Posted on January 16, 2019
2018, what a year you were! And it ended on a high note with me getting to photograph the marriage of Lauren and Bram. Not only are these two beaming with love, but they have quite an adorable love story! They actually met the first day of college orientation, which was a hiking trip! They became quite inseparable and one thing led to another and they both knew they had met their lifetime match. At the peach orchard they both worked at, they planned a sunset picnic and that’s where Bram popped the question; Lauren of course said yes! And that’s what led us to their magical day!
A perfect combination of old soul and quirky, these two got ready at the home Lauren’s grandfather built for her grandmother. It’s been a central hub for the family ever since! Lauren’s parents even got married in the backyard, so needless to say, getting ready there was a must! It has a great old world charm that you rarely see in homes and seriously, check out some of the amazing chairs and staircases we used as props, it was a great setting to be sure! Following party and couple shots at the house, we headed over to Heidelberg United Church-Christ in Downtown York for the ceremony, right across the street from their reception location at the Central Market House. Two great old buildings with lots of history and flair! The ceremony went off without a hitch, and everyone applauded as these two were announced as husband and wife! Despite the pouring down rain we had all day, we managed to capture some shots of the couple running from the ceremony to the reception hall.
Following the ceremony all guests went to Central Market to begin the reception. Yummy hors d’oeuvres were passed around as guests begin to mingle, catch up with friends and family, and dance! If you’ve never been to Central Market, it’s quite a cool building, and most people in York know it as the place they buy farm fresh produce, locally made food, and artisan’s works. This pair is so loved by everyone that attended and, if the looks and laughs didn’t give it away, the speeches people prepared for them would have! Glasses were raised, hugs were had, and touching words were spoken. Lauren even prepared a little surprise for Bram and serenaded him a song as she played the guitar. Following dinner, the cake was cut, parents were danced with (Lauren and her dad killed it!), and then everyone got out on the dance floor. It finally stopped pouring about twenty minutes before I was supposed to leave (figures!), so we were able to go outside and get some rain shots! As I left, the bride and the groom were out on the dance floor having the time of their lives surrounded by the people that love them most! So here’s to the happy couple and many, many more years of happiness! Without further ado, I give you Lauren and Bram’s wedding.
Photography and writing by:
Venues: Central Market House – Reception
Heidelberg United Church-Christ – Ceremony
Catering: Mountain Laurel Catering
Officiant: Kait Verkest of Sealed with a Kiss by Kait
Flowers – Foster’s Flower Shop
Wedding Planner – Kristine of Stylish Soirees in PA
Hair and Makeup –
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Posted on January 27, 2017
It’s not every day that one of your best friends gets married. It’s also not every day that you have the honor of photographing their wedding. But this is exactly what happened with Nicole and Jim’s wedding! First, let me say, that I love these two to death and this wedding has been a long time in the making. I’ve known Nik since I was young.. like… awkward brace face, acne, middle school young. We’ve been through a lot together, from breakups and heartache, to becoming coworkers, to being roomies who share a love of Taco Bell and pizza. I have so many memories with this lady and I’m so happy for her in her marriage to Jim. It was hard walking in at the beginning of their wedding day and NOT crying when I first saw her… and that’s saying something as I’m not a cryer.
When I arrived and valiantly composed myself to avoid tearing up, all the ladies and gentleman were getting ready in two separate rooms downstairs. Everyone looked stunning. The red colors, lights, and wreaths everywhere certainly emulated the holiday spirit. Now the day was a bit of an ugly one weather-wise. It had iced and snowed overnight, so roads were a little hairy and I gracefully glided on concrete more then once trying to photograph shoes and flowers. But it definitely helped to give the photos a little “White Christmas feel.” I only wish it had been snowing big fat snowflakes when we were doing some couple shots, but a photographer’s dreams can not always be met, haha!
The morning went off smoothly with hugs and greetings to be had with all family members. Nik’s mom and mother in law helped her get in her dress, while bridesmaids helped button her up. The dress was stunning! A flowing, strapless dress, with a gold highlighted waistline, and a sweetheart neckline, it was beautiful! Nik looked incredible and again…. photographer waterworks threatened to occur. The bridesmaids all gathered around to ooo and aww, and I headed over to the groom’s room to see the gift exchange of sports themed shoes. Not as amazing as Nik’s sparkly Christian Louboutin stilettos, but hey, can you tell these two share a love of shoes too?
And with that, the ceremony was officially ready to begin! Now, as many of you may or may not know, my mom and I have actually ‘worked’ a few weddings together. She is a Dr. Rev. and occasionally, when the stars align, we actually get to work together. She marries them and I shoot them! All we need is a caterer and a venue and we could be full service organization haha! My mom led in the groomsman, to be followed by the bridesmaids, and then Nik and her dad. The moment Nik walked down the aisle and Jim saw her was one of those moments that make a wedding. So many happy emotions and just a truly beautiful moment to witness. This was it! Game time. The ceremony went off swimmingly and ended with two happily married people grinning at each other as they walked down the aisle for the first time as husband and wife.
The rest of the night flowed by. Dances were had, speeches were given, and laughs were exchanged. One of my favorite moments was when Jim gave a little speech, thanking everyone and Nik for everything they had done to make their wedding day so special. And then he said, “Everyone kept asking me today if I was nervous, and I can honestly say, I am not, because I have never been so sure of anything in my life. I am so happy to be married to Nicole.” And that folks, is true, happy, butterflies in the stomach, love.
The rest of the night was filled with dancing and a LOT of it. This was a dancing crowd! Everyone was out on the dance floor at least once. Even grandma was a dancing machine! Garter and bouquet were tossed (and there were battles for both)! And the night wrapped up with a lovely dollar dance. Nicole’s dad was the last to dance with both of them and that was a precious little moment. All in all a truly wonderful wedding. I couldn’t be happier for these two and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them! I wish you two nothing but the best! So with lots of love, I give you Nik and Jim’s wedding.
Photography and writing by:
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Venue and Catering: Wyndridge Farms and Winery
DJ: Klock Entertainment – Josh Wagner
Cake: The Couture Cakery
Videography: JKM Productions
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