– What lead you to have a wedding the way you did? Family, friends location etc?
We didn’t want to get carried away and lost in the whole planning process. We only visited one venue [the Red Barn] it was great, so we booked it. We wanted to make sure we enjoyed the day and that our friends and family enjoyed the day so we cared about keeping things simple for ourselves and throwing a great party for our guests. We also wanted to make sure we documented the day and that we’d be able to revisit it years from now. We probably did the most research on photographers and couldn’t be happier that we went with Angie.
– What were you most excited about before the wedding?
It was an excuse to pull all of our friends and family into the same room for a night. Beyond the thought of marriage alone, we were most excited about that room full of people and celebrating with them.
– Did anything happened that you weren’t expecting?
Maggie: I didn’t expect to keep it together before the ceremony. Honest. I was a puddle of tears the week leading up to the wedding. Patrick wrote a funny note the day of the wedding so as not to befoul my makeup but I still lost it by the time i finished the note. Hell, I’m crying as I write this now.
Patrick: I really didn’t expect everything to go as smoothly as it did. I figured there would be some sort of hiccup that would stress us out, but there really wasn’t anything. I also did not expect that it would be 70 degrees in November.
– Which images did you love the most?
This is such a tough one. I think our favorite images are the ones where we are being our goofy selves, despite being dressed very elaborately. Angie captured our personality. It’s great to have the formal portraits for tradition sake, but the candid moments between us or our families and friends are so much fun to revisit.
– Any advice for couples going through this process or about to go through the process?
Write things down. Take photos. Document this time. There’s no question that, when in the thick of it, wedding planning can be all-consuming. Two months after our wedding, the year we spent planning already feels distant. I created a “road to the wedding” photo album along the way, in an effort to capture the all of the mundane moments that got us closer to our wedding day. Our wedding photos from Angie are stunning, and the “road to the wedding photos” are unkempt. All of these memories that tell the story of us are equally as important. The stunning and the unkempt – that’s us.