Kelly and Rich celebrated the start of their married life together surrounded by their immediate family at the stylish and romantic Terrain at Styers in Glenn Mills, PA.
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Kelly and Rich celebrated the start of their married life together surrounded by their immediate family at the stylish and romantic Terrain at Styers in Glenn Mills, PA. True to her bright nature, the bride looked beautiful in a bright pink dress, her favorite color. Kelly also gifted all of the women in the family a pair of brightly colored galoshes for the occasion, a detail that I continued to notice–and each time–it made me smile from deep inside my heart.

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Kelly in her bright pink wedding dress.

On their first date, they met at a seafood restaurant in Princeton, NJ. Kelly remembers an immediate connection as the conversation flowed easily with Rich. They were the last people to leave the restaurant.

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Rich, the crouching tiger.

“Being with Kelly felt natural”, Rich remembers waking up one morning, and just knowing that this was it. They were engaged that first year.

Living and working in two different cities over the past six years, nothing is taken for granted, “we cherish the time we have together” Kelly shares. And the time that they do get to spend together has been magical.

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Because of the intimate and private atmosphere of the day, Rich and Kelly looked to include their family as much as possible when we created their wedding ceremony. Kelly says, “I couldn’t have taken this step in my life without my family with me.” 

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Paying tribute to their close relationships with their parents and siblings, guests were active participants and invited to create their Circle of Love, participated in each blessing the couple’s rings and taking vows to support Kelly and Rich as they embark on their new path.

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Ring Blessing: everyone took turns putting their best wishes, hopes and dreams for the couple and their marriage, into the rings before Kelly + Rich exchanged them.

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Inspired by how honey can keep unspoiled for thousands of years, Rich and Kelly ensured that the first kiss of their marriage was a sweet one, by dabbing a bit of honey on the others’ lips just before the end of the ceremony.

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Kelly + Rich prepare to make the first kiss of their marriage a sweet one, by dabbing honey on each others’ lips.

Tahni Candelaria-Holm, of Brooklyn-based Joyeuse Photography captured so many beautiful moments, scenes and interactions during Rich + Kelly’s wedding day, it was very difficult to limit the photographs to share. Here are some more of my favorites:

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First Look First Hug

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A shoe for any weather. Kelly gave galoshes to all the women in the family.

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Kelly wore this bracelet with a special charm that remembered her mother who had passed away.

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Their family gathers around Kelly and Rich to create their ceremonial space.

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Paper flower bouquets + colorful galoshes.

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Paper flower bouquets form the Circle of Love around Rich + Kelly.

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Air plants in an indoor living terrarium

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Rich + Kelly’s ceremony inside a terrarium.

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Honey fingers for a honey kiss.

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The whole family gathers to celebrate Kelly + Rich.

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Kelly’s new mother-in-law gives her a pearl necklace while her new husband kisses them on her neck.

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Qibao + galoshes. This stylish combination will stay with me always!

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