Brooke + Mike - Pond View Farms Wedding

We had such an amazing day documenting Brooke and Mike’s wedding at Pond View Farm, soaking up the perfect summer weather and the most touching moments between these two childhood sweethearts!

Brooke and Mike surrounded themselves with loved ones, and everyone from the bridal party to the guests felt like one big family. There were so many kids running and laughing, a beautiful flower girl, and a ring bearer that took ring security serious. Be sure to check out his security props below! Brooke was simply radiant and Mike was so sweet with her throughout the day. Their first dance was truly heartwarming, and all of their dances were so special that they had one of us tearing up the whole time! (It was Jen…she’s totally the crier!)

The biggest surprise for the guests came during the reception when the Shoe Game was played. If you’ve never heard of the Shoe Game before, here’s how it works: the couple sits in two chairs placed back-to-back on the dance floor, removes both of their shoes, and then trades a shoe with their new spouse so that they are holding one of each. Then a series of questions are asked, and after each question, the bride and groom each hold up the shoe of the person they think is the best answer to the question. This game is always a blast, but when DJ Jenny Z asked the question, “Who is having a baby in March?” the guests went wild! Catching the moment where Brooke and Mike got to both hold up their shoes for the announcement and then turn and look at each other was such an honor and a moment are thrilled we could capture for them!

To the Oneals - we wish you the absolute best and are so thankful that you asked us to be a part of this chapter of your love story.

-xoxo-

Carrie and Jen

Vendor Love

:: Venue & Caterer : Pond View Farm

:: DJ: Jenny Z Mobile DJ Service

:: Cake and Cupcakes : Herman’s Bakery

:: Bride’s Attire: Garnish Boutique

::Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse

Lindsey + George - Stone Ridge Hollow Wedding

There is really nothing better than having the opportunity to work with the same clients throughout the milestones in their lives. We first got to meet during a session when baby George was born, had a fun engagement session with Lindsey and George, and even took their niece and nephews school photos. By the wedding day, we felt like the lucky ones who got to spend the day watching our friends get married! 

There’s just something special about a summer wedding and Lindsey and George’s beautiful June day was no exception - the beautiful flowers and greenery, the flowy dresses, the gorgeous venue scenery and despite the sweltering heat, the bride looked FLAWLESS all day long! After a touching ceremony at their family church, St. Stephens Catholic Church, the celebration moved up the road to the amazing Stone Ridge Hollow! The barn and the surrounding ponds are already a showstopper, but it was all even more special with the little rustic decorative touches they added. There were chalkboard and wooden signs, an antique style cake plate and wooden cupcake stand, a marquee love sign that we seriously wanted to take home with us, and so much more!   

Lindsey and George had a super sweet first dance that only got even better when baby George joined in! It was wonderful to see the family of three celebrate this extraordinary day and we can only hope we are there to see many more of their family memories in the future! 

-xoxo-

Carrie and Jen

Vendor Love

:: Venue : Stone Ridge Hollow

:: Wedding Coordinator : Lindsay Gahs, Oh My Gahs Events

:: DJ: Jason Burns’ Elite DJ Networking

:: Caterer : Naughty Dogs Restaurant

:: Cake and Cupcakes : Flavor Cupcakery

:: Florist : Homestead Weddings and Events

::Officiant : Deacon Frank Laws, St Stephen Catholic Church

Kevin + Angie

A little Smaltimore Story…I had some good friends reach out with a question— “Our good friends wedding photographer just cancelled on them and their wedding is 2 weeks away — long shot — but would you happen to be free?” Well…turns out I was — it was the day we were leaving for the beach but I felt bad for their friends situation and wanted to help out. So I talked to Jimmy and since she thought they only needed a few hours of coverage told them I could do it. Then they tell me their friends names -Kevin and Angie- Small world…but I knew them!! My husband Jimmy used to bartend with Kevin about 10 years ago!

Funny thing…I thought they were already married :) Come to find out during their vows and toasts on their wedding day — they had been together 14 years!! That might have been why ;) Either way I was thrilled to be able to help capture memories of their special day.

It was a gorgeous day!! And the venue was simply…AMAZING!!! You could feel the love from everyone there — from the cheering for the bridal party as they walked down the aisle to the shot-outs to good friends during their vows - everyone there loved the couple and were super happy to spend their day celebrating them.

Kevin and Angie — thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day. Congratulations!! Here is to a long life of love, adventure, dogs, laughter, singing, drinking and friends!

-xoxo-

Carrie