After the ceremony, Jess and Chris went to spend a few minutes alone, and found a neat little spot for some more couples photos. The light back there was gorgeous, and it also meant we could grab a few photos in the Italianate Garden on the way back to cocktail hour:
Cocktail hour was in full swing when we got back. It was fun seeing the blue and green parasols, and the games for guests; there was a photo game for the little ones, and an “I met you when” board for the adults. I’m a big fan of having fun things for your guests to enjoy throughout the day!
The reception was held in the Coach House at Elm Bank. I love its rustic charm, and Jess’ whimsical bird theme perfectly fit the building. Jess and her mom created almost all of the details themselves – Jess’ mom Bobbie even hand carved the cake toppers with clay the week of the wedding!
After dinner came the toasts. They were sweet and fun, and I love the expressions I caught on Chris and Jess’ faces:
One of my favorite moments in the day is the first dances. There was some great energy here …
And a few final shots from the reception to finish off. The dessert table was amazing – I’m so happy I had my little video lights on hand to light this dark corner!
Thank you all so much for a very fun day, and I hope you’ve enjoyed this crazy week of teasers!