I’ve been noticing Florida weather here in Pittsburgh anymore. What’s Florida weather, you ask? That’s an afternoon shower almost every single day and hot and sunny temperatures – almost tropical. (I used to live in Florida and I actually really like the heat!) I have a farmer’s tan this summer from the wedding day sunshine outdoor ceremonies.
Megan and Andrew’s wedding was no exception! On a Friday in July, we headed up to Chestnut Ridge Golf Club – we hadn’t photographed a wedding here for about 6 years (coincidentally, that one was a rainy day too!) Here’s what made Megan and Andrew’s wedding day photography a success – the first look. These two chose to do a first look and get many of their photos done around 1pm – now, that afternoon light can be harsh at that time, but I scouted some locations with shade and there were some amazing photo opportunities.
Then it was over to the “big tree” as I call it for wedding party photos, followed by family photos under the ceremony pavilion on the golf course. Megan and Andrew built in tons of time to go and refresh and I captured the reception room details before the outdoor ceremony.
Here’s where the sky opened up and the rain just poured down in droves. The littlest flowergirl even had to cover her ears due to a huge clap of thunder! Megan had a wide ten foot aisle to accommodate my favorite feature of this wedding – her long cape that was made of tulle – an alternative to a veil.
The reception kicked off with all the main events done before dinner and glowsticks and partytime into the night!
Note to the couple:
Megan and Andrew, it was a pleasure to work with the two of you! We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always. Congratulations!
Invitation: Keri Kreates (etsy)
Prep location: Hampton Inn & Suites Blairsville
Bridal Salon: Babette’s Gowns
Shoes: Badgley Mischka and Keds for Kate Spade
Veil: Babette’s Gowns
Earrings: Olive + Piper
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Rosebud Floral
Make-Up Artist: Allison Renock Makeup
Hotel Accommodations: Hampton Inn & Suites Blairsville
Cinematographer: Light Motion Studios
Ceremony venue: Pavilion at Chestnut Ridge Resort
Reception venue: London Room at Chestnut Ridge Resort
Cake: Chestnut Ridge Resort
Catering: Chestnut Ridge Resort
Entertainment: DJ Underdog
Rings: Star Jewelry Inc.
Alterations: Babette’s Gowns
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Chestnut Ridge Resort
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography