Where to begin on this gorgeous Spring day at the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens wedding day! The bride was absolutely radiant from the moment we arrived to the hotel. But the way the hair professionals by Nora and The Shoppe Salon worked their magic made her jaw-dropping. I especially loved the light curls in her hair and her stunning eye shadow. And when Annalise slipped into her stunning satin Galleria Gown dress to complete the look; so her bridesmaids got a little emotional. As a result moments like this are what make the pre-ceremony time some of my favorites!
But man o man, the groom and his groomsmen in their Modern Groom suits looks very handsome!
So as the celebrations began and we headed to Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, it would be impossible not to notice the amazing grounds as you drive up to the parking lot. When we walked into the bridal suite it would be impossible not to notice the stunning floral arrangements created by The Flower Petal. Certainly, the gorgeous sunflowers to the gorgeous greenery the artistry on display was incredible. And the smell! Smelled so pretty!
So speaking of amazing scents, how could I possibly forget to mention the mouthwatering food from Driftwood Catering. Also, the gorgeous cake and cupcakes by West Side Bakery. So believe me, they looked – and – tasted – downright amazing. But this Stan Hywet wedding day wouldn’t have been complete without music that got the family and guests out on the dance floor! Meanwhile, every song that Rock the House played, the guests couldn’t resist getting up to dance. The laughter in the air was irresistible, and I couldn’t help but laugh (and dance a little, too!) with them as I clicked away on my camera.
Also, the work of talented vendors can turn a heartfelt celebration into one that’s impossible to forget, and that’s definitely what happened on Annalise and Sean’s wedding day. I am so impressed that they were able to find so many amazing artists to bring their Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens wedding day vision to life, and I’m beyond grateful I was invited to document it all. Congratulations, Annalise and Sean! Also, I know your marriage will be just as beautiful as the day it began!
Venue: Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Wedding Dress: Galleria Gowns
Florist: The Flower Petal
Cake: West Side Bakery
Catering: Driftwood Catering
DJ: Rock the House
Hair: Hair Professionals by Nora
Makeup: The Shoppe Salon
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Groomsmen Attire: The Modern Groom
Planning a wedding day celebration with any of these amazing vendors? So you better believe I’d love the chance to work with them again! Say hello, so we can get your wedding day on my calendar!
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