Victoria + Bryan | The Bradford Estate
It’s hard to know where to start when telling the story about Tori and Bryan - so we’ll start with the fact that they are master wedding planners, putting together this amazing, detailed day in 6 months! Seriously, color us impressed. We met Tori at this year’s Philadelphia Bridal Expo when she and her mom and aunt stopped by our booth. A few hours later, Tori returned with her fiancee Bryan and then the next week they visited our studio. We loved learning about their story - the two met in church, a place that they were both drawn to for various personal reasons, and wow, wouldn’t you that it’s exactly where they both needed to be. Tori spotted a “really good looking guy” (aka Bryan) and, as we joked at their engagement session, “was a mission to lock him down!” Of course Bryan noticed Tori, and how can you not? Her piercing eyes and beautiful smile are not to be missed. The two started hanging out, working together often at a nearby coffee shop (we also got to see this during their engagement session), until it blossomed into love.
Fast forward to June 7, 2019, we find ourselves at the Bradford Estate, a true favorite venue of ours, which once again did not disappoint. We were blessed with a beautiful day and an even more beautiful setting. The ladies had a lot of fun hanging out in the bridal suite in their personalized button down shirts, while Cindy from Dylan Michael Cosmetics worked her magic to make everyone look stunning. When Tori revealed her J. Alexander dress, it took our breath away - and honestly was perfect with her custom embroidered “Mrs Howell” Converse. Bryan and his guys took over the groom’s suite with a lot of laughs and some other interesting photos that will go unnamed. ;) Tori gifted Bryan this adorable set of garden tools, and he gave her a map of the world to track all their travels.
Emotions ran high as the ceremony time drew near. We knew Bryan was going to tear up when he saw Tori emerge with her dad out of the double french doors, but not before an emotional gift and card exchange with Tori and her parents. Seriously you guys, this family is so amazing you just want them to adopt you. The ceremony was a beautiful blend of blessings and their own words, as the couple finally said “I Do!”
Then, it was time to party. And party they did. InTheMix kept the dance floor packed all night long, and Bryan and Tori’s signature cocktails were all the rage. At one point we noticed this insane sunset forming and pulled the couple outside for a few snaps against the pink and purple hues. Thankfully Tori’s dad has a pickup truck, because we hoisted them up into in order to frame them perfectly against the painted sky.
The whole group had an amazing time and every time you looked over at Tori and Bryan, you’d find them caught in a moment, lock eyes or lips or just whispering “I love you” to each other. They are the definition of true love.