This is a throw back blog post to a wedding I never had the chance to blog myself. It was featured on Style Me Pretty a few weeks after the wedding day itself and I credit this to truly starting my full time photographic career. I have borrowed what I wrote back then and included it below.
Stu is very clearly absolutely crazy madly in love with Leanne, and the best part is – she is about him as well. Not only are these two absolutely beautiful physically, but they may be even more beautiful human beings. The love, respect, consideration, and admiration they have for one another is for the history books.
Leanne’s blush dress by Watters purchased at Lovely Bride was a total show stopper. To say I loved it would be an understatement.
There wedding day was a gorgeous October day – with temperatures in the 80’s! They fully embraced and accomplished an elegant fall wedding. Overflowing with King Crown Blue Pumpkins (like something out of a fairy tale) being the center focus of their centerpieces. Anemone’s being the star of the floral design, and lanterns decorating the backs of the ceremony chairs. The gold, tan, green, and brown color scheme was so elegant, SO beautiful, and SO unexpected for fall – and worked beyond my wildest dreams as their photographer.
Their engagement in Stu’s words : “On April 8th, 2012 I asked Leanne to marry me. She thought we were heading to an Easter brunch with my family. What she didn’t know was that my family and hers were waiting at a local movie theater for us to arrive where she’d watch a movie trailer that she would eventually realize was a story about us, ending in a proposal. When we arrived our families were hiding in the back of the theater. We sat down together and the trailer began. Leanne was commenting on how she wanted to see the movie and didn’t realize it was about us until the final scene where she was surprised to see herself on the movie screen. She began to ask me “Stu, what is this?” and repeated it as she began to cry. Trying to hold back tears of my own, I got on my knee and asked her to marry me. She said yes, and as a final surprise her family came out and everyone applauded. It was the best day of my life.”
The photographs speak for themselves when it comes to the ceremony. THE SKY! Oh my goodness…that sky. The sun was setting and the clouds were epic – it looked unreal and I am still in awe of it when I think back to the moment and view the photographs.
- That bouquet.
- Leanne’s blush Watters gown.
- The locations.
- The *just changing* fall foliage.
- The sublime sky.
- Their overall fall decor.
- The lanterns.
Flowers: Ila Carnes of Flower Barn | Dress: Watters | Cake: The Pastry Garden | Make Up: Joshua Blauvelt | Hair: Christine Gatto of Salon Gatto | Bridesmaid’s Hair: Kayla Wisseman of Marion Salon & Spa| DJ: Scratch | Suit: Vera Wang | Venue: Dutchess Manor | Bridemaids Dress Shop: My White Wedding | Ceremony and Reception: Dutchess Manor | Chamber Music (Ceremony Strings): Hudson Pro Musica | Dress Shop: Lovely Bride – New York | Kings Crown Blue Pumpkins: Hahn Farm | Photography Location:Boscobel |