December 8, 2011

Concordville Wedding Photographer | Concordville Inn | Collette + Chris

Wedding

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!

Chris and Collette were held their wedding at the Concordville Inn. As a wedding gift, Chris got Collette a delicately elegant Tiffany’s bracelet.

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

I’m just gaga over her fluffy Vera Wang wedding dress!

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Could this woman be any more gorgeous?!

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

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!

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

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!

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

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.

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Get a load of that magnificent guest sign-in book!

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

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.

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

The two entered and shared their first dance as husband and wife to Van Morrison’s “Moondance”.

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

We were regaled by the story of how Chris wooed Collette over Doritos.

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

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!

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

What a night! No, what a day! Collette and Chris, congratulations on a rocking wedding and fantastic beginning to a wonderful marriage.

Concordville Inn  Pennsylvania wedding photography

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”

Ceremony: Concordville Inn
Reception: Concordville Inn
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography 
 Makeup: Jill, Face the Occasion
Florist: Papertini
Centerpieces: Concordville Inn
Wedding Gown: Vera Wang
Bridesmaid Gowns: Mori Lee
Invitations: Inspired Pear
Ceremony guitarist: Michael Wall
DJ: Schaffer Sound Disc Jockeys
Catering: Concordville Inn
Cake: Doughmain Bakery

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