Margie and Nick had the most beautiful day for their Loch Nairn wedding. There were threats of rain, but it held out for their outdoor ceremony and photos.
We started our day with Nick and his groomsmen. They were hanging out at the Tavern and looked great in their classic black tuxes. They were lined up at the bar so I figured that would be a great shot to start with! I grabbed a few portraits of Nick before heading out onto the practice green. We borrowed some clubs and balls so the guys could show off their skills. After a few group shots, we sent them back to the Tavern so we could go meet the ladies.
Margie and her bridesmaids had just arrived at the Farmhouse at Loch Nairn. They were ushered upstairs to their own private getting ready area. They were all looking beautiful with perfect hair and makeup by Essencia Salon. While the ladies got settled, we photographed the details. Margie’s Allure Bridal gown was sweet, sexy and ultra-glamourous. The modified A-line gown featured a classic strapless, sweetheart neckline and gorgeous all-over lace applique and was just stunning. We grabbed a few shots of Margie and her bridesmaids in their floral robes before asking the ladies to get dressed. The bridesmaids wore full length dresses in various shades of purple. Once Margie’s mom was dressed, we asked Margie to get into her gown; she looked amazing! Her sister made sure her veil was just right and we started on bridal portraits. Margie’s bouquet from Sweat Peas of Jennersville was incredible. It was full of roses and the shades of lavender, gray and white were just perfect. Once we finished, I set off to get Nick for the couple’s first look.
I stood Nick under the amazing tree outside of the Farmhouse. I know the couple loved that spot, but opted for their ceremony under the tent because of the chance of rain. My assistant brought Margie out and asked her to go see her groom. Their smiles said it all! This is always such an amazing moment to be able to capture. We then set off down the cart path for portraits. Margie and Nick are really sweet together and I think their photos show that. We then gathered the wedding party for some group shots. I have to say they were awesome! All of the bridesmaids and groomsmen were very easygoing and that always makes for a good day. Margie and Nick wanted all formal photos finished before cocktail hour, so we grabbed their families and got to work. Afterwards we sent everyone inside to relax before the ceremony.
Margie and Nick wed under a tent off the back of the Farmhouse overlooking the golf course. Friends and family smiled as they watched the happy couple exchange vows and then a kiss. After the ceremony everyone headed over to the Greathouse, which consists of two unique rooms. The captivating ballroom showcases the beautifully gabled ceilings, hardwood floors and old world charm of years past. The Round Room is totally encased in glass, boasting two fireplaces and overlooks the tree lined golf course. Guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while I took some time to shoot the beautiful room. Long wooden boxes filled with roses and hydrangeas from Sweat Peas combined with elegant gold frames with table numbers made for rustic and beautiful décor. I especially liked their seating chart featuring photos from their engagement session with me.
After cocktail hour, guests were seated in the ballroom to wait for entrances. Margie and Nick came in to roaring applause and went right into their first dance to Tim McGraw’s I Need You. They gazed into each other’s eyes and sang along while everyone watched. Next Margie danced with her dad to James Taylor’s You’ve Got a Friend and then Nick with his mom to Shinedown’s version of Simple Man. Once everyone was seated, it was time for toasts. The maid of honor went first, followed by the best man and then Margie’s dad. There was lots of laughter and a few tears. Nick’s dad gave a blessing before dinner was served. After dinner, Margie and Nick cut into their beautiful cake. It was simple, yet elegant with flowers flowing down the side and a gold V on top. Then DJ Ken from Tom Barrett DJs got the dance floor jumping. Guests showed off their moves for the rest of the night, only stopping to enjoy some of the delectable cake. The rain finally commenced so I grabbed an umbrella and asked Margie and Nick if they wanted to go outside….and I was thrilled when they said yes! I placed the couple under the umbrella with my assistant right behind them with my off camera flash. At that moment the rain started to come down really hard and my assistant and I were getting pretty wet, but it was totally worth it for this shot. It is my favorite from the whole day! We went back inside for more dancing and then closed out our night with sparklers.
Margie and Nick’s wedding day was really lovely and I’m so glad to have been part of it. Please enjoy the highlights and slideshow below.