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Joe & Mandy: Cottonwood House Wedding

Aug 5, 2015

Ahh- Joe and Mandy.

I have been waiting to post this for such a long time because I want it to be perfect.
These two are some of the sweetest souls we know.
She’s so beautiful, vivacious, and has this genuine laugh that instantly lights up a room.
He’s her Mr. Steady. He completes her, spoils her, and loves her so well.
Together they are a ton of fun, and their day was a perfect reflection of them.

Everything about the day was absolutely gorgeous- the venue, the florals, the gorgeous people.

It will always be one of my favorites!

JCY_8089She found the perfect dress at Joyce’s Bridal. JCY_8007Joe had two dozen roses delivered to her bridal suite the morning of the wedding.
What a dear.

JCY_8036JCY_8126Her hair and make-up was perfection, thanks to the always fabulous Hope Glick! JCY_8158The Cottonwood House is really a photographer’s dream!!
It’s filled with gorgeous decor and lots and lots of natural light. JCY_8151DSC_5113Their first look was adorable!DSC_5132JCY_8164JCY_8175JCY_8182Longwood Gardens was only a short drive away, so we headed there for the photos of the two of them.
Because who wouldn’t want wedding pictures there?? JCY_8235JCY_8268Ahh- it was SO beautiful!JCY_8198JCY_8236JCY_8273JCY_8281DSC_5191JCY_8336JCY_8328JCY_8319JCY_8292Love this!!!JCY_8364JCY_8371JCY_8380The Italian Gardens never disappoint!
This series is my favorite!!JCY_8395JCY_8418JCY_8440JCY_8450JCY_8456DSC_5252We headed back to the Cottonwood House and met up with their incredibly good looking bridal party.JCY_8718JCY_8562JCY_8533Then it was waiting time.
Love this!JCY_8786JCY_8799JCY_8778What the pictures don’t show is just as the ceremony was about to begin,
a severe thunderstorm decided to show up.
So the ceremony was postponed for an hour… twice.
Instead of it ruining their day, it turned into a big guest party under the tent while everyone waited out the storm.
And when the rain cleared, and the ceremony began the sun streamed through just as her dad walked her down the aisle. JCY_8895JCY_8908JCY_8984JCY_8996JCY_9079JCY_9207JCY_9193JCY_9144JCY_9170Her details were all so gorgeous! JCY_8736JCY_9274JCY_9289JCY_9478JCY_9477DSC_5620They ended the evening with their first dance under the stars to John Legend’s All of Me.
It was perfect.JCY_9506
Seriously, you two are so loved!!
XO ♥


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