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Amanda & Caleb: Benton Grove Wedding, Morgantown WV Wedding Photographer

Amanda and Caleb’s wedding was definitely one of the prettiest I’ve seen. The details were impeccable, the weather was perfect, the sunset was gorgeous and Amanda was a flawless bride. I was excited to finally photograph a wedding at the beautiful Benton Grove Bed & Banquets in Morgantown, which is a wonderful venue and seemed to be the perfect setting for this gorgeous affair.

Amanda was in Jill and Charlie’s wedding last August and we had been emailing back and forth (I like a bride that’s a good emailer!) for over six months. It was fun to reunite after almost a year, and it was enjoyable to see all the planning and details that we had talked about in conversation finally come to life. One of my favorite parts of the whole day: the rented antique china used at the reception dinner tables. Amanda and Caleb drove all the way to Harrisburg, PA to rent the china and while that may seem a little extreme to some people, I think the couple (and myself) would argue that it was well worth it…definitely a show-stopper!

Enjoy MANY of my favorites. :)

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See, flawless-looking bride even in just a tank top!

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The girls got ready in the GIANT master suite inside Benton Grove….it made a gorgeous backdrop for getting ready pictures…Amanda&Caleb_Wedding016 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding024 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding036 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding045 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding053 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding060 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding071 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding072

Smiley flower girls and a smiley groom. :) Amanda&Caleb_Wedding074 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding096 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding138 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding142 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding160

Amanda wasn’t completely “put together” and still looked gorgeous!Amanda&Caleb_Wedding184 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding189

Oh, just hanging out in the Benton Grove master suite, looking awesome. :) Amanda&Caleb_Wedding212 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding220 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding227 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding238 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding239 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding244 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding308

Adriane captured the one on the right and I love it! :) Amanda&Caleb_Wedding326 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding349

Adriane also captured this one! I’m starting to really like having a second shooter!Amanda&Caleb_Wedding364

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One of my favorite detail pictures ever! Amanda&Caleb_Wedding457 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding469 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding479 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding481 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding502

Another gorgeous capture by Adriane!Amanda&Caleb_Wedding507 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding520 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding521 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding533

Stunning, beautiful, flawless bride!!!Amanda&Caleb_Wedding554 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding564

We were able to take pictures in front of Benton Grove just as the sun was setting, which made for some amazing portrait light…Amanda&Caleb_Wedding573 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding576

The beautiful and GRAND Benton Grove!Amanda&Caleb_Wedding584 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding598

Time for the reception details! First up, the cocktail area…Amanda&Caleb_Wedding624

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Now for the dinner and dancing area…beyond beautiful! Details galore!

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The rented china! LOVE IT!!!Amanda&Caleb_Wedding665 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding673 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding679 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding693 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding701 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding713 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding717 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding725 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding757 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding783 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding787 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding810

I don’t think their first dance could have happened at a better time. There may not have been anymore natural light left, but the setting sun left a beautiful horizon in the background…and it certainly made a beautiful backdrop!Amanda&Caleb_Wedding830 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding832 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding842 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding844 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding853 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding858 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding860 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding875 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding883 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding888 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding889 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding910 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding913 Amanda&Caleb_Wedding930

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Oh what a lovely wedding, don’t you agree!?! Again, Amanda and Caleb, you had one of the prettiest weddings I’ve seen. Thanks so much for having me there to capture the big day and for being so detail-oriented! I hope you’ll cherish these pictures forever. :)

And a little shout out to my friend Adriane! Thanks for tagging along as my assistant/second shooter! Can’t wait to have you again in the near future!

One Comment

  1. Amy Berardi says:

    Jessica, these are beyond gorgeous! You captured every detail of this very special day. Thank you so much for being a part of our celebration and being so wonderful to work with <3

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