Most couples we meet months if not years in advance of their wedding, Mate and Jess.. let’s go for two weeks before their wedding day! We met Mate & Jessica through former bride and kick ass coordinator, Dana M. McGinley. With ties to the Hershey community, a Purcell Hall wedding was perfect for these two which featured an amazing, if not the best weather day in July, Duck Donuts, and a beautiful sunset.
I love small weddings.. not just love but LOVE small, intimate weddings. I also adore back yard weddings and definitely love week day weddings. In case you’re still keeping track of the love list, Kellyn and Blake had a red letter wedding day in my book.
Kellyn contacted me about an intimate wedding planned for their Mechanicsburg home on a Thursday in June- jubilee day to be exact which also happened to fall on the same day the two met years ago. Thankfully we were a few blocks from the craziness, so no major traffic issues but you could hear the music in the background a bit.
Along with their 7 guests, Daisy, an amazingly gorgeous rescue Pit was in attendance for the boho inspired wedding vibe. The couple even chose to drive over to their old office… aka where they met.. for some heartfelt images and a coy (see fish pond picture below) party!
It’s been a May of rain. Every wedding weekend has had some form of precipitation this year so in short.. we’ve been soggy. Thankfully our couples have embraced mother nature while having fun for some creative images.
This was our first visit to the quaint and serene Pleasant View B&B, located just outside of New Cumberland. Nancy the Innkeeper was a doll and so welcoming to use areas inside the B&B due to the rain which was so appreciated! Amber and Ed chose to hold their ceremony inside the barn with their intimate reception following at the newly renovated Stable venue. Mad props to these two for keeping huge smiles on their faces and laughing constantly through out the day.
Sweet and simple. Wedding and budgets can so quickly get out of hand (as we’ve seen when we were married back in 2008). I’m not entirely sure but I think the sweet, simple weddings are making a comeback… or at least I hope. If they’re anything like Ryan and Tierney’s (doesn’t she have the best name) wedding day, sign us up! Fort hunter was the perfect backdrop for their beautiful ceremony with reception following at a church fellowship hall. Congratulations and happy wishes on your one year celebrations Tierney & Ryan <3!
For more images from this beautiful wedding click here!
Inside secret.. Penn State couples might be my favorite, followed close behind Pitt couples, to photograph. I’m pretty sure all PSU couples have had the most amazing, kick ass parties to celebrate their nuptials! Logan and Elizabeth definitely had one heck of an amazing day! I still can’t think of the term “Nuts to butts” without picturing Logan and his groomsmen posing for bridal portraits 😉 Congratulations you two on your one year anniversary!
About this time last year we were about to kick off one of the best receptions of the year with Julie and AJ at Historic Acres of Hershey. These two (and their gorgeous pups) were beyond amazing to photograph! Wishing you both an amazing happy first anniversary!
We love, love, LOVE couples who wear their emotions and personalities on their sleeve. Samantha and Michael definitely brought their wedding A-games last year for their Inn at Leola Village wedding. Such a truly remarkable day for quite the amazing couple. Wishing lots of anniversary love to these two as I continue to reminisce of this chilly, but gorgeous wedding day!