Reading Country Club Wedding | Philadelphia Wedding Photographer | Matt + Kara

 Reading Country Club Wedding

"If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it's yours forever. If it doesn't, then it was never meant to be."

I can't think of a more perfect quote to sum up Matt and Kara's relationship. They met while they both lived temporarily in Chicago working for the local Amate house. While they enjoyed a friendship at that time, once Kara moved to Washington, DC, and Matt returned to New York it could have been the end of their story. But these two were meant to be from the beginning, and after Kara reached out to Matt so he would be her date at a wedding in Long Island, the rest is history. Eventually, she moved up to Manhattan and officially began dating the man she knew she would marry one day.

That day came in the beautiful city of Reading, Pennsylvania, under a cloudless June sky. Matt and Kara spoke their vows during a traditional Catholic nuptial mass before heading to Reading Country Club to celebrate the new family they had just started. The bridesmaids chose lavender dresses in their respective styles while Kara carried a bouquet of purple flowers, greenery, and white. Her all-over lace dress with a chapel train and braided updo were inspired by Pippa Middleton - only I happen to think she made an even more gorgeous bride :) Overall, the beauty of the wedding was simply a reflection of some of the purest, most true love I have ever seen.

Matt and Kara, thank you for letting me witness the beginning of your journey as husband and wife. It is so apparent that you love each other deeply and with such joy. Never forget how to make each other smile, and always remember your story as evidence that you were always meant to be together.

Click here to see their New York City engagement session.

Wedding Dress: Allure from The Bridal Suite | Veil: Occansey Designs | Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie | Menswear: Ralph Lauren | Hair/Makeup: Belltower Salon & Spa | Florist: Heck Bros. | Ceremony Venue:  St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Reading Country Club | Coordination: Designing Memories | Catering: ViVA Catering | DJ: PartyMasterz Productions | Bakery: Ady Cakes | Videographer: JHS Video Pro | Second Photographer: Samantha Jean Photography

 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Lavender and Green Wedding Invitations
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Gold Wedding Ballet Flatts
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Purple, Green, and White Wedding Bouquet
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Black and White Wedding Dress
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bride reading a letter
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Gold Wedding Ring Shot
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bride Getting Ready
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Invitation Ring Shot
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bride Getting Ready
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bridal Portrait
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Button Up Lace Wedding Dress
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Traditional Catholic Nuptial Mass
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Traditional Catholic Nuptial Mass
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Traditional Catholic Nuptial Mass
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Traditional Catholic Nuptial Mass
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Traditional Catholic Nuptial Mass
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Traditional Catholic Nuptial Mass

After wedding mass we headed to the grounds of Reading Public Museum for so many fun portraits!

 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bridal Party Portraits
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Purple, Green, and White Wedding Bouquet
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bridal Party Portraits
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bride and Groom Portrait
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bridal Party Portraits
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bride and Groom Portrait
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bride and Groom Portrait
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bridal Party Portraits
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bride and Groom Portrait
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Lavender, Green, and White Wedding Bouquets
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bridal Portrait

These two couldn't keep their eyes off each other...

 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bride and Groom Portrait
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bride and Groom Portrait
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bride and Groom Portrait
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bride and Groom Portrait
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bride and Groom Portrait
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bride and Groom Portrait
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Country Club Wedding Reception
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Watercolor Wedding Name Cards
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | White and Green Floral Centerpiece

The venue had a balcony for the perfect perspective for the dances!

 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bride and Groom First Dance
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | White and Purple Wedding Cake with Bird Topper
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bride and Groom Wedding Cake Cutting
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Father Daughter Dance
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Wedding Reception Dancing
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Wedding Reception Dancing
 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Wedding Reception Dancing

Congratulations, Matt and Kara!

 Lavender and Green Country Club Wedding | Bride and Groom Sunset Portraits

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.