Armstrong Farms Wedding
The picture perfect outdoor summer wedding in Pennsylvania took place at Armstrong Farms’ Westminster Preserve. The day was fabulous and everyone was so happy to be there for Kristin and Pat’s Armstrong Farms wedding. The couple have been together for a long time so people were glad to help them celebrate their wedding. Both Kristin and Pat’s families are from New York City, so it was a special treat – and a big change of pace – for them to spend a day in the peaceful and lovely countryside of Butler County.
Getting Ready Onsite
Kristin got ready in the Bonnie House. One of the best things about Armstrong Farms is that everything is on site, which means all of the stress that comes from getting everybody from one place to another is non-existent.
Kristin and Pat’s terrier Bernie was always going to be a big part of the day. He’s so spoiled 🙂
Matron of honor Lauren has a look at her beautiful daughter Elaina, who served as a flower girl. I love this photo of these two.
A basket of wine with tags telling the couple when to crack them open.
Outdoor weddings mean you’ve got to be prepared for unwanted guests.
Kristin pets Bernie while Lauren helps her with her shoes. Bernie’s bow tie was a big hit.
The bridesmaids like what they see. It’s a great idea to have a first look with your girls.
The ladies stand together on the porch outside of the Bonnie House.
Kristin chooses a ring to wear as something borrowed, and blue.
First Look and Portraits
Kristin is hilarious! This is one of my favorite photos of the year 😀
Some portraits after the first look.
The guys wait at the top of the hill before walking down to the ceremony site.
Elaina and her sister Adrianna were about the cutest flower girls ever.
Kristin walks to the ceremony with her dad Chuck.
Bridesmaid Amy did double duty as officiant.
Kristin and Pat exchange vows.
The couple’s fathers gave the couple a standing ovation as Bernie led them away after the ceremony.
White dresses and dirty paws aren’t a good mix.
Everybody loves Kristin.
The Barn at Westminster Preserve
The interior of the barn was decorated in a rustic, but elegant fashion with sunflowers and lanterns.
Pie was on the menu instead of cake. The New York guests learned about one of Pittsburgh’s best traditions – the Cookie Table.
The guests enjoyed lawn games.
And fishing at the pond, too.
Kristin and Pat have their first dance surrounded by the bridal party.
Lauren gave a moving speech.
While the groomsmen had a good time with Pat.
That was followed by the parent’s dances.
As the sun went down in the western sky it illuminated the dancefloor with the most amazing light. This is the sort of thing that gets a photographer excited!
Things got heated on the dance floor. One guest knew how to cool things down!
While the craziness continued on the dance floor we stepped out for a few portraits at sunset.
The barn at Westminster Preserve dates from 1862.
Family photo with the fur baby.
Chuck was on the dance floor all night long. He’s such a nice guy.
They were an expressive group 😀
Another Armstrong Farms Wedding that was a joy to be a part of. Many thanks to Kristin whose infectious smile and laughter set the tone for the day, and Pat for being such a kind-hearted, generous host.
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