February 4, 2015

Main Line Wedding Photographer | Farmhouse at People’s Light | Katie + Nate

Wedding

Katie and Nate got married.  It was a cold winter day in Wayne but laughter rocked the couple and the crowd the entire day.  It was a completely thoughtful, hilarious, and loving event.

The ladies and gents got ready separately before heading to the church.  Katie wore earrings that belonged to her Nana as well as a whimsical dragonfly brooch that belonged to Nana.  The dress was the fourth one she tried on.  She was convinced that something lacey and with sleeves would be in the cards for her but this strapless beauty was the one.  It was perfectly accented with a gorgeous belt, lace-trimmed veil, a handmade wintry knit shawl, and blue TOMS ballet flats.

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The ceremony was held at lovely Wayne Presbyterian Church.  The room was set for the holidays with poinsettias.

There was some hyping up before things got real.

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Katie and Nate are not ones to just go along with something as meaningful as a ceremony without infusing their own personality into it.  There was lots of laughter, some absolute declarations of love, and a giddy exchange of “decorative pieces of metal.”

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Wedding guests held hands in a very touching Our Father prayer.

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Some of my favorite images from the day were from the moments immediately following the ceremony after the couple walked down the aisle.

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Katie and Nate wanted some special time with their wedding party and immediate family after the ceremony.  Being total lushes, um, connoisseurs of wine and beer, we took over Teresa’s Bar for a bit.  Nate’s great love of beer was seen all day long in little touches of hops in the bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces.

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After cocktail hour #1, we moved over to The Farmhouse at People’s Light in Malvern for the reception.  The wedding party was oh so fabulous and braved the cold while we still had some daylight.  The ladies got to change into their comfy TOMS post-ceremony.

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I got some time with Katie and Nate along the border of the property for some magical wintry moments.

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There was a lovely wooden sign-in plaque for guests to leave their mark on a keepsake that they’ll have forever.  Signs hung from the gold chiavari chairs at the sweetheart table to let you know what you needed to know.

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Katie had made up advice cards at every place setting for guests to leave their well wishes for the newlyweds.

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I loved the cheeky Star Wars references sprinkled in as well.  The inscription in Katie’s ring read, “I love you;” the response inside Nate’s read, “I know.”  Han and Leia action figured topped their sugared fruit wedding cake.

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There was some AMAZING dancing going on that night.  We’re talking head-banging, pants-splitting, bride and groom hoisting, full-on DANCING happening that night in Malvern.

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Billy Joel’s Piano Man struck a chord (see what I did there?) with Nate and his college buddies that resulted in a mass of heaving, shouting, manly bodies with our groom perched atop the man mountain.

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There was a tense moment involving a branding iron and some potential tattooing but the situation was diffused by, well, more dancing.

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The evening wrapped up with a pretty sparkler sendoff (that I’m guessing led to a party bus with more dancing).

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Katie and Nate have been a loving, adorable, snarky couple from day 1 and I couldn’t ask for anything better.  I wish you both every single ounce of happiness (and beer/wine) the world has to offer!

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Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can’t help falling in love with you
~ Elvis Presley, “Falling in Love with You”

Wedding Ceremony: Wayne Presbyterian Church, Wayne, PA
Wedding Reception: The Farmhouse at People’s Light, Malvern, PA
Engagement Session: Fairmount + Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Wedding Planning: Madeline Kropp
Officiant: Reverend Aisha Brooks-Lytle
Florist: Stacey Ballard Floral Design
Makeup Artist: Savarese
Hair Stylist: Savarese
Wedding Dress: Watters
Wedding Dress Shop: Lovely Bride
Bridal Belt: Ivy & Aster, Lovely Bride
Shoes: TOMS
Cocktail Hour and Reception Band: Soul Patch Philly
Wedding Cake: The Master’s Baker
Calligrapher: the groom
Wedding Bands: Romantic Jewelers

 

 

 

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