My cousin is married!!! To say we were looking forward to this day would be an absolute understatement!   We were so excited to have Love Story Studios capture their Kings Mills Wedding, and they did so perfectly!

Classic Details and Getting Ready with the Bride

From Stephanie’s beautiful lace gown, to the flower girls custom lace dresses to her beautiful rustic theme, not a detail was missed! I know that Stephanie has been pinning and envisioning her wedding for so many years and it was amazing to see it all come to life!

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Father-Daughter first looks have got to be one of my favorite moments of a wedding day!bride father first look

 

Groom Getting Ready

Meanwhile, over at Matt’s parents house, the guys were all getting ready.  It was super adorable that Stephanie’s son, Mason, helped Matt to get dressed! And you gotta love the American flag socks for this police officer!

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The Story of Stephanie and Matthew

Stephanie and Matt unknowingly first met at a friends wedding. Looking back on the video and photos of the wedding, they were dancing right next to one another not knowing what their ultimate future held. It wasn’t until a few months later that each of their friend groups met up one night in Manayunk.  Steph’s friend officially introduced the two of them, and as they say, the rest is history!

On December 21st, 2016, Stephanie and Matt had plans to exchange their Christmas presents early.  Matt had a crazy work schedule and they wouldn’t be able to open their presents together on Christmas morning.  So, Matt had wrapped up the ring as one of Stephanie’s gifts. Once she opened it, she didn’t believe that it was actually happening and may have actually said no at first! She was in so much shock and tears, but of course she said YES!

A Sentimental Ceremony at St. Pius X Church

When you arrived to Steph & Matt’s ceremony, you were greeted by the bagpipes! (Seriously, not a detail was missed!) One of my personal favorite moments of the day was when the flower girl & ring bearer walked down the aisle… because they are mine! How cute were Rhys & Everly?  Then, when Mason walked down the aisle towards Matt, and Matt started to tear up, I was done! Tears everywhere!  It was such a beautiful moment!

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Bridal Party Photos at Newlin Grist Mill

Stephanie and I went back and forth and looked at so many different locations for their bridal party and bride & groom portraits, and we stumbled upon Newlin Grist Mill.  It was super close to Kings Mills, and absolutely gorgeous!!  The way the sun shined through the yellow leaves on the trees on this beautiful fall day was just unreal!

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Bride & Groom Portraits at Newlin Grist Mill

The shawl that Stephanie is wearing was her great grandmothers. It was absolutely timelines and gorgeous, and we HAD to use it for a few photos! And then I draped it over my chilly shoulders during the rest of the photo time! haha!

The trust that Stephanie and Matt had during their portraits was so appreciated!  Which is why they ended up on rocks in the creek, and some of my absolute favorite photos were captured during those moments!! Plus, the way that Matt looks at Stephanie just melts my heart!

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Kings Mills Bride & Groom Portraits

Once arriving at Kings Mills, they had to, of course, take advantage of their beautiful property as well!

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A Fun Reception at Kings Mills

The moment Stephanie walked into Kings Mills, she fell in love!  It crossed off everything on her list for her dream rustic wedding venue!  From the exposed beams, to the stone walls, the Water’s Edge ballroom was everything!  They could have their cocktail hour in the upper section of The Cove, and it later doubled as their dance floor!

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Romantic Nighttime Bride & Groom Portraits

Kings Mills offers such beautiful scenery, so we might as well use it twice!  Plus, add a pop of color for some romantic night time portraits of the bride & groom!

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Congratulations to Stephanie & Matt!!

We’re so excited for your NEWEST adventure together … as Baby Hughes is due this July!!’

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