Taylor + Chris Wedding | Normandy Farm Hotel
Chris and Taylor's wedding took place at the beautiful Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center, in Blue Bell, PA and at St. John the Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA. This Eastern PA wedding featured colors of navy, dusty blue, and white. Chris and Taylor's wedding was the perfect balance of elegance and fun.
To know Taylor and Chris is to love and be loved by them. They are the type of people who would go out of their way to assist a stranger. They are the type of people to make sure that everyone feels good, and is having a fun time (even on a day that is all about them). They love people so well, and never miss an opportunity to let you know how much you mean to them.
Thinking back to Chris and Taylor's wedding day, I think about how well these two remained present during their day. Even smoothly run wedding days can be stressful at times, but these two never let those small bumps get in the way of their joy and the focus of their wedding. No matter the busy morning, the threat of rain, or the final details, Taylor and Chris were focused on two things, marrying their best friend and having a great time doing so.
If anything threatened to go wrong Taylor would simply say "well, that's not on the agenda for today!" and sure enough, the threat disappeared.
We loved Chris and Taylor's invitations! Their proposal took place at their Army vs. Navy game tailgate back in 2019, so it was only fitting that their invites fit the theme! Check out their proposal blog here! It was so special getting to capture their love story through the years! We are so blessed to work with friends like Taylor and Chris.
We met Chris and Taylor during our years at Penn State. It was while Chris was on Catherine's THON committee that he met Taylor. Shoutout to Taylor's roomie (and past SMF Bride) Logan for setting them up!
We loved this shot of Chris' niece, Riley in Taylor's wedding day heels! So glad Taylor requested it!
Taylor's prep featured many special pieces. Some of these included photo pendants of her father and grandfather wrapped around her bouquet, a necklace featuring her father's cursive that read "love, Dad", and a special emerald pin for under her dress. While Taylor and the girls got dressed at a suite in Normandy's central campus area, Chris and his guys got ready at the nearby East Gatehouse building.
LOVE this picture of Chris. When I saw the photos and videos that Catherine and Evan had gotten of Chris, I was so happy to see his contagious laugh and award-winning smile in so much of the footage. Knowing Chris from college, his sincere smile is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of him.
While we are talking about Chris, we want to make sure we thank him and so many of his family and friends in attendance at this wedding for their services in the U.S. Military. Thank you, to you and your families for the sacrifices you all make every day.
Finally heading to the church was such an exciting moment to capture.
Taylor and Chris got married at St. John the Baptist Church, where they had a traditional Catholic mass. St. John the Baptist is not only a stunning church for a wedding, but it is also the church at which Taylor made her first Holy Communion!
Taylor's younger brother Jake walked her down the aisle. Jake would have made their father proud. He made sure Taylor knew how wonderful she looked while bringing out her stunning smile and laughter. Also, just look how excited Chris is!!