The Manor House at Kings Charter in Mechanicsville is the perfect venue for an intimate elegant wedding and those are the words I would use to describe Kaitlin & Brian's wedding. Kaitlin & Brian celebrated the beginning of their lives together as husband and wife, with their closest friends and family, in the quaintness of the Manor House.
Kaitlin & Brian's wedding was so unique and representative of who they are. Each table setting was decorated with pictures of them as children. Instead of signing a book or a matted frame guests wrote messages on wooden hearts that were then slid into a frame Plunko style (a Price is Right reference) and Kaitlin made all of the table runners. I learned that Kaitlin has been sewing since she was 8-years-old. Not only did she sew the table runners, but she made her flower girl's dress! I only wish I had that kind of talent. Kaitlin used her creativity to jazz up her accessories by adding buttons so her earrings and hair piece would match! The detail Kaitlin & Brian put into their wedding was just phenomenal. Another personal touch was the cake topper of a bride, groom, cat and a dog. Kaitlin & Brian included their furry children into their engagement session and it made me smile to see them make their presence on top of the cake. The details didn't stop with the reception though, the ceremony space was strung with beautiful purple flowered garland and an elegant chandelier hung behind them as they exchanged vows. The décor was perfect, the weather was perfect and the lighting was amazing! Everything was just beautiful.
If there's anything I love more than a beautifully decorated and planned wedding it's an emotional filled wedding day where family and friends are overwhelmed with so much love that they are unable to contain it. Kaitlin & Brian's friends and family's love for them was transparent and I am thankful I was there to capture their raw emotion on camera. Especially Brian's. His expression when he saw Kaitlin for the first time would melt anyone's heart.
Thank you Kaitlin & Brian for allowing me to be a part your special day. I wish you much love and happiness together!
Layla took her flower girl responsibilities very seriously and made sure Brian or any of the men did not see Kaitlin before the ceremony!
Kaitlin & Brian exchange gifts delivered by their ring bearer and flower girl!
Time to see the beautiful bride!
Get your tissue out, there will be tears!
Kaitlin & Brian were sharing a quiet moment together before the reception. I couldn't resist sneaking a picture!
Ceremony & Reception The Manor House at Kings Charter
Bridesmaids Dresses J Crew
Groomsmen Attire Men's Wearhouse
Florist Vogue Flowers
Hair and Makeup Faces by Joy
Cake Sweet Temptations
Catering Edwards Catering
Invitations Copy Cat
Special thanks to my second shooter Jessica Norrell