Mansion at Valley Country Club Wedding | Nora + Joe Elegant Purple Night Wedding at The Mansion at Valley Country Club

October 9, 2018

Nora & Joe’s vintage glam night time wedding at The Mansion at Valley Country Club was unforgettable! This is the first time I’ve photographed a night wedding, and it really made me flex my photographer muscles – which is just the spark I needed in the midst of this busy season.  Nora & Joe’s wedding vision was so unique to them and I absolutely loved it.

The deep purple tones, lovely elegant details, wild florals, glowing lanterns, and the sheer elegance of The Mansion at Valley Country Club were incredibly stunning. But the best part about this wedding was the obvious love that Nora and Joe have for one another. Their intimate, poetic vows had tears STREAMING down my face, and the love their family & friends showed for them was radiant.

Nora & Joe, you two are SO loved. And I’m so glad I got to witness you both promising forever to each other.

 

Looooove those glittery Michael Kors shoes, paired perfectly with some Rent the Runway earrings.

Updos for I Dos did an incredible job on hair and makeup!

Love that the girls all had Disney socks! My personal fave? Ariel, of course! And the guys were killin it in that purple argyle!

That Oleg Cassini gown thoughhhh

One of the sweetest bridesmaid reveals ever!!!

Cinderella’s mice got a little curious in the right photo… 😛

The Mansion at Valley Country Club is a beautiful wedding venue!

I just love how this place transformed after dark!

Joe’s reaction to his bride was priceless!

These glowing lanterns were an amazing alternative to classic bouquets!

Did I mention that these bridesmaid dresses were HANDMADE and COMPLETELY CUSTOM by Nora’s good friend Cory?! Holy moly!!!!

So many good reception moments, including these toasts…

…which led to belly laughs!

I found two CCP couples! Remember Matt & Maria from last month? And on the right, Laura & Erich, who tie the knot later this month!

They chose to do pie instead of cake – which I greatly approve of!

Nora’s mom surprised her with this magical exit!!! The light sticks each lit up as they ran through and it was perfection!

Vendors:

Photography:  Chesapeake Charm Photography

Venue: The Mansion at Valley Country Club

Day of Coordination: Denean’s Party by Design

Bridal Gown: Oleg Cassini

Bridesmaid Dresses: Cody Gilliam

Hair & Makeup: Updo’s for I Do’s

Tuxes: The Black Tux

DJ: Zach Blake

Bakery: Dangerously Delicious Pies

Signage: Charlotte Healy

Shoes: Michael Kors

Jewelry: Rent the Runway

Rings: Smyth Jewelers 

  1. Emily

    October 9th, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Pie instead of cake might be the best thing ever! And I love that final exit photo with the light sticks!

  2. Brea

    October 10th, 2018 at 1:04 am

    Oh wow, an after dark ceremony is difficult to shoot! Well done!

  3. Renee Hollingshead

    October 11th, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Holy cow, her hair is a Disney princess’ dream!!! Love this wedding — looks like so much fun!

  4. Anna

    October 11th, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Oh, wow!! You did such a good job doing all the portraits at night! My favorite is the one with the bushes and pillars framing them!!

  5. Lauren Swann

    October 12th, 2018 at 9:43 am

    You ROCKED those nighttime portraits!! I love the ones between the overhang!

  6. teri

    October 15th, 2018 at 11:35 am

    A night wedding ceremony is fun! Love that they used glowing lanterns instead of bouquets for the bridesmaids! And how special to have a friend handmake their dresses!

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