Concordville Wedding Photographer | Concordville Inn | Collette + Chris
You must remember Collette and Chris. They were the sharp looking couple from the Boathouse Row/Art Museum engagement session early this year. I love them. Truly. Madly. Deeply. Collette has an easy smile and infectious laugh. Chris compliments her perfectly. He’s has a quirky side to him. It may be a bit subtle but it’s definitely there. When they’re together, they beam. And when Collette is around her family, her Jamaican accent comes out in full force and it’s incredible!
I’m just gaga over her fluffy Vera Wang wedding dress!
Could this woman be any more gorgeous?!
We had clear blue skies and just a hint of wind that day. Collette and Chris opted to do a first look before the ceremony so they could spend time with each other and take care of formals without cutting into their cocktail hour. I’m so glad they did! Check out this sequence. Total perfection!
The orange and red color palette as well as the leaf motif was inspired by one of Collette and Chris’ first dates. It was in the fall and they were out walking together. Collette picked up a few leaves from that walk and she’s kept them ever since. The ever-creative Papertini created the bouquets, bouts, and ceremony decor for the event. Get a load of the awesome wiring on the boutonnieres!
The ceremony site was flipped a few days before the wedding. The setup was mirrored to turn the other way and I loved how the room looked.
Get a load of that magnificent guest sign-in book!
The reception was held in the ballroom. Collette and Chris got red uplighting around the room and it totally transformed the place. I swear, adding the right lighting to a room can make a world of difference. It went from a simple ballroom to a swanky, rocking place that felt like it was made for them.
The two entered and shared their first dance as husband and wife to Van Morrison’s “Moondance”.
We were regaled by the story of how Chris wooed Collette over Doritos.
And then the party began. The ring bearers and flower girls had been practicing their moves for the chicken dance. And I had never before seen or heard such a diversity of music at a wedding. All of the guests were out there and we got an incredible mix of salsa, reggae, calypso, merengue, plus top 40s, oldies, and so much more. It was a blast!
What a night! No, what a day! Collette and Chris, congratulations on a rocking wedding and fantastic beginning to a wonderful marriage.
And I know that the time is just right
And straight into my arms you will run
And when you come my heart will be waiting
To make sure that you’re never alone
There and then all my dreams will come true, dear
There and then I will make you my own
~ Van Morrison, “Moondance”