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April 12, 2019

French Creek Golf Club Spring Wedding, Elverson, PA | Nataly & Yuri

bride and groom smiling at each other

Nataly and Yuri’s wedding day at French Creek Golf Club was truly such a beautiful day from the moment we arrived to our final hugs goodbye! These two are so full of joy and their bridal party and family kept the energy going throughout the entire day! Although it was a rainy day, there were still so many opportunities for beautiful photos no matter what! Thankful for a venue that has a solid rain plan!!

Nataly had so many beautiful details for me to play with from her stunning bouquet and florals by Urban Flower Market to her perfume bottle, ring dish, and gorgeous heels. I love seeing how my couples share their personality through their details. Yuri had so many awesome little details from his last name stitched into his suit jacket and his initials on his shirt cuffs. His blue suit paired so beautifully with the warmth of the venue and floral arrangements!

Beyond just the details, this day was full of SO much love and fun. Nataly’s sweet bridesmaids couldn’t hold back their tears the entire morning from Nataly stepping into her gown to having each of them help her put her jewelry on. It’s such a game changer when you have a bridal party that is there to support and love on you throughout the entire day, and this crew did just that! The guys couldn’t help but make each other laugh but knew how to show off their GQ model faces when they needed a serious shot.

Their ceremony was in a gorgeous, authentic barn where they stood among their friends and families and said their vows. They filled a vase with separate colors of sand to become one to symbolize their lives joining together. A super sweet sentiment that their officiant led was a ‘last single kiss’ with the bride and groom’s mothers – he explained that they were giving their last single kiss to their mother who gave them their very first single kiss. Major chills! It was such a beautiful moment. They tied the knot and celebrated the start of their forever!

Nataly and Yuri met a few years back when Yuri was the owner of a Crossfit gym. Nataly was a Facebook ad for a 6-week body loss challenge at the gym, so she told one of her close friends to join with her! After the initial interview process, Nataly’s friend told her how how cute the coach is and that Nataly would totally fall in love with him! After her interview, she definitely agreed! She didn’t make it seem as if she was interested, though, because of her shy nature. They always kept it professional when they would talk! Although Nataly was more quiet, her friend would get them both noticed in class a lot! Nataly said she didn’t think she had a chance with him,  since all the other girls would flirt with Yuri!

After about a week in the program, Nataly texted Yuri about the back pain she was experiencing, and that was the start of it all! They would constantly text each other all night and when they would see each other, they would smile but not make anything too obvious! They started hanging out after class, as well and seeing each other on weekends. Nobody else in class knew anything was going on aside from Nataly’s friend! It was hard to keep a secret, but they wanted to keep it professional – Nataly said that seeing all the girls flirt with him constantly was a struggle, of course! He soon asked her to be his girlfriend, and once they made it facebook official, everyone at the gym freaked out! They have been inseparable since and Yuri popped the question at home in the cutest way!

Nataly says, “The proposal was totally unexpected! I didn’t even know it was happening while he was down on one knee! He proposed a day after my birthday. I was very sick on that weekend and he want to treat me to breakfast in bed. He woke me up and told me to get ready a little since he wanted to record himself treating me to the best breakfast. I laughed at him and didn’t take him seriously. All I kept thinking was “There’s no way I’m showing anyone this video.” I prepped a little and sat on the bed waiting for my coffee and food. He came in to plan out where he is going to put the tray of food and if everything looked good for him. A few minutes later, he comes in with a tray and two plates covered. He’s recording and sets the phone on the window and starts presenting his meals. He uncovers the first plate and goes ‘first plate, your favorite eggs and bacon.’ I wow-ed his meal to play along with what’s happening. He then goes to the second plate and goes ‘now for dessert’ and uncovers a small box. I look at it, a little confused and he then goes on one knee… still a little confused. He opens it and asks me, “will you marry me.” All that came out of my mouth was, “shut up, are you serious?” I didn’t even say yes before I jumped into his arms and started kissing him. He put the ring on and I just couldn’t believe it. I just kept shaking. It was the best surprise ever.” How adorable is that?!

If you want to see these cuties during their engagement session with their pup, Aussie, you can check it out here! We lucked out with such a beautiful day in the middle of the winter!

Nataly and Yuri, you two have hearts of gold and the sweetest love story. I adore the way you look at each other and always know how to get the other one laughing. You handled the rain like champs, and looked absolutely stunning through it all! Your wedding day was one for the books, and I am beyond honored that I was the one to document it. Thank you for everything! I am SO happy for you two! Congratulations, lovebirds! Wishing you to lifelong love, joy, and laughter! Xoxo Love you two!

