Jen and Joe – 12.19.15

What a fun and long brewing romance Jen and Joe had!  This couple, originally both Carlisle natives, had a thing for each other in high school.  It fizzled out and both went their separate ways.  Fast-forward 35 years and BAM!  They reconnected, had a whirlwind romance and before you knew it, wedding bells were ringing!

While these two both call Atlanta home now, they came back to the Carlisle area to celebrate with everyone they grew up with and got to show off their hometown to their Atlanta friends in the process.  And what a party it was!  Nothing could have gone more smoothly and look more lovely (thanks to the awesome planning and design of Tracy over at La Carta Luna Planning and Design).  Seriously, did you see these venues and all the decor?  It was stunning!

Jen and Joe’s wedding began with the ladies all getting ready at the beautiful Fallen Tree Farm B&B.  Lots of laughs, smiles and dress adjustments were shared.  Everyone exchanged small talk while oohing and awwing over dresses, shoes and accessories.  The bride’s mother even matched her shoe and hair piece, how fun is that?

Shortly after, we all headed over to The Carlisle Ribbon Mill.  The ladies freshened up in the bridal room while finishing touches were placed throughout.  All the small details were just stunning, from the Gingko leaf earrings the bride wore, to the flowers frozen in ice centerpieces, little flower and feather bundles for each guest with their place settings and a beautiful ribbon alter piece to pull all the colors of the wedding day together!

As the groom and his groomsman started to arrive, they shared handshakes and hugs with all the wedding guests. The ceremony began shortly after.  The lovely bride walked down the aisle escorted by her uncle as the groom looked on, beaming with a sheepish grin.  The ceremony was beautiful with some tears and hand holding being shared by the audience. Everyone applauded as Jen and Joe were kissed for the first time and were announced as husband and wife.

While guests sipped on drinks and enjoyed a lovely cocktail hour I got to go out with Jen and Joe to get some outdoor shots.  Despite the cold, the bride and groom champed through and Jen even rocked a little bridal overcoat! Their brother and sister assisted me through the whole thing.  Who says iPhone’s aren’t good for some front lighting lol!  Upon returning, while waiting for their entrance, Jen and Joe indulged me in a little one on one photo session with all the cool backgrounds The Carlisle Ribbon Mill had to offer!  One of my favorite photos from the whole night is them against the white wall, holding hands and looking at each other.  It’s just adorable and puts a smile on my face 🙂

Following their entrance, speeches were given.  What a wonderful job all the speakers did! From a brother, sister and uncle, all of them had the crowd in stitches over childhood stories and relationship advice for the new couple.  A beautiful dinner was served by The Uncommon Caterer prior to dancing and what a dancing crowd this was!  After the couple’s first dance everyone joined in and got their groove on!  From slow dances to disco this was a party crowd!  Shortly thereafter, the beautiful cake was cut and guests enjoyed this delectable treat from The Camp Hill Bakery.

What can I say?  This was such a wonderful wedding.  The couple, their friends and family were just all so lovely.  Happiness, love and laughter enveloped Jen and Joe’s whole wedding day.  I am so thankful to be a part of it!  Here’s to a long lasting a beautiful marriage!  Enjoy all the photos celebrating Jen and Joe’s big day!



–  Wedding Planner – Tracy at La Carta Luna – Wedding Planning and Design –

  –  Venues – The Carlisle Ribbon Mill & Fallen Tree Farms Bed and Breakfast –

–  DJ –  SpiritSound Production Services, LLC 

–  Caterer –  The Uncommon Caterer –

–  Bartending  Just Bartending –

–  Cake – Camp Hill Bakery –

–  Flowers Sarah’s Floral Designs –

Photography – Alysha Yoder Photography –

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