Outdoor Woods Ceremony | New York Wedding Photographer

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Breanna Warren

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June 21, 2023

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Shannon and Amy’s outdoor woods ceremony was such a good time. They gathered all their favorite people to celebrate in a magical setting in the woods. As a New York wedding photographer, I love an opportunity to capture such special memories for couples in such cool locations. 

The day started with each bride getting ready on her own. They kept things simple as they got ready and were down to just have fun with all the important people around them. Amy wore a tulle and lace strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline and structured boning in the bodice. She added a delicate and simple drop necklace, small studs, and thing bracelets to accessorize her look.  Nude, block heels completed her look. Shannon wore a sleeveless, lace and tulle gown with a plunging neckline. Her look was completed with gold heels, simple earrings, and half up, curled hairstyle. 

After getting ready, it was time for the first look. We did this outside of the inn, and they chose to stand back to back before turning around to see each other. I just loved their reactions! It was so sweet to watch them each gush over how great the other looked. They both made each other spin around to take in the full look! The dresses complemented each other so well and had a similar feel that was perfect for the woods!   

It was on to the ceremony next! The sun was shining through the trees and their arch perfectly during the ceremony for us to get some dreamy photos of exchanging vows. Their arch was set up in front of the most beautiful woods, and guests sat on wooden benches.  After exchanging vows, we headed out for some portraits. The lighting through the trees was gorgeous, especially on their dresses! We took advantage of the great lighting and got some really great couples shots before heading to the reception. 

Guests celebrated with the couple at a seated dinner in the inn and with games outside. Between the ceremony and the speeches shared by their friends and family, there wasn’t a dry eye in the whole place! All the guests were having such a great time together and it was such a fun time. As the night began to wind down, Amy and Shannon cut the cake, while their guests danced the night away and celebrated the newlyweds at their outdoor woods ceremony.


Venue: Elmrock Inn

Floral: BOUQS

Video: Fyvie Films

HMUA: Makeup Masters

DJ: DJ Mav Entertainment

Catering: Harvest Real Food Catering

Cake: Ultimate Bake Shoppe of Ardmore

Dresses: Maria Cabrera Bridal & BHLDN

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