Olivia had just transferred to a new school as a sophomore, and it wasn’t more than a week before he had asked for her number. Pete, a senior who also happened to be good friends with Olivia’s older sister, always found a reason to suggest inviting Olivia to tag along and before long, the two became close friends. But Olivia needed a little more time to feel what Pete had realized that very first week. So their friendship continued throughout high school, but naturally drifted with distance and time as Pete went off to school. It wasn’t until the summer after Olivia’s freshman year of college, at a chance reunion at the beach, that Olivia realized what Pete had known since her first week at school: there was something more than friendship here.
Fast forward to this past weekend and one of the prettiest days in May. Brandywine Manor House in West Chester, Pennsylvania was absolutely buzzing with excitement as all of the finishing touches were put into place. Olivia and her girls wore the cutest fuchsia silk robes as they put on the finishing touches to their hair and makeup, laughing with excitement and anticipation all the while. Next door, Pete and the guys relaxed and toasted to their friend as he prepared to go see his bride for the first time.
Pete and Olivia’s celebration was one of the most gorgeous, love-filled days I’ve had the honor to be a part of. From the perfect pink shades of Olivia’s peony bouquet to the one of the most stunning brides I’ve ever seen to Pete’s incredibly sweet vows that he wrote specifically for Olivia, this day was picture-perfect from start to finish. But the best part? These two are MARRIED and now get to start a brand new life together. I was so thankful to get to document this beautiful chapter in their love story and I am so excited to share!
Introducing: Mr. and Mrs. Hughes
More of this glorious peony bouquet, please!!
Getting to see the stunner of a dress for the very first time!
The matching robes! I loved them!
OLIVIA!! You are the most perfect bride!
Swoon swoon swoon.
And next door with the boys…
Cheers before the first look!
This smile didn’t leave Olivia’s face for the rest of the day!
Ow ow! If y’all ever need a camera to model in front of, you know who to call.
Good gravy, Olivia. This is stunning!
Are these flower girls not the sweetest things?
Time to get married, y’all!
Married!!!! Love the petal toss!
The tent at Brandywine Manor House is incredible.
More peonies!! I love it!
Heartfelt toasts were given by Olivia’s sister and Pete’s brother…
And I’ll leave you with the sweetest bride and groom so in love on the dance floor :)
Congratulations, you two!! Thank you to all of the vendors who helped make such a spectacular day possible!:
Venue » Brandywine Manor House
Wedding Gown » Casablanca Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses » Bill Levhoff
Hair and Makeup » Marisa and Tiffany
Caterer » Samantha Julian
Videographer » Leah Guaglione
Second Shooter » Addie Eshelman Photography