Kate + Matt | John James Audubon Center Wedding

Kate and Matt are a very special couple that is near and dear to my heart.  Kate is a very close friend of mine that I met in college.  Although she lives in Philadelphia, we’ve remained friends since our days at Penn State!  Kate and Matt asked me to be a part of their wedding in a very special and unique way… as their wedding photographer and an extension of their bridal party (somehow, I managed to achieve both roles!)

Kate and Matt’s ceremony was held at St. Ann’s Church, and their reception was at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove.  No detail was spared for this celebration- from the pumpkin signature cocktails to the welcome signage greeting guests at the entrance of the barn (keep scrolling to see these amazing details!)  The romance between this adorable couple shines through these images, and every time I look at Matt’s expressions as Kate walks down the aisle, I get teary eyed because you can see that he is overtaken with emotions of excitement, love and awe.  Just love these two.  LOVE.

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My dear friends helping me with the set up to achieve the below image with the (GORGEOUS) peacock purse.

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To capture the below picture of the bridal party on the porch, I had to crawl through the thick bushes in my fitted pink dress to stand on an itty-bitty ledge approximately 6 inches wide and 6 feet off of the ground.  The bushes were thick and sharp, and I got cut three times and snagged my dress!  Barry told me that he was spotting me, but I learned he was actually taking a picture of me…

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Bluegrass Band: Astrograss
Cake: Jeffrey Miller Catering
Caterer: Jeffrey Miller Catering
Ceremony Musician: Tom Denny
DJ: Synergetic Sound
Florist: Buttercup
Transportation: Philadelphia Trolly Works
Pastry Pies: Sweet Street Desserts
Photographer: Lavender Leigh Photography
Popcorn Favors: Go Popcorn, Philadelphia
Wine: Greg Brewer

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Sara Schultz

Leigh- You are so incredibly talented! These photos make me want to get married all over again so that you can shoot us! I was looking at them for the 50th time and John came over and said “Why are you looking at a bridal magazine?” haha your photos speak for themselves!!! Miss you tons and remember- never come to Philly without seeing us! We heart you!!!!

Jessica

WOW! Gorgeous!

Kate

Leigh, these are gorgeous!!!!! ‘Thank you’ doesn’t even begin to express our gratitude at having your friendship and love woven into our special day in such a unique way, with your beautiful talent capturing it so we can remember it always! These photos are stunning–you are an amazing friend and photographer! Thank you a million times over for helping to plan and execute a perfect day — you and Barry are a killer team and Matt and I are so grateful for everything.

PS – I love the shot of you on the wall photographing the porch scene — nothing stops Lavender Leigh! You are a lovely and gifted person! Te amo, sweet friend!