Hope and Tom opted for a destination wedding, with their parents, and 2 sets of friends….small and intimate. Less hassle and more laid back….exactly what they wanted.
Their wedding was at the stunning and gorgeous Crane Resort on the island of Barbados. Turquoise waters, white sand, friendly people, and a wonderful couple, their family and friends= me being a happy, happy girl. Their families opened their arms and hearts to me, made me feel like a part of their families, and treated me so wonderfully. I cannot tell you enough about them. One thing: Tom is super laid back and go with the flow. He doesn’t always care if his clothes match, but he can cook a mean burger! Hope on the other hand, likes to be in control (which I find to be a good thing- maybe that’s because I also like being in control!), pays attention to detail and by her admittance(not mine!) can’t cook, she also loves shrimp and avocado, while Tom hates them. I would say that’s a pretty well balanced couple there, wouldn’t you?! Together and separate, they are just wonderful, funny people. They like to be goofy together, but they are so sweet and are just perfect for each other.
I feel like I say the same thing on every wedding post….but I can’t help that I just have amazing couples that I get to photograph. I am super lucky and blessed that Hope and Tom add to that list of being incredibly smart, beautiful, loving, and hospitable people. Getting to know their families and friends tells me even more about who they are and where they came from, and there is a definite line of graciousness and um, awesome-ness that runs down to them. I am honored to have been able to be a part of their beautiful wedding in such an amazing location, to have been made part of Hope’s family, and to become Tom’s mother’s daughter she never had :) Thank you to all of you from the bottom of my heart….for everything.
Enjoy Part I of their photos. This is their wedding day. Clear skies, beautiful breezes, and amazing scenery….in Barbados. Tomorrow, you will see their Day After Session around the resort and another post will show their reception they had for family and friends at Hope’s parents home in Pennsylvania.
Her dress was just perfect for her body….you will see, but it was just ugh…perfect!
her grandmothers handkerchief and her flowers
Hope was so calm and relaxed. It was so easy to photograph her because of how laid back she was, but when you’re in a place like Barbados….how can you not be?
such a beautiful day…
Hope and Tom, and her mom Debbie, and step dad, Fred
I dont normally post these family photos, but I really just love this one of Tom and his father.
love this one…
Stay tuned tomorrow, for their awesome Day After Session…..and they jump off a cliff!