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Michelle and Brandon were married on July 7th, with a ceremony and reception at the Farm at Eagles Ridge

The two of them met a few years ago on Christian Mingle and started texting and talking over the phone. A few days later, Brandon decided to meet Michelle at a Ruby Tuesday’s near her house, and the two of them fell in love with each other’s hearts and their amazing faith. Now, they love to go on picnics, dig into their Bible studies, and go on adventures outdoors.

Faith and family is incredibly important to both Michelle and Brandon, and that was obvious from the very start of their day. We were touched when Michelle’s father presented her with a bracelet that she had given him when she was just five years old. He had kept it her whole life to give back to her at that moment; it was such a sweet, tender gesture.

Michelle’s gown and veil from Posh were simply exquisite. The way the lace complimented her fair features in such an ethereal way was magical. And her bouquet from Petals with Style was stunning in the way it tied her ensemble together. The soft greenery provided such an elegant touch, reflecting the delicate floral pattern in her veil. When combined with the bridesmaids’ soft pink dresses and simple bouquets of baby’s breath these ladies were the perfect balance of elegance and simplicity.

Brandon and Michelle wanted their day to be God-centered, reflecting the fact that they owed everything to God and that they wanted him to be the center of their lives and their new family. And, of course, they wanted to share this with the friends and family, which meant there were so many moments with the bridal party and their family in general that made for amazing, emotional, beautiful pictures. When you have such genuine people, pictures come easily. The pictures of the bride and groom together and with the bridal party were some of our favorites. There’s so much love in every image. It’s clear that Michelle and Brandon have a lot of love in their lives.

We also loved the fact that there was a fire pit and s’mores bar for the guests out in the back of the barn. It added just the right amount of personality and fun to the wedding. Topped off by a sparkler exit, it was everything that you could ask for in a barn wedding.

Michelle & Brandon, thank you for asking us to be part of your day. Thanks also to the wonderful people at the Farm at Eagles Ridge. It was a pleasure to work with you again. farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images farm at eagles ridge wedding sanderson images

Vendors:

First Class Entertainment- DJ Richard Curtis

Petals with Style– Florist

Posh– Wedding Gown 

Rettew’s Catering

Shawn Fisher- Video

Simply Events’ Day of Coordinator

 

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Kristi and Rob were married on May 20th, with a ceremony and reception at the Barn at Silverstone.

These two met about 5 years ago through a mutual friend, but it wasn’t until about a year later that they happened to move in next door to one another. They quickly became best friends, growing closer and closer until they realized that they were in love—and that was it. Now, they love to be outdoors, especially at the beach, and spend as much time as they can together.

On the day of the wedding, Kimberly started out the day with Kristi at the Hotel Lancaster, while John was with Rob elsewhere in the hotel. Kristi was particularly excited about her dress because she loved the way she looked in it. Every bride should feel beautiful on her wedding day, of course, but Kristi’s confidence made her look even more stunning.

The whole feeling of the day was one of close comfort. The bridal party consisted entirely of a group of very close friends, which of course made them easy to photograph. They were always sharing genuine laughter and moments of pure love among a wild crowd of friends.

During the ceremony, one of our favorite moments was when Kristi’s nephew came down the aisle as the ringbearer. All of 15 months old, this cute little boy was a scene-stealer!

Of course, the portraits themselves were so much fun as well. We had some wonderful weather to work with—and on top of that, we actually found a baby rabbit while we were out and about. Our favorites would have to be the images of the two of them underneath the willow tree, perfectly capturing a moment of quiet in the middle of so much celebration.

The reception was a blast, too—so much dancing! Like we said, this group of friends really knew how to have fun. Kristi and Rob had also set up a chocolate table where guests could eat sweets and even take some home as favors.

Rob & Kristi, thank you for asking us to be your wedding photographers. We hope that you had an amazing honeymoon in Santorini, Greece, and we wish nothing but happiness for you in your lives together.

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Vendors:

Catering: The Greenfield Restaurant

Music: DJ Freeze Entertainment: www.freezentertainment.com 

Bakery: Bella Manse: www.bellamanse.com

Chocolate Table: RB’s Chocolate Revenge

Florist: Petals with Style: www.petalswithstyle.com/

Hair and Makeup: Cheers 2 U Events: www.cheers2uevents.com

Dress: Pronovias

Kirsten and Ben were married on May 13th, with a ceremony and reception at a private estate in Petersburg, Pennsylvania.

These two met in September of 2015 online and talked together for about a month before they decided to go to a Penn State game for their first date. Kirsten is a huge Penn State fan, so it was the perfect first date, even if Ben did have to drive 3.5 hours to get there! They met up one more time for a quick dinner at his place a week later before Ben had to go oversees for 6 weeks for his job. They kept emailing, and when he came back, they started dating, and the rest is history.

On the day of the wedding, John started out with Ben and his guys, while Kim was with Kirsten and the girls at the McBurney Manor, a B&B not far from where the ceremony would be. Before we brought the two of them together for a first look, Kirsten wanted to do a first look with her father, and Ben wanted a moment with his own dad and his brother to pray together before the big day. It was clear to see that family, and God, meant a lot to both of them.

