Who wouldn’t love a New Year’s Eve winter wedding?! The vision that you get when you imagine the snow and the bright pinks and purples of the sunset you only get when it’s mid-winter. Throwing a huge party with all the sparkle and pop of champagne bottles, But true to 2018 fashion instead of a beautiful snow blanket and gorgeous vibrant sunset, we got rain. So we spent the wedding day indoors. We did however get the huge party and all the sparkle which was amazing.
Lauren and her mother had spent so much time leading up to the wedding putting together every little detail of this DIY wedding. It really did take a village to put everything together as her entire bridal party and family helped to set it all up.
I arrived at Lauren & Joey’s home where the bride and her girls were getting ready for the day and walked into a very relaxed bride who knew she was marrying her very best friend that day and she couldn’t wait. Everyone was so welcoming and continued their chats about the day as I moved around with my camera in their faces trying to catch every candid moment possible.
When I arrived at the venue to start photographing I was in awe of the pure beauty of how everything turned out. The venue is very romantic and dimly lit for the ceremony with pops of twinkle lights all around. I spent some time snapping shots of the bridal party, then the bride and finally the groom and his fun loving crew.
And then the ceremony, the ceremony and the tears! It was a beautiful thing to see the emotions hit two people so intensely. Check out all the images from their big day. All the smiles and love, it was so much fun and I am so thankful they put their faith in me to capture their big day. Now if only we could have found a way to include their two adorable pups to make a perfect day just that much better!
Venue, Food & Drinks: Bulls & Bears Pub, Hagerstown, MD
Bridal Portrait Venue: The Ballroom at Schindel-Rohrer
Florals, Cake, Decor: DIY by the Bride
Rings: R. Bruce Carson Jewelers, Hagerstown, MD
DJ Services: Fired Up Entertainment
Photography: Yvette Saddler Photography | MD, VA, WV, PA Wedding Photography