Jen and Sam got married at French Creek Golf Club in Elverson, PA last weekend, and I’m STILL talking about it!!! I had been anticipating their wedding for so long because I adore this couple so much, and I couldn’t wait to see them!! When I first arrived to the venue, I was blown away by the barn, the surrounding hills and, of course, ALL the greenery. Right away, I could tell why Jen and Sam had chosen this venue to celebrate the start of their marriage together.
I had arrived earlier in the day to scout out the best spots for portraits, and there were SO many options! The weather was literally perfect, too! We had tons of sunshine, no humidity and a nice breeze. I know that Jen and Sam were a little concerned about rain arriving on their wedding day, but that did not happen at all! I was so excited for them!
Jen and Sam planned a day that was full of so much JOY and fun! When Jen, Sam and their wedding party started to arrive, I couldn’t wait to meet all their family and friends who they had talked to me so much about!! Also, Jen and Sam absolutely adore their god-daughter and nephews so much, and they couldn’t wait to be apart of all the wedding festivities as a flower girl and ring bearer! They wanted those they love to be apart of their day in such big ways!
I had started the day by taking photos of all of Jen’s GORGEOUS details!! Seriously, I think my jaw literally dropped when I saw her dress! It literally was the most perfect dress for Jen and it matched her fashion sense so much. I knew that Sam was going to freak out when he would see his bride at their first look!! AH!
The First Look
Once Jen and Sam were all ready to go, we went right into their first look and I was so excited to see Sam’s reaction!! There is a gorgeous stone bank barn down by the pond at French Creek, and it matched the country theme they loved so much! It was the perfect backdrop for this special moment!! It was also down a hill – Jen was such a trooper to walk down the steep hill in her dress! They totally trusted myself and Janine (my amazing second shooter!) pick the best spots with the best light!
Then came the moment they had been waiting for!! When Sam turned around to see Jen, I LOST IT!! They both had the biggest smile on their face! They were getting MARRIED and it was all starting to sink in for them!
Ceremony & Reception
They had their ceremony in the barn, which was breathtaking! They even had an arbor that was decorated beautifully with florals! Sam’s brother’s girlfriend, Jess, actually designed ALL of their florals, and guess what?! It was her first time designing florals for a wedding day all on her own! How awesome!! Jen and Sam didn’t want anyone else doing their florals except Jess!
The rest of the evening was spent celebrating, laughing (a bunch) and enjoying every moment of the day they had been looking forward to for months! We even snuck out for sunset portraits, and my goodness, I’m so glad we did!
Jen and Sam – thank you for being so wonderful and a JOY to know! I hope you’re having the time of your lives on your honeymoon in St. Lucia!!
Second Shooter: Janine Bergey
Venue: French Creek Golf Club
Officiant: Amber Bird
Bakery: Bakers of Buffington
Wedding Dress: Willow by Watters
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bride’s Jewelry: Olive + Piper
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Plum Pretty Sugar
Groom’s Attire: Suit Supply
Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A Bank
Florist: Jessica Waxler
Entertainment: Pat and Sean Kelly
Paper Goods: Christie Kelly for Minted
Transportation: Allied Limousine