Mandy and Anthony’s Aquila Barn wedding from this past weekend is a summer dream! Complete with rustic decor and an adorable boat shoot, we were all feelin’ the love.
Mandy and Anthony grew up together – and childhood sweethearts really have a special kind of love, don’t they? I loved seeing their love and comfortability play out throughout the day. In addition to their enduring love story, both Mandy and Anthony have generations of examples of long marriages. Such a sweet reminder of unconditional love!
The weather forecast for Mandy and Anthony’s wedding day called for rain – and lots of it! 100% chance of rain definitely could have put a damper on Mandy’s dream of having an outdoor ceremony, but thankfully the storm held off just long enough for the ceremony and ALL the pictures afterwards! It definitely blew in, but we were very lucky to have it hold off just long enough for Mandy’s dream to come true.
One of my favorite things to photograph at a wedding is family heirlooms and special traditions. Mandy and Anthony were able to use several family heirlooms for their ceremony, tying in to family tradition along the way. The cake cutter and champagne glasses were used by Mandy’s parents in their wedding, and the card box belonged to the bride’s great aunt who passed.
One more way that Mandy and Anthony were able to tie their family and family traditions into their wedding day was through cars. Mandy’s family is big into restoring old cars, and have a tradition of taking pictures with them on wedding days. These are sweet reminders of their long family history of enduring marriages for sure. But it also makes for some killer photos!
Mandy and Anthony are following their wedding with a honeymoon in Myrtle Beach, SC and Ashville, NC.
Thank you, Mandy and Anthony, for allowing me to capture your love story!
Photography: Emily Broadbent Photography | Venue: Aquilla Barn | Florals: Moment of Grace Florist | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Bridal Salon: Elegance Made Simple | Hair: Ronni Beth Ross | Makeup: Renee | DJ: Mark Huber | Cakes: Sweets To Remember | Suits: Elegance Made Simple | Bridesmaids Dresses: Elegance Made Simple | Invitations: Shutterfly, Magnet street | Catering: Taormina’s