November 29, 2014
Last BUT NOT LEAST!!! This couple - so adorable. This venue - Perfect. This Wedding- S O Good =)
Julie has been an assistant of mine for a few years and I THINK she is super talented.
As a photographer- fashion sense0 etc etc.
So when i heard she was dating and then getting married and then contacting me about wedding dates I was over the top excited
to help them celebrate and document this day. I'm not one to choose favorites but i love love love
how this couple chose to decorate and express their love for each other as a couple through their wedding day.
Pay close attention to the vendor list at the bottom. Some very talented people - especially the coordinators/hair & make up.
Here you go!! Our last wedding from 2014.
How did a girl from Pennsylvania and a boy from Alabama meet? Two weddings and a funeral, of all things! In August of 2013, Julie was a bridesmaid in her friend's wedding, and Tristan was the videographer. The wedding was in Maryland and there were several mutual friends involved and in attendance. Tristan and Julie didn't notice too much of each other that day, but after the wedding, all the out of state friends got together to catch up. Julie didn't notice the unfamiliar face that joined in the conversation. So she drove home to PA the next morning without a passing thought. A few days later she received a friend request on Facebook. She accepted even though she barely knew him (this is out of character for her, by the way!). The following weekend, there was another out of state wedding involving the same group of friends. This one was in Virginia and Julie was the photographer. It crossed her mind that video-guy would probably be video-ing this wedding as well. Sure enough, video-guy was video-ing the wedding. They crossed paths a few times but didn't talk to each other. Again, Julie drove home to PA without a single conversation with Tristan. Little did she know, Tristan had been trying to find a way to talk to her at the wedding, but didn't have the opportunity. Luckily, Julie's birthday was a few days later which gave Tristan a valid reason to write on her facebook. “Happy birthday ” was all he said, but for some reason Julie decided to comment back (again, out of character for her!) and they had a short conversation over Julie's facebook wall. Meanwhile, Tristan was working up the nerve to start a REAL conversation with her. He sent her a message around midnight that same night. Turned out to be the best birthday gift she ever got. Over the next several weeks, they messaged back and forth...which turned into texting...which turned into phone calls. At the end of August, Julie left the country to sight-see in Hong Kong for a week. Near the end of her trip, Tristan messaged her saying that his aunt's father in Pennsylvania had died and that his parents were going to drive up from Alabama for the funeral. So while Julie was on a 15 hour flight home to America, Tristan was on a 16 hour drive from AL to PA. They met up the next day (the 12-hour time difference jet-lag didn't interfere!) and decided to take a chance on long-distance dating. They managed to see each other every month whether it was via road trips or flights back and forth. In May of 2014, Tristan proposed and the rest is history.
I love the Goggle Works in Reading because you can shoot beautiful photos from almost every angle of the building.
Walking just a short distance would give you perfect backgrounds as well, but if it's freezing temps outside, and it was, this is perfect.
Zooming in and out to warm up and freshen up- We wanted to keep the bride and groom nice and comfy despite the cold.
Inside lighting is beautiful as well. It's perfect.
GOLD NAVY PINK SPARKLY
Loved Julie's Dress.
(And her hair- shoes -jewelry -hair -shoes -hair hair hair....) =) She So Pretty!
With some kind advice from this security officer and a kiss from her mother Julie was sent off to meet her groom.
The first look is in a category all by itself. It was completely tender. The couple requested that they have art in the background capturing the uniqueness of the venue. I like things like that. Purposeful. Thought out. Planned ahead. And then the joy when it comes together just as imagined.
(not in order- just so precious)
I felt as if i was taking photos of a royal couple. With the red hair and the navy coat and gold tie.
They were so relaxed as if trained to be that way. Each photo was as pleasant as the one before it.
And i knew she (Julie) would be pleased with all her choices.
The freezing cold was there but also was the sun, bouncing off every brick and glass from the buildings above and all around us.
Equally glamorous and obviously having royal blood in their veins as well =)
So much fun. This was not my idea with the phones but i loved how it looked!
And then we went into the warm and stayed there.
Julie and Tristan arranged to have their guests seated at the reception tables for the ceremony as well.
This is a favorite of mine. We did it at our wedding and it is so cool! All the glitter and glam of the reception is right there available for the ceremony.
Plus people feel less formal. More relaxed. And the food seems to come faster! Tacos! Was for dinner. The couple's favorite. Soooo Good!
Like i said earlier- check out the vendor list for some pretty awesome recommendations.
Nothing cuts it like a live band and because he is a videographer and she is a photographer they used
both as centerpieces.
This brother had a very nice (hilarious) toast!
The ring bearer received a little green car in exchange for the rings!! What a great idea.
These two, Hope & Charity. What beautiful women. They did a superb job with coordinating and also hair and makeup. The perfect team.
Julie and all the boys. She got this!
And that was it. Perfect in every way! Julie & Tristan, you guys do make a perfect couple.
Thank you for having us. I'm so glad for the internet so we can keep watching as you grow your lives and your family in Alabama.
Thank you to Judy for helping me out on this freezing cold day. And Rachel, who came only to mentor but ended up running errands for us.
(i do not know what that means but i think it has to do with a sports team)
Wedding Coordinators: Hope Glick & Charity Brubaker
Hair & Makeup: Hope Glick & Janice Geiger
Catering: Mark & Barb Klein
Videography: Andrei Belousov
Flowers: Skyline Drive Orchard
Table Decor: Patsy Horning & Rebecca Beam
Cupcakes: Rebecca Beam
Dress: David's Bridal
Dress Alterations: Barbara Ranck
Bridesmaids Dresses: Kohl's
Groom and Groomsmen attire: JC Penney