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Dan & Brooke {Wedding}

“We are most alive when we are in love.” -John Updike© Tessa Marie ImagesIf I had to choose one single word to describe this day, it would be somewhere along the lines of alive, electric, buzzing, or enlivened. Dan & Brooke have an incredible amount of people who love them, and who all came to their wedding ready to celebrate!

It was yet another perfect Saturday in August, with low humidity, a cool evening breeze, and a sunset to die for. Between the weather, the grand and beautiful Calvary church, the picturesque Harvest View Barn at Hershey Farm, the vibrant bridal party, and a couple riddled with all of the raw emotions that a wedding day brings- we were in heaven.

Dan’s tears during the vows to his bride gave the entire room full of people a very open window into the depths of the emotional ties between these two who were introduced by mutual friends and bonded at a New Years Eve party over the discussion of cool handshakes. However, through the emotions, the pair remained true to their very easy going, funny, and playful nature by displaying the handshake in question in the middle of their ceremony.

And that playful fun continued for the rest of the evening. A party bus took the bridal party to the awaiting reception and, after 30 minutes of laughter, dancing, and pure FUN, there was not a doubt in our minds that there was about to be a killer night of celebrating ahead of us! I mean, wherever there is a cake made out of Achenbach’s Long Johns…there is a happy crowd. There was an overwhelming display of love and support for the new Mr. & Mrs. Fisher and Tessa and I were honored to take part in the celebration! Congratulations, Dan & Brooke!

- J

Vendors:

Ceremony: Calvary Church
Reception: Harvest View Barn at Hershey Farm
Dress: Lilla’s Bridal Boutique (York, PA)
Florist: Flowers by Meg
DJ: Roger Campbell (Top Hat DJ – Lancaster, PA)
Cake: Long Johns (Achenbachs)
Catering: Dejour (New Holland)
Bridesmaids dresses: Alfred Angelo from Joyce’s Bridal
Groomsmen attire: Central PA Tuxes
Invitations: Vistaprint

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Brian & Chelsea {Wedding}

“Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” Carolyn Gold Helibrun

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The tail end of August could not have offered a more beautiful and inviting day for Brian & Chelsea to be married. It was pleasantly warm and dripping with sunshine, but cooled by a slight breeze. And the Historic Shady Lane with all of its nooks and crannies packed full with character was in its full glory as the sun hid itself behind the arms of large trees as the ceremony began.

I could tell in the morning as I spent time with the groom and his guys getting ready that Brian, with his laid-back demeanor, took pictures only for Chelsea’s sake. I knew that by the time their couple session rolled around, he would be completely relaxed and smiling with ease, glad to pose alongside his breathtaking bride. And I was right. That golden hour hit, all of the group photos were done, and the blissful newlyweds rocked their session. As an added bonus, we were AHEAD of schedule, meaning we had way more time than usual to spend watching the magic of couple portraits unfold.

Steak for dinner, top notch DJ entertainment, and a crisp, clear summer night took this wedding day to a whole new level. Brian, you were a champ. Chelsea, you have a beautiful heart and soul. Your sincerity and appreciation for life make you a pleasure to be around. We absolutely loved this day with you two and we could not be more excited to share these photos!

-J

Vendors:
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Historic Shady Lane
Dress: Enchanted Evening
Florist: Family Friend – Alverta Fry
DJ: Klock Entertainment
Cake: Colbrooke Bakery
Catering: Anks
Bridesmaids dresses: Alfred Angelo
Groomsmen attire: Men Wearhouse
Invitations: Shine Invitations on Etsy

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Collin & Julianne

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – Nora Ephron
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Collin & Julianne mentioned throughout the day that they had often been told that they are getting married awfully young, but after 6 years of dating through high school and college, these two and everyone who love them felt as though this day had come at a perfect time, no matter their age.

Just to give a little background on where Tessa and I were at mentally before this day began: this was our 6th wedding in a ROW at Stoltzfus Homestead. Now, we love this venue desperately but, after 6, we began to wonder how on earth we would be able to make this wedding look different than the others.

Cue Collin & Julianne. This couple has a refreshing life and vibrancy about them and I realized from the moment that I met them that their very personalities would be easy enough to capture in a way that would set their photos apart from the crowd.

