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

 

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Megan & Derrek Engagement

What’s better than clients who turn into friends?!  Friends who are clients!  This year is going to be exceptional in the number of our personal friends getting married and we’re looking forward to being a part of each one of their weddings.  Derrek and Megan are a bit of an interesting case, not like sci-fi thriller interesting but how they met interesting, although they do own a cat that is a bit peculiar:)  I met Megan at a previous employer almost 5 years (WOW, Meg) ago and Derrek about 1o years ago, as he was one of the first friend approvals when Jason and I first started to see each other.  Over the years Megan and I grew close and Jason and Derrek.. well there’s jokes there on their brother from another mother status.

In an odd turn of events I spoke many times to Megan about if Jason had any single friends, her suitor would be Derrek, he’s a kind gentleman who has a big heart and great personality.  Meanwhile Jason spoke of Megan to Derrek, as one of my single girlfriends, who has equal traits, gorgeous natural red hair, and can get out of any traffic violation in Lower Paxton Township… cha-ching!  Long story short, these two hit it off smashingly well (as Jason and I expected of course) and my very dear best friend will be marrying Jason’s best friend in December.. [Insert Awwwww Here].

The setting for Megan and Derrek’s engagement images naturally fit to set up in the location of where he proposed, Gettysburg National Park on top of the Pennsylvania Monument (Tip- spiral stairs make you dizzy).  We spent a few hours stopping at neat areas in the park and grabbing a gorgeous spring sunset shot or two and of course some funny images to fit both personality and a little something for the memory books:)  Overall a wonderful session with amazing people!  And for those wondering, sorry but Jason and I are hanging up our matchmaking hats… we’ll just photograph them:)

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