July 28, 2014

Saving the best, for last...

And they lived happily ever after.  The end beginning.

Thing #2 and 2.1's beginning...MY ending.  My final post on their wedding.  And I truly saved the best, for last.  I am soooo enjoying the amazing talents of Rebeccca Barger Photography and her eye for detail.  Rebecca and I went to high school together, yet didn't really 'know' each other. She is a few years behind me chronologically, hard not to hate on that! Yet years ahead of me in photographic talent and experience...yeah, hard not to hate on that too! (KIDDING...sort of).   Kudos to all of you who do wedding photography.  The idea of holding that responsibility in my hand, and camera, totally scares the bejeezus outta me.  Such an important day.  Such a monumental milestone.   Aside from memories, photographs are the only tangible we have to re-live that day.  Both for those in the present...and for future generations.  Memories fade. Photographs? Thank goodness for ever evolving technology.

When Thing #2 got engaged, the first thing we did was book the venue.  The second thing we did was book Rebecca.  Photography is just THAT important to me.  It's high on the priority list.  And it was a total no-brainer who I was going to choose to document and preserve this day.  She totally NAILED it. The big picture, and the details.  Thanks Rebecca!

Easiest blog post I've ever done...because it's Rebecca's!  Please check out Rebecca Barger Photography Blog for more amazing wedding photography.  And I promise...THE END.

Kylie + Jared, Cairnwood Estate

Kylie and Jared married at gorgeous Cairnwood Estate in Bryn Athyn.  I have been to Cairnwood many times and I’ve envisioned this first dance photo and I finally was able to shoot it,  positively beautiful!
Kylie and Jared’s day was filled with love, fun,  and lots of details,  planned by  Proud to Plan.
 Thank you so much for capturing all the details because the whole day was a blur for Jared and I!  LOVE these! What a tease, this makes me so excited to see the rest of them! ~Kylie
“Oh,Rebecca Barger…you have outdone yourself!   SOOOOO happy!!!” ~Kathy, Mother-of-the-Bride
Kylie purchased her Marisa Bridals gown at Bijou Bridal in Ardmore, brooch bouquet was created by Kylie and her mom’s collection of sparkle and commissioned by an artist friend of the bride.

Kylie’s hair was done by Jill Kozar from Up Your Do, and cosmetics by Dylan Michael Cosmetics both located in Jenkintown.

 All of the couple’s details fit in so well with the look and feel of Cairnwood, the Estate’s was build in the 1890′s and designed as a country home and to host social events, what a spectacular backdrop for Kylie & Jared’s wedding

Vintage furniture  by Maggpie Vintage Rentals.

Glorious wedding at Cairnwood Estate, Rebecca Barger Photography, Jenkintown, PA.

What a gorgeous bride and her beautiful bridesmaids,  cosmetics by Dylan Michael Cosmetics,  hair by Jill Kozar, Up Your Do, vintage inspired fans!

Flowers by Valleygreen Flowers and Gifts in Lower Gwynned.

Wedding designed  by the bride and  her mother with help from Erin Proud and her team of ladies from Proud to Plan, Catering by Karen Spire, Flowers byValleygreen FlowersRebecca Barger PhotographyMagpie vintage rental. Kylie’s mother, Kathy,  has a blog, “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out”  with lots of photos and you’ll see her eye for  details, details, details! 

Spectacular lighting at Cairnwood Estate by Synergetic Sounds and Lighting. 

Cake and cupcakes by Ciao Bella Cakes

Apparently, this floor style dance to “Rolling on The River”,  is a Cincinnati tradition, quite interesting, DJ by Synergetic Sound. 

Such an incredible wedding day, Best Wishes, Kylie + Jared!!

FINITO!  On to Thing #1's wedding...ya ready Rebecca?!?!

Here's where I "link up" today.

HEY!  Look what's back on August 5th...Song-ography!!!  
And we're moving to TUESDAYS! 
Get ready to link up with "Hot Fun in the Summertime" by Sly and the Family Stone


  1. These images are amazing. Kudos to you for a spectacular job.

  2. These are as beautiful as you have described. Amazing!

  3. So much happiness, love, prettiness and fun in these photos - captured beautifully! Still stuck on my love for those black and whites!

  4. These are so wonderful and you totally just deserved to enjoy the day! Your daughter is such a beautiful bride!

  5. I will have to look at these again! So much to see! GORGEOUS from beginning to end. What a fantastic day (and photographer!)

  6. Stunning!! I loved looking at them again (i drooled over the post you shared on FB!)
    Happy Monday!

  7. all gorgeous shots! Hope you have a short break at least between these weddings

  8. Perfection from the stunning couple to the smallest of details. Quite a memorabilia event for all involved.

  9. Beautiful.... everything looks like it was just perfect.

  10. Spectacular! I don't know what else to say! Everything was incredibly beautiful. What a magical day for them.

  11. Wow! So many beautiful photos of beautiful people! Your daughter is stunning. And I love seeing all the smiles. The joy just emanates from these photos.

  12. What amazing photos. I am certain you would capture a wedding beautifully. I have to admit, I'm very, very nervous about doing my nephew's wedding in a couple of weeks.

  13. Oh Kathy... These brought me to tears. The beauty of everything is beyond magical. There are no words

  14. Wow - simply WOW! What amazing images to treasure those memories for years to come. Your daughter is gorgeous and Thing #2.1 is pretty darn photogenic too - so there is that as well. Congratulations to everyone. did I mention "WOW!"

  15. wow.. Oh my lost for words . Just beautiful.. Congratulations . . my WOW again.