the concession golf & country club wedding: chelsea + zack

The two of them are a perfect match. She’s the loud to his quiet, and the crazy to his calm. And he brings smiles and tears to her face at all the right moments. They are each other’s  yin and yang in all the right ways. To know each of them is to know half of a greater whole, and that day they promised to keep it that way for the rest of their days. . .

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Chelsea and Zack are married! These two had such an awesome day from start to finish, which was the perfect end to our 2017 wedding season. Chelsea wore a stunning Hayley Paige gown with the most amazing beadwork and criss-cross back, and after getting ready in separate cottages she and Zack shared a laughter-filled first look. It was just the SWEETEST. The architecture of their venue was absolutely breathtaking, and made taking their portraits so much fun. And things only got more fun when their adorable pup Ernie made a cameo for a few shots! (Sidenote, if you missed Ernie’s first birthday party shoot you need to make a pitstop HERE after this post!)

The two of them said their “I-Do’s” beneath a gorgeous floral arch, before a tented reception on the lawn of the club. There was greenery everywhere, from the centerpieces to the ceiling of the tent, and the entire thing felt like something out of the most charming of rom-coms. But as good as everything looked, it felt even better. Because what kicked off under this tent was one seriously rockin’ party, lead by one of their favorite bands from their time up in PA, Velveeta. Everyone danced from beginning to end (but not without taking a few breaks to stop by the cigar bar or munch on some Ernie shaped cookies ; )

Chelsea and Zack, thank you both for such a wonderful day! We couldn’t have asked for a better celebration to end our year with, and we were so thankful to be a part of it.

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

Gold foil invitation with bride's floral bouquet Jimmy Choo silver flats with detailed bridal earrings Vintage pearl bracelet with silver clasps Bride's Hayley Page gown with custom hanger and adorable french bulldog named ernie Bride getting her finishing touches of makeup Bride and her bridesmaids in matching silk robes Bride being helped into her Hayley Paige gown by her Mother and Maid of Honor Bride with her diamond headband and matching earrings Bride putting her earrings in surrounded by natural sunlight in her Hayley Paige dress Bride and her Maid of Honor hugging under the veil in black and white Grooms cufflinks for Penn State University Groom adjusting his necktie while showing off his Penn State cufflinks Groom waiting with his back turned for a first look of his bride Bride and Groom hugging during their first look Bride in her Hayley paige Gown seeing her Groom for the first time on their wedding day Bride and Groom laughing during their first look on their wedding day Black and White image of a bride and groom hugging on their wedding day Bride and groom against a dark wood doorway framed by trees Bride and Groom smiling and a detailed picture of the Bride's floral bouquet and Hayley Paige Dress Black and white portrait of the Bride and Groom under a lantern Navy suit and lush floral bouquet Classic portrait of the Bride and Groom with additional portrait French Bulldog. Hayley Paige gown. Bride and Groom. What else could you want? Bride and Groom holding their French Bulldog in a bow tie Bride and Groom kissing among the trees and tall grass Portrait of the Bride in Black and White Bride holding her veil as she smiles at her Groom A detail of the grooms boutonniere and a classic portrait of the Groom in front of his cottage A candid moment between the Bride and Her Bridesmaids as they walk to the Ceremony The Bride and Bridesmaid's flowers with pops of red and white Groom followed by his Groomsmen in black and white walking toward the camera Groom with his Groomsmen in a traditional portrait  Ceremony details welcoming the guests The bride wearing her Hayley Paige Wedding dress and a handwritten cursive sign with a quote Bride and Her Bridesmaids holding floral bouquets in front of the wedding ceremony Bride and Groom portrait and close up view of the Bridesmaid's bouquets Floral arch along a pergola in Bradenton, Florida Rustic chairs with floral decor aisle runners Beautiful flower arch at the end of a rustic filled decorated wedding aisle The wedding ceremony underway at the concessions golf and country club Handwritten seating sign for the ceremony and the Bride and Groom during their wedding vows Black and White image of the Bride giving her vows during the ceremony by Sarah & Ben Photography The first kiss as Mr. & Mrs. under a floral arch An ecstatic Bride walks back up the aisle with her new Husband by Sarah & Ben Photography Tampa, FL Bride and Groom head to their cocktail hour at the concessions golf and country club The complete wedding party at the altar of the wedding in merlot gowns Bride and Groom kiss under their wedding arch decorated in florals as the wind blows her veil Handwritten seating chart for reception dinner and woodcut signs for the Bride and Groom on their chairs Floral decorated rustic chairs during a tented reception Simple gold candelabras and floral centerpieces decorated the tables with gold utensil accents Glitter filled tablecloths on high top tables and floral garland over the reception floor Floral centerpieces with a mixed assortment of candles carved wooden table numbers against a floral background Head table perspective shot with gold utensil accents Rustic chairs around a table The wedding cake with floral and berry accents on a gold cake tray The wedding rings against the florals of the bride's bouquet Bride and Groom first dance Bride and Groom first dance under string lights The end of the First Dance by the Bride and Groom under the Floral garland and string lights The Bride and Groom first dance and a shot of the reception tent under the full moon Mother and Son dance in Black and White Father and Daughter dance under the tent Cigar bar at the wedding reception and floral details at the cocktail hour French Bulldog cookie for the guests as a treat

Credit where Credit is Due:

Bridal Gown: Hayley Paige
Wedding Dress Store: Kleinfelds
Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Cake and Cookie Favors: Pastries by Design
Tent and Tables: US Tent
Chairs and Gold Flatware: A Chair Affair
Band: Velveeta
Cigar Roller:  Cigar Creations
Transportation: DreamMaker Limousines
Invitations: Write on Sarasota


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