It’s FINALLY wedding season and Tom and I could not be more excited to be back at it! This weekend we were honored to capture Alyssa and Nick’s wedding, and spending our day with this sweet couple led us on a roller coaster of all the best emotions! If you know me, you know I am an extremely empathetic person, and there was no doubt that I was feeling ALL the love on Alyssa and Nick’s wedding day! Tom and I both found ourselves anxious with their nerves, smiling with their joys’ and celebrating in their love! We also found ourselves constantly repeating throughout the wedding, just how happy we were to be back to work, and how incredible it is to be a part of so many wonderful moments of such a significant day of a couple’s life! With that being said, I am SO happy to share some of my favorite moments from the Freeman wedding with you all!
Nick and Alyssa started the next chapter of their lives at the beautiful Orchard Groves Farms! (a stunning and new- to us-venue!) When we found Alyssa and her lovely group of bridesmaids tucked away in the bridal suite, we knew right off the bat that it was going to be a fun day! Excited and happy to lend a muscle, the girls and I got creative with some fun pre ceremony shots and then when it came time for Alyssa to get the dress on, things got “real”! I loved when Alyssa told me to combat the nerves she knew she would be feeling, she told herself that she was just going to a really fancy party, but as soon as she stepped into her wedding gown, she couldn’t fight those “It’s actually happening” feelings! That’s when one of my favorite moments of the day happened, Dad came in to see his little girl, and oh my heart, he whispered to her, “don’t be nervous, once you see each other, and take each others hands, nothing will matter but each other, that’s how it was for me on my wedding day.” I hope I can give that sweet exchange justice, because my teary eyes knew it deserved to be shared!
When it was go time for the ceremony, Alyssa took her father’s arm as he led her down the path Where Nick was waiting under the arbor, and from what their faces read, we think Dad was right! Oh how happy they looked! Under the beautiful blue May skies, Alyssa and Nick exchanged vows, rings, and sealed it with a kiss!
When guests filled the barn, we took the newlyweds around the grounds for portraits, and my cheeks are still sore from smiling at how sweetly they looked into each other’s eyes! Their genuine happiness was radiating and it was impossible to fight it! We love how obvious their love for each other is!
Once we finished up pictures, it was time for that “fancy party” Alyssa was telling me about earlier! The barn was strung up in glowing lights and pretty flower boxes filled with blue hydrangeas accented every table, and a massive spread of his and her favorite candy and cupcakes waited for the guests for after dinner. Introductions of the wedding party led into the dances and this time I wasn’t the only one cueing up the waterworks! After enjoying a delicious dinner, it was party time, with some games, karaoke, and a very talented family member surprising them with a little Elvis Presley song! It was a truly fantastic day and we were thrilled to be a part of it!
Thank you Alyssa and Nick for letting us be a part of your “really fancy party!” We loved sharing the day with you and wish you nothing but the best!