Kelsey and Harrison (and their families) are just the sweetest souls! Between their beautiful ceremony, the perfect warm autumn weather, and light for portraits, and an incredible reception at Radnor Valley Country Club the wedding celebrating the new Mr. and Mrs. Betsill was something out of a dream!
We began the morning with details and getting ready at Kelsey's parents home. It didn't take long before all the girls gathered in and the whole home was filled with this laughter and joy! Gifts were given, champagne glasses were clinked and so much swooning happened over Kelsey (I mean, how could you not?) as she stepped into her gown. Meanwhile, Harrison was not far away getting ready to see his bride! One of my favorite things about having a second shooter with me is going through the images and getting to see exactly what was happening with the groom as I was with the bride. Seeing the images of Harrison putting as his shoes the same moment that Kelsey was putting on her earrings, there's just something so sweet about these two simultaneously preparing to meet one another at the end of the aisle <3
Before long it was time to move to the ceremony. Just a hop skip and jump away, we quickly arrived at St. Teresa's of Calcutta (one of the most gorgeous churches I've had the pleasure of photographing). Kelsey and Harrison seeing each other for the first time was the sweetest thing, and so contagious! I mean, the look on their faces says it all. One beautiful mass later these two were officially one! The newlyweds and bridal party headed to Valley Forge National Park to kick off portraits.
So, hen I say it was a warm day I mean it - like, relieving the bridal party to the A/C while we finished up portraits at Valley Forge...in October. Crazy. Regardless, this group was so full of life! The laughter was loud and real and I loved it! Also, lets talk about these portraits of our bride and groom for a second - except, I have no words. This was a portrait session where I had trouble choosing favorites, so there are definitely a few extra included here! We went on to Radnor Valley Country Club to complete our portraits, Kelsey and Harrison had a sweet moment, and dance, to themselves inside before joining their guests for cocktail hour, complete with cigar bar and some incredible food. From there the party continued on inside with tear jerking dances (check out the image of Harrison's dad sitting beside Kelsey during the mother-son dance) and toasts! We snuck out for a moment of night portraits before the dance floor opened up - and man does this group know how to party! What a crazy fun night to be a part of! We ended with one of the biggest sparkler exits I've seen and Kelsey and Harrison just as joyful as when the day started. Mr. and Mrs. Betsill, thank you so much again for inviting me in to capture your day. SO thankful to have met you two! Congratulations once more!!