Chanteclaire Farm Wedding
Talk about fun! Amy and Eric’s Chanteclaire Farm Wedding was a terrific celebration at one of my favorite places to photograph a wedding. Chanteclaire Farm is located just a couple of hours southeast of Pittsburgh in Western Maryland near beautiful Deep Creek Lake.
Getting Ready at the Farm
Amy and the ladies got ready with hair and makeup at the farmhouse.
The atmosphere was relaxed and airy with plenty of lovely natural light.
The guys got ready in the cabin nearby (Lisa’s photo).
Eric puts on his tuxedo jacket (Lisa’s photo).
Back with the ladies. Amy shares a laugh with her sister Gina while having her dress buttoned up.
On to the Ceremony
Amy and her dad Rick take some relaxing deep breaths before heading over to the ceremony.
The farm’s 1960 Ford pickup truck waits to transport Amy and Rick over to the ceremony site.
Eric looks on as Amy and Rick share a hug.
While their friend Katrina served as officiant, Amy and Eric wrote their own vows. They were beautiful and filled with emotion.
Lots of laughs, too 😀
The couple mixed orange and red sand in a unity ceremony.
While the guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the lower level of the barn, we went around the grounds and took some portraits. We started in the silo.
Amy and Eric really worked hard to personalize their wedding. There were so many thoughtful details to photograph. Here are a bunch of things that caught my eye.
They brought the Western Pennsylvania tradition of a cookie table to Maryland.
A couple more portraits.
Amy and Eric are marvelous dancers. Their first dance took place in the upper level of the barn where guests were seated for dinner.
Amy met Father Gerry Creedon while working with Catholic Charities. They became friends through their shared passion for social justice. He played mandolin and sang a blessing for the couple.
Cutting the cake.
There was never a doubt that this was going to happen.
Dancing started out on the covered deck on the side of the barn.
Music was provided by a couple of talented friends, Katie and Logan Kraft.
After dinner, Amy and Rick started the reception off with a traditional father and daughter dance.
Which quickly turned into a choreographed flash mob.
Amy and Eric find a quiet moment on the dance floor.
The night ended with a campfire, toasted marshmallows, and drinks.
Thanks again for allowing us to be a part of such a wonderful celebration!
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