It’s all in the details- Dana & Stephen’s Stock Manor Wedding

10012871_10153432049002259_1417739767247197158_oI love hearing about the details when talking with our couples.  It’s amazing to see things come to life but when couples blow me away, exceeding my expectations.. well you gotta blog about it!

Dana, an up and coming event planner, knew the day she married Stephen was going to be filled with beautiful flowers, a Nautica meets Hampton style decor, and Jimmy Choos.  The couple chose to get ready in a downtown Harrisburg hotel, close to their first meeting/date spot before heading to their ceremony location at Stock’s Manor in Mechanicsburg.
A few minutes prior to the ceremony, the wind started to kick up, the skies turning dark, and thunder was heard in the distance. Fearful if the outdoor ceremony would happen, Dana and her attendants arrived exactly at 4pm. The couple wed in the stone ruin area which Dana designed a vintage feel by adding large white frames and huge flower displays to the rustic setting. Just as the couple shared their first kiss, the rain drops started to fall.
Dana created a magical reception space in the enclosed pavilion attached to the classic farm house with hundreds of candles and a soft sunset glow of up-lighting.  The room smelled of spring which was loaded with fresh flowers and beautiful candelabras. The cake was designed with modern textures on each layer in classic white which melted in your mouth. The end of the evening brought the couple to the middle of the dance floor with remaining guests circling around, hand in hand.  Such a beautiful event for a gorgeous couple!
Vendor Love:
Venue: Stock’s Manor
Getting Ready Location: Hilton Harrisburg Hotel
Hair: Courtney from Polished Salon and Spa
Makeup: Maggie King Makeup Artistry
Gown: Renaissance Bridals and Prom
Suit: Joseph A. Banks
Brides Accessories: JIMMY CHOO
Officiant: Dave DiRaddo www.weddingdayz.net
Flowers: Jeffrey’s Flowers and Home Accents
Catering: Stock’s Manor
Cake: House of Clarendon
Entertainment: Klock Entertainment
Linens: Special Occasions & Queen Street Linens
Decor Design: Dana M. McGinley Events & Design

Megan & Jason September 1, 2013

One of the perks to our profession is all the great couples we meet and spend the day with.  We learn their personalities, their stories, and share many laughs with them leading up to the wedding day and for some beyond.  The hardest part of what we do is their wedding day.. not the images- that’s the best part.. but it’s usually the last time we’re with the couple until the wee ones come along later in their lives.  I’ll fully admit I think of most clients as friends and try to keep in touch via social media, but knowing we won’t see the couple again for a while makes our drive and passion for perfection that much stronger:)

Megan and Jason are definitely in that friend category as they are two of the sweetest people you’d ever meet.  Jason, a pilot by day, and Megan a medical professional, started their love story in the halls of grade school.  Their on again off again romance was rekindled years ago and their engagement was a celebration by both families and many friends.  During his speech, Jason’s father tearfully shared that he always knew it’d be Megan and the passion between these two definitely was a heartfelt indication.  One of our favorite memories from their day was how personalized they planned out their day, from the stunning gown, to the beautifully handwritten letters exchanged, to the seating arrangements via toy airplanes.  Our warmest wishes and blessings go out to these two on their long and happy marriage:)

Venue: Stocks Manor, Mechanicsburg

Catering: Stocks on 2nd

Entertainment: Ryan Miller Entertainment

Flowers: Sara’s Floral Designs

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