"Your soul sings to mine. My soul is yours, and it always will be, in any world. No matter what happens."
—Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Andrew and Laura were married in October at Brooke Hills Playhouse in Wellsburg, WV. Their wedding was celebrated with those closest to them cozying up on bales of hay in the wooden playhouse. The day was absolutely gorgeous, from the love shared between Andrew and Laura, to the beautiful flowers and colorful details. Everything was perfect.
Laura got ready with her daughter, mother, and bridesmaids in a cabin just down the dirt road from the playhouse, while Andrew got ready backstage at the playhouse with his son, mother and groomsmen. The moments shared between this couple and their children were all very sweet and such a highlight of the day. Watching them run around, laughing and twirling brought a smile to everyone's faces.
Laura's hair was done by Charm Hair Salon and her make-up by Twice Styled. In her dress from David's Bridal, Laura's look was complete and she was absolutely beautiful! The bridesmaids dresses were from ASOS and looked fantastic. Andrew was dressed to impress in his navy tux from Men's Wearhouse. Together, this couple looked amazing!
After the beautiful ceremony, where Andrew and Laura shared personal vows and were then showered in confetti punched from leaves, the family got together for formal portraits. There wasn't a better looking group of people to be found. And then it was time for the wedding party groups. The colors were absolutely gorgeous and so complimentary. Burgundy and navy are very popular colors for fall, but that extra pop of mustard yellow made it feel like a fresh color combination. More yellow at weddings please! Wellsburg Floral Gallery and Gifts did an amazing job with the florals. The wedding party played along quite nicely when we tried out some different grouping ideas, a new favorite is the blurring effect.
Andrew and Laura got some time alone for portraits and they did wonderfully. The portraits done during the reception after it had gotten a little bit dark were so much fun to put together. Since we were surrounded by pine trees during the after-ceremony portraits, we thought it would be cool to create a more autumn look for the night portraits. We lit up the leaves with an orange gelled light and shone a separate light on Andrew and Laura, which resulted in an awesome and romantic night portrait.
Their reception was held at the Avella VFD Station Thirty-Five and DJ Mike brought the beats. The wedding party, did what the name suggests and partied hard. The dance floor was one of the most active that we'd seen in a long time, we had a blast with this group. Countryside Deli did the mouthwatering catering and Sweet Temptations Pastry Shop provided the cake and cupcakes, which were divine.
We were so thrilled to be a part of this wonderful day. It was an absolute joy to document each moment for Andrew and Laura. Congratulations to the bride and groom!
Cottages & Venue: Brooke Hills Park / Brooke Hills Playhouse
Reception Venue: Avella Vfd Station Thirty-Five
Bridal Dress: David's Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS
Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse
Makeup: Twice Styled
Hair: Charm Hair Salon
Florist: Wellsburg Floral Gallery & Gifts
Cake: Sweet Temptations Pastry Shop
Caterer: Countryside Deli
We are Rich & Cynthia
the husband and wife duo behind the lens of Cyn Davis Photography. We are based in Steubenville, OH and delight in photographing fairytale moments throughout OH, WV, PA and wherever the wind takes us. We are currently booking 2023 and 2024 weddings. Get to know us better by heading to our about page or contacting us to set up a coffee meeting. We'd love to hear all about your love story!