The day started at the Warner Hotel in the heart of historic West Chester, PA. Both Maria and Lucas were getting ready there but in separate rooms. We arrived just in time for all the prep: girls were getting their hair and makeup done, while we photographed all the fun little details. Maria chose a lovely wedding gown from David’s Bridal. It had intricate beading details on the top and a lightweight, airy tulle bottom. Girls dresses were in blush pink color, and varied by design. Maria had 1 made of honor (her teenage daughter Tatiana) and two matrons of honor. These three ladies had sequin details on the dresses, and the rest of the bridesmaids wore dresses with lace applique at the waist. It was a great personal touch and looked very adorable. Maria’s wedding bouquet complimented her look ideally – blush and white color roses with some green leaves looked gorgeous on this summer day.
Maria and Lucas tied the knot on a beautiful August day at Penn Oaks Country Club. Their ceremony was outside, next to a beautifully decorated gazebo. With lots of adorable touches and personal moments *like a three-year-old ring bearer driving in a tiny cabriolet car to pass the rings* it touched everyone who was there! The sweetest moment was when Maria walked down the aisle with her mother, and how Lucas looked at her. Since the couple chose to go a traditional route and skipped the first look, that moment of Maria and Lucas seeing each other for the first time was especially important.
After the ceremony, we proceeded with family portraits and wedding party portraits. Penn Oaks is a beautiful location, and the timing was perfect – we got the lovely sunlit photographs.
Maria and Lucas rehearsed a passionate first dance, as they both are great latin dancers. The wedding reception was filled with lots of great heartfelt toasts from close friends and family, dancing, and fun. Closer to the end of the party, Maria, Lucas, and all their guests enjoyed the fireworks show in honor of their special day. It was a glorious wedding of two beautiful and kind people! Maria and Lucas, we wish you lots of happiness and infinite love!
Ceremony and Reception, Catering: Penn Oaks Country Club | Photography and Video: Prophoto by MK | Dress Shop: David’s Bridal | Hair & Make-up: Lauren Stefan | DJ: DJ2NA | Florist: Matlack Florist | Stationary: Minted