Gina & Bryan's summer wedding at Bear Creek Mountain Resort last June, was one we had been looking forward to for a long time. I've known Gina and her family since grade school, where her mother ran our school lunch program, so it's safe to say we go way back. Gina is the kind of person who knows exactly what she wants, so it was wonderful to see all of her ideas come to life at her wedding. It was such a detail-oriented and fun-filled wedding, it really suited them as a couple!
They opted to start off the weekend with rehearsal dinner coverage, which I thought was great because it gave me a chance to get to know her bridal party as well as Bryan's family and catch up with her family in a much more relaxed setting. It also gave me a chance to get a photo of Gina with her wedding binder, which was one of the most impressive ones I've seen. All of her planning and organization paid off though, because they had a wonderful wedding day and everyone there had an awesome time.
Bear Creek is one of our favorite Lehigh Valley wedding venues. We've had the pleasure of photographing weddings at Bear Creek in June, July, August, October and November, and it is always beautiful. Not to mention that the venue wedding planners are top notch and the food is delicious, which is always a plus. For this one we were also able to take advantage of the variety of outdoor settings around the resort. Gina and Bryan had a lot of formal portraits they wanted, but they were adamant about not seeing each other before the ceremony. We were able to set up on opposite sides of the outdoor space and have the bridal party move back and forth between the bride and groom to keep them from seeing each other. That meant that after their outdoor ceremony, all we had to take were a few family portraits and the rest of cocktail hour could be used for bride and groom portraits and greeting their guests.
This was our first time photographing a wedding in the Mountain Ballroom, which is the largest reception room at Bear Creek. Gina and Bryan added to the fun with a photobooth and a candy buffet—both are consistant big hits.
Gina and Bryan, Kudos to you for creating a wedding day that was perfectly yours. I'm so glad we were able to reconnect after all these years so Matt and I could document it for you!