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July 20, 2018

Alyssa & Daniel, Chestnut Ridge Wedding

Alyssa and Daniel are seriously two of THE SWEETEST people you will ever meet. They are genuine, understanding, kind, joyful and their sweet spirits are contagious to everyone around them. It’s beyond clear that they are incredibly loved by their friends and family. Daniel keeps Alyssa on her toes and is constantly making her laugh. I’ve never had two people fall so seamlessly into poses and look so comfortable in front of my camera from the first shot. I loved these two from the moment we FaceTimed and even more so after their engagement session at Craggy Gardens. Naturally, I was thrilled for their wedding day and working at Chestnut Ridge with Mingle Events is always the icing on the cake!

We started the day capturing Alyssa’s details while she finished getting ready in the GORGEOUS bridal suite at Chestnut Ridge! Alyssa and her bridesmaids were so calm and on top of things they truly had time to just relax and enjoy each others company before the craziness started! One of my favorite details from Alyssa’s wedding was a penny that her grandmother also wore in her shoe on her wedding day – crazy!! I love sentimental heirlooms that have been passed down to each generation!

Alyssa’s mom helped her into her dress just moments before she met Daniel outside for their First Look. This might be my favorite First Look to date – the excitement on both of their faces was TOO SWEET!! We were able to capture a TON of incredible portraits on the beautiful property of Chestnut Ridge because their entire timeline was on schedule and they choose to have a First Look. Brides, just look at this blog post – it’s full of images!! Pros to having a First Look ;)!

The ceremony was held in the intimate chapel at Chestnut Ridge with their closest friends and family! After they said their vows and sealed the deal with a kiss Dan picked Alyssa up for the cutest exit down the aisle. I’d say he was pretty excited to officially be husband and wife!

We were able to take even MORE portraits post-ceremony and Alyssa and Daniel enjoyed the second half of their cocktail hour! Their reception included lots of dancing, delicious food by Catering by Corey and the sweetest toasts by their closest friends. Oh, and we can’t forget the special performance by Dan’s groomsmen that ended with Alyssa being held in the air in a chair – pretty sure we were all a little nervous for her safety ;)! It was truly a spectacular day with the best people! We are so excited to share these images and weddings like this remind us of why we LOVE what we do so much!

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