french creek gold club venue
outdoor lamp with rain on it and bouquet of flowers
bride's wedding details
wedding gown and wedding rings
bridesmaid's in matching robes laughing together
wedding day perfume bottle. bride in floral robe
wedding rings
bride and maid of honor in matching floral robes
bride and bridesmaids laughing in matching floral robes
bride in wedding gown swishing train of dress
wedding bouquet
bride's wedding details, bride's wedding heels
wedding invitation
bridesmaid's holding bouquet standing in hallway
bridesmaid's in matching robes laughing together
bride's wedding day bouquet
bridesmaid's in matching robes laughing together
bride in gown sitting on seat looking out window
bride's wedding earrings sitting on flower in bouquet
bridesmaid's in blue gowns laughing with each other
bride's mother zipping up bride's wedding gown
wedding gown dress lace
bride's mother zipping up bride's wedding gown
bride's mother helping bride put on heels
bride's mother helping bride put on heels
bridesmaid putting necklace on bride
wedding dress detail
bride with maid of honor and mother
bridesmaid putting on bride's earring
bridesmaid putting on bride's earring
wedding rings sitting in bouquet
bride putting perfume on in mirror
bride putting perfume on in mirror
bride in gown looking over shoulder, wedding rings on lace
bridesmaid and bride looking at each other
bride putting perfume on in mirror
bride putting perfume on in mirror
vow book and ring dish
bridesmaid's in blue gowns laughing with each other
back of bride's gown
bridesmaids in blue gowns posing like models
black and white image of bride in her gown with bouquet
bride and mother looking at each other
bride's first look with father
bride's hands with ring on
bride reading card from groom
groom putting tie on, groom's shoes on floor
best man helping groom put cufflinks on
close up of groom's initials stitched into cuff of shirt
best man helping groom get dressed
groom putting belt on, groom details on floor
groom and groomsmen boutonniere
best man putting groom's suit jacket on
groom gazing out window
groom and groomsmen laughing
groom buttoning jacket
cufflinks on groom's shirt
groom and best man smiling at camera
brother and groom hugging
boutonniere on jacket
groomsmen smiling at camera
groom's last name stitched into jacket
groom and groomsmen walking
groom reading card from bride
barn wedding ceremony set up
barn wedding ceremony set up
groom walking down aisle in barn
bride and father walking down aisle in barn
groom seeing bride for first time at ceremony
bride and father walking down aisle in barn
bride and father walking down aisle in barn
bride and father walking down aisle in barn
bride and groom standing during ceremony
bride and groom holding hands during ceremony
bride and groom holding hands during ceremony
bride and groom holding hands during ceremony
bride putting ring on grooms hand
bride and groom first kiss at ceremony
bride and groom first kiss at ceremony
full bridal party cheering
full bridal party walking
full bridal party walking
full bridal party cheering
black and white bridal party modeling
bride and groom portrait
bride and groom kissing portrait
bride and groom black and white portrait inside barn
bride and groom black and white portrait inside barn
bride and groom kissing close up of groom's ring
bride and groom slow dancing in barn
bride and groom walking outside with umbrella
bride and groom walking outside with umbrella
bride and groom portrait outside in rain with umbrella
bride and groom portrait outside in rain with umbrella
bride and groom portrait outside in rain with umbrella
bride and groom portrait outside in rain with umbrella
bride and groom portrait outside in rain with umbrella
bride and groom portrait outside in rain with umbrella
bride and groom by fireplace
bride and groom kissing by fireplace
bride sitting down on ground and leaning on groom's knee
bride sitting down on ground and leaning on groom's knee
bride and groom smiling at camera
bride and groom's hands intertwined
wedding reception table details
wedding reception table details
wedding reception table details, wedding donut cake
wedding reception table details
wedding reception table details, place cards
wedding reception table details, seating cards
happily ever after gold cake topper
wedding reception table details
bride and groom reception introduction
bride and groom reception introduction
bride and groom reception introduction
bride and groom reception first dance
bride and groom reception first dance
bride and groom reception first dance
bride and groom reception first dance
bride and groom reception parent dance
bride and groom reception parent dance
bride and groom reception parent dance
bride and groom reception parent dance
maid of honor giving toast to bride and groom
bride and groom smiling during toast
maid of honor giving toast to bride and groom
maid of honor giving toast to bride and groom
best man giving toast to bride and groom
best man giving toast to bride and groom
best man giving toast to bride and groom
wedding couple shoe game
wedding couple shoe game
wedding couple shoe game
wedding couple shoe game
wedding couple shoe game
wedding couple shoe game
wedding reception guests dancing
wedding reception guests dancing
wedding reception guests dancing
wedding reception guests dancing
wedding reception guests dancing
wedding reception guests dancing
wedding reception guests dancing
wedding reception guests dancing
wedding reception guests dancing
wedding reception guests dancing black and white
bride and groom slow dancing
wedding reception guests dancing
wedding reception guests dancing
wedding reception guests dancing
wedding reception guests dancing
wedding reception guests dancing
wedding reception guests dancing
bride and groom cutting cake
bride and groom cutting cake
bride and groom cutting cake and eating
bride and groom cutting cake kiss
bride and groom sparkler exit with bridal party
bride and groom sparkler exit with bridal party
bride and groom sparkler exit with bridal party

Vendors
Second Photographer | Rachel Watkinson
Ceremony & Reception Venue | French Creek Golf Club
Wedding Coordinator | Kate Hannon
Dress Designer | Oleg Cassini
Dress Boutique | David’s Bridal
Shoes | Blue by Betsey Johnson, Macy’s
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist| Daneene Jensen & Associates, Kimberly Valosen
Wedding Rings | Tropiano & Son Jewelers
Welcome Sign | Peonies to Paint Chips
DJ | Silver Sound DJ, Dan Breslin
Florist | Urban Flower Market, Rina Romero
Cake | Wegmans
Bridesmaids Dresses | Lulus
Groom Attire | Indochino
Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
Invitation | Shutterfly

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French Creek Golf Club Spring Wedding, Elverson, PA | Nataly & Yuri

April 12, 2019

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