Shannon & Josh Wedding – 10.15.16

Two families coming together in love, life, and faith.  That’s what the lovely wedding of Shannon and Josh was.  Taking place at the stunning St. Patrick Church in Carlisle, light streamed in through the stained glass to reveal this church’s humble 1779 beginnings.  Shannon and Josh’s closest friends helped these two get ready before they took their plunge into marriage.  They chose a purple and white color scheme and peppered these colors throughout from the bridesmaids dresses, groomsman’s ties, flowers, and even the mother’s dresses.

With a traditional Catholic ceremony, Shannon and Josh’s day was filled with tradition.  An especially wonderful family touch was the bride’s brothers and mother played music and sang throughout their ceremony.  How wonderful is that? Following the ceremony and family photos, we all headed down to Thornwald Park to take fun party and couple photos! These two and their party both rocked their photo session!  The sunlight coming through the trees lit these two perfectly in all the fall park beauty. Between brick walls, gazebos, and a forest backdrop, I couldn’t have asked for a more stunning backdrop for this wedding party.

After we wrapped up their photo session, we headed over the St. Patrick Activity Center where the family had set up lights, banners, and backdrops to create a perfect setting for a reception.  Dances were had, speeches were given, and dinner was served. Following dinner, guests danced with the happy couple for their dollar dance, the bouquet and garter toss were held, the cake was cut, and HUGE family photos were taken with just about everyone in attendance.  Before I left the happy couple, we stepped outside to catch the perfect golden hour light and these two just glowed with happiness.  So here’s to another 100 years of happiness to the happy couple, and without further ado, Shannon and Josh’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

Venues:  St. Patrick Church of Carlisle

St. Patrick Activity Center

DJ: Payne Hurley

Flowers:  Royers

Caterer: Kathy’s Deli

Cake: Carlisle Bakery

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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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

 

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