Looking back at the pictures now that the wedding is a several months removed is making me smile so big trying to come up with words for this post. Brandon and Katie were high school sweethearts so their wedding day was filled with common friends and families that are already intertwined as family. They chose Longview Mansion for their wedding day and it was the perfect backdrop for the ceremony and reception. We loved exploring the sprawling estate together. We ended up with 2 full portrait sessions (which is rare) with two completely different looks and styles. We will show one half today and the other on Thursday so make sure to stop back by to see the photos in front of the mansion.
I’m just going to get it out in the open, we adore Brandon. He is a complete stand up guy, and even in his goofiness was so thoughtful to us throughout the entire day. This group of guys were really fun to get to watch and document. They thought that they were giving us a run for our money-HA!
The ladies were so calm in their getting ready and we loved their matching shirts. Longview Mansion has the prettiest spaces and the bridal suite was amazing. Their colorful shirts and dresses were a great ‘pop’ of color all throughout the day.
Katie is such a fun personality, and is so quick with her laughter. We loved getting to know her mom, Donna, throughout the wedding planning process. Donna may have a future as a wedding planner judging by her ‘Katie & Brandon’ wedding binder. :)
And people, this is exactly what weddings look like. While women do all the things men do stuff like this:
The ladies rocked out their portrait session. As photographers it’s a joy to photograph people who are comfortable being themselves in front of the camera and show us their friendship instead of making us draw it out of them. Both the guys and the girls ended with both casual and editoral group photos that we equally loved.
Katie & Brandon chose to do a first look and Pergola Park was a great backdrop for such intimate photos. All the angles we were able to capture in this short amount of time tell this moment perfectly. I really have no favorite image from the group below because they all tell a story of their own. This was such a fun adventure on the wedding day navigating down to the pergola (to get to the good spot you have a go through weeds and there are lots of bugs) and our effort paid off. Where else can you find a place so stunning?
After our bridal portraits we caught back up with the rest of our wedding party. We took the photos we wanted in front of the venue but there were lots like the ones below it too. We don’t always show the silly side of our work but I felt remiss if I didn’t with this collection. Brandon’s pose popped up a few times through the day as his signature look :)
Longview Mansion is a stunning estate everywhere you look. There are several choices of ceremony site and this one with the hanging trees did not disappoint. We will show off the ceremony on Thursday and you don’t want to miss it because there are some fabulous shots.
Don’t miss out on part two of this big day!
Photography: Creative Event Studio
Venue: Longview Mansion
Florist: Flower Power
Videographer: Tower Studios
Menswear: Sir Knight
Gown: Justin Alexander
Etsy: Wine Box, Bridal Hanger