Brookside Country Club Wedding | Kelly Sfirakis & Vincent Forbes

#FinallyForbes19 is right! We’ve been waiting for this day *almost* as long as Kelly and Vince have. Our intern Michelle worked with Kelly at a side job and jumped up and down when Kelly told her she coincidentally hired this amazing photography team at AGP. From their fabulous fall engagement session at Valley Forge where Kelly and Vince brought their beautiful American bulldog, Ice, we’ve been talking about this day for months. Kelly and Vince’s Brookside Country Club wedding was a gorgeous early Autumn day filled with a ton of great fun, family, and friends.  

Getting Ready at the Radisson Valley Forge

Kelly and her girls were in full glam mode when we arrived at the Radisson Hotel for their prep. While Kelly finished up in hair and makeup, her bridesmaids were popping champagne and getting pumped for the big day ahead. The room was decorated with all sorts of cute bridal signs and goodies that totally captured Kelly’s loud and bubbly personality. When AMG Beauty was finished with her, they handed her a mirror and her jaw literally dropped at how gorgeous she looked, as if she had anything to be worried about. After getting a few robe shots with her girls in their dainty matching floral robes and special slippers, Kelly’s mom and sister helped her into her dazzling fitted lace gown. Meanwhile in the boys’ room, they were besides themselves with how much time they had, so they passed it laughing and having a couple drinks while Vince’s mom made sure nobody got too rowdy. One of Vince’s baby nephews was even carrying around a Corona bottle for some time so he wasn’t left out. 

Floral wedding invitation suite with bridal shoes, jewelry, garter, and florals
Wedding bands and engagement rings next to bride and grooms names on wedding invitation
Bridal earrings, necklace, and bracelet in floral bouquet with bedazzled shoes and wedding bands
Black and white portrait of bride seeing herself in the mirror on her wedding day
Bride laughing while reading letter from groom
Bridesmaids in matching floral pink robes and matching slippers
Mother of the bride helping bride into her wedding gown
Bride getting ready during prep portrait in small mirror
Mother of the bride crying watching bride get ready for her wedding
Window lit bridal portraits of bride putting on engagement ring and earrings
Bride hugging her mother after getting dressed
Mother of the bride helping bride put on garter and veil, black and white wedding portraits
Traditional window lit bridal portrait with red rose bridal bouquet
Traditional window lit bridal portrait with red rose bridal bouquet
Traditional window lit bridal portrait with red rose bridal bouquet
Traditional window lit groom portrait, groom getting help tying his tie
Black and white groom portrait getting boutonniere pinned

First Look Before Heading to Brookside Country Club

As we got them ready for their first look, Kelly began to get nervous but we knew all those nerves of a big wedding day would melt away as soon as she saw Vince. Of course we were right. We walked her out to the fountain where he was hiding and as soon as they were together they began hanging out and talking just like the best friends they truly are. Some of the wedding party sneaking a peak from the bus cheered and called for them to get on so they could go get married and start the real party! 

Outdoor groom portrait before first look
Bride crying before seeing groom at first look, groom admiring bride after first look

Portraits & Ceremony at Brookside Country Club

Off to Brookside Country Club, we rallied the beautiful bridesmaids and good-looking groomsmen for some epic wedding party and family photos. This included a couple of the cutest nieces and nephews as ring bearers and flower girls that looked so stunning in their tiny tuxes and gorgeous gowns. After we finished with family and friends we snuck off on the course for some super sweet soon-to-be husband and wife portraits in the garden. Kelly picked up her dress, spun, twirled, and danced around before coming into Vince’s arms for a kiss. She is so naturally beautiful and happy, portraits were a breeze and we got them back early for their outdoor ceremony overlooking the vast greens of Brookside. The short and sweet ceremony ended with them saying “I do” and Kelly finally becoming Mrs. Forbes. 

Ceremony florals and welcome sign at outdoor Brookside Country Club wedding
Groom waiting for bride at the end of the aisle
Bride walking down aisle with her father
Bride and groom laugh and exchange rings during outdoor wedding ceremony at Brookside Country Club
Bride and groom kiss as husband and wife during outdoor wedding ceremony at Brookside Country Club
Bride and groom throw hands up and cheer walking up aisle in outdoor wedding ceremony at Brookside Country Club
Bride and groom snuggling, laughing, and whispering to each other in garden at Brookside Country Club
Black and white wedding portraits of bride and groom kissing and snuggling
Groom spinning and dancing with bride on golf course at Brookside Country Club
Black and white wedding portraits on golf course with bride and groom walking, kissing on the cheek
Romantic bride and groom wedding portrait through wheat on Brookside Country Club golf course
Bride spinning and dancing in her lace mermaid wedding gown at Brookside Country Club
Wedding party cheers as bride and groom dip and kiss at Brookside Country Club wedding
Bridal party with red gowns, red rose bouquets, laughing and smiling
Traditional groomsmen portrait with cool portrait of groomsmen walking on golf course

Wedding Reception at Brookside Country Club

They made their entrance as Finally Forbes after cocktail hour and enjoyed some dinner and dancing before listening and laughing to some super personal toasts from the best man, maid of honor, and junior maid of honor. We loved how open and hilarious this large group of friends and family were. Later on in the evening the guests really enjoyed some traditional Greek line dancing where everyone joined in and threw one dollar bills around for the bride and groom and their new life together. Kelly’s family is very Greek and the dance floor was on fire! 
But not quite as on fire as their big sparkler exit on the way to the after party, cause nobody wanted this night to end!

Wedding party fun entrances with drinking, football, and ring bearer and flower girl
Bride and groom make entrance at wedding reception and share first dance
Black and white portraits of bride and groom first dance at Brookside Country Club wedding reception
Bride and groom toasting and laughing during best man, maid of honor, and father speeches
Father of the bride and bride dance during parent dances at wedding reception
Mother of groom and groom dance during parent dances at wedding reception
Wedding party and guests partying and dancing during wedding reception
Bride and groom cut and feed each other wedding cake during reception

Congratulations to the beautiful and incredibly kind Kelly and Vince Forbes. We know you went home the next day and snuggled with Ice and Snoop before heading to Jamaica for your honeymoon. Thank you for letting us capture this special day.

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