We first heard about Venue 1902 last year and it more than lived up to our expectations! This is a beautiful, unique and fun venue to get married at. We are so thankful that we had such a beautiful and wonderful couple in Michelle and Pete to be our first of many weddings photographed here.
To start the day my associate Jonathan met with Pete and his wedding party in the grooms room. Where he captured some fun candid photos of them getting ready and joking around. He then took the group outside for some portraits before the ceremony.
While Jonathan did that I met with Michelle in her bridal suite, where we started by taking photos of her dress around the venue. Then I captured candids of her hair and makeup team making her look perfect for her big day. Shout out to Mosaic Hair Studio. When they were done we grabbed a few photos of her and her bridal party before everyone started to get show ready. Once Michelle was dressed we set up a sweet moment where she did a first look with her son, it was so cute. After that we arranged a 1st touch with her soon to be husband, and the kids couldn't resist peaking around the corner to see what that moment was all about.
The ceremony took place outside under a perfectly decorated pergola thanks to Edgewood Flowers. The venue also set up 2 doors at the end of the isle that made for a great reveal entrance when Michelle first appeared to her guests and Pete. The couple shared their vows, said I do and Pete broke a glass before they strolled back down the isle as husband and wife.
During the cocktail hour we used the stunning backdrops the historic building provided to capture some fantastic portraits of the couple and their wedding party. I have to say my favorites were from inside the restored school room, such a unique location
The reception was a blast as the Bay kings band kept the party going strong all night long. The couple shared their 1st dance, the best man and maid of honor gave wonderful and heartfelt speeches, they cut the cake and they were hosted up in chairs as all the guests danced around, I know Pete was very excited about that part. Before the reception was over we snuck the couple out for a few last portraits at night because the only thing cooler than a restored historic school house is one at night :)
The couple ended the night with a private dance all alone in the reception before saying goodbye to their guests with a sparkler exit. It is clearly obvious how much this couple loves each other and we are so honored to have been there to capture their wedding day. Thank you Michelle and Pete for having us we wish you all the best!!