Weddings: Lauxmont Farms, Lancaster, PA

June is the most popular month for weddings, according to the Farmer’s Almanac (humor me because my soul is that of a 75 year old farmer, OK?).  The Almanac also reports that August is the second most popular month.  All of this, the almanac, my old farmer soul, summer weddings, is so appropriate for the first post of June:  Ali and Derek’s bewitchingly radiant nuptial celebration at Lauxmont Farms in Lancaster PA.

First comes love, as you remember, so that means first comes engagement sessions!  This adorable one at Manheim Township Pool.

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Can we talk about how cute and colorful this is?  Also, Ali, I love  your hair.  So does 98% of the Internet now, I’m sure of it.

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And now for the big day!  Derek’s sister designed their invitation suite.  Talk about talent.  The only thing I did remotely creative today was Google the homepage of the Farmer’s Almanac!


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I love these photos so much.  They’re so intimate and touching.  The bottom photo also reminded me of the phrase “tying the knot.”   I learned a lot about knots today and found this unbelievably fitting both for this photo and for the even in general:

Knots have a place in the folklore of many cultures and usually symbolize unbreakable pledges. Actual knots have certainly been used in marriage ceremonies for some time and the tradition of trying the wrists of the bride and groom with twine continues today in marriages in the use of sashes which are placed over the principal’s wrists. The word ‘knot’, although not in the phrase ‘tie the knot’, has been associated with marriage since at least the 13th century.  — source

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Cheers!  Let’s got have ourselves a first look!

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OK, we all agree that this was just unbelievably magical right?  It completely reminded me of Maid Marian and Robin Hood “Love Goes On” scene  in the Disney film.  The song, these pictures.  I’m like swoonfest 2014 over here.

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Bridal portraits like these give me hope for America.

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Oh, Ali and Derek!  All your friends are here, too!

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When I saw this picture, my jaw literally hit my desk.  Stunning does not do it justice.

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Also, can we all just agree that Ali looks like  a very bridal Maggie Gyllenhal, which is totally a compliment and I want to eat lunch with Ali and Maggie and talk about how great their hair is what it’s like to be adored by the masses and how in God’s name do they get their skin so radiant!

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Before we get down to the business of getting Ali and Derek married, let’s peruse their beautiful, vintage details.

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Ahhh, wedding corn hole.  You may not know that I’m somewhat of a corn hole expert.  Derek — I know we’ve not yet met, but next time definitely invite me to be part of your team and we will decimate the competition.

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Cute, grandparents, groomsmen and kids alert!!

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I LOVE the first “woohoo!” as a couple.  Almost as important as the first smooch as husband and wife!

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Ali’s glee in this photo is contagious!  Every time I see it I make the same face!

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As an emerald cut engagement ringed girl, I adore this shot to the moon and back.

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Onto the party!  I am completely obsessed with family style seating like this at events.  It’s so chic and inviting.

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All of these details make me want to drop everything I’m doing and get myself to an outdoor fete immediately.

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Could these look any more delicious?

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The one thing that Ali and Derek were clearly not short on during their big day was love.  You can see it on their faces and faces of everyone in these photos.  Nothing is more assured than a healthy marriage when surrounded by this much genuine happiness and adoration.

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Let’s dance, shall we?

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Oh!  One of my favorite things about this wedding, other than everything, is that rather than have a cake, an ice cream truck rolled up to surprise Ali and Derek’s guests.  According to the couple:

Instead of a cake cutting, we will be feeding each other a bit of the specially-created bride&groom flavor

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Clearly we are long lost friends.  Call me!

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Ali and Derek – your wedding day was, by all accounts, a magical event to behold.  Couples never need luck in their new married lives — only lots of love.  You already have all of that, from each other and your family and friends.  So we send even more joy!

Some delicious details:

Invitations — Derek’s sister

Wedding coordination — Ali Hoover

Flowers — Ali Hoover

Officiant — Journeys of the Heart

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