One of the best parts of the season is the feeling of a “fresh start” come January 1. That being said, 2011 was a FABULOUS year for the crew of DPNAK. Below are SOME of my favorite photos from the 2011 season. For simplicities sake, I limited it to my top six (in no particular order).
The first photo was from Amanda and Mark’s wedding by Daniel Moyer. What I truly love about this photo is what you don’t see. First of all, this was the night of Hurricane Irene. Despite the odds, we managed to pull off a fantastic sparkler exit and it was great! Second, right before they were getting ready to exit, I realized I was in the shot and quickly ducked out of the way. As I did this, my shoes had gotten wet from the weather and I slipped and fell right on my butt! Oy.
The second photo was taken by Amanda Grace Images of Amanda and Michael’s wedding (I had several Amanda’s this year… and next year!). My favorite part about this photo is the look on the bride’s face. This bride in particular was so beautiful and insanely gracious, and this photo captures that so sincerely. And it truly feels like all eyes are on them, doesn’t it?
Next, we have another “in the moment” image by Maggie J Photography of Desiree and Scott’s Hotel Bethlehem wedding in July. There is something so beautiful about the first few moments as officially being “husband and wife”, but photo captures them so well. Almost as if it’s any other day, just crossing the street, holding hands and completely in love.
This next photo was taken out in New Jersey by my good friend and amazing photographer, Amanda of Swoon Over It. Bill and Katie provided their guests with an amazing DJ and a fabulous Greek Band. As tradition holds, money is thrown into the air as every one holds hands and dance around. The money is literally swept up at the end of the night by the band and that’s their payment – how cool is that? And I love how Amanda catches the Father of Groom throwing the money in this shot! Friends and family and good energy is what this photo is all about.
Kristen is another one of my bries who just continued to inspire me throughout her planning process. She remained calm, composed, and incredibly gracious to everyone around her. This photo by Brian Lapsansky is just stunning, soft and incredibly peaceful.
The last one is another beauty from Amanda of Swoon Over It. The wedding of Mindy and Mark took place at the Terrain at Styer’s in Glen Mills, and it was a wedding that dressed heavily in DIY projects by both the bride AND groom. Usually, DIY can go two ways: good or bad. Well their DIY not only went well, it landed them on the front page of 100 Layer Cake! By the way, this amazing door they were standing in front of only cost a few thousand dollars! Love these two.
Stay tuned throughout the next few days for more of my favorites from 2011! xo.