Laura and James grew up just streets away from each other, but their paths didn’t cross until much later in life- I love thinking about all of the chances that they walked by each other, played at the same parks, but weren’t brought together (call it fate if you like!) until the time was right. Our day at Knollwood Golf Course was a hot one- the air was heavy and the closer we got to the ceremony, the more it felt like the skies could pour at any moment. Luckily, it all held off during our First Look and bridal party and family photos. But, as luck would have it, the moment that Laura was ready to walk down the aisle to James, huge rain drops starting falling and all of their guests scurried under the reception tent. Luckily, it cleared almost instantly and Laura and James got the beautiful outdoor ceremony that they had planned for.
Dawn from I Do’s by Dawn was there the whole day, organizing everybody and making sure the day ran smoothly. I adore the flower girls’ baby’s breath crowns and french braids, and the bridesmaids looked amazing in their coral gowns. Laura was brave enough to bake her own cake, and she totally nailed it. Laura also has an affinity for sprinkle donuts, so she made to sure to sneak one in and it made for such a cute photo op! James’ dad made the center pieces with logs from their own cottage, complete with a J+L branding. I love these personal touches that make every wedding unique! We wrapped up the night with some dancing under the twinkling lights, and delicious late night service by Gorilla Cheese food truck. Can’t ask for anything more!
Laura and James, thank you for having me as your wedding photographer!
Check out the bottom of the post for the list of amazing vendors who contributed to Laura and James’ wedding vision. Thank you to Caitlin for second shooting with me!
Wedding Coordination: I Do’s by Dawn
Bride’s Gown: Sposa Bridal
Cake: Baked by the bride!
Florals: Debbie’s Flowershop
DJ: As You Like It
Officiant: Drew Maddison
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Late Night Service: Gorilla Cheese Food Truck