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Tara and Deric | Pen Ryn Mansion Wedding Photographer

September 15, 2011

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Sugar Cookies wrapped with ivory ribbon.  the initials of each bridesmaid hand-stitched onto a handkerchief.  And Layla, Tara and Deric’s sweet pup, confused about all the hustle and bustle surrounding her that lovely afternoon.

There was an air of eager excitement this past saturday at Tara + Deric’s home.  As one bridesmaid was walking through the door with her new ‘do, another was taking her turn in front of the make-up artist.  In the hallway, the first dress, a gorgeous J. Crew wedding gown, was hung on a door frame as it was being steamed.  And the gorgeous bride enjoyed conversation and laughs with her family and childhood friends as she got ready for one of the most memorable days of her life.

Tara’s engagement ring actually belonged to one of her great-grandmothers.  Deric placed it in that little jewelry box with her initials engraved on top when he proposed to her.

 How sweet is this face!  “what’s going on???”

 There’s something about this photo that I just love…

 First Look…

Tara still wanted Deric to be surprised when he saw her walk down the aisle, so she wore a different, equally gorgeous gown for the ceremony and reception.

This photo tells a story of excitement and anticipation, and I love it.  The bridal suite windows overlook the front of Pen Ryn Mansion where all the guests were arriving and being seated for the ceremony. 

 She couldn’t be more stunning…

 The ballroom at Pen Ryn Mansion is gorgeous, and the florist did an amazing job!

 I’m a sucker for father-daughter dances…

 BAM!

 …And then she ran away!!!

 …but then he got her…

 And now they have each other forever!  Congratulations!

Tara and Deric (and your families and friends!), it was an honor and pleasure to photograph your perfect wedding day.  Thank you for including me, and enjoy skipping around Europe hand in hand!

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