July 14, 2014

Thru the eyes of our guests...

(disclaimer:  for the first time on this blog, I can't take credit for ANY photo I posted.  And I kinda like it!  Thank you to all my 'guest' photographers)


As so often happens when it comes to my own family events...I don't carry my camera.

What I love about photography is that it allows me to capture details.  Small bits of a big picture.  But when it came to Thing #2's wedding...I didn't want to see the pieces.  After all, I had been immersed in the "pieces" of her wedding for over a year!  I wanted to take in the whole she-bang. So the camera got stashed in the upstairs closet at Cairnwood Estate,  and I placed the photography into the more than capable hands cameras of Rebecca Barger Photography (do yourself a favor and check out her blog !)...


"The Bride"
Cairnwood Estate
Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
Rebecca Barger Photography



"All Smiles"
(Things #2 and #2.1)
Rebecca Barger Photography
Vintage furniture from Maggpie Vintage Rental



"The Entrance"
(Thing #1)
Rebecca Barger Photography



"Doc Martens or Bust"
(Thing #3)
Rebecca Barger Photography



...and our guests!  I gotta hand it to our friends and family for sharing what they saw via their Iphone-ography...


The decor.




Things #2 and #2.1 (aka the bride and groom).




The details.




The fun.




The love.




The smiles.



I gotta hand it to our friends and family.  Who knew they possessed such mad photography skills?!? Maybe they should start their own blogs!






Here's where I "link up" today.

(Song-ography is on vacay til August 5th...and we're moving to Tuesdays!)

26 comments:

  1. These are so special and SO gorgeous! Love the sliding down the banister!!! Fun!

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  2. oh Kathy, she is just stunning! I'd say it's the joy that's been captured all around!! Thanks for sharing these!

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  3. What a stunning location & bride. I'm sure it was fun having so many loved ones together for such a beautiful celebration. Congrats on enjoying the moment & not think g you gad to capture the moment w your camera. Now... Take lots of naps, get a massage & be nice to yourself.

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  4. These are SO gorgeous!! thank you for sharing...did Cairnwood put out the pretty furniture or did you have to bring all of that? The photographer is amazing!! Thing #2 looked stunning.
    What was happening on the floor in the one shot?

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    1. We went to "Maggpie Vintage Rentals" warehouse in downtown Philly. Had the MOST fun time wandering thru the warehouse and picking out items for the gardens at Cairnwood. I WANT TO LIVE IN THEIR WAREHOUSE! haha. As for what's going on, on the floor? Well, it was some sort of "dance" to "Proud Mary"....you seem them "rolling, rolling, rolling on the river" :)

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  5. The bride is absolutely stunning - what a dress! All of the planning came together, and what a beautiful wedding...thanks for sharing some of the captured moments! Now you can relax... :)

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  6. Love love love the decor and very fun details! Looks like a wonderful event... :-)

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  7. This is one of the most beautiful, if not THE most beautiful wedding I have ever "seen"! She is gorgeous! The details are gorgeous. I'm sure you feel very satisfied!

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  8. WOW!!! Such detail, such beauty, such love. Congrats on becoming a MIL!

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  9. Kathy, it looks like her special day was extra-special. Hope you show more.

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  10. What a stunning wedding friend! My goodness! And it looked like a blast to boot! The best kind...wishing them many years of good times and love! Nicole

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  11. So glad you had a beautiful day for those outside photos. Looking forward to seeing some more! I saw Thing #3? fashion statement of sneakers of facebook - loved it! Did all the guys slide down the bannister? Awesome!

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    1. No...just my son. He is VERY lucky he decided not to round the corner and proceed down the next set of banisters that were be-decked with flowers and greenery! Would have had to kill him :)

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  12. 1) Thing #2 is stunning. Looks like it was worth every minute of anticipation and planning. Wonderful!

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  13. Oh, my goodness, your daughter is beautiful!! She and 2.1 look so happy. I wish them all the best.

    And I still cannot get over the wonderful way she created her bouquet. If I wasn't already married, I'd try that for my wedding. :-)

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  15. Looks like a beautiful event and of course the bride and groom both gorgeous. They look so happy, and everything looks as if it went just perfectly! Great planning

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  16. Such beautiful and precious impressions of a, no doubt, awesome day! A beautiful couple, indeed.

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  17. My goodness - your daughter is an absolute beauty! I so enjoyed these photos of the wedding. I haven't been to a wedding for a while and was reminded of how wonderful Instagram is in so many ways. All those details as seen through your guests' eyes are priceless.

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  18. I'm so glad there were so many magic moments captured by friends and family- sometimes they are the best at revealing the true spirit of an event.
    Thing 2 was a gorgeous bride, Kathy!

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  19. Congratulations to you (I have difficulty leaving my camera behind) and to the happy couple. "The Entrance" and "Doc Martens or Bust" were favourites out of many spectacular photographs.

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  20. Congrats to the happy couple and Iphones do pretty good don't they

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  21. Oh congrats!! Looks like it was an absolutely beautiful wedding and day!!

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  22. I love the vintage feel to the wedding. So very cool and the bridesmaid dresses are simple perfect.... as for the Dc Martins... WANT!

    mollyxxx

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  23. What a wonderful, beautiful wedding! I'm sure you're breathing a sigh of relief.

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