Summer Wedding at Hershey Country Club

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All photographers have that list- you know.. the one where we say ‘OMG, I really want to shoot here sometime’.  You could say it’s our venue bucket list.  Hershey Country Club was definitely on our venue bucket list and it couldn’t have been a more perfect experience with the hands down amazing team they have there (shout out to coordinator, Amanda C) or a more perfect couple, Amanda & Sean.

We met Amanda and Sean a bit ago for their engagement session at Memorial Lake where they got engaged.  Although a bit warm back then, we had no idea September was going to be the new August this year.  Thankfully, the humidity broke a bit and evening pictures at Hershey Trust and on the course were a breeze.  My favorite moment from the day, and really it is hard choosing just one, was the non-first look, first look- which is when a couple is photographed together but not seeing each other directly.  Sean looked so incredibly nervous and just so excited for the moment when he could actually take in the moment together with Amanda.  Those emotions- Fave!

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Vendor Love:

Venue/Catering: Hershey Country Club

Cake: Made by the Groom!

Harpist: Lewis Lynch

Flowers: Becky Hahn

Hair/Makeup: Uturn Salon

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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!

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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

A Spring Country Club Wedding- Kara & Jake

Spring and Fall are two of my favorite seasons for outdoor weddings.casher_0004j_mmp  The only challenge of course is the chance of precipitation which thankfully was a very minimal worry for Kara and Jake’s wedding day, as the rain stopped and sun returned within a half hour of their walk down the aisle.  Kara and Jake chose Colonial Country Club in Linglestown for their beautiful, heartfelt ceremony, stating vows in front of about 100 of their closest friends and family.  Post ceremony we took full advantage of the gorgeous blooming trees and well manicured grounds of the country club.  Kara and Jake celebrated with Klock Entertainment and even had their little man, Brayden, rocking out his excellent dance moves all night!  Casher_0656_MMPMy favorite moment from their wedding day was working with the couple and their super fun bridal party while recreating an image Kara dreamed for her wedding portfolio- everyone’s personality shined and I can see why the couple loves each of the folks invited into their bridal party!  Congratulations Kara and Jake and we wish you both the very best on your marriage!

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Venue: Colonial Country Club

Entertainment: Klock Entertainment

Flowers: Hammakers Flowers

Stylist: A & Z Styling Techniques

Cake: Schenks Bakery

 

Rebecca & Brendon December 28, 2013

We rarely see many weddings in the colder months, however for Rebecca and Brendon, December was the perfect time for their gorgeous country club wedding.  Rebecca is the head groundskeeper at Blue Ridge Country Club and Colonial Country Club, where Brendon is the head groundskeeper at West Shore Country Club.  One of the cutest things during their engagement session was the little back and forth of who’s grounds were prettier or who had their annuals in first.  With 12-14 hour days over the summer months, it was awesome to see these two kick back with loads of greens and turf friends to celebrate their nuptials.

One of the best moments was capturing actual snow over the couple for their first dance courtesy of Klock Entertainment’s expertise!  It was awesome to see Rebecca & Brendon’s guest drop jaws as they walked into the ballroom with the dramatic lighting, cloud and star effects, and beautiful table lighting (aka get this.. it looks AMAZING!!).  Another great moment was watching and hearing Brendon perform a traditional New Zeland rugby chant!  Overall we wish Rebecca and Brendon a relaxing and fantastic three week vacation.. you two deserve it!

Venue/Catering: West Shore Country Club

Entertainment/Lighting: Klock Entertainment

Cake: PA Bakery

 

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