Chantell & Brian- Woodcrest Country Club

This fall day had called for a Nor’easter which I honestly always thought was a term for snow storms only. But it apparently it’s just a term for a storm with wind and rain……but guess what! That did not stop our day whatsoever.

This was also my first daytime wedding which was so much fun! The ceremony space was beautiful and had such great lighting. I loved how they honored Brian’s mom who unfortunately passed away by having her photograph displayed at the first chair front and center.

It was still raining when we went to do bride and groom portraits and bridal party pictures but thankfully Woodcrest has an overhang outside the front doors so we were able to do our pictures underneath where no one got wet but it still looked like we were outside! We brought out the clear umbrella for a few pictures as well.

After portraits Brian and Chantell had one of my favorite entrances of the year! They definitely got the party started and their bridal party brought the hype. The dance floor was filled the whole day and I had no idea there were so many different “line dances” out there. Everyone killed it on the dance floor!

Their first dance was super sweet and sentimental. There were definitely some tears in the crowd. Chantell and her dad had such a fun dance….they started out in their slow dance and then busted out into a surprise line dance which was so unexpected. Following their dance, Brian danced with his grandma and I truly know his mom was shining down upon them at that moment.

I had been eyeing the amazing fall foliage at the back of Woodcrest all day so when I saw that the skies finally stopped raining I asked Chantell and Brian if I could steal them away from the reception for a little bit to go outside and get more portraits. So happy they agreed because they are definitely some of my favorite pictures. One of their images actually won an award in a photography contest I submitted it to!

The day ended with their cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, along with some dancing. Thanks for allowing me to capture this beautiful celebration!