It’s always neat re-visiting locations that Jason and I had checked out when we were planning our wedding years ago and holy hell did we check out locations. I’d like to stack up the paper pile of venues to the paper pile of houses and see which had more. We’re what you’d call “slow to make decisions”. Not procrastinators, just we think out our decisions for bigger items, make a decision, then sleep on it, and make it again. Sometimes there’s a soft pretzel in there too, to literally “chew things over” and well.. I love carbs.
Michelle and Travis chose the historic Stone Mill Inn for their wedding, which looked much different today versus in 2007. The garden area near the home was stunning, the patio for cocktail hour was covered and had gorgeous crystal chandeliers hung from the tent. The rustic barn area was the one part that remained untouched, yet still held that elegant family feeling charm. My favorite feature was the limestone area where ceremonies are held. If the light hits just right, which it did today, it’s simply magical.
Michelle and Travis, two of my absolute favorite people this year, opted for a first look and to get the majority of their images done pre-ceremony. I loved the beaming smile as Michelle walked up behind Travis, seeing each other for the first time that day. Throughout their creatives, Michelle and Travis clearly were meant to be together, as they made our hearts swell (again.. might be the post kid hormones but shit they were awesome). One of my favorite additions to their day was a micro brew tasting during cocktail hour of the couple’s favorite beers. There was also some mad dancing to fantastic 80’s music all night. Travis’ brother has some killer good MJ dance moves!
I know these guys took their party afterward back to the hotel with tons of guest crammed onto their shuttle… I mean who wouldn’t want to drink Papa Nelson’s alcohol! Congrats guys and lots of love to you both and Mr. Jerome, the dog extraordinaire!
Venue/Flowers: Stone Mill Inn
Officiant: Dave DiRaddo
DJ: Tommy Gunn
Hair/Makeup: Blush Bridal Studio
Cake: Flour Child
Catering (AND OMG GOOD!!!): Unique Presentations