My favorite memories of the Bedford Springs are the incredible early wedding days that Stephanie Strittmatter shared with me, when I was just a baby photographer and she was kind enough to mentor me. After stopping at HeBrews Coffee, she'd tell tell me about how the place was before the renovations in 2004-2007, when she'd go on miles long runs past the old structure. Their butternut squash gnocchi and red wine outside on the wrap-around porch in the fall with Bachelor Boys Band playing in the background. The time two of my sweetest aunts, MaryLou and Georgiann, took me for a high tea when they reopened. It was before I had made any photography progress in my life, but they thought "I might enjoy taking pictures there." And oh boy, did I. I bought a little bar of soap that smelled just like the spa, to put a scent to the memories.
Scott & Brittany McFadden were the sweetest to work with- I couldn't believe how well Brittany was able to walk (and rock) those Badgley Mishka heels! I am always a fan of a bridal braid or plait- they bring an element of boho while still being put together and fun. Goddess by Gina created this look with zero hair extensions, thanks to Brittany's naturally thick and long hair!
Wouldn't it be just dreamy to have an elopement or micro-wedding at the Bedford Springs, on the spa lawn? The beauty of the pink trees in spring or golden leaves in the fall feels so dreamy! I loved the naked-cake for this outdoor reception scene. Adding beautiful menus is a great way to enhance a long-table setup.