What a day! I started out with meeting Alissa in the bridal suite of Stokesay Castle in Reading, PA. It's a beautiful castle nestled in the suburbs of the city, and I can definitely understand why Alissa & Aaron chose this location!
Once with Alissa, we worked on her beautiful details... with her gorgeous pearls and beautiful blue shoes. My second shooter supported Aaron in the groom suite.
Following our details, we captured the final moments before we headed for the ceremony. Alissa looked beautiful in a strapless gown while her bouquet popped with yellows and blues.
The upcoming wet forecast put a damper on our ceremony plans, which were to be held outdoors at Stokesay's gorgeous patio. The venue was able to switch things around quickly for our indoor ceremony, which came to be just as beautiful.
Following the ceremony.... we jump into portraits.
The weather settled (yay!) for portraits, where we held our family portraits, bridal party, and Alissa & Aaron's portraits!
Their portraits included so many beautiful moments of intimacy that translated so beautifully into a back and white image (like this one!).
We joined the party after our portraits... and let me tell you... this was a party!
It was filled with joy, laughter, dancing, and yummy drinks! I love being involved in reception, so you can often find me in the middle of the dance floor capturing all of the fun interactions! Check out the awesome scenes from this reception:
Taking a break from the dancing, we were incorporate Stokesay's outdoor grounds into our creative night time portraits.
The dark blue sky, the water, the backdrop... it all made it a beautiful night time scenery for Alissa & Aaron.