Dave + Alyssa | Glittering Purple Wedding at Sunnehanna Country Club, Westmont

 Closeup of bride and groom at Sunnehanna Country Club in Westmont, PA

Everything about this beautiful glittering purple themed wedding at Sunnehanna Country Club was stunning. The only thing matched by Dave and Alyssa's good looks was the charm, grace, and kindness both of these fantastic people exude in everything they do. Alyssa was as sweet as could be the whole day long, not allowing things to alter her way of treating anyone around her, even the photographer ;) Of course with every fun-loving, sweet couple I meet, I am equally blessed to meet their fun-loving, sweet family and friends! Alyssa's mom Holly looked stunning in her gold gown and never left Alyssa's side, assisting in making her look absolutely perfect all day. Alyssa's best friend/MOH Nicole also was a huge help. The girls have known each other since they were kids. Nicole's family was kind enough to host everyone in their home to prepare for the big day - the two girls even got to jump on the bed! (And there's nothing like your best friend's mom sweeping in to save the day with a needle and a steady hand)

 Bride with Maid of Honor jumping on bed the morning of the wedding
 Maid of Honor's mother sewing bridesmaid dress
 Bridal Party getting group photo of bridesmaids with a selfie stick

The bride was the picture of perfection all day long, from casual clothes to her gorgeous beaded lace gown.
 

 black and white photo of bridge standing in a large arched doorway in casual clothes and veil
 black and white photo of bride with mother upping up gown

Family is also very important to Dave and Alyssa, who spent the whole day and evening enjoying their company (and no, that doesn't happen at all weddings). Alyssa even tucked a memento in her bouquet to honor her family.

 Bride attaching family heirloom to bouquet
 close up of bride holding bouquet with purple zinnias

One of the family members that Alyssa holds most dear is her father Tim. Tim is known and loved by many, but there is definitely a special place in his heart for his little girl, and nothing would stop him from walking her down the aisle.

 Sports new anchor Tim Rigby walking daughter down the aisle on her wedding day
 bride and groom exiting church with bubbles coming down staircase
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 Bride posing in front of large medieval looking wooden door at church
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 bride and groom's shoes, silver heels with bow
 

After their perfect ceremony, we headed to The Sunnehanna Country Club for a stunning reception. Everything transitioned so smoothly from place to place. I loved that neither we, nor the bride and the groom, had to hurry or stress. We could maintain a calm pace that allowed everyone to enjoy EACH OTHER! We were even able to make some time to get some shots on the greens!

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I even had a unique opportunity to capture Dave and Alyssa's reactions to their gorgeous ballroom decor before the guests arrived. Alyssa's mom Holly played a HUGE part in making the room look absolutely perfect. Holly spent many hours planning and setting up, even as Alyssa and Dave were states away. Looking at the opulent crystals, fresh flowers, and elegant purple uplighting, it's no wonder why they were so elated with her hard work!

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Not to mention the whole side-room of cookies and treats Holly took care of too! Yes, you read right. Cookie. ROOM. The stunning 3' high cake was the focal point of the beautiful main room, until of course it was cut and cleared away for dancing that was equally as sweet.

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When Alyssa's DJ/Uncle Jim opened up the floor for dancing, it was jam-packed all night long! I have never seen a bridal dance that big! Photographing from atop a chair, I definitely feared for my life at times. Just kidding!

The evening ended romantically as we stole away for a few moments to capture this silhouette under the stars. I am honored that time and time again clients trust me to record their precious memories on their sweetest day. I am so grateful for Dave, Alyssa, and their amazing friends and family for their willingness to work with me in such a professional and fun way. I truly feel like I gained friends this day!

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