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Brisk Fall Wedding at Riverdale Manor

Sep 23, 2020

Standing in the perfect white bridal suite at Riverdale Manor, her mom zipped up the last little bit of her dress and gave the train one final fluff. As she took a step back, Kayla slowly turned toward her. There she was. Standing in her white, stunning wedding dress. A moment a mom thinks about all her life. The day has finally arrived.

All her mom could say was “beautiful!”

Kayla had her bridesmaids outside the room, so she could do a big reveal with them. These are some of my favorite moments on a wedding day. We lined each girl up, eyes closed, waiting for Kayla to tell them to open them. She took a final breath, and then let them know. Emotions instantly flooded each of their faces.

Tears. Smiles. Shock.

Kayla was the most beautiful bride! These girls have loved her for years. Grown up with her. Learned from her. Laughed with her. And so much more. They couldn’t believe the day she had been dreaming of for so long was finally here. With the man she couldn’t live with out. Each bridesmaid was so happy for her and what was about to come!

This was just the first of many first looks.

Kayla did one with her dad and also did one with Steven. Each one so special and so unique. Complete happiness on each of their faces. It just showed how much love there was on that day.

I have loved every moment with Kayla and Steven.

From their absolutely stunning engagement session at Overlook Park, to this beautiful wedding day at Riverdale Manor, each moment was one to remember. Kayla and I instantly connected at the engagement session, and the friendship just grew from there. It was a little slower with Steven, but the friendship easily grew, and we were constantly cracking jokes at each other all throughout the entire wedding day!
These are the relationships I hope to have with each of my #hmpcouples. I could honestly talk forever about how incredible these two and their entire day was, but I think I’m going to let their photos do all the talking! It only seems right because that’s just how amazing their day was. I hope you see all the joy and celebration in these memories like I do!

