Kacey & Tony | Top of the Bay Wedding

Posted on Jul 3, 2015 in Weddings | 5 Comments

Kacey & Tony’s Top of the Bay Wedding

Top_of_the_bay_wedding-204I first met with Kacey & Tony well over a year ago and it seems like it took forever for their wedding day to arrive! While Tony wasn’t at our initial meeting, I instantly connected with Kacey and knew I would love to work with them. Needless to say, I was thrilled when they booked with me and we had a ton of fun at their engagement session last spring! These two are so perfectly matched for each other and I just love how they compliment each other in every way. Kacey is so vibrant and charismatic and you can actually see a change in Tony’s demeanor when he talks about her or when she enters the room. His face just lights up and I know it makes my heart skip a beat! I just know that these two are going to enjoy many happy years together and I am so grateful that I was able to take part in their special day.

Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t going to let Kacey & Tony enjoy their wedding day as planned. With the crazy storm we had last weekend, their ceremony was rained out and had to be held inside. However, we did luck out with a break in the rain to do some couples’ portraits, after the ceremony! We started the day at the Wingate by Wyndham hotel in Belcamp.

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I LOVE the sparkles!wedding rings Both pairs of Kacey’s shoes… reception and ceremony!wedding shoes Top_of_the_bay_wedding-119 Top of the bay wedding reception Top_of_the_bay_wedding-132Top_of_the_bay_wedding-120Top_of_the_bay_wedding-137 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-142 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-145 Kacey gifted Tony these awesome cufflinks!groom cufflinks Top_of_the_bay_wedding-156 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-157Top of the bay wedding Top_of_the_bay_wedding-155Top_of_the_bay_wedding-162 fun bridal party photo Top_of_the_bay_wedding-168 Kacey & Tony had a “non first look” and it was so sweet!non-first look non-first look pick a seat not a side wedding sign Indoor wedding ceremony at Top of the Bay Indoor wedding ceremony at Top of the BayIndoor wedding ceremony at Top of the Bay Indoor wedding ceremony at Top of the Bay Indoor wedding ceremony at Top of the Bay After the ceremony, there was a break in the rain for some portraits. The ground was still pretty wet, so we kept the bridal party on the porch for a few fun photos! Also, since the ceremony started a bit late, I had exactly 25 mins to do all family portraits, bridal party and couples’ portraits. And you know what? This group ROCKED it. Mandy and Maria were an amazing help making sure everyone looked fantastic and these guys totally made it happen!Top_of_the_bay_wedding-198 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-199 wedding flowers Top_of_the_bay_wedding-204 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-206 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-207 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-209 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-213 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-214 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-217 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-218 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-219 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-220 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-222 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-224 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-225 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-228 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-234 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-235 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-244 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-253 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-258 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-260 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-262 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-263first wedding dance Top_of_the_bay_wedding-269 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-273 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-293 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-295 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-297 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-299 I guess now would be a good time to mention that Kacey is a dancer…Normally it takes me several weeks to do a complete site audit for SEO and user experience (which now go hand in hand). So, the below items are some that I noticed quickly and can still have an impact.  1. Page titles need to be reworked. Brand information should be last. Important key terms should be first. Page titles should not be more than 55 characters as well so they can fit on mobile devices. Several of the page titles are showing up as 70 characters or above. Also, page titles should remain unique to each page. Page titles tell a search engine the topic of the page. They hold a great bit of SEO weight (similar to header tags).   2. There are several pages that are missing meta descriptions. These are the organic listings that show up on a search engine results page. They do not hold much SEO weight however they entice the customer to come to a site. If nothing is set up in the html or CMS for a meta description - Google will choose at will and that may not be beneficial.  Character limits for meta descriptions are now at 115.   3. I see some pages have meta keywords listed in the html. This is an old practice and looked at as keyword stuffing by the search engines - which will negatively affect your SEO score so I would remove these ASAP.   4. I see some pages are set up to not be index/followed by the search engines. There may be a reason for this but if you are unaware of this I would have whoever manages your site look at the robots.txt file and see what is set up as "no index/no follow." Make sure these are accurate otherwise the search engines won't pick up those pages.  5. Several pages coming up as 404's (which mean not found). This can hinder user experience and therefore SEO quality score. Have these fixed and set up a monthly review to fix 404's. You can set up a webmasters account for free in Google and review these errors there.   6. Some pages have 302s (temporary redirect). Set these up as 301's if possible (permanent redirects). This allows SEO "juice" to spread. Temporary redirects halt SEO linking between pages.   7. If you are looking to drive additional traffic, consider setting up a paid search campaign- it can help you identify new key terms to optimize your website for/build content around and improve the overall quality score of your website from an organic standpoint. Also, it can tell you how competitive a term is and so you can get a better idea of how long it might take you to move up the ranks. With that said - looking at rankings, whether that be first, second, third page, etc. is really not the way we look at success metrics anymore. You want to keep an eye on which terms provide the traffic and how they progress in terms of clicks to the site. Just because you are on the first page, doesn't mean you will get more clicks to your site. Traffic, engagement with your site and then becoming a lead should be the focus.   One more thing...keep in mind it definitely takes time to see changes from SEO efforts. Keep working at it and keep track of your changes so you can look back and see what has helped. Top_of_the_bay_wedding-305 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-307 Tony may not be professionally trained, but he had some moves, too!Top_of_the_bay_wedding-313 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-314 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-316 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-318 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-322 Top_of_the_bay_wedding-325


Photographer: Jennifer Smutek Photography

Second Photographer: Mandy Sroka

Photographer’s Assistant: Maria Hom

Venue: Top of the Bay

Florist: Belvedere Farms

DJ: Percy Wood

Make-up: Angie D’amico

Hair: Jamie Kimbel

Hotel: Wingate by Wyndham

Bakery: Mary Herrmann

Stationary: William Barrios

First Dance Song: 18 by One Direction

Father/Daughter- Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman

Mother/Son-My Wish by Rascal Flatts



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  1. luis luque
    July 3, 2015

    You captured there wedding so beautiful your such a talented wedding photographer im sure they loved these images even tho they didn’t have it out side because of the weather ! great job!

  2. Megan
    July 3, 2015

    Looks like a good time for sure!

  3. Aaron
    July 3, 2015

    Had a awesome time !!! And the photos definitely captured all the fun we had :)

  4. Emily
    July 3, 2015

    I’m pretty impressed with what you did in 25 minutes! That is definitely a little tricky, especially with rain too! These are beautiful.

  5. Brea
    July 6, 2015

    Awesome!! I love that Angie and Jamie did hair and makeup! Love those girls! What a gorgeous wedding and that party looks like it was INSANE!!


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