Ben and Kirsten wrote notes to each other they could read before the first look. After they read these notes, finally, we had them walk around a building to see each other. That was one of our favorite moments of the whole day, because they were so genuinely in the moment.

Then, it was off to the cute little church for the ceremony. Again, family played a big role, as Kirsten’s mother sang during the ceremony. But it was the little doggy ring bearer who stole everyone’s hearts when he made his way down the aisle.

We were able to take plenty of pictures around the old farm buildings with the bride and groom, and we were so grateful they were willing to run with our suggestions. We love how so many of their images turned out, especially the ones with Kirsten’s shawl. And the sunset and dusk photos were the perfect way to end, capturing the mood of the evening.

Of course, we couldn’t blog about this wedding day without mentioning the amazing love and care poured into the details. So many of the details were DIY, including a bar the groom made himself! It totally fits with their personalities. Kirsten bakes cupcakes as a side business and hobby (though for the wedding they opted for a cookies and milk bar!), and both of them have been renovating their home and working in real estate.

Kirsten & Ben, thank you for asking us to be your wedding photographers. It was a beautiful day, and you were both so wonderful to work with. We loved the DIY work you put in and the way everyone came together to celebrate. We hope you had fun in Portugal!

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Vendors

Weir Events – Tables, chairs, lights, table runners

Hogs Galore – Caterer

Mowrer’s Flowers – Florist/Decorator

Sanderson Photography – Best photographers ever!

Melissa and Chris were married on April 22nd, with a ceremony at St. Joseph’s Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a reception at Excelsior.

These two met at a Phillies game when they bumped into each other perpendicularly in the main corridor. They started talking and hit it off—and never went back to their seats. Since then, they’ve only fallen deeper in love and enjoy traveling together and finding new adventures.

On the day of the wedding, Kimberly was with Melissa as she got ready in the bridal suite at Excelsior, and John was with Chris at the Hotel Lancaster. Melissa and Chris had both arranged for gifts for their bridesmaids and groomsmen as well as for each other to open while they were getting ready, in lieu of a first look. It was the thoughtful little details like that which really made up the day—such as the photographic pendants on Melissa’s bouquet of all the loved ones that couldn’t be there.

The whole wedding party was a blast. They had rented a trolley to transport everyone to and from the ceremony at the church, and after the stunning traditional Catholic ceremony, with a full Mass, we had a great time exploring Excelsior with them all. At one point, Chris even got carried away by his friends—the look on his face was absolutely priceless.

Despite the rainy weather, we were still able to get plenty of photos on location with the brick wall and old buildings, and after that, it was all about having fun and dancing with all of the guests. They had a Rush tribute band at the party that kept everyone’s energy high, though it was the sparkler exit that sealed the night for us as one of our favorite moments.

Chris & Melissa, thank you for asking us to be your wedding photographers. We had so much fun exploring Excelsior with you and your amazing family and friends!

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Vendors:

Makeup- Blush Beautiful

Hair- Chignon 

Flowers- Petals with Style

Dress- Blu by Enzoani

Jewelry- Brent L. Miller

Decor- Treasured Rentals 

Caterer- Jimmy Duffy Catering

Cocktail Hour Music- Mary-Kate Spring Lee

Dinner Music- James Young

Dessert/Dancing Music- Solar Federation

Cake- Baker’s Table

Transportation- Expressions Limousine

Lauren and Gregory were married on May 5th, with a ceremony at the First United Methodist Church and a reception at the Harvest View Barn in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

These two met when they were both attending the Stony Brook Southampton Writer’s Conference on Long Island. Lauren and Gregory had been assigned to the same small group to workshop each other’s novels. So, technically, their writing was their first “introduction” to each other. On the day of the wedding, they played on this unique introduction with beautiful letters they had written to one another before the ceremony. Kimberly, and I were honored to be able to capture the moment they read those letters together.

Their first look was probably our favorite part of the day. Lauren staged a first look with Gregory and the emotion was palpable throughout. It’s obvious that these two are very loving and very close, which made them wonderful people to photograph. We loved in particular the portrait of Lauren letting her shawl fly in the breeze as well as the moody picture of Gregory with the dark clouds.

These two poured so much attention into the little details of the day. For example, Gregory’s mother had a piece of ribbon embroidered with Lauren’s new initials and her wedding date sewn into the lining of her dress. The ring bearer also carried a book of Pablo Neruda’s poetry, which Gregory had given Lauren on one of their first Valentine’s Days together, calling back to their love of writing. They even had vintage typewriters for people to type out notes to them instead of signing a guest book.

The attention to detail even shone through in their choices for picture locations. Lauren’s parents had their reception at the Hotel Hershey, and they had some pictures from 1979 of her mother out by the little pools behind the hotel. The bride and groom wanted to capture that same feeling and stage some pictures there, which was a wonderful touch.

Of course, these two are also big foodies, so we were sure to get pictures of all the amazing food as well as the ice cream truck that came for the reception.

Gregory & Lauren, your wedding was truly a unique and beautiful event, filled with wonderful people. We were so blessed to be part of it.

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Vendors:

Caterer: The Scarlet Runner (Jason Taney)
Cake: Bella Manse (Renee Hackman)
DJ: ProVolve Entertainment (Declan Murphy)
Linens: Express Linens (Bev)
Florist: Petals with Style (Stacia McClune-McComsey)

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