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29 Apr 2021

Sayre Inn Wedding Photography | Kaitlin & Douglas

Doug and Kaitlin’s April elopement has me swooning. I love every elegant detail about their spring wedding! 

We met when the couple was considering another local venue. When their original location fell through they entrusted me to help them make a list of new options. They mentioned that the Lehigh Valley was special to them, and I got started on brainstorming the elopement venue ideas. 

In the end, they booked a date at the historic Sayre Mansion in Bethlehem, PA, and it was absolutely perfect. I was so glad I was able to help Kaitlin and Doug connect with some amazing wedding vendors that made their wedding very special. (At this point in my career I know all the most talented and sweet wedding vendors. If you need a few recommendations, let me know!)

Elopements are always especially fun because they feel very unhurried. The only schedule that matters is what feels right to the couple. Doug & Kaitlin had a meaningful ceremony in the front salon at the Sayre, that included their handwritten vows and the red thread of fate tradition. After the ceremony, they enjoyed cutting their cake and sipping champagne. Then it was off for some portraits at the Bethlehem Area Public Library plaza. The magnolias put on a beautiful show with their blooms, and the gorgeous golden hour light that added to the couple’s just-married glow!

Venue, The Sayre Mansion. Florals, Froggy’s Garden. Cake, Cake & Corolla. Officiant, Donna Forsythe.

Elegant bride adjusts groom's tie while getting ready before their wedding ceremony at the Sayre Mansion in Bethlehem, PA by Laura Billingham Photography

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I’M  LAURA

NJ BASED WEDDING, PORTRAIT AND LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER

Hi! I’m Laura Billingham a wedding, portrait and lifestyle photographer based in Frenchtown, NJ.

For over 20 years I’ve captured the moments and details that matter for couples, families and businesses. Let’s connect and start making beautiful images together!

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