Amanda and Rolando’s lovely wedding day at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre
September 17th 2016
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I first had the pleasure of meeting Amanda in the spring of 2015 after doing my first ever bridal show! She booked a consultation and we chatted over coffee at Starbucks about what she was looking for, she shortly after decided to book and was my first booking for 2016! She met Rolando when they were in college together and live in New Jersey now, Amanda is originally from London so they decided to plan their wedding here.
We began the day in the Willow Room at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre to capture Amanda getting ready with her girls. The ceremony and such was planned for outside but unfortunately it poured rain all day so most of the wedding was in this room. It had so many lovely details and a beautiful balcony right off the room for some more natural lighting!
After finishing up the photos with the girls we headed right down the hall to get to where Rolando was getting ready with his guys!
Due to the rain we had to move the ceremony indoors, Amanda had her heart set on an outdoor ceremony and didn’t really like the look of the ballroom for it. We set up to have the ceremony in the same room she got ready in, it was tight but it ended up working perfectly!
Plus this photo! It is one of my favourites from the whole day and I got to incorporate the very room Amanda loved in a couples portrait of them!
We were lucky enough that Ivey Spencer had so much to work with that was covered to avoid all the rain. We did most of the groomsmen and bridesmaids photos on their huge covered balcony right outside of the ceremony space.
Finally the rain stopped so we were able to head out front to finish up the photos with the whole bridal party! How gorgeous are these colours for a September wedding?!
Also it is pretty great when the groomsmen decide to pose themselves 😛
I was so thrilled that we at least got to do portraits of Amanda and Ro in there ceremony area to add it to the day somehow! The sun even came out and we were able to get some amazing photos for these two!
They met in college playing softball so they had so many amazing softball inspired decor and such. Their guestbook was a home plate and their invitations were also designed with softball in mind. Their reception was so fun! Every speech was so heartfelt and the shoe game they did was hilarious!
Rain can be a good thing and in this case it was amazing! Because it was so warm we ended up with fog at night so we headed outside to capture some of my favourite night photos to date!
It was such a pleasure meeting these two and I wish them so much happiness in their marriage!
The amazing vendors who made this day amazing,
Venue: Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre – DJ: DJ Alpha – Florist and Event Designer: Rossini Floral and Event Design – Videographer: Perfect Pair Productions – Stationary: RSVP Custom Wedding Stationary – Cake: Grandma’s Oven – Hair and Makeup: Esteem Makeup Artistry
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