Not to mention the horses! Julianne has a great love for horses and devised a secret plan involving a horse drawn carriage as an entrance to the ceremony that surprised the entire crowd, especially her anxiously awaiting groom. We knew that those photos would be our absolute favorite, and a Homestead first for us.

The warm August weather and sunshiny skies paired perfectly with this happy couple, and as the sun set, the breeze kicked in and it was a perfect night as the bonfire roared outside and the dance floor inside. With young age comes young energy, and it was contagious. Let me tell you, this was the most fun dancing we have seen in a while, Tessa and I walked around shooting photos with huge grins on our faces.

We are obsessed with this day; thanks for having us there, Mr. & Mrs. Miller!

VENDORS:
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Stoltzfus Homestead
Flowers: Pearls & Petals
DJ: Burnie with Portable Soundz
Dress: David Tutera – “Charlene”
Catering: Hess Catering

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Zach & Rachel {Wedding}

“All their life in this world and all their adventures had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.”

― C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

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Rachel has a gentle spirit and bright, smiling eyes that can set a room at ease. Her groom, who is on the soft-spoken side, stands a little taller and smiles even wider when in the presence of his sweet bride. Together, the Mr. & Mrs. Leaman bring out the best bits of each other, and are a beautiful reminder of the pure, deep, and genuine bond that defines marriage.

The ceremony at Stumptown Mennonite was bursting with anticipation and emotion as the pair prayed together with hands held around a corner, waiting until those double doors opened and Rachel walked down the aisle to be able to see each other for the first time. The tall white ceilings and sun streaming in the windows framed the pair as they vowed their love to each other.

A summer wedding reception at the Homestead is always a treat- flowers in full bloom, luscious green grass, and the regal white barns are always stunning paired with a sky painted with white clouds and a sweet summer breeze. Dripping with seedy eucalyptus and assorted pastel colored flowers, the grand barn was the picture of elegance to match this day’s bride.

Zach and Rachel, we could not be more thrilled to have been there to capture your completely perfect day. Tessa and I simply could not wait to get to our computers and work on these images! Hope you’re enjoying every moment in that Punta Cana sunshine!

-J

Vendors:

Ceremony Venue: Stumptown Mennonite
Reception Venue: Stoltzfus Homestead
Hair/Makeup: Salonovation
Bakery: Liberty Lane Bake Shoppe
Soloist: Geoff Lapp
Decorators: Caroline Lindsay & Lindsay Martin
Custom Signs: Aimee Weaver Designs
Appetizers: Ed & Rhonda Good
Caterer: Yoder’s
DJ: Portable Soundz – Burnie Smucker
Day of Coordinator: Simply Events Inc. – Deb Erb

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Scott & Megan {Wedding}

“If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If we were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.”—Michelle Hodkin

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Where to begin with Scott & Megan? I knew when we met them last autumn at their engagement shoot that theirs would be a wedding Tessa and I would be anxiously awaiting! These two fall into an ease when they’re in one another’s presence, like the world can finally stop holding its breath when they come together because then, and only then, is everything as it should be.

The day was perfect, there was a frame of vibrant blue skies around the stark white of the Grand Barn at Stoltzfus Homestead. The perfection went as far as a “no photography” request during the ceremony- a photographer’s dream come true! The decor was soft and romantic with golds and whites, baby’s breath, a gown dripping with jewels, and a pop of royal blue in the bride’s Badgely Mischka heels (a gift from one generous and incredibly proud sister and Maid of Honor.) Watching Scott take in the first sight of his stunning bride was a moment to remember, both of them holding back tears but sharing giddy excitement. And the rest of the day, we simply could NOT stop taking photos of this lovely pair. Three separate couple sessions? Sure, why not? A couple like this only comes around once in a while.

We certainly enjoyed this beautiful, sunny wedding day, but mostly we enjoyed our time spent with Scott and Megan. From Virginia to Lancaster or anywhere in between, we look forward to seeing you two again! Enjoy every sun-soaked moment of that honeymoon!

Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Stoltzfus Homestead

Dress: Exclusively You 

Florist: Pearls and Petals 

DJ: Klock Entertainment | Martise Scott 

Cake: Heather Jamison

Catering