I am so excited to get Tenley and Ben on the blog! It has been such a long week and each day I spent sifting through photos and editing felt like a million years. I have been itching to get this one up! Tenley and Ben’s wedding mark the last of my weddings until January. It’s bittersweet.
I’m so grateful for the small events I was able to be a part of this year. I cherished each one that much more and I know I’ll never again take for granted a full wedding season. BUT! It did make the handful of weddings I got to be a part of this year super special. Tenley and Ben most of all because they were my last.
This November day was perfect. The weather was warm and the sun was bright. When I pulled up to Tenley’s parents house I saw this awesome car sitting out front and knew I had to use it for props. I love a good old fashioned car. Another bouquet by Hillside Flower Girls. SO stunning! And some of the flowers were wooden which I thought was a wicked cool detail.You can’t go wrong with matching jammies when you’re getting ready. I was so happy to see that gorgeous face on the right! Megan was one of our Lily Moon Photography brides. (If you haven’t checked out Lily Moon yet, go visit! http://lilymoonphotography.com)Tenley chose to do a first look with her Dad. I love when brides do this. It’s such a sweet moment. Ben and Tenley exchanged gifts before the wedding ceremony.While I was with Tenley and the bridesmaids, Kristy was over at Tenley and Ben’s house photographing the rest of the wedding party getting ready. I think these are the best socks I’ve ever seen.Looking pretty dapper guys!I love this moment between Ben and his Mom.Tenley arrived to the wedding in style! The wedding ceremony was so sweet. Fun fact! Ben’s Dad is a pastor and married Tenley and Ben on this day. How special is that??I almost cropped the picture below but then I saw just a peek of Tenley’s sister’s face and I couldn’t do it. Websites cut the resolution of photos just a smidge so it’s hard to see but in the original (which Tenley and Ben will get) you can see the glint of tears in her eyes. You can’t crop out something that sweet. Even if it is just a tiny glimpse.Tenley and Ben were married in the town of Windsor. This little church had some great lighting. I love how the stained glass puts a halo around them.First kiss as husband and wife!I thought this sign was hilarious so I had to share. Social distancing was practiced and we were all safe. Thank you Jesus!Before we started in on bride and groom/bridal party portraits Kristy and I snuck into the reception tent to grab a few detail shots.I thought this was a really cool idea. Take note if you’re having a covid wedding!I took so many pictures of Tenley with her bridesmaids. They were so much fun to photograph and work with. Silly pics included!You can tell these guys really love each other.If you guys have been following me for a while you know I like to make my brides spin. This dress is from Dress Your Fancy Bridal Boutique. Definitely go visit them if you’re looking for a wedding dress! (They’re now located in Vestal, NY.)Tenley is so gorgeous and she has the BEST laugh!It’s not a proper wedding day unless you race across a field together. Right?And now for my most favorite-ist part! The bride and groom photos. The sun was just starting to set and the light was so beautiful. It went from this pale orange to this deep purple color. I absolutely loved it.Look at that sky!!!And then the purple. So gorgeous.This cake was made by Chroma Bakery. It was so good!Tenley and Ben being introduced for the first time as husband and wife!The absolute best way to end a wedding is with fireworks. And, might I say, a decent way to end my covid wedding season.
I’m so happy I got to be a part of Tenley + Ben’s wedding day! A huge thank you to Kristy for shooting alongside me on this day and to these vendors for making the day so special!
Dress: Dress Your Fancy – http://dressyourfancy.com
Cake: Chroma Bakery – http://chromacafeandbakery.com
Flowers: Hillside Flower Girls – http://hillsidegardenlandscaping.com
DJ: DJ Alex Woodruff – http://djalexwoodruff.com
Food: Gance’s Catering – http://gances.com