When I met with Frankie and Rob for their initial wedding consultation, they gushed over details of their wedding but the one thing that caught my attention was when they mentioned they swing dance. I kind of instantly fell in love with them at that point. I knew their reception would be unique with Frankie’s attention to detail and Rob actively participating and enjoying making wedding day decisions with Frankie. The Swing Dancing, though, would be the icing on their cake!
Their wedding day was gorgeous and although rain threatened, it never really full came through and they had perfect temperatures throughout the day. October weather certainly pulled through for them. Rob and Frankie not only had great weather, but they had amazing little details such as matching "Mr." and "Mrs." mugs, sweet hand written notes to each other, Argyle socks for the guys and unique brooches for each of the girls.
Frankie and Rob opted for a First Look which always makes for such a relaxed time after the wedding for additional photos. It’s so sweet when you get to see couples take each other in for the first time on their wedding day and have a few moments to themselves to really soak it in. Frankie also did a first look with her dad and brother after her Mom helped her finish getting her dress and veil on.
Rob and Frankie were married under the shade of a beautiful pavilion surrounded by friends and family and their reception was in the gorgeous Carriage House at Fox Run with fantastic lighting and chandeliers. They kicked the evening off with such a fun bang — Rob and Frankie had a song they swing danced to for their first dance. I’m a little jealous. I took swing dance in high school as an extra curricular and I knew at the time it wasn’t the cool thing to do, but I really didn’t care. It still proves to be one of the most useful and fun things I learned as a high school extra curricular (right next to Typing and Art). But what I never learned during that time was the footwork and finesse of Swing Dancing. Rob and Frankie have that and nail it every time. They have such wonderful chemistry anyway and it shines through when they dance.
After some beautiful and totally fitting toasts by Rob’s sister, Frankie’s brother, and Frankie's father, they had dinner and then the rest of the evening was filled with dancing. They had a massive dance floor and they needed every square inch because of course all of their friends are dancers too. They have rhythm that I will never possess! But the best part was the fun and smiling faces on their guests throughout the entire night. It was such an uplifting environment to be in — and it’s no wonder since Rob and Frankie were the shining stars and hosts of the night along with their parents.
Rob and Frankie, thank you, thank you, thank you, for allowing me to capture your wedding day! I have had such fun with you both! As Sarah mentioned in her speech, as an ode to you two "Trekkies", may your marriage live long and prosper!
Cake: Harter's Bakery
Reception: Andre's at the Carriage House at Fox Run
DJ: Complete Music and Events
Hair and Makeup: Emily Miller Makeup & Hair
Flowers: Karen Burns
Videographer: Applause Productions