Katlin + Kevin | John James Audubon Center Wedding
From the moment that Katlin contacted me I knew that she was planning a beautiful wedding at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove in Audubon, PA. She mentioned right away that she found me through Philadelphia photographer, Dominic Episcopo. I've known Dominic since I was a student at the University of the Arts; these days, we cross paths via the yoga community and this was also Katlin's connection. This is all to say, "Small World" and I knew that my organic style of wedding documentation would be a great fit for Katlin & Kevin's day. Katlin & Kevin have known each other since high school, although they didn't begin dating until Kevin returned from a trip abroad to Thailand during college. From the beginning, their relationship felt natural and easy and they knew that they wanted a future together. Fast forward a few years... While on vacation in Napa Valley, Katlin & Kevin were enjoying a romantic reservation at Clos du Val when the sommelier presented the couple with a small red box. Turns out that the vineyard's chocolate presentation can be very misleading; this wasn't the moment that Kevin had been planning! Several months later, the genuine opportunity presented itself during a recreated wine picnic, complete with cabernet from Clos du Val, under a big tree on a rainy Saturday afternoon. After an apology for neglecting to bring the red truffle filled box, Kevin offered a small black one instead.
I noticed several things about Katlin & Kevin early on. First, they are best friends and complete one another. I love the way that I caught them looking at each other. Every glance held humor, respect and love. "He is the other piece to my puzzle." Second, Katlin's laugh is infectious. She is constantly smiling and laughing and you can literally watch the people around her catch that feeling. Also, this couple has great style! Katlin wore 2 gorgeous gowns on her wedding day by BHDLN & Free People respectively and Kevin's suit came from the Vera Wang collection. They also implemented the styling of Belovely Floral & Event Design to not only create the beautiful venue decor, but to finish Katlin's bohemian look with a gorgeous flower crown that she donned the entire day.
~ from the bride: "We want the day to be an opportunity to share our love and life with our friends and family – nothing very formal or tradiional. We plan on having a lot of fun and everything will be a reflection of our spirits."
Venue | John James Audubon Center
Floral & Event Design | Belovely
Invitations | Paper Source by the bride
Bridesmaids | J. Crew
Wedding Bands | DeSumma and Wexler, Philadelphia
Groom's Attire | Vera Wang
Catering | Jeffrey Miller Catering
DJ | DJ Apt One