I had the honor of photographing Hally and Nick’s Shadow Creek Events wedding earlier this June. She chose a beautiful neutral palette of blush and cream accented by soft greenery that was the perfect juxtaposition to their more rustic venue. Shadow Creek isn’t just your average barn, however, it’s pure elegance and class that could be decorated to suit black-tie weddings and beyond. Hally and Nick’s incredible team, led by Nicole of Sweet Face Events, did just that and I think you’ll agree after seeing the detail shots that it couldn’t have been more stunning. But this day isn’t just about their perfect details and lovely venue; it’s about a sweet couple who has been anxiously awaiting this day for many years.
It started with a tulle skirt. A green tulle skirt, to be exact, as made by the bride herself. It was St. Patrick’s Day in the city and she and her friends were going out to celebrate. While waiting in line to use the restroom, she happened to run into Nick who was waiting to do the same. They struck up a flirtatious conversation in that hallway, then went their separate ways thinking that would be it. Little did Hally know, they’d exit the bathroom at the same time and, luckily for these two, Nick’s was out of paper towels. He took one look at that big, poofy skirt and decided it was the next best option given the situation — don’t worry, Hally is the kind of girl who can laugh at something like this and he even bought her a drink to say thank you!
Well, that same tulle skirt made an appearance on the big day to commemorate where their love story began. Shannon, the bride’s sister and maid of honor, donned said skirt as she retold this story during her speech. That same level of thoughtfulness from their families was evident not just in that moment, but throughout the entire day. I had such a wonderful time celebrating with this group and was sad to say goodbye at the end of the night. Hally — don’t forget, if Patrick ever wants a 4th sister, I am first to volunteer ;)
A huge thank you to these vendors for making Hally & Nick’s wedding amazing!
Venue | Shadow Creek Weddings and Events
Coordinator | Sweet Face Events
Hair & Makeup | Amie Decker Beauty
Florist | Oak + Amble
Cake | Crumbles Bakeshop
Catering | Purple Onion
DJ | D-Mac & Associates
Invitation Suite | LAURA MAHONY
Bridal Boutique | SOLILOQUY BRIDAL COUTURE
Dress Designer | ANGEL RIVERA
Groom’s Attire | BROOKS BROTHERS