XOXO ~ Heather Marie

close up photo of wedding invitation surrounded by flowers and rings with light pink background at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA, bride is standing in bridal suite with large mirror on wall behind her and the train of her gown stretched out and displayed all around her and behind her as her back is slightly towards the camera and her right shoulder is turned as she glances over it smiling in her beautiful white strapless wedding gown at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA close up photo of brides wedding and engagement rings resting inside the groom's wedding band on light pink and maroon floral background at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA close up photo of the bride standing with her right shoulder towards the camera and her right hand gently resting on it as she looks towards the ground and smiles with the mirrored imaged of her behind her while standing in bridal suite at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA, bride and bridesmaids stand huddled in a circle hugging tightly in the bridal suite with the bride's back to the camera and the bridesmaids wear dark red floor-length gowns at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA close up of bride in white bride tank top and the bridesmaids in dark red bridesmaid tank tops and they are all smiling and looking towards the bride with all of their hands resting on the knees as they all wear black pants and the bride looks towards her left and is smiling brilliantly while in the bridal suite at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA close up of bride looking past the camera while putting her left earring into her ear and smiling with her bridesmaids watching and smiling at her in their gowns behind her in the bridal suite at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA, bride is facing right in her gown in the bridal suite with mirror behind her and her hands are held up near her face at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA bride stands in lower left corner of photo with her back to the camera in bridal sweet with her row of bridesmaids turned towards her smiling and wiping tears as they see her in her gown and the flower girl standing in front the the bridesmaid on the far right at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA close up of groom facing camera but looking off into the distance with his hands in his pockets and the bride standing off in the distance as she approaches for him to see her for the first time while outside in the grass yard with stone building behind them on a sunny day at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA, groom and bride are embracing as they see one another for the first time before the wedding ceremony outside in the grass yard in front of the stone house with the groom's back to the camera as he hugs and kisses the bride as they wrap their arms around each other at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA groom and bride are hugging with the groom on the left and the bride on the right and he is kissing her on the right side of her face while she holds her bridal bouquet around his back and looks down towards the ground smiling and her veil blows in the wind beside her and the groom is in a dark gray suit and the bride is in a white strapless gown with grass and trees and sunshine behind them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA close up photo of groom on the left and bride on the right holding her bouquet as they stand close hugging and looking closely at each other smiling with grass and trees and sunshine behind them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA, groom is on the left and bride is on the right holding her bouquet as they couple rests their foreheads against one another and the groom has his right hand in his pocket with grass, sunshine, and trees behind them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA close up photo of groom and bride standing close together with groom on left and his right hand in his pocket and bride on right holding her bouquet in her left hand and veil is stretched out to the side and grass is behind them and photo doesn't show their faces but their shoulders to their waists at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA close up photo with groom and bride facing each other holding hands with groom on the left kissing bride's forehead and bride on the right smiling with grass and sunshine and trees behind them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA, couple is hugging with the bride's back to the camera and her bridal gown and veil stretched out wide behind her on the grass and trees behind them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA close up photo of groom and bride hugging with groom on the left resting his forehead against the side of the bride's face and the bride is on the right looking down at the ground and they are smiling and have their arms wrapped around each other with her veil extended out to the side with grass and sunshine and trees behind them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA close up photo of couple smiling facing each other with groom on the left and bride on the right and they are facing each other holding hands resting their heads together with grass and trees and sunshine behind them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA couple is facing each other hugging resting their foreheads together with groom on the left and bride on the right and her gown and veil extended behind her and veil blowing in the wind with bright light and trees behind them and grass surrounding them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA couple is facing each other with groom on the left resting his forehead on the side of bride's face and bride is on the right and her gown and veil extend out with her veil blowing in the wind and the couple is on the left side of the photo with grass and trees and sunshine surrounding them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA, close up photo of bride looking and smiling at the camera while holding her bridal bouquet of white and maroon flowers and eucalyptus with grass, sunshine, and trees behind her and her body is slightly angled with her left shoulder towards the camera at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA close up photo of groom and bride hugging tightly with groom on the left kissing the bride's right side of her face and the bride is looking down towards the ground with a bright smile and her right hand holding her bouquet around groom's back and her veil extending beside her at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA close up of bride looking down and smiling at her beautiful bouquet of white and maroon flowers and eucalyptus with grass behind her at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA, groom is standing in center of photo looking at camera with left hand in pocket and right hand holding edge of his suit coat near his dark red tie and smiling with his right foot extended slightly forward with grass around him and trees and sunshine peaking through the trees behind him at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA couple is holding hands and walking towards the camera smiling with groom on the left and bride on the right holding her gown with her left hand and the groom is holding the bride's floral bouquet in his right hand as they look at each other with grass, trees, and sunshine behind them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA bride has her back slightly towards the camera with her bridal gown and veil displayed on the grass behind her as she looks over her left shoulder and smiles with trees and sunshine behind her at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA, close up photo of groom looking at the camera smiling with both hands in his pockets and grass, trees, and sunshine behind him at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA bride is standing in the middle of photo with three bridesmaids to her right and four bridesmaids to her left and the flowergirl standing in front of the bride and everyone is holding their floral bouquets and looking at the camera and smiling while standing in the grass with trees behind them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA bride is standing in center of photo with three bridesmaids to her right and four bridesmaids to her left and her flowergirl standing in front of her with everyone holding their floral bouqets while looking at one another and smiling happily in the grass with trees and sunshine behind them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA, close up photo of bride with a bridesmaid on either side of her holding their floral bouquets and the photo only shows from their shoulders to the ground at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA close up photo of the bride with her bridesmaids and flowergirl all holding their flowers and smiling at the camera with trees and sunshine in the background at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA bride and bridesmaids and flowergirl standing with their backs to the camera and their flower bouquets wrapped around their backs as they glance over their shoulders while standing in the grass with trees in the background at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA, close up photo of the flowergirl looking up at the bride and smiling and the flowergirl and a bridesmaid are on the left and the bride is on the right and everyone is holding their flower bouquet with trees in the background at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA groom is standing in the middle at the point and three of his groomsmen stand tapered to his right and four groomsmen stand tapered behind him to his left while in the grass with trees and sunshine behind them and they all have their hands in their pockets and are looking over their shoulders at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA, bride is on the left and groom is on the right and they are holding hands and kissing in the center of the photo with their bridal party standing behind them looking at them and smiling while standing in the grass with trees and sunshine behind them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA groom is standing in the center of the photo with his groomsmen slightly behind him side by side and they are all walking towards the camera with their hands either in their pockets or holding the edges of the suit coat near their tie and everyone is looking in different directions while smiling with trees and sunshine behind them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA groom is standing in center of photo with three groomsmen to his right and four groomsmen to his left and they are all angled towards the groom and everyone is looking at the camera smiling with their hands in their pockets and sunshine and trees behind them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA bride and groom are in the center of their bridal party with the bride on the left and her bridesmaids and flower girl behind her and the groom is on the right with the groomsmen behind him and everyone is looking at the couple as they face each other and kiss and the bride's gown and veil are extended on the ground to display it with grass around them and trees and sunshine behind them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA bride and groom are standing in the middle of the photo with the bride on the left and the groom on the right and their bridal party is standing behind them with each bridesmaid matched up with her groomsmen and the flowergirl is just to the right of the bride with the bride's gown and veil displayed on the grass in front of her and trees and sunshine behind them all at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA the bride is being walked down the aisle by her father and the guests surround them and the father is on the left and the bride is on the right and the sunshine is out and they are smiling as she carries her floral bouquet at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA, the bride is being walked down the aisle by her father and she on the left and her father is on the right and their backs are to the camera and they are walking towards the officiant on the left and the groom on the right and the groom is looking at the bride smiling with a wooden archway and trees and sunshine in the background at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA couple is facing each other with the bride on the left and her bridesmaids behind her the groom on the right and the officiant behind them and the couple is smiling and everyone is looking at them and smiling and there are guest seating at the bottom of the photo with their backs to the camera and trees are in the background and wooden archway with flowers and table with white linen tablecloth with trees in the background at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA the bride and groom are kissing with the bride on the left and the groom on the right and he is gently holding her neck and she is resting her hands on his arms in front of a beautiful wooden archway with flowers displayed on it and trees in the background at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA couple is walking back the aisle after the wedding ceremony with their arms extended overhead in celebration and the bride is on the left raising her bouquet with her right hand and the groom is on the right and looking slightly to the left with the trees and wooden archway behind them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA, close up photo of the row of bridesmaids' right shoulders with their flower bouquets being held on display as they look towards the bride and groom during the wedding ceremony at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA couple is standing in front of white home with two red front doors and large tree on the right and the groom is on the left walking slightly ahead of the bride on the right and looking back at her and they are smiling with her bridal gown and veil extended behind her on the paved driveway at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA, close up photo of the groom on the left and the bride of the right and she is resting her right cheek against his left shoulder with her eyes looking down and smiling and the groom is looking down at her smiling and her right hand is wrapped around his left arm in front of the white house at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA couple is standing in front of white house with two red front doors and the are facing the left side of the photo with the bride hugging the groom from behind and he is on the left and she on the right with her arms wrapped around him with her flower bouquet and she is looking at the camera smiling and he is looking back over his left shoulder smiling at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA close up photo of couple with bride standing behind the couple with her arms wrapped between the grooms arms as he has them in his pockets and he is in the forefront of the photo glancing back over his left shoulder at his bride and smiling as she is behind him and looking up at him smiling with the white house and some bushes behind them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA, the couple is standing in front of the white house with two red front doors on the paved driveway with the groom on the left and the bride on the right and she is standing behind the groom with her arms wrapped around him and resting her right side of her face on his back and they are both looking at the camera and smiling and his hands are in his pockets at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA couple is walking on paved driveway in front of white house and the groom is to the left holding the brides right hand and leading her while looking back over his shoulder at her and smiling and the bride is on the right following behind him with her dress and veil extended behind her on the driveway and she is holding her flower bouquet at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA bride and groom are walking down a grass hill towards a tree-lined river with their backs to the camera and the bride is on the left holding the train of her gown in her left arm and the groom is on the right and they are holding hands looking down towards the ground at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA the bride and groom are kissing with the groom tipping the bride backwards and the bride is on the left and the groom is on the right with his arms wrapped around her and she is holding her flowers in her right hand as she arches back with her gown extended behind her while they stand in the grass along the riverbank with trees along the water at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA photo of the reception room held indoors in with white walls and exposed wooden and white beams with white linen covered tables and wooden chairs with red and white table settings and accents and there are no people in the room at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA bride and groom are entering the reception holding hands with their other arms extended high overhead and the bride is on the left holding her bouquet up in her left hand the groom is on the right and they are walking towards the camera in the aisle between the tables with a white wall behind them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA, close up photo of the tables decorated for the reception with beautiful white and maroon flower centerpieces that are tall and red and white table settings and accents with white walls in the background at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA groom and bride are dancing to the left of the photo with guest watching behind them and everyone is smiling and the groom is on the left with his back to the camera and his arms around his bride and she is on the right looking up at him smiling with her arms around his neck in the reception hall at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA the groom is dipping the bride back while on the dance floor of the reception and the groom is on the left and the bride is on the right arching backwards and the guests are watching with smiles and the couple has their arms around one another at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA, photo of the wedding cake displayed on a maroon table cloth with dark red and white flower accents on the cake and beautiful cake topper at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA the couple is kissing while on the dance floor of the reception and the bride is on the left and the groom is on the right and he is slightly dipping her backwards and his arms are around her waist and her arms are around his neck and guests are sitting at the tables behind them at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA the bride and groom are kissing as they are leaving their wedding and reception and they are standing in between two long rows of guests who are extending sparklers overhead as the groom is on the left kissing his bride with a beautifully lit building and trees behind them at nighttime at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA

 

The Amazing Vendor Team

Wedding Dress | Amanda Ritchey Bridal

Wedding Dress Designer | Azazie

Bridesmaid’s Dress | Azazie

Groom’s Attire | Elegant Touch Bridal & Tuxedo

Groomsmen’s Attire | Elegant Touch Bridal & Tuxedo

Florist | Twisted Vine

DJ | Baltimore’s Premier Event Solutions

Videographer | Lovely Productions

Hair Stylist | Hair by Amy J

Makeup Artist | Chrissy Forbes

Wedding Cake | Thyme & Seasons Catering

Invitations | Etsy

Caterer | Thyme & Seasons Catering

Venue and Planner | Riverdale Manor

 

To see more photos by Heather Marie Photography:

Kayla + Steven Engagement Session

Emily + Wilder’s Wedding

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