I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to finally be sharing Brandy and Phil's wedding day with you! This was my first time shooting at the Sycamore, and I hope it's not the last! Natural stone, wood beams, airy window light, cozy fireplaces, and elegant string lights - It was the perfect backdrop for their romantic and sentimental day. Brandy and Phil have been together for 6 years, so this day was certainly a long time in the making. Seeing all of the love and support from their family, friends, and even the staff (Brandy actually works at the Sycamore!) gave me all the warm and fuzzies.
One of my favorite parts of being a wedding photographer is getting to be a fly on the wall of other people's love stories. Documenting all of the little moments that make up the start of their new chapter together. It's always an honor to be chosen to capture those memories, but there were just so many special moments during Brandy and Phil's day that will always stay with me. During the venue walk-through a week before, Brandy had told me that she was expecting, and that they planned on having something set up on their gift table to officially announce it and let their friends in on their happy little secret. Well, she pulled me aside the morning of the wedding to tell me that the doctor's office had just called that morning to let them know they knew the gender (a week earlier than expected!). Talk about perfect timing! Brandy's sister took the phone so it could remain a surprise, then ran out and bought balloons to put together an impromptu gender reveal during their reception! This was definitely a first for me, and I'm SO glad that I got to document this exciting moment for their little family.
A bright winter day, gorgeous venue, cozy details, adorable couple, romantic serenade, intimate vows, the beginning of a new family, and a stunning sunset. I really don't think this wedding could have been any more perfect. I hope you enjoy some of my favorite photos from their big day!
I loved these bridesmaids gifts. Matching plaid flannels and bath bombs. So cute and cozy!
Brandy bought this dress online, and ended up having her friend replace the lace to truly make it one of a kind. It was perfectly suited for her, and SO elegant.
How perfect is this bouquet? And those shoes! Ah!
Phil serves on the police force, and I just loved this little nod to his profession.
Brandy's 'something old' was her grandmother's pearl necklace. Soo pretty and sweet!
Pro tip - always being a comfortable change of shoes for the reception. Your feet will thank you. These super cute shimmering sneakers were a perfect touch!
There's something so sweet about seeing Brandy's daughter doing her mom's makeup on her wedding day, They both looked SO stunning!
Um, can every wedding have an adorable coffee and hot cocoa bar, please?
Brandy and Phil wrote the sweetest pre-wedding letters to one another, and decided to read them right before their first look. Such an intimate moment!
Now it was time for their first look! One of my favorite things to capture! I just loved watching the way Phil lit up as he saw Brandy for the first time in her dress. Seeing them embrace each other and share some pre-wedding jitters just warmed my heart and made it easy to forget just how cold it was outside.