! Janine was breathtaking in her Ann Taylor, ivory lace gown and the rose gold sash she found on Etsy. Her Badgley Mischka shoes in ivory satin with sparkly accents were the perfect compliment to her dress for a fresh look with understated elegance. Everything coordinated perfectly with the couple's rose gold and white gold wedding rings crafted by local jeweler, Barbara Oliver & Company. Janine was going for a light and airy feel for the reception with a little pop of color which was achieved with a mostly white backdrop, enhanced by champagne table clothes with red rose and deep purple calla lily arrangements in varied heights on each table. The stunning table arrangements, along with the bride's bouquet of white and pale pink roses were created by The Floristry. The delicious cake by Dessert Deli featured the cutest cake topper of a couple each holding the hand of their child - so sweet!! I know the cake was amazing because I devoured a piece as soon as I walked into my house. Mary admittedly did the same. People love to feed pregnant women and we will take it! :)
The weather was perfect for an outdoor ceremony, followed by a romantic formal dinner party indoors. Once inside, the bride and groom had their first dance to one of their favorite songs by Dave Matthew's Band and cut their wedding cake as all of their guests looked on. Christian's Godmother, a close friend of Janine's, gave a heartwarming speech about the couple which ended in happy tears and loving embraces from both the bride and groom. You could feel the happiness exploding from both Janine and Chris as the two of them sat together at their sweetheart table and looked out on all of their closest family and friends with love and gratitude. It was such an honor for us to photograph your wedding and to be a part of such a beautiful celebration of love. Congratulations Janine and Chris!