Wow my 2013 wedding season has officially come to its close, and what better way to end it than with the beautiful, joyous, perfect wedding that was Jill and Tom’s?! When I sat down with these two the week before their big day it was clear how very much they cared about every last details of the wedding and how important capturing everything was to them. Any one who knows me knows how much I love old houses and rustic farms so I was pretty much in heaven when Jill and Tom told me a while back that they’d scheduled 3 hours for us to spend doing a first look and formals at Tom’s family’s amazing 1792 estate. Being able to take time and let everyone enjoy our photo time made for many beautiful pictures on the grounds and lots of time to sneak Jill inside to warm up =) It was so very clear how much these two adore each other and how happy every member of their family and bridal party was to be part of such a special day. Being present to witness and photograph this love story was an honor.
I started with the ladies and Jill and Tom’s home, where a few finishing touches were being applied.
The girls sent this to Tom – the cards read “just wait till you see her”!
Jill’s grandmother seeing the bouquet for the first time – Jill had photo pendants added so some very special family members could be with her as she walked down the aisle.
It’s all in the details! The garter was old, borrowed (from her grandmother!) and blue. Everything else was new =)
Time to get dressed
Helping her future mother in law with some finishing touches
Holding her little girl’s hand before she became a bride
Jill gave her grandmother the honor of placing the garter =)
The stunning bouquet by Celebrations by Kathleen
Someone was lazily watching me through the window
While I spent time with the ladies Shannon got started with the guys
Before the first look Jill had a moment with her dad
Time for the reveal!
I loved the “audience” =)
Jill spent a minute showing us each of the angels on her bouquet <3
Kathleen really does a beautiful job with flowers – I’ve seen many of her gorgeous bouquets!
Good looking bridal party =)
We sorta loved this car and Tom’s dad was kind enough to pose it for us =)
These two were so happy together we really just had to stand back and let them love eachother. Their smiles were contagious =)
SO many stunning photos, really you two – it’s your fault this post is so long. Sigh. Love this.
Tom’s father let us know that many family members have posed for a wedding photo by this fireplace so we definitely needed to continue the tradition
Two friends really wanted to come along on the shuttle…
We stumbled upon some shenanigans in the bridal room at the venue…
Everyone wrote a last minute note on Jill’s shoes for good luck
was a beautiful site for the fireside ceremony.
We stepped outside for a few photos under the black night sky
Back inside it was time for celebrating. This idea for the guests’ signatures was stunning.
First dance <3
Cake – yum!
The End. It was a happy, gorgeous, loving, fabulous day and I loved being a part of it. Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Pratt, and all my love! xoxo