Rivercrest Golf Club Wedding Photographers: Amanda & Andrew

Rainy day romance for a fun-loving couple that was just meant to be…

Amanda and Andrew reached out to me looking for a wedding photographer that would focus on capturing candid moments, capturing the emotions and energy of the day and the people that mean so much to them.

Amanda shared, “I stalked your work and loved it! Lisa, you were such a source of serenity for me throughout the day. Knowing you were on top of everything put me at such ease during moments when I may have lost it. And the fact that you are a part time weather woman!!!!! Those Valley Forge pictures could have been a huge dud and you made it happen which I am forever grateful for.”

Here are a few candid moments I captured of Amanda getting ready…

Her shoes were fabulous!  She chose blush to bring in a bit of color since she (and the bridesmaids) were both wearing white!

Amanda, you are stunning!!!

Amanda played with her ring, sharing, “My dad gave me a gold ring with an “A” on it when I was 5 years old. I wore it every day until it didn’t fit anymore. My dad saved the ring, had it dipped in white gold and resized and gave it to me to wear on my wedding day as my something old!”

Amanda wanted to have a light, airy, organic look for her summer wedding.  She wanted it to be classic and timeless, yet play with current trends a little…

All the bridesmaids wore white mid-drift dresses and carried bouquets with white, creme and blush tones…

Amanda really wanted each bridesmaid to look like herself and shine– she had them wear their hair down…

Sisters!!!  Awesome that between the 3 of them they have a blonde, brunette and red-head!!!

Now it is Andrew’s turn… I love Kris’ creative, shadowy silhouette shot!

Andrew is down-to earth and a total gentleman.  He’s also a lot of fun to be around…

Letting loose a little…

Letting loose a lot, haha!

I love how you can see the doors opening and all of the church opening and see all of the guests turning to watch Amanda as she is escorted down the aisle by her father:

Andrew was blown away!

The ring exchange…

Man and wife!

Brothers…

The ring bearer was adorable!  Wait until you see him on the dance floor!

It started raining shortly after the ceremony so we all hopped in the limo and headed to Valley Forge.  It wasn’t raining there yet (we literally had about 10 minutes until downpour)!!! I snapped a few quick, traditional shots…

Downpour!!!  I caught the movement of Amanda and Andrew as they headed to the limo using a slow shutter speed:

Andrew is such a gentlemen, here he is holding her veil as they head into the limo– still smiling!!!

I caught their reflection and love the bokeh (rain orbs) in the foreground) and Amanda’s expression…

We decided to wait out the rain and party in the limo a bit…

The sun came out, I focused on the raindrops and allowed the bride and groom to blur into the background.

Amanda shared, “Andrew is calm, steady Eddy. He is the most laid back person I have ever known. I am a bit type A, obsessive, emotionally impulsive. He is the Yin to my Yang in the most extreme ways. When we started dating people actually used to comment like what do you guys do? What do you talk about? You have nothing in common. But somehow we have always clicked so effortlessly.”

I think that this image really captures some interesting elements of their relationship.  It has a ying-yang feel to it as it is diagonally cut in half, white on one side black on the other.  Amanda’s white dress pops against a dark background and Andrew’s black tux pops against the white.

This photo captures both rays of sunshine and an umbrella– for me, it all comes together to show that opposites attract ;).

Amanda shared, “What made me fall for Andrew was that he was just this breath of fresh air. So positive, down for anything. And then a deeper level of that made me choose him as a partner. He is everything I lack, my weaknesses are his strengths and together we operate so well as a team. We support each other, challenge each other and have really grown up together as this functioning adult unit – I can’t picture life without him.”

I love the intense sunlight here and the dramatic, vibrant, sky.  I think it really captures their strength as individuals and as a couple…

Headless groom haha…

I thought it was really cool that everyone was in white and got a little artistic, playing with the idea of Amanda’s bridesmaids being part of her dress…

The Rivercrest Golf Club was elegantly decorated…

Amanda shared, “One thing we’ve always had in common was our music taste. From Motown to random Indie Folk Bands, which I think is something that drew us together too. Big Motown people – hence Sam Cooke being our first dance. It’s one of ‘our songs’.”

The bridal party was huge, yet incredibly supportive of the happy couple.

Amanda shared, “They are a wild motley crew and I love them all. They really showed up for us that day. I know our friends, groomsmen especially, are always down for good time and to bring the fun but they really did everything to make the day great for us. 14 smiling faces just ready to be told where to go, what to do and to make us laugh throughout. I felt especially lucky to have them. I think everyone was just genuinely happy to celebrate us. We have been together for so long that his friends are mine, mine are his and they’re even friends with each other. So it really was good vibes, all of us friends hanging out, all here to celebrate this couple we’ve known forever, let’s make it the best day for them. I think knowing how tense I can be and how out of Andrew’s element the whole day was, they really jumped to support us, keep things light and make it a party.”

Amanda’s father’s speech was really a highlight of the evening.  Here he is showing how high Andrew has set the bar for Amanda’s sister’s husbands-to-be…

Amanda shared, ” My dad and I have such a special bond that I obviously know but he isn’t a big talker so I think everyone was surprised to hear all these beautiful thoughts and emotions. He’s just the best, I’m so lucky!”

At one point Amanda’s mind was actually blown, haha…

Amanda shared, “The big dance floor was a major selling point for us in choosing Rivercrest Golf Club.  Our friends and family are not shy and love to dance so we needed room for all 200 of them to bust a move. When people started dancing before dinner was even served – I knew we made the right call lol!”

Andrew’s brother, who was just as kind and polite as Andrew and as much fun to be around!  He wore Andrew’s football pin that his mom would wear in support of Andrew at all of his games.  It was a fun and sweet gesture…

We took soooo many group photos that evening, as capturing their weddings guests was very important to Amanda & Andrew.  This has to be one of my favorites…

Their family and friends were so much fun!

They played a dance-version of spin the bottle…

Someone took off their belt and created a make-shift limbo…

As a little girl Amanda always looked at a silhouetted photo of her grandparents.  They were facing towards each other and her grandmother was touching her grandfather’s chin to pull him closer. She always looked at it and thought that they looked so beautiful and that she wanted a love like that.

I think she found it…

Amanda & Andrew, thank you for inviting us to be a part of your day!  Thank your for your kindness, trust, and just for being your fun, awesome selves!  Please share this with family and friends 🙂

Teresa PiersonJuly 21, 2017 - 9:35 pm

A beautifully captured wedding day, of a beautiful couple, and an amazing wedding!

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