I am so excited to share this wedding day blog with you guys!
Kaitlin and Matt had a gorgeous winter wedding this past weekend. I wish more people would consider getting married in the winter because you just can’t beat that gorgeous winter light. Everything is so crystal and glowy and beautiful. It makes me want to continue shooting portraits even when my fingers are about to fall off.
Picking out just “some” of my favorite pictures from Kaitlin + Matt’s wedding day was tortuous and took much longer than usual since I could barely settle for less than 200 images. I might as well have edited the entire wedding in a day. There’s no curbing my neurotic need to share ALL the images.
Kaitlin’s shoes were from Lulu’s. This is a website that we’re both obsessed with. I love the bows!
Gina was Kaitlin’s made of honor and one of my previous brides. Gina also was married in the winter and her wedding was also epically beautiful. It was so wonderful seeing her again!
I probably took 1000 pictures of Kaitlin in this mirror. I know it would be ridiculous to share all of them but believe me, I wanted to.
While I was with Kaitlin and the bridesmaids at the Doubletree in Binghamton, Kristy was at Kaitlin and Matt’s house documenting the guys getting ready. I love working with Kristy so much. She is like this beautiful bright light of energy and does an amazing job capturing portraits, candids and details.
The Doubletree has this cute little courtyard right behind the hotel which was the perfect place for a first look. I didn’t share the picture on here but there’s one of Kaitlin waving as she comes out the door. She was like “I didn’t know what to do so I just waved like ‘hi, I’m here!’ ” – She cracks me up. This, however, ties in adorably at the ceremony so remember this little tidbit of a story.
First looks are great because you can literally get ALL of your wedding portraits done before the ceremony. By the time your ceremony is finished, all you have to worry about is spending time with your guests.
Kaitlin found this bright red door in downtown Binghamton so we stopped quick on our way to the courthouse. I loooove these photos.
After leaving the courthouse we decided to venture out to a local park near Binghamton for some more wedding portraits. I am so happy we did because the light was insane. I am madly in love with how these pictures came out. So dreamy and romantic!
How beautiful is Kaitlin, though? Absolutely STUNNING.
Woodfern florist you guys. Hire them.
OH! AND! Kaitlin’s dress had POCKETS! Clap it out. Pock. Ets. PAW. KETS. So good. (Kudos to Ever After Bridal for having some gorgeous wedding gowns.)
Kaitlin’s seamstress made her this pretty jacket to go along with her winter wedding. Check out the inside.
Our last stop before the ceremony was back over to Kaitlin and Matt’s house to do some pictures with the dogs. I had no idea the light would become EVEN MORE epic but it surely did and these pictures came out better than I had planned. I figured just a few cute portraits of them with their dogs but instead we got to make some artsy photos of Kaitlin with her wolf.
Look at him holding her hand!
We arrived to the Binghamton Club a little later than planned but still on time. We had just enough time to run around and grab some detail shots before everything started. I was in awe of the ceremony space. The entire aisle was lined with candles (another huge shoutout to Woodfern florist!) and the flower arrangements were out of this world. I can appreciate florists work at almost every wedding I attend but Woodfern went above and beyond.
OK, FUNNY STORY TIME!
Remember how I had said that Kaitlin waved when she did their first look because she didn’t know what else to do? Well I panned my camera over to Matt while Kaitlin was walking down the aisle. I wanted to get a quick shot of his expression and instead he looked at me….and waved.
Do you know how hard it is to not laugh during a wedding ceremony when you really, really want to?
The ceremony went perfectly and ended with this dramatic smooch after walking back down the aisle.
Can we just take a minute and admire these center pieces? The flowers were massive. In fact, I was a little worried for them once people started visiting the bar. If tipsy Jen was at a wedding with these massive beauties, I would have a hard time not reaching out to touch them. They were like giant balls of popcorn but made up of flowers. The appeal this had to me as a sober person was daunting enough. As far as I know, everything stayed intact throughout the wedding reception. Binghamton club is also managed by this amazing soul, Amanda, and she definitely keeps things in line and running smoothly. Maybe it was under her watchful eye that no magnificent flower orb came tumbling down.
Kristy and I had such a wonderful time at this wedding. I loved every second of it and can’t wait to go back to the Binghamton Club in the future.
A huge shoutout to these vendors for helping to make the day so wonderful…
Venue/Catering: Binghamton Club http://binghamtonclub.com
Florist: Woodfern – http://woodfernflorist.com
DJ: Engaged Entertainment – http://engagedentertainment.com
Dress: Ever After Binghamton Bridal – http://everafterbinghamtonbridal.com
Shoes: Lulu’s – http://lulus.com
Engagement Rings: Brilliant Earth – http://brilliantearth.com
Wedding Bands: Vanhorns – http://vanhornsjewelers.com
Cake: Gabriella’s Cakes – See Facebook!
Videography/Magic Mirror: Scarinzi Media – http://scarinzimedia.com
Invitations: Minted – http://minted.com
Hair: So Jealous Hair Design – See Facebook!
Makeup: Latasha M. Williams – See Instagram!