Venue/Catering // Joseph Ambler Inn
Hair + Make Up // Carmine + Co
Florist // The Rhoads Garden
DJ // Silver Sound Entertainment
It was calling for thunderstorms on what ended up being one of the most beautiful Spring days this year. Andy + Cassi had their nuptials take place at the Fallen Tree Farm Bed + Breakfast which is filled with so much character! They got ready in the quaint, stone building with their closest friends + family. Everyone was radiant! Especially the bride + their daughter Sydney who was glowing as her beautiful mama put on her wedding dress with the help of her best friends + Mother of the Bride. Andy + Cassi’s ceremony took place in a unique stone ruin where they said heart felt vows to each other (How they didn’t bawl, I have no idea - because even I was about to!)
After that it was off to do our fun portraits! (If you ask me, maybe not the guys, haha!) This wedding party was a blast! They barely even complained about frolicking through ivy ;) The guys had some hilarious shots (which wouldn’t be complete without a crazy sock picture) while the girls glowed in their dark dresses + vibrant bouquets. Shout out to Veronica of Veronique’s Creative Artistry - as usual hitting it out of the park with the most crazy, incredible make up for these girls that even lasted through extreme temps! We stole away for Andy + Cassi to have some portraits by themselves. Literally. Seriously. Honestly. Most gorgeous couple - EVER! They prefer more candid shots so after a few poses, I just let them spend some time together. Rumor has it, this day was the most Andy has ever been seen smiling - ever. Even his Dad commented on how big he was smiling all day!
Now for the reception - talk about a party when Andy + Cassi entered the building! Now, I don’t know much about sports, but from what I gather there are some serious Steelers fans in the Casale family as they were welcomed with a parade of Terrible Towels swinging in the air. That was followed up by the sweetest dances + speeches/toasts from MOHs + the BM. I also snapped some shots of Andy + Cassi’s ring with a butterfly that sat in her bouquet. That butterfly was in memory of Cassi’s grandmother who was watching from Heaven, so I thought it would be sweet way to emphasize it. The rest of the night is history! They danced all night to the view of the sun setting over a gorgeous horse pasture. Andy + Cassi - I am so honored you chose me for your special day. You both exude so much compassion + charisma (duhhh, teachers - lol!) + I can tell your marriage is meant for great + wonderful things…. like a puppy with the best name, ever! Enjoy many many manyyyy favorites I have from this incredible day!
I’m so glad that I started the season with this phenomenal wedding. AJ + Jill are an amazing pair. They’re both kind, adventurous + you can tell they don’t take much seriously - I mean only the coolest of couples high fives after they are pronounced married! Their Big Day happened at Overlook Golf Course in Lancaster which was blooming with beautiful Spring flowers everywhere. AJ + Jill were all about traveling around the property to get the best shots which, if you ask me, was definitely worth it. Their reception hall was beautifully decorated + my favorite little touch was how each table was named after places the pair have traveled together.
Their wedding was full of warm sunshine (rare for Spring Weddings, especially this year!), the cutest little Bridal Party, touching speeches from AJ's big brother, Jill's best friend + mom, + a big party at the end of the night with friends + family. And who can forget Jill + her dad stopping halfway through their dance to bust a move?! Lastly we also captured a successful Sparkler Exit! (Successful = great pictures + I didn’t get caught on fire). I’m excited to share Mr. + Mrs. Enck’s wedding with you! Enjoy some of my favorites!
It was divine intervention that Shawn + Shelbey found + chose me to be their wedding photographer. Firstly, they are so beautifully unique to photograph but I also LOVE being around them! I could laugh with them all day!
There were so many opportunities for me to be creative with their portraits at their winter Harmony Hall Wedding. The flower girl dresses were the most gorgeous I had ever seen (oh, + of course so were the girls themselves!) + what’s crazy about that is Shelbey made them! I had to have a little extra fun with the flower girls because of that. The reception + ceremony was meticulously decorated with a gorgeous evergreen backdrop with dangling lights - SO UNIQUE but that’s exactly what I would expect from them! Also, the day before their wedding we had a snowfall so we still had some snow to photograph in + a beautiful winter glow in their portraits. The best part of Shawn + Shelbey’s day was the tears shed at their ceremony + the easy connection these two have with each other. There wasn’t a moment in the day where they weren’t smiling + holding each other close.
This was the last wedding of my 2017 season. Somehow, each wedding has become a favorite of mine. This one is no different. My heart bursts seeing the happiness + flawless love between Shawn + Shelbey. I hope this gallery I’m delivering to them will always remind them of that!
Enjoy some favorites of my final 2017 wedding!