Anniversary Shout Out- Samantha & Michael

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!

Check out more images from their beautiful Inn wedding here!



Sarah & Thomas’ Autumn Country Club Wedding

Smith_0676_MMPDamn! I picked one hell of an amazing wedding to make my first back from maternity leave. First off, I adore Fall and everything that goes with it (except for the pumpkin spice craze… what gives). The weather was simply magical on Sarah and Thomas’ wedding day!  The sun was shining but there was that cool brisk breeze, marking the start of really good fishing weather:)

Sarah and Thomas celebrated their vows at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Mechanicsburg– a beautiful natural light sanctuary with a semi-round pew setting and a nice long aisle from which Sarah’s father led her down.  We had a blast capturing natural emotions as Sarah looked to Thomas with a beaming smile filled with love.

Smith_0838_MMP-EditCouple creatives were captured back at Blue Ridge Country Club which boast stunning views at the base of the Blue Mountain line. Although most leaves hadn’t quite turned yet, we were able to do some creative editing to bring out some fall vibrance.  Back inside guests feasted on a traditional (and OMG tasty) PittsburghSmith_0938_MMP-Edit-Edit style cookie table after dinner.  Seriously every wedding should have a cookie table!  Sarah and Thomas’ night was filled with a kick ass dance floor and some good ol’ Pennstate love including a crazy awesome dance off, passing the viking hat, and tasty dollar dance shots.

Although there were so many amazing moments, the nearest and dearest moment was watching Thomas’s parents give hugs and kisses before he walked down the aisle. Smith_0216_MMP I blame the I-have-a-newborn-and-my-hormones-are-still-awol but it was beyond touching and I may have had a mommy moment tearing up and trying to see through the smudging mascara as the processional started.

Congratulations Sarah and Thomas!  You guys had such a fun event and I know you’ll both keep each other laughing through many years of married bliss!

Check out more images from Sarah & Thomas’ wedding day!

Vendor Love:

Ceremony: St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church

Reception/Catering: Blue Ridge Country Club

Hair/Makeup: Changes Salon

Entertainment: Ryan Miller Entertainment

Flowers: Weddings and Blooms     Smith_2014_MMP

Two Cultures, One Love – Cory & Chi

It’s extremely common and a very beautiful element when coupleseckrote_0539_mmp-edit choose to acknowledge their personal paths and cultures on their wedding day, such as Cory and Chi’s beautiful blending of two cultures, Cory’s American traditions and Chi’s Vietnamese roots.  Cory and Chi first met on popular dating site (hooray for online couples!!) and after a very interesting first date these two became inseparable.  Cory and Chi are also some of the luckiest people we’ve met as last year at a local bridal show they won the whole wedding she-bang including their venue, catering, entertainment, and other great wedding essentials that most couples spend some serious green for. eckrote_0018j_mmpOne detail that was extremely important to the couple was preserving pieces of both cultures into a traditional wedding day.  After their traditional Catholic ceremony at Holy Name of Jesus in Harrisburgeckrote_0743_mmp and a stop over at Italian Lake for their posed creatives, Cory and Chi dressed for their reception entrance into vibrant Vietnamese wedding attire and celebrated a tea ceremony with their parents.  eckrote_0033j_mmp-1The tea ceremony is a Vietnamese tradition of accepting each other into new families.  Overall Cory and Chi had a gorgeous day to celebrate with their closest family and friends and are sure to celebrate many more amazing anniversaries together.

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Venue: Clarion New Cumberland

Flowers: Weddings and Blooms

Cake: SweeTreats

Entertainment: Mixed Up Productions (Damian)

Hair/Makeup: MariaTeresa


Tanya & Bruce 08/03/2013

The blending of traditions and cultures is one of our favorite moments about any event, from small details to food and entertainment, having the best of both backgrounds always makes for a unique wedding.  Tanya and Bruce were married in Prince of Peace in Steelton for an eloquent Catholic ceremony and then to the Best Western Premier where their closest friends and family danced the night away to a Croatian Band.  Their story was simple, however their love for each other couldn’t be masked, especially during their romantic first dance!  Congratulations to the wonderful couple, we wish you both the best!

Venue: Prince of Peace/ Fort Hunter Park/ Best Western Premier

Flowers: Blooms by Vickery

Travel: Unique Limousine

Video: Deswert Productions

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