It all started in a Psych class at Duke, but it took Adam two years to ask her out. Clearly she said yes and things progressed from there. Once he proposed they started looking for a venue to hold their wedding in the spring or summer. As most of you know things book up pretty quickly and initially they found many places that were already taken. But Glen Foerd was just waiting for them. They found it and just loved the setting!
Glen Foerd Mansion fit their romantic, slightly vintage garden wedding perfectly. The whole place was adorned in pretty florals, with plum and lavender tones. The lavender was chosen to honor Adam’s mom, whom they lost not too long ago and it was beautiful. The day was filled with laughter, tears and a whole lot of joy as they celebrated with their friends and family :)
Glen Foerd Mansion in all it’s glory.
The finishing touches. Hair & Makeup by Nancy Caroline Makeup Artists.
Courtney requested that we take a picture of their rings on piano keys as Adam is an accomplished pianist, and I love it!
The ladies looking gorgeous in their robes.
Love her bouquet with touches of lavender and green. All of the florals are by Carl Allen.
I just adore this shot that Matt got of Courtney getting her dress down <3
Her mom working on all of those buttons.
The stunning bride.
Adam’s beautiful love.
So, their day was mostly filled with pouring rain except for one glorious hour when we were able to go outside to do their First Look :D
And it was perfect!
Such a special moment, I’m not sure if they even noticed their audience ;)
Courtney + Adam.
Wandering around the outside of the mansion.
Love the lace detail on the back of her dress, so stunning!
They’re pretty cute together.
A kiss for his bride.
Just as we got to the boat house it started raining again….so they took it as an opportunity to practice their first dance :)
I just love the different shades of green, everyone looks amazing!
The whole bridal party.
Good looking bunch.
Adam and the guys.
We had to capture the beauty of the inside as well. Look at that stained glass!
Escorted down the aisle by her mom and dad.
Circling each other.
Their ceremony under the chuppah.
Sharing a laugh during their vows.
And a few tears.
Sharing the cup.
And sealing everything with a kiss.
For the cocktail hour they opened up the art gallery on the upper floor, we got this picture just before they were to be announced into the reception.
Delicious cocktail hour food. Catering by Jamie Hollander Gourmet.
Reception details, cake by Viking Pastries.
Rocking their first dance!
Laughs during the speeches.
And the chair dance!
A glimpse of their after dinner party. The Rich Posmontier Ensemble kept the party flowing all night.
And then for the second time that day the rain stopped just long enough for this pic capturing the couple and their wedding date <3
But we had to end with a shot that captured that crazy rain, I don’t think it bothered them a bit ;)
Congrats Courtney and Adam, we had so much fun being a part of your day :)