September 5, 2019
I loved walking through Philadelphia with Kate and Mark for their engagement. Finishing on a rooftop overlooking the city was the cherry on top (if I liked cherries anyways). For their wedding though, we had a complete change of scenery. It was the prettiest day.
To begin with, they had Drumore Estate as their beautiful backdrop.
Then there was Kate’s dress, which was her worn by her mother when she married her father. I think that’s awesome, and I can only imagine what it felt like for Kate to wear it, and for her parents to see her in it.
They did a quick first look before heading to sign the ketubah. The signing itself was a beautiful happy ceremony, although there’s one little boy who might disagree.
Then it stopped raining just in time for their ceremony.
I’ve been doing weddings since 2013, and this one was new for me. After starting the reception with their sweet first dance as husband and wife, Kate’s dad had a few words. He started by talking about the tradition of burying the bourbon. They had buried this bottle a month before this day, to ward off rain. Then he shared some happy words for the couple, for Mark’s family, and for the guests. Followed by toast from the best man, and the two matrons of honor’s.
We have to say, the bourbon worked, because the forecast didn’t look good, but the rain stopped right on time for their whole day to go as planned. It was a lovely day.
Venue: Drumore Estate
Florist: Flourish Flowers
Make-up: Kara Hess at Shades of Blush Studio
Invitations: Queen Bee Paperie
Dress: Kate’s mother, with alterations by R Custom Bridal
Flower girl : Olivia Kate Couture
Tuxes: The Black Tux
Videographer: Wedding Bug Studios
Photography: Maria Silva-Goyo Photography