Ah… a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich.. seriously who didn’t grow up on these? It was the perfect pairing of sweet jam with salty peanut butter. Cut diagonally on white bread, with cheese puffs… OMG I’m salivating! Couples have been finding cute acronyms and sayings to sum up their wedding theme for years, but no one has met the ultimate PBJ couple like we have!
Peter and Julie contacted us from California for their super classy downtown Harrisburg wedding, with visions of elegance matched with good old fashion fun! Through the planning process, Julie emailed often with new ideas and details that were being planned.. basically teasers up to their wedding day! I was blown away when walking into her Crowne Plaza Hotel suite as she had all of her details laid out perfectly to be photographed. From the invitations, to rings, to her lucky six-pence.. it was all there! My favorite detail was her drool-worthy shoes from Pedro Garcia that complimented her gown beautifully!
Post first look, Peter, Julie and their small bridal party got creative with us around the state capitol complex. One of my favorite creatives captured is a recreation pose from a pick up they pulled off on their engagement session! Their ceremony concluded to a line of silver streamers and a brief carriage ride to their reception at the Harrisburg Civic Club. As were her getting ready details, Julie planned every last touch of class to the tiniest detail including PBJ chocolates from Trader Joes, Beautiful white floral arrangements, and multiple versions of Mad Lib cards for guests to fill out and share with the couple. Julie and Peter even planned a live local band, Cruise Control, for some top class entertainment! The day was simply magical and will go down as one of those weddings we could photograph over and over again!
Ceremony: Harrisburg State Capitol Rotunda
Reception: Harrisburg Civic Club
Catering: Karen’s Catering
Officiant: Dave DiRaddo
Flowers: Weddings and Blooms
Ceremony Music: Molly Rahe
Gown: Taylored For You
Coordinator: By Design Weddings and Events
Entertainment: Cruise Control Band
Makeup: Makeup by Chelsea
Cake: Camp Hill Bakery