Irish Pride Wedding in Gettysburg

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Trends are changing constantly in weddings with more focus on couples representing their personal interests, passions, and heritage.  I may have a soft spot for anything Celtic (last name of McClain might be a dead giveaway) so when Lauren and Alex contacted us about their wedding, we were smitten in the details, especially Lauren’s mint green gown.  Learning their story individually and as a couple, we simply knew these were two amazing people who we were ecstatic to work with on their wedding day.

Alex and Lauren were both super hands on in planning their wedding day, which from a photographer standpoint, it’s awesome and appreciated to have both perspectives on photographic needs and opinions:)  Weather wise, it was a simply perfect early fall day- perfect for posed creatives on the battlefield and around their venue, The Gettysburg Hotel.

I normally try to mention a favorite moment from wedding days but the whole day was fantastic, filled with so many great moments- like the smile on Lauren’s face during the first look; the bridal party fun in the Limo and on the battlefield; hand-fasting during the ceremony; the couple’s first dance (awesome song choice too guys); and the cake topper- ’nuff said;-)  Wishing warmest congratulations and blessings to Lauren and Alex in their many years of wedded bliss!

Click here for more images from Lauren & Alex’ wedding day!

Vendor Love:

Venue: Gettysburg Train Station/ Gettysburg Hotel

Entertainment: Across the Pond

Cake: Karen Rodkey Cakes

Hair: Serenity Salon and Spa

Makeup: Until the Very End

Gown: Alfred Angelo

 

It’s a Pig Pickin’ Ya’ll!

kuhn_0677wh_mmpBarbeque, pig roast, deliciously smoked meaty goodness… Now that I have the carnivore’s attention, have you ever heard the phrase “Pig Pickin”?  Why has this not become standard verbiage for those kick ass, meat centered events that everyone loves?

Nicole and Troy, one of our gorgeous couples from the south, celebrated their wedding at Battlefield Bed and Breakfast in Gettysburg, PA.  kuhn_0043j_mmpThe B&B sits on a remote piece of property, filled with historical decor including some ‘dress up’ items which looked fabulous on the groomsmen!  Nicole and Troy’s event was much different for me photographically as Whitney was rocking lead female photographer, alongside Jason.  Being 8.5 months pregnant I arrived for the ceremony and left after the first dance, serving more as a second shooter, grabbing candids and spending a few moments with the couple for some creatives.

kuhn_0229_mmpThrough her planning, Nicole emailed often, always full of cheer about details and tidbits which were amazing!  Aside from the traditional southern Pig Pickin’, she planned on an old fashion ice cream bar, complimentary and comfortable bridesmaid dresses, a high energy first dance, and a kicked back fire pit for when the sun went down.  One of my favorite moments from the day was when the rain rolled in at the tail end of Nicole and Troy’s ceremony.  Huge drops were starting to fall, yet these two could have cared less… plus it was a nice cool off to the warm July afternoon.  kuhn_0558wh_mmp

For more images from Nicole & Troy’s Wedding click here!

Venue: Battlefield Bed and Breakfast

Catering: Grandpas Country Catering

Entertainment: Then We Danced