Stephanie + Phil’s wedding was held just down the road from the Wentworth-by-the-Sea Hotel at the Country Club. Steph arrived in style with her father on a horse-drawn carriage, an amazing surprise gift from Phil. This is actually BETTER than the recent royal wedding, where only the exit was by carriage. Thanks to my fantastic assistant Ashley Conti for the close-up of Steph below:
To my surprise – and utter delight – there were tears during the processional. I didn’t even see them until I was editing this image of Phil:
Phil is Jewish, and Steph Christian. The result was a fantastic ceremony combining traditions from both religions.
What a setting for a wedding … love this vista!
Guests were provided with white parasols and pretty wooden fans to help keep cool (it was a blistering 90-something out that day!) They looked so pretty with the sun shining through …
There were some very cute and fun moments during the vows.
It is rare to get 360 degree access during a wedding ceremony – so both Adam Flaherty (super lovely videographer) and I took advantage of the relaxed rules:
These guys were grinning through most of the ceremony.
After the ceremony (and some quick group photos), I spent a little time taking portraits with Phil and Steph. My favorites are often the in-between shots like these two below, when the couple is less camera-aware …
… but then again, you can’t beat the high drama of portraits like this:
And as a little taste of things to come in the final post later this week, here are a couple more couples photos from after dinner (that light was dreamy) …