As promised, here are the photos from Alex and Rich’s wedding at Armstrong Farms in Butler County.
I won’t go on about the weather – it seems we’ve been getting a lot of it lately:) – but after looking at the photos with some fresh eyes I really like the quality of the light from that day. Armstrong Farms is such a cool place for a wedding, and the relaxed atmosphere seems to put people at ease.
I mean, how can you not feel good with dogs and geese running (or laying) around?
Alex got ready in the Bonnie House:
It’s nice to have a bridesmaid who is also a makeup artist!
Alex checks her dress and makeup in the mirror:
The bridesmaids all wore blue dresses of their choosing. Alex put the girls into the order she wanted them to stand during the wedding:
Meanwhile, the guys were hanging out over at the Love Cottage:
The girls enjoyed a glass of wine and a laugh:
The guests started to arrive and Alex checked out the progress while remaining out of sight:
Then it was time for the guys to head over to the barn for the ceremony:
Waiting for the cue to begin the processional:
Alex and her dad walk down the aisle:
Rich sees his bride for the first time. I love the look on his face:
The program included a short bio of each member of the wedding party. Apparently, it made for some entertaining reading:
While the cocktail hour started Alex and Rich and I went for a short walk to do some photos:
The lovely bride:
The rain started again, and this guy helped out with his umbrella as the bridal party made their way to the dinner tent:
The couple made their entrance into the tent:
Rich’s dad gave a speech which included a moving tribute to Rich’s late mother. This is one of my favorite images from the day because of the love it shows between father and son:
Yes, it’s still raining:
The after dinner party started off with the cake cutting.
There were no utensils laid out, but luckily one of the guests had his hunting knife. Actually, when you have a wedding between a girl from West Virginia and a boy from Uniontown, the chances are pretty good that someone will have their hunting knife on them!
Then it was on to the first dance:
About then, the skies cleared up and we were given a beautiful sunset so we ran outside for some more photos. I love sunsets!
Then it was back inside for the bouquet toss and the garter. Rich performed a 007-themed dance, complete with the soundtrack!
And the winner is:
The name is Bond, James Bond:
Rich’s dad and uncle sang a traditional Polish song for the couple:
We had a lot of fun covering this wedding. Thanks very much to Alex and Rich for having us there and for being so open and generous.
Check out the slideshow below for more photos from this wedding. It’s a new feature that I’m pretty excited to be able use to show even more photos than I could before.