Karen and Bridget are hands down, one of the most lovely and loving couples I have ever had the privilege of photographing.
Their wedding day was nothing short of EPIC and from the minute I arrived at the venue off a dirt road in Jeffersonville, I knew it was going to be a spectacular day. Both the old fashioned bicycle at the entrance of Sterling Ridge resort and the sweet sleepy dog by the welcome sign, brought a huge smile to my face and it just grew wider by the hour.
As the saying goes, it’s all in the DETAILS! And there were so many amazing, creative, fun and loving little details. The Tandem Bicycle theme was perfect and so much played off this throughout the event–from the invitations to the wedding cake topper and so much more in between. Most important, it represented perfectly how “in tandem” Bridget and Karen are in life. In fact, that’s what’s inscribed in their wedding bands!!
The brides both wore white gowns and carried bouquets which highlighted big, happy yellow sunflowers. Their hair and makeup were done by friends and they both looked exquisite from head to toe (Karen in sneakers, and Bridget in flat slippers!)
The wedding took place by a pond, with the mountains as a backdrop. It couldn’t have been prettier. The bridal procession was like a parade- dozens of friends and family lead the way first down the aisle, and then came Bridget and Karen, each escorted by their parents.
The ceremony was officiated by a close friend and Love was free flowing from the first reading to the final I DO’s!
Oh, and lots of laughter, too!
You may now kiss!
Introducing Mrs. and Mrs...
And how about this fun processional from the ceremony site to the reception site!!
In love and IN TANDEM (on a “bicycle built for two” by Bridget’s Dad!)
The brides enjoy their first dance as a married couple…
Cupcakes for all!
So, now comes the super special 10-minute video slideshow recapping this epic day to a medley including Bridget and Karen’s gorgeous First Dance song, Brandi Carlile‘s “I Belong To You”, and a couple of other surprises. This is pretty special, so go find a laptop or a computer that allows you to see FLASH (I curse Steve Jobs for not allowing that on an iPhone!)
If you’d like to see all of the pictures from Bridget and Karen’s wedding, please click HERE(and don’t forget to ask the Brides for the password, so you can login.)
Finally, A huge shout out goes to the following folks from Bridget and Karen:
Have Your Cake Catering — Nealy, Leah & Co. for the delicious meal and all of the beautiful presentation and place settings!
Reverend Ben Donovan & the Congregation — the band for providing rocking tunes to dance to!
Sterling Ridge Resort — for the gorgeous venue & accommodations!
Stray Cat Flower Farm — for providing the flowers and all of our family and friends that helped create the arrangements and bouquets!
Connie Coleman Studio — for creating our beautiful rings!
Smuggler’s Notch Resort — for getting everyone home safe (shuttle) and accommodations
Meghann & Amanda — our phenomenal bartenders!
Sabrina & Elise — our awesome hair and make-up stylists, respectively
Celebration Rentals — for the tent and lights!
Working Dog Septic — for the pristine “outdoor plumbing”
AND, Thanks to my awesome and talented second shooter Ali Johnson for all of her help!