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When I photographed Kelsey and Josh’s engagement session back in February, I just knew that their wedding was going to be an amazing day.  Their wedding was going to take place at the gorgeous Resort that Kelsey’s family owns and runs, the same Resort that we photographed at on that unseasonably warm February day.  A Resort that has much personal meaning to Kelsey, as she grew up there, and to Kelsey and Josh together, since they live there now.  The resort was lovely in February and in September…it was just breathtaking. But not nearly as lovely as the relationships that we got to see come to life between Kelsey, Josh, and their loved ones.  Kelsey has a big family, and they wanted to include everyone in their wedding party- so that involved 10 bridesmaids, 10 groomsmen, and 10 little ones as flower girls and ring bearers.  It was just so much fun- truly!  Each person was as kind as the next, as kind as Kelsey and Josh, and as excited about their marriage as the couple themselves were. Kelsey and Josh with the help of their lovely planner Carolyn dreamed up such a classically beautiful day with traditional and lovely details, and it all came to life so incredibly well as you will see!  We started with details at Kelsey’s parents home.

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It was wonderful working with this talented creative team for Kelsey & Josh’s wedding!!

Ceremony Location:  St. Patrick’s Church

Reception Venue & Caterer:  Oak Terrace Resort & Spa

Event Planner: Carolyn Pemberton with CP Events

Wedding Dress Designer: Vera Wang

Hair: Allison Stupek with Lake View Spa at Oak Terrace Resort

Flowers: Trendsetters Design, Inc.

DJ: Complete Weddings & Events

Invitations: Katie Frey

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  1. Misty says:

    What a beautiful wedding!!! You crushed it with those wedding party portraits!!! Nice work! That was a ton of people! 😀

  2. Candi says:

    These are gorgeous!! Love the bubble exit shots so much!

  3. I love the double rowed head table!! That must have been a fun wedding party to work with!!

  4. Sandy says:

    Love the pictures. What a beautiful remembrance of such a great celebration of the beginning of your lives together! Great photography

  5. What a fantastic wedding party! That might be the biggest one I’ve seen!

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