BeauMonde Originals Office Manager / Lead and 2nd Shooter here. I’m so excited to write Catherine and Jimmy’s wedding blog post! It’s rare that I have the opportunity to get to know a BMO couple before their wedding day. Finalizing session blogs and seeing everyone’s photos I feel like I know each and every couple that BeauMonde Originals photographs. But in this case, I really did know them! I first met Catherine and Jimmy when I photographed their engagement party last fall. They had a fabulous engagement party on a Freedom Elite yacht filled with dancing, delicious food and drinks and an obvious great time had by all! They cruised the Delaware river with spectacular views while everyone danced the night away. If you’re looking for a unique party experience definitely check out Freedom Elite. Since this night, I’ve been so excited for their John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove Wedding!
And not too long after this super fun engagement party on a boat, Catherine and Jimmy had their Engagement session in Philadelphia! Engagement sessions are a great way to really get to know a couple before their wedding day. We learned that Catherine and Jimmy both love to travel and love the outdoors (Sounds familiar? We love that stuff too!) And they both went to Wake Forest University (this will pop up later on at their wedding, keep reading to see more!)
Finally, the day arrived for Catherine and Jimmy’s John James Audubon Center at Glen Mills Wedding! And what a perfect day it turned out to be. Weather was questionable, but the sky cleared up. And they were able to have their ceremony outside next to the orchard. And boy, was it a pretty spot! Catherine was all smiles with her bridesmaids getting ready. And Jimmy and his guys are hilarious. We all had so much fun joking around and getting some photos.
The ceremony was perfect. They both said their own vows and I had to even take a moment from photographing because their words were so beautiful to each other. Their love is so obvious to anyone who is with them. And they looked so fabulous. Catherine in her dress from The Wedding Shop. And Jimmy in his blue suit from Sagets Formal Wear. The flowers and decor were beautiful and unique. And framed photos of Catherine and Jimmy were on almost every surface. That’s my favorite decoration at weddings, photos of the couple throughout the years that they’ve been together.
The combination of wedding planner, furniture and decor made the most beautiful reception space. This was seriously the dream team here for this wedding. Everyone enjoyed the delicious food and deserts. EBE Sydney kept everybody on the dance floor all night. It’s so fun to have a wedding band and they definitely know how to perform. And we can’t forget about the cheese steaks-to-go that guests could grab on their way out the door.
Catherine and Jimmy, thank you for choosing us to be your photographers, videographers and photo booth! From your party, engagement session and very special wedding day. Welcome to the BG Family! Have a wonderful time on your honeymoon in Tanzania and Zanzabar (I’m jealous!)
Awesome Vendors who made it all possible
Venue: Audubon Weddings
Catering and Cake: Jeffrey Miller
Flowers, Invitations, Decor: La Petite Fleur
Hair: Amanda D’Andrea
Makeup: Beke Beau
Band: EBE Sydney
Dress: The Wedding Shoppe
Bridesmaids dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Suits: Sagets Formal Wear
Furniture Rental: Maggpie Vintage Rental
Wedding Planner: Brass Tacks Events (Beth)
Photography / Videography: BeauMonde Originals