Samantha & Dustin | Summer Indoor Stevenson Ridge Wedding

“They are amazing, simply amazing!!!”

Samantha & Dustin married June 2015

Summer Indoor Stevenson Ridge Wedding

I love it when I get to work with a family more then once, Samantha was my second Apple daughter wedding that I was privileged to photograph! I first met her when I photographed her sister Amanda’s wedding back in 2011 down at Disney World. I was thrilled when she got engaged and asked me to photograph her wedding. I love the Apple family so it was wonderful to reconnect with everyone and celebrate this beautiful event!

When planning her summer indoor Stevenson Ridge wedding Samantha was inspired by tradition. She wanted “the simple elegance of weddings from years ago, something that in 100 years would still be looked at as classy”.

Keeping with tradition Samantha’s sisters stood by her side as her MOH and bridesmaids, she gave them a color to work with and let them pick their own dresses. The styles were beautiful and fit each of their personalities.

Stevenson Ridge was the perfect mix of historical and modern, with the ceremony taking place in the reclaimed 19th century chapel with it’s exposed post and beam frame and 25′ cathedral ceilings. Samantha made her entrance on the arm of her dad through 10′ antique doors once owned by Ulysses S. Grant. Her florist Amanda Veronee (also the bride’s sister and MOH) created a gorgeous floral backdrop to say their vows against and filled the room with hundreds of candles for a warm and soft romantic glow.

Samantha’s advice for future brides is to spend money on flowers. “My floral budget is what made my wedding beautiful…and it also saved me from having to come up with crafty ideas for the ceremony and reception–the florist was so detailed that I didn’t need to decorate anything but my entry table, which also meant less stress for me leading up to wedding day.”

The top wedding blog in the world Style Me Pretty loved Samantha & Dustin’s wedding so much their featured it on their website to inspire more brides!

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