Michelle and Max’s wedding at Saint Andrews School in Delaware is definitely one we will never forget! Between the stunning grounds of the 18th Century school, to Michelle’s amazingly chic bridal look (and her gorgeous family heirloom engagement ring) – we absolutely loved everything about this wedding! Many of you may recognize this historic boarding school from the movie “Dead Poets Society” featuring Robin Williams who plays an English teacher and that is exactly what came to mind when Max and Michelle told us they were getting married there!! Anyone who is from Delaware will definitely know this iconic location and so it was very exciting for Noelle (who grew up in Delaware) to shoot a wedding there. What an amazing opportunity and a photographer’s dream location!
You couldn’t have asked for a more perfect August day for their wedding – aside from the typical NorthEast heat and humidity, which is to be expected – the sun was shining and there were just enough clouds to add a bit of texture to their photos. It was certainly a photographer’s playground and we always say that we’ll take hot over raining, so thank goodness it was sunny!! Michelle and Max were exceptionally chill and laid back, which made our job of photographing them on their wedding day that much easier – they were very much go-with-the-flow people, which we loved! We started the morning with some photos of the guys outside (thanks for hanging with us in the heat gentlemen!) and the girls in the beautiful bridal suite flooded with light and lined with floor to ceiling windows. Michelle and Max decided to hold their ceremony in the historical little chapel in the lower level of Founders Hall, while the cocktails were held in the arched courtyard outside and then the reception took place in the main dining hall. It was certainly a unique and exciting place to photograph a wedding – with so many nooks and crannies that we didn’t even get to explore in our short time there! But we’re glad that Michelle and Max allowed us some time with just the two of them to photograph their portrait session on the beautiful grounds surrounding Founders Hall – we know it can be tough schlepping around in a big dress and a full suit in the August heat – but we think the result was totally worth it!!
Congratulations to this wonderful couple Max and Michelle and thank you for taking us along on this journey to photograph your special day!