Kathleen and John’s Rivercrest Golf Club wedding day was all about ease and elegance. The bride and groom were so sweet to work with, and the day was full of unexpected, beautiful moments.
I arrived at her parents’ lovely home in Phoenixville for pre-wedding shots. Kathleen and her bridal party were all smiles as they prepped for the big day ahead. They looked simply gorgeous with hair and makeup by Salena’s Salon. Kathleen drew gasps from everyone after putting on her exquisite gown. I love the new trend where the tops over the shoulders are a thin mesh, giving the illusion of strapless without the fuss! We had fun with some indoor shots before heading to the backyard for some sweet family formals underneath the trees. We were also able to capture a shot of Kathleen in her wedding gown by her parents’ front door, the same shot her siblings had taken on their own wedding days.
Our next stop was the church. Kathleen and John chose St. Ann Church, a magnificent stone church in Phoenixville, for their wedding ceremony. The stained glass windows and gothic archways did not disappoint, and the church seemed to glow just for them as we took some of their first photographs as husband and wife. Before heading off to the Rivercrest Golf Club wedding reception, we managed to get their families and all of their adorable niece and nephews together for some memorable shots outside of the church.
The Rivercrest Golf Club wedding reception was relaxed and elegant. Learning that the groom himself loves to golf, I took the wedding party out to the driving range to see if we could get creative. A kind stranger lent Jon his golf club for some fun pics with his groomsmen, before we continued on for shots under a beautiful oak tree. The Rivercrest Golf Club wedding venue provides such a variety of tranquil, lovely settings for photos. Kathleen had some ideas for her own for shots, and we all found it easy to feel inspired.
Kathleen and John’s Rivercrest Golf Club wedding continued with cocktail hour, complete with a mashed potato bar and sliders, followed by the reception in the ballroom. Pennypacker & Son Florists adorned the whole event with delicate, pretty flowers. All of the scrumptious food was catered by Rivercrest Golf Club. Friends and family toasted the bride and groom and everyone alternated between laughter and tears. It was clear that there was was a lot of love for this couple.
Well before her wedding day, Kathleen had mentioned to me that she loves sunsets. I was hoping we could capture one for her, but the sun had been in and out all day long. During dinner however, I noticed that the sun had returned just as it was about to set, and the light was spectacular. We snuck outside for some shots the results were stunning.
After the delicious dinner came dessert. Kathleen and John’s amazing cake from Cake Art Studio. The cake topper was a silhouette of the pair with their lab. The cake paired perfectly with the incredible spread of cookies, homemade by her mother. DJADUB of Scratch Records kicked this Rivercrest Golf Club wedding into high gear with a great mix of fun, danceable tracks. We took some final shots of the people they knew from different parts of their lives, from places they had lived to universities they had attended. The day had come together perfectly, and the bride, groom and their guests were all ready to let loose and celebrate together.
Kathleen and John, thank you so much for allowing me to capture your day. I wish you all the best! More photos available in the slideshow below.