From the moment the pandemic hit our area and shut down business and weddings, Tanya + Scott knew they wanted to keep their wedding date just as it was. They didn’t want to wait another year to get married even if it meant a tiny elopement. Tanya let me know this right from the first email I sent out all of our clients, letting them know their options with us and all that jazz. And as I watched more and more of our 2020 weddings get postponed to next year, it was a really nice comfort knowing that I would get to work with at least one of our awesome couples before the year was over.
And these two definitely made the day so much fun! Which is particularly nice since this was our last wedding of the year and I do love ending our season with a fun-filled day and a couple I truly adore!
There are just some weddings that completely take your breath away. It when it does it isn’t because of any one thing but rather a combination of all the wedding day elements. The decor, the dress, the venue, the other vendors, the food, etc. – every little element coming together is what makes a day wonderful, but what makes it breathtaking is the people – and Miranda + Jason surrounded themselves with some of the best people and they themselves were an absolute dream to work with!
If you have been fortunate enough to attend a wedding at Strathmere then you probably already know that it actually houses 3 separate venues: The Inn, The Garden House and the Lodge. They all have their own unique features and each tend to attract its own type of couple, but for the longest time we had only ever shot weddings at The Inn and the Lodge and that middle site was rather elusive to us as we just didn’t get any inquiries for it (let alone bookings). And as much as I like the Inn and Lodge, I was eager to have the full set, so to speak.
But of course, as the blog title would suggest, thanks to Courteney + Steve’s fantastic wedding day we now have the full set of Strathmere sites. But so much better than that, is the fact that we got to be part of a truly special wedding day, one that we will remember for years to come!
A lot of brides use their wedding bouquet to help commemorate a loved one who isn’t around anymore, or to cherish a special moment or item. I myself used part of my mom’s wedding veil as the wrap of my bouquet and we have seen many other brides who have used a necklace, photo locket or other such item as part of their bouquet to highlight someone near and dear to them. But Mary’s wedding bouquet has to be one of the sweetest and most thoughtful ones we have photographed yet as it was literally made from notes the bride received from her mom over the years.
A couple years ago Dave and I were a part of way too many wedding shows. Seriously, it was utterly exhausting and for the last couple shows we were in, we weren’t able to take full advantage of them because we were pretty booked up already. But, it was actually at a few of these wedding shows that we met Karine + Doug, so perhaps it was a very good thing that we attended so many because I am just oh so happy we got to work with these two wonderful souls and capture their wedding day for them!!