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Avalon Golf and Country Club Wedding | Zack & Chelsea

Chelsea and Zack’s Avalon Golf and Country Club wedding took place on a gorgeous day in August.  These childhood sweethearts planned an elegant and super fun party out in Hermitage, Pennsylvania.  Thank you to Brian Ritchey for being a great second shooter.

Check out their wedding day story here!

bridal shoes jewelry dressChelsea was a ballerina and we were able to photograph her wedding dress in her childhood dance studio without her knowing.  It was so exciting for me sharing a sneak peek of that image on social media!bride playing basketball before putting on gownWell, she also played basketball…bride admiring bouquetsSeeing her bouquets for the first time.bride using hairsprayThis photo we will just call “hairspray”.groom fixing tieGreat photo of Zack fixing his bowtie – good work, Brian!bride walking out in gownbride getting dressed with bridesmaidsI loved the back light on Chelsea as she was getting her gown on.mother helping bride put on jewelrybridesmaid putting shoes on brideHaha!  Put my shoes on, girls!

groom portraitbridesmaids sitting on couchbridesmaid acting sillyLoved working with these bridesmaids.  They were so sweet and fun!bride seeing aunt on wedding dayChelsea’s aunt walked in and saw her as she was having her veil put on.  Needless to say there were a few tears shed.bride putting veil onbride standing by windowOh my goodness, Chelsea.  You’re gorgeous!bride getting ready with motherring bearer and flower girl getting readyguests waiting in churchgroom waiting at altarflower girl and ring bearer walking down aisleThe flower girl and ring bearer did such a good job.  They really stole the show.mother walking daughter down the aisleChelsea’s mother walked her down the aisle.  It was a very special moment.wide angle wedding ceremony photo from balconyBrian grabbed this cool photo from the church balcony.  I loved the way he framed the scene with the arch!wide angle photo of wedding ceremony at churchmother giving bride away to groomwedding ceremony kissThese childhood sweethearts are finally married!ring bearer sitting in the churchbride and groom recessing in churchAhhhhhh.  Pure joy on the bride and groom’s face!bride and groom exiting church with bubblesFlaunt that wedding ring, Zack!bride and groom bubble exitI’m a huge fan of bubbles for a couple’s grand exit.  Nice and neat, sparkly and fun.group photo of all wedding guestsbridal party portrait in churchbridesmaids group portrait under treebridesmaids posing under treeThe bridesmaids knew how to pose for some fun photos.bride and groom silhouette church stained glasslimo at Avalon Golf and Country ClubThe limo is here.  Let the fun begin!bridal party portrait at Avalon Golf and Country Clubwedding-cookie-tableZack and Chelsea had these gorgeous sugar cookies custom made with their names and wedding date on them.bride and groom portraits at Avalon Golf and Country Club weddingThe Avalon Golf and Country Club is a gorgeous venue for sure! bride and groom walking outsideI love capturing those wedding day moments that often go unnoticed.bride looking into grooms eyesbride and groom smiling at wedding ringsThe newly married couple checking out their wedding rings!black and white photo bride and groom walkingI really dig the emotion of this photo.bride kissing groom on cheekHeehee.  You guys are seriously so sweet.bride and groom reception entrancebride and groom entranceThe new Mr. & Mrs.!bridal party toastswedding cakebride and groom cutting cake collagebride and groom first dance at Avalon Golf and Country ClubZack & Chelsea just exuded love for one another.  It was awesome to witness.bride and groom first dancebridal bouquet and ring photobride and groom posing in front of the fountain at Avalon Golf and Country ClubLook at this venue!  Elegant and beautiful.bride twirling in the grassWerk!bride and groom posing at Avalong Golf and Country Clubbride and groom at Avalon Golf and Country Club weddingThe sunset cast a golden glow on these final bride and groom portraits.wedding guests posingguests dancing with bridebride dancing with guestbridesmaid dancingmom dancing with bride and groombride tossing bouquetHaha!  I laugh out loud every time I see this photo of Chelsea tossing her bouquet.  For obvious reasons.groom taking garter off bridegroom tossing garterbride and groom dancingwedding guests dancingengraved wedding champagne glassesguys dancing at receptionbridesmaid selfieBridesmaid selfie.backlit silhouette of bride and groomKiller shot by Brian.bride and groom posing by poolThe pool outside had a very similar deep blue color and made for a really cool background for a few photos.bride and groom sparkler exitThe sparkler exit was tons of fun!  Think pitch black, hurry everyone light these at the same time, now GO!avalon golf and country club ballroomSooooo much fun ya’ll.  Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your gorgeous wedding day.

xoxo,

Marnie

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