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!
Makeup- Blush Beautiful
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