Winter is officially here, which is the perfect time for me to catch up on some much needed blogging. I'm reminiscing over some warm, summer weddings and Mary Catherine and Chad's country club wedding is one of them! When I think back about all of my coffee dates and chit chats with them, the thing I remember the most, aside from how madly in love they are, is how important family is to them. Every step of the way their kids were involved, from their Engagement Session to staying by their side while the two of them said "I do". The kids were so bubbly and fun throughout the day, and even emotional, occasionally wiping tears from their eyes. The pure love and joy they all have for each other truly warms my heart.
Both the girls and the guys had a stress-free, relaxing time while they were getting ready. The older women drank some wine and the younger girls were all smiles while they got ready, while the guys hung out and even played some pin-ball before getting dapper in their tuxes.
Their ceremony was short and sweet! My absolute favorite part of the ceremony was seeing Chad, with tears streaming down his face, while Mary Catherine walked down the aisle looking radiant as ever. She seriously looked like a princess in her Hayley Paige gown.
From the very first day that I met these two, I could see just how in love they are. They beam every time they look at each other! I couldn't wait to see how much they'd glow on their wedding day when I had a chance to get them away from the crowd. And boy, they didn't disappoint! It's really something special to be amongst two people who share such love and such light. We only had about 15 minutes to shoot, but it was, hands down, my favorite 15 minutes of their wedding day.
We wrapped up the evening with some laughs, tears, dancing, amazing food and good conversations. Congratulations, Mary Catherine and Chad! I'm so happy you two have found each other and equally happy that your kids are officially family AND friends.