Ashley & Jonathon’s Wedding – 8.26.16

It’s not too often that I get lucky enough to shoot courthouse weddings.  I know they are on the rise, but they’re usually 10 minutes, just the couple, and people don’t bring a photog.  Thankfully, this was not the case with Ashley and Jonathon’s wedding.  These two brought their families and friends, and then we got to go to the fire company where Jonathon works and shoot their couple session with FIRETRUCKS!  I know, freaking firetrucks!  I’m pretty sure I was just as excited about this as the couple!

We all met up at the courthouse and waited while a hearing finished up.  Family and friends slowly streamed in and hugs, kisses, and smiles were exchanged by all.  Who says you can’t have a fun wedding if it’s at a courthouse?? These two knew how to make this a special and intimate ceremony!  The presiding judge, Judge Masland, was wonderful!  Leading a quick and lovely ceremony he posed for photos, joked with the little kids, and made sure the couple had everything before we left for the firehouse!

I mean seriously, could it get any more fantastical then a couple session at a firehouse?  The guys working were great too, helping turn on lights, and holding cords.  Not only could you tell that these two were surrounded on their wedding day by friends and family that loved them, but also by Jonathon’s coworkers at the firehouse. These two lovebirds had so many fun ideas too, and their love and affection for each other hopefully shines through in the photos. Congrats to Ashley and Jonathon and many, many more years to come!  Now check out this lovely courthouse wedding!

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Special Thanks To:

The Cumberland County Courthouse Staff and Judge Masland

The Citizens Fire Company of Mount Holly Springs and Staff

Photography and writing by:

Alysha Yoder Photography

(b) www.alyshayoderphotoblog.com

(w) www.alyshayoderphoto.com (e) alyshayoderphoto@yahoo.com (p) 610.762.7810

Nicole & Caleb – 5.28.16

Nicole and Caleb, a clearly very in love couple with a fantastic sense of country and chic backing them up. As described in one of their toasts, Caleb always said Nicole was the one that got away.  As fate would have it, the two reconnected and the rest is history!

This wedding had a few firsts for me as a wedding photographer, first tattoo ring (very freaking cool), first dog ring bearer (yeeeesss!!!), and first bride ‘almost passing out at the alter.’  No lie.  And hey, I don’t blame her.  It was probably the 2nd hottest day of the summer, add in some nerves, and a heavy wedding dress and boom, pass out time.  Thankfully, that didn’t happen!  After some water and fans everything continued to move smoothly!  One of the funnier moments was in the receiving line when their grandma started heckling them, “Well I never! In all my years, I’ve never had a bride almost pass out at the alter!”  Everyone laughed as hugs and kisses were shared.

These two rocked their couple session, even breaking out some fun veil shots and cowboy boots!  Even the flower girl had some boots on! One of my favorite shots from their day is when all the ladies showed off their boots and the flower girl looks up at them like, ‘Are you kidding me?’

The reception was lovely.  Tons of tiny details with their initials, a beautiful memory table, even a tree stump cake! The groom’s mom did a lovely reading for the couple before the groom and her took the dance floor. The dollar dance was filled with tons of laughter and hugs.  Clearly these two are loved by their family and friends! To date, these two also had one of the best cake smashes I’ve seen.  I’m pretty sure they both were cleaning cake out of their hair later that night!  All in all, a wonderful wedding affair!  I wish these two nothing but the best!  And now onto Nicole and Caleb’s wedding!

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Vendors:

Photography and writing by:

Alysha Yoder Photography

(b) www.alyshayoderphotoblog.com (w) www.alyshayoderphoto.com

(e) alyshayoderphoto@yahoo.com (p) 610.762.7810

Officiant: Sharon of Ceremonies by Sharon

Cake: The Pennsylvania Bakery

Venue:  The Masonic Temple in Carlisle, PA

DJ: Brian Adams of DJ Hollywood Live Productions

 

Molly & Paul -5.27.16

So truth be told, there are two weddings that I always look forward to photographing. Offbeat Weddings (because frankly they’re awesome and  unique every time) and small intimate weddings.  Now… I’m not saying I don’t enjoy every wedding I photograph, but there is something wonderful about having less then 25 people at a wedding… and that’s including the bridal party!  There just tend to be more little moments throughout the day, less timeline rushing drama and a loving bond is always evident in everyone that’s attending.

Molly and Paul’s wedding was just that!  I mean, we fit all the guests in one photo and you can see everyone!  That’s definitely not something you get at every wedding.  Check out all these lovelies in attendance, seriously, aren’t they fantastic!

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I’ll tell you though…  this was probably the hottest wedding I’ve shot to date.  I mean it was a good 98 degrees.. plus, like a gazillion percent humidity. This photog had to go home and wring out her clothes afterwards not to mention, chug like 10 gallons of water.  It was nutty! Everyone was a trooper though, I mean,  look at all those smiles!

Molly and Paul were perfect too!  They champed through the heat and absorbed some sunshine for their photos. These two both have a love of the outdoors, hence the beautiful estates of Allenberry Resort Inn and outdoor ceremony, small ring box made to look like a tree stump (with their initials carved into it), and a beautiful flower covered arbor. Paul also has a love of fishing (note Yellow Breeches Creek in the background).  He makes a lot of his own flies too.  They even incorporated a fly into his boutonniere. How cool is that?!

Their ceremony was beautiful from beginning to end, starting with the groom’s son leading both mom’s down the aisle followed by his daughter with a huge bouquet of flowers!  The bride’s father gave her away under that stunning arbor, much to the smile of her groom!   The vows went swimmingly and everyone had a chuckle when the ring bearer struck a pose handing off the rings. The first kiss was had and the couple, all smiles, walked down the aisle for the first time as husband and wife.  A tiny intimate reception followed with unique candy apple favors, a lovely three-tiered cake (the kids helped pick out the flavors!), ‘butterfly kisses’ and lots of laughs! What a wonderful day it was for these two!  I was so honored to be a part of it, so without further ado, I give you Molly and Paul’s wedding:

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Photography and writing by:

Alysha Yoder Photography

(b) www.alyshayoderphotoblog.com (w) www.alyshayoderphoto.com

(e) alyshayoderphoto@yahoo.com (p) 610.762.7810

Vendors:

Venue:  Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse

Cake: Snickerdoodles Bakery

Flowers:  Royers

 

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