Hillary and Jason’s wedding was the definition of “short and sweet” to the very core! These two asked me to document their intimate and quick nuptials at Heritage Park; while I have done many weddings at Heritage Park before, the ceremony location of St. Martin’s Church was a first for me. It’s such an adorable small church that was perfect for this wedding that I totally didn’t mind sweating my butt off inside during this hot summer day! Hahaha. For real though, this whole day was so lovely and Hillary and Jason are like giddy teenagers when it comes to their affection around each other. It was such an immense pleasure to document their engagement session, and their wedding day. I hope to do more small and intimate weddings like this in the future!
Describe your planning process!
Hillary & Jason: We were really looking to have a small, intimate ceremony. We included immediate family members and had a total of twelve guests. We decided on St. Martin’s Church at Heritage Park because it was such a small, quaint venue. We didn’t feel overwhelmed by the size of the space versus the number of guests and we were still able to have the church wedding feel. Booking at Heritage Park also gave us full access to the grounds for our photos, which turned out amazing! We ended up with a wide variety of settings all within one venue. We chose La Chaumiere Restaurant for our reception simply because the food and service is incredible. They have a small private room that accommodated everyone sitting at one large table and created a custom menu for our event.
What was your favorite part of the day?
Hillary & Jason: All of it! We especially loved how accommodating Heritage Park was. We were pleasantly surprised when a staff member invited us to into the basement of Gasoline Alley and let us pose on and inside the cars. Another staff member who works on the steam engine jumped into a photo of us by the train and the captain of the S.S. Movie held back some of the Captain’s Cruise dinner guests so we could take photos in front of the boat. The best part of the day (besides saying “I do”) was probably sitting down at dinner, feeling so relaxed and enjoying the company of our loved ones who came to support us. It’s a really wonderful feeling.
Any advice to brides and grooms planning their big day?
Hillary & Jason: We got married on a Thursday. If you can swing a weekday, do it! We had a shorter engagement and were able to get all of our first choice of vendors and even a few discounts.
Ceremony venue: St. Martin’s Church at Heritage Park // Officiant: Robin Toupin of Custom Clergy Services // Bridal attire: David’s Bridal // Groom’s attire: Saks Fifth Avenue // Transportation: AMPM Limousines // Hair and makeup: Alana of dk.envy // Florist: Dutch Touch Florist