A First Presbyterian Church Wedding for Abbey and Kyle in Waterford, PA

December 4, 2018

Abbey and Kyle’s appreciation for historic charm inspired their choice of venues and their wedding shoot. They held their ceremony in the gorgeous First Presbyterian Church in Waterford, PA, followed by a reception at the Brewerie at Union Station. Their love for each other shined through in their photos, even with some unplanned weather!

First Presbyterian Church Wedding in Waterford, PA

Abbey and Kyle said “I do” in front of their closest friends and family at Waterford’s First Presbyterian Church. This church is a true piece of living history; the original wooden beams from the 1800s construction can still be seen in the vestibule. I love it when wedding couples choose places with personal and historical significance for their ceremony venue. Historical venues remind us how love and commitment can allow our relationships to withstand the test of time.

Couple hold hands with their daughter during their wedding vows at First Presbyterian Church in Waterford, PA

Bride and groom walk together down the aisle after their First Presbyterian Church wedding

Bride and groom smile at each other after their wedding at First Presbyterian Church

Staying Calm at the Waterford Hotel

Kyle proposed to Abbey at the Waterford Hotel, which is a lovely hotel and bar in Waterford. Full of local charm and in-keeping with Kyle and Abbey’s desire for a meaningful wedding experience, we chose to do their bridal photos here.

Bride and groom toasting shots at the bar of the Waterford Hotel

Bride and groom smiling at the Waterford Hotel

You know what they say—if it rains on your wedding day it’s good luck! Rain does make taking photographs a little more challenging for me, but luckily I found this wonderful stairwell inside the hotel. We were able to finish taking their bridal photos and capture their love for each other.

Bride and groom pour champagne outside the Waterford Hotel

Bride embraces groom's arm outside the Waterford Hotel

Bride and groom about to kiss outside the Waterford Hotel

Groom nuzzles bride's neck at the staircase of the Waterford Hotel

Couple with their bridal party along the staircase at the Waterford Hotel

Historic Reception at the Brewerie

After leaving the Waterford Hotel, we moved on to the reception at the Brewerie at Union Station. It’s one of Erie’s first brew pubs and restaurants housed in the historic Union Station. Built in the 1920s, the whole place has this speakeasy/art deco vibe, which fit Abbey and Kyle’s historic charm wedding!

Most importantly, it was the perfect place for Abbey and Kyle to celebrate their wedding with all their friends and family. Surrounded by loved ones in the present, in a place full of charm, and hope for their future, I have no doubt they will have a long, happy, and loving marriage.

Bride and groom hold their children during their wedding reception at Brewerie at Union Station

Bride and groom share first dance at their wedding reception at the Brewerie at Union Station

If you are looking for a wedding photographer in Erie, PA, consider reaching out to me today. I would love to get to know your story and capture it in photos you’ll cherish forever. In the meantime, browse through some of our other historic Erie, PA wedding venues.

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