Barbeque, 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. The 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.
Through 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.
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Venue: Battlefield Bed and Breakfast
Catering: Grandpas Country Catering
Entertainment: Then We Danced
Guest Written by Lead Photographer, Christin Lopez
Susie and Gary had a completely customized plan for their wedding. Whitney and I met up with the couple at Christ Presbyterian Church, which had the neatest little round worship room for their service. They had finished up the marriage service with the greatest looks of happiness and for us it’s so great to watch a couple celebrate themselves.
This magical moment was followed up by an intimate gathering at Alfred’s Victorian in Middletown. If you’ve never been, the food here was superb. Susie’s dad toasted to their love and to his little girl starting their lives together. Susie and Gary planned a menu that covered all tastes and every bit was delicious. The meal was finished off with a house specialty of an ice cream cake that is beyond words… Ok, I have a few. Picture this.. decadent chocolate ice cream, two different sherbets and thinly sliced cake surrounding it all… Delicious! Alfred’s Victorian itself has so many little pockets of charm that we were able to use many as an advantage to our photos as well.
Finishing up the day we headed out for part three- the back yard party! Susie and Gary both did a splendid job of decorating and setting the tone for this larger soiree. Friends and family gathered to talk the night away as they dined on a roasted pig stuffed with chickens as music played in the background. The trees were lit and there was the most amazing sight in the back of the yard. Susie and Gary are a couple after my own heart, and stomach. Thank you both for sharing your day with us.