Maureen & Art | Phipps Conservatory Wedding

Last spring I worked with Sandy Yetter of Red Lotus Photography, second shooting Maureen and Art's wedding at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden. Phipps is a special place for me because that is where Bradley and I got married. Every year we visit the Broderie Room on our anniversary to put a coin in the wishing well. As I packed my bags to head over to the wedding, I put a couple of quarters in my pocket, just like Sandy and Amanda did for us, just in case we were doing portraits there after the ceremony. :) It was a gorgeous spring day, and as Sandy photographed Maureen while she was getting ready, I stayed with the guys in the outdoor garden where the ceremony was to be held. The garden and event room was decorated with beautiful red butterflies that complemented the red accent color in Maureen's truly amazing dress. Instead of lighting a unity candle during the ceremony, they took sticks that they had found while hiking, and ribbons filled with memories, and tied it all together and placed it in an urn with sand. They created a beautiful keepsake and symbol of togetherness.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardenFather and son before wedding ceremony at Phipps Botanical GardenGroom waiting for his bride walking down the aisle at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardenHanding over the bride at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden wedding ceremonyCeremony in the outdoor garden at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardenCeremony in the outdoor garden at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardenGroom reading his wedding wovs to the bride at  Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardenRing exchange at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden weddingRing exchange and first kiss at Phipps wedding ceremonyThe wishing well in the broderie room at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardenBride and groom portraits in the broderie room at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardenThe beautifully decorated reception in the event room at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardenGrand entrance at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardenSpeech to the bride and groom at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardenSpeech to the bride and groom at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardenCutting the cake at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden weddingFirst dance at the  Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden weddingReception details at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden weddingBride and groom dancingNight view of wedding reception at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden