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.







Photography and writing by:

Alysha Yoder Photography

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Venues:  St. Patrick Church of Carlisle

St. Patrick Activity Center

DJ: Payne Hurley

Flowers:  Royers

Caterer: Kathy’s Deli

Cake: Carlisle Bakery

Sam and Von Wedding – 10.1.16

You ever meet two people that literally might change the world with kindness?  Well I have, and it’s these two fantastic people.  Sam and Von.  One of my favorite aspects of their wedding day was on each table at their reception, they put photos of dogs that were up for adoption at a local shelter.  I mean seriously, if that is not one of the most wonderful things ever, I don’t know what is!  Their fun and loving attitude was evident throughout the day.  Case and point, someoneeee forget their wedding bands, these two just laughed it off and had a good chuckle at the alter when they ‘exchanged their rings.’

The whole day was filled with that laughter.  Despite Mother Nature deciding to make it rain all day, these two (and their party) rocked it!  Sam pulled out rain boots for all the ladies and umbrellas were held as props.  These two and their party certainly made the best of everything that was thrown at them! Purple accents highlighted almost every small detail from dresses, bouquets, the cake, and even small touches handmade by family like pumpkin decorations made by the bride’s mom.

The couple’s Best Man and Maid of Honor touched everyone with their wonderful speeches, even some happy tears were shed. The shoe game left everyone in attendance laughing.  Not to mention, the looks of disbelief on both the bride and groom’s faces with their answers to some of the questions. We lucked out with some rain for their night photo session. Now most would not consider the rain ‘luck’ but wow!  These two got a little wet, and we rocked some umbrella and rain night shots!  Some of my favorite wedding photos to date!

The night winded down with a cake cutting and a very polite cake smash. With family and friends shots done, these two and their guests danced the night away.  Von’s grandpa led the way with some of his moves!  So here’s to another 100 years of laughter, love, and happiness to these two love birds!  Without further ado, Sam and Von’s wedding.




Photography and writing by:

Alysha Yoder Photography

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Venue:  The Susquehanna Club

Cake:  The Pennsylvania Bakery

Cupcakes: Lori – The groom’s talented mother!

DJ: Rick Hansberry of Sound Waves DJ Entertainment

Flowers:  The bride’s mother and grandmother, more family talent!

Caterer: The Susquehanna Club

Kyle & Monica – 8.15.15

Kyle and Monica, how wonderful are these two?  This couple lives up to the term ‘high school sweethearts.’  Kyle and Monica started dating in the 10th grade!  It was a story of girl tells her friend she likes a boy, who then tells boy that a certain girl likes him lol. Seven and a half years later and VOILA! Kyle proposed to Monica on a long weekend in Washington DC.  Isn’t that adorable?  These two + their wedding day just oozed timeless tradition and class.  Not many couple’s keep to the traditional but these two pulled it off in style!  The whole day seemed to have an old Hollywood feel to it from the classic groomsman suits to the stunning sweetheart gown worn by the bride.

The whole party was awesome to work with too!  From posing, to goofing off, to all around being a blast to photograph they pulled off some funny photos (one of my personal favs is all of their expressions when I photographed the bride and groom kissing!). Everyone had a blast dancing too.  I can’t tell you as a photographer how great it is when all the guests dance.  When you have an empty dance floor that never leads to great photos but I got some pretty goofy shots of so many of the guests dancing & having a blast.  So many of Kyle and Monica’s friends and family came from out of town to celebrate their big day with them.  You could tell how excited everyone was to see this lovely couple.  What a great day to bring these two families and all their friends together so without further ado here are some highlights from Monica and Kyle’s wedding day!

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  –  Venue & CateringHoliday Inn – Harrisburg/Hershey –  Cake  –  Sweet Confections Cake – 

 DJ – Ryan Miller Entertainment   – Photography – Alysha Yoder Photography –

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