As parents, it's a rite of passage to joke about which of your friends' children will become your future son or daughter in law... but when it actually happens, you realize this marriage was written in the stars. This wedding from Something Blue Photography is all kinds of beautiful. A lakeside garden ceremony, a jaw-dropping venue and full, gorgeous blooms... Justin and Samantha's wedding day was absolutely picture-perfect.
From Something Blue: I first met Samantha and Justin last year when they were in the bridal party of another SB wedding. When they reached out to me to shoot their wedding at this amazing venue in PA, I jumped at the opportunity, as I LOVE Pennsylvania weddings:)This couple has the best love story too! Sam and Justin’s parents have been friends since high school and Justin is about 5 years older than Samantha. When Sam was born they used to joke about how their kids would grow up and get married..and that’s just what happened! They literally grew up together and played together as kids. During their amazing lakeside ceremony, their officiant (another friend of theirs) joked about how Justin used to put makeup all over Samantha’s face when they were little and as they got older, Justin would just start coming around more often on his own! They started dating when she was 17 and he proposed to her last year on a day trip to Logwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.I had never been to this wedding venue and it is breathtaking! It sits right on Lake Nockamixon in Buck’s County, PA. The inside of the venue is so modern and pretty! It’s a 14 room, multilevel Inn, so they had the whole property to themselves for the entire weekend. The girls got ready in the bridal suite upstairs and the boys were downstairs in a cool billiard room with a stone wine cellar on the same floor.The couple choose to do a first look before the ceremony, and Justin actually showed me how bad his hands were shaking..he was so nervous, it was so sweet! Sam was just as nervous and couldn’t wait to see him too! When the moment finally came, there were giggles, sniffles, lots of kissing, and he kept telling her how beautiful she looked. We walked around the beautifully landscaped property and took lots of pictures on the grounds and down by the lake. Their bridal party was such a great group! I knew a lot of them from prior weddings, so I already knew how fun they were, and this wedding was no different. They are so silly and hilarious to be around! It really makes my job easy when everyone is literally laughing and having such a good time! The ceremony is in the most beautiful location on the property, overlooking the lake. The bridal suite has a great balcony to capture the bride’s dad walking her down the steps and toward her groom. As Sam was walking down the aisle all I could hear were their 2 moms and all the bridesmaids crying tears of pure joy behind me, it even made me tear up! They exchanged vows and rings while the sun was beaming from behind them over the water…ahhh it was sooo pretty!!!!The reception was in the lakeside boathouse, which had draped ceilings and stone walls. The couple shared their first dance and parent dances, followed by toasts from the maids of honor and best man. They even decided to do a semi-private cake cutting early on so they wouldn’t have to stop the dancing once it started. We were able to sneak outside for a few more photos on the lake during the reception. These were my favorite images of the day:)The party was a lot of fun! I saw people doing invisible double dutch on the dance floor, pants get ripped to shreds and a lot of drinking and dancing! Such a great wedding all around!Sam and Justin are currently on their honeymoon in Riviera Maya, Mexico!