While a lot of things in 2020 have certainly not gone exactly to plan, Gabby & Brad had faith that their fall wedding at HollyHedge Estate would be able to go off without a hitch. Gabby’s favorite season is fall, they got engaged in the fall, they took their engagement photos in the fall, so obviously a fall wedding just had to happen.
Brad knows how much family means to Gabby, so he made sure to pick a weekend where her sister, who lives in Nashville, would be home. Gabby’s family had organized a homecoming party for her sister and Brad had asked her father if he could invite his parents along. Months before, Brad had asked her father for his permission to ask Gabby to marry him, so now was the golden moment. He decided to propose at the fountain in Princeton (are you sensing some themes here?) and obviously she said yes! They met up with their parents for a small celebration before telling their entire families that weekend.
Here are some favorites from their fall wedding at HollyHedge Estate!
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If you’ve ever wondered what the boys do during groom prep while the girls are doing hair and makeup, apparently it’s this!
Gabby’s family dog, Mia, was on the ready while wearing her bridal white fur coat.
I love this trend of comfy PJs during bride prep, the girls wore them well!
Masks – now a part of bride details.
You can’t help but want to touch the bride when she’s all dolled up and looking fabulous.
Gabby chose hunter green for the bridesmaids dresses so that the mix of seasonal fall colors in the bouquets would pop!
Thank you, wind, for kicking up at just the right moment for the shot!
HollyHedge Estate is one of my favorite venues to take photos at, especially for a fall wedding like this one. There are so many cool, different natural and classic elements to work with.
I could have done portraits with these two for hours, but alas, they had a celebration to get to.
When talking (aka raving) about HollyHedge Estate for their wedding, Gabby said, “We picked HollyHedge because it blends a natural and sophisticated feel. It has beautiful outdoor elements with an old style indoor style..”
A quick plug – the sign in book. The sign-in book serves as a great way to not only enjoy the photos printed (not just digitally!) but also have a personalized keepsake from your wedding.
The guests didn’t practice the dance before the speech, but they caught on quickly.
Quick reminder: The comments in the sign-in book are usually written with a couple drinks in the system, but they’re usually read sober. Make your decisions wisely.
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a little bit of extra fun at this wedding because I got to work with my favorite DJ.
Just when you thought COVID would ruin everything, it goes ahead and makes the plans more beautiful.
“We are opposites so we certainly complete each other. Gabby is very type A, Brad is very laid back. We keep each other balanced in everything we do.” Gabby always says that Brad makes her laugh everyday. We think a life of laughter sounds perfect.
Night portraits at HollyEdge Estate are easy to find and beautiful.
Just when I thought the day wasn’t gonna get any better, out comes Nomad Pizza and their pizza truck.
Venue // HollyHedge Estate
Jeweler // Orion Jewelers
Dress // Castle Couture (Hayley Paige)
DJ // Showoff Productions
Officiant // Queenship of Mary Church, Father Gerry
Hair // Katie Nicolai
Make Up // Kristen Fiori
Florist // Pod Shop Flowers
Invitations/Stationery // Minted and Paper Culture
Limo/Transportation // Paradise Transit
Favors // Pierre’s Chocolates and Bath and Body Works (hand sanitizers – what a hot commodity in 2020)