Marley and Brandon were one of our 2020 couples but got upgraded to a 2021 couple thanks to the coronavirus. Still, after having the privilege of attending their stunning St Patrick’s Church wedding and Ambassador Center reception, I can attest that their wedding was worth the wait. This happy couple has been so fun to get to know and even more fun to photograph. I’ll share more about their love story below… but the smiles speak for themselves!
High School is Where the Heart Is
When a mutual friend invited Marley and Brandon to accompany him on a double date, they felt as though they were simply doing him a favor. The teens had no idea that, when they sat down at the date, they would be taking the first step toward walking down the aisle.
The double date was the first of many times the pair would hang out. They quickly became so inseparable that it is hard for either of them to distinguish what their first date truly was! As Marley put it, it was “love at first sight.” Throughout all of the ups and downs, she knew that her seventeen-year-old self had picked out the one for her.
Brandon clearly agreed with this assessment and made things official on October 1, 2019. The pair had been discussing and imagining a proposal since the early days of their relationship, but nothing could top the real thing. In the apartment they shared together, Brandon got down on one knee and confirmed what they had both been dreaming of: They would spend the rest of their lives together.
The St Patrick’s Church Wedding
Erie’s St Patrick’s Church was the perfect venue for a stunning wedding. With classic stained-glass and unbeatable smiles, capturing this ceremony was any photographer’s dream come true. Lucky for me, it was only one of three beautiful stops throughout the day.
Reception at the Ambassador Center Garden Atrium
The glamorous Ambassador Center reception was the perfect follow-up to the wedding. Balancing sparkling chandeliers with rustic nature features, the atrium accommodates the style and space needs of many guests.
Bridal Portraits at the Modern Tool Square
Finally, I have to shout out the Modern Tool Square for serving as the perfect bridal backdrop. Its classic brick and unbeatable wildlife surroundings perfectly complemented the beaming bride.
Not even a pandemic can stop us from celebrating the happiest moments in couples’ lives. If you have a milestone that needs commemorating or capturing, reach out to us today! We’d love to a part of your special day.
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