Jacqueline and Matt met “on a whim” when Jacqueline signed up for an EMT class during her second year of college. During the orientation, she couldn’t keep her eyes off of a handsome guy seated within her view. Yes, of course it was Matt! As fate would have it, the next day the two were paired for an educational exercise. As Jacqueline recalled, “We introduced ourselves, decked out in neck braces and full body splints, and spent the following hour stuck in the back of an SUV together”. As the two talked they realized they had grown up 15 minutes from each other and shared many loves including travel and a penchant for particular pairs of socks! It really is the little things. 🙂
The bride and groom chose the gorgeous setting of the Bradley Estate for its proximity to their hometowns and its ability to hold a large celebration! They were also of course attracted to classic and historic nature of the estate as well as its vast gardens and tent which just begged for personalized decor.
We started our day with Jacqueline and she got ready with her family and friends. What a lovely vision is was to see her in her white dress surrounded by the soft white and pastel floral patterned wall paper of the bridal suite and her maids and mom in dusty pink gowns. Matt was looking dapper as he readied himself for his first look with his bride complete with black tie and shamrock cuff links for good luck! The sweet moment was captured in the full bloom of the gardens of the estate as the two saw each other for the first time and delighted in how gorgeous they both looked!
Next was on to the very special ceremony. It was hard not to shed tear hearing the brides grandfather describing the moment his granddaughter asked him to officiate the wedding. “Papa will you marry us?”. Simply an absolutely lovely ceremony to behold especially when the couple was pronounced husband and wife with Papa saying, “Matt, you may kiss your bride”, to which Matt replied, “Thank you, Sir”. With a sweet kiss the two then danced back down the aisle as the new Mr. and Mrs.
Next was onto the celebration! As guests gathered on the lawn for cocktail hour, the finishing touches were made under the reception tent. With twinkling string lights above and fresh greenery with white florals adorning the long family style tables, the scene was set! The bride and groom were introduced and entered the tent arms raised as the air filled with cheers and applause. The first dance made way for loving toasts and the dance floor opened for a night of great music and even better dance moves!
Jacqueline and Matt, that you so much for having us at your fun, elegant and very special wedding. It was our pleasure creating these films for you!
Thank you Caroline Winn Photo for sharing the lovely wedding portrait of the bride and groom with us! https://carolinewinnphotography.com