Tatum and Blake’s Bally Spring Inn wedding was a beautiful and intimate day that was shared with their closest family and friends. Tatum and Blake were engaged just a few months ago and decided a short engagement followed by an intimate wedding was perfect for them. I have to admit that I’ve grown to absolutely adore low key, intimate wedding days!
You may remember Tatum and Blake from their Fonthill Castle engagement session a few weeks ago! After photographing them for their engagement session, I knew their wedding day portraits would be incredible, too!
In the spirit of keeping things simple, Tatum and Blake kept their details delicate and few. Both Blake and Tatum got ready for their day in the farmhouse at Bally Spring Inn. It was the perfect space for photographing this portion of the day! Neutral colored rooms with plenty of windows and space allow me the room to get light, bright, full length portraits.
When couples do a First Look, it allows us the opportunity to get the majority of our portraits done prior to the ceremony. This is a great option for couples who want more time with their guests (hello, cocktail hour!) and who want more formal portraits from their wedding day. Not only that, but seeing one another prior to the ceremony can help alleviate some of those pre-wedding jitters!
For their First Look, we chose a private pathway alongside the creek that runs through the property at Bally Spring Inn.
After the First Look, we’re able to begin portraits of the bride and groom! We visited multiple locations on the property of Bally Spring Inn, taking advantage of the historic stone buildings and beautiful May blooms!
Shortly after bride and groom portraits, Tatum and Blake’s best friends gathered for bridal party portraits. The entire group was so amazing and super easy to work with. We got so many beautiful photographs of everyone!
Because of rain showers in the forecast, their plans for an outdoor ceremony were moved indoors. The rustic space and stone fireplace made for a cozy setting for them to exchange their vows. In keeping with the vibe of the day, their ceremony was short and sweet, but incredibly beautiful and intimate.
While guests headed to cocktail hour, the family gathered for some formal portraits with the bride and groom. The rain held off long enough for us to sneak outside. I just love when we’re able to use natural light for family portraits!
Tatum and Blake’s reception took place inside Bally Spring Inn’s rustic barn. There, they shared their first dance as husband and wife and celebrated with their friends and family. After the traditional parent dances, they enjoyed toasts from their best man and maid-of-honor. Following dinner, Tatum and Blake opted for a quiet cake cutting. A quiet cake cutting is an unannounced cutting of the cake, which allows them to do this privately. Shortly after, we snuck outside for a few last minute portraits before we left, leaving them to celebrate the night away at Bally Spring Inn!
Tatum and Blake, thank you for trusting us to document all the special moments from your Bally Spring Inn wedding! Also, a special thanks to the staff at Bally Spring Inn for being so accommodating and welcoming. as well as a huge shout out to my second shooter, Emily.
Alyssa is a Lehigh Valley wedding photographer specializing in fine art wedding photography. To inquire about your upcoming wedding, send Alyssa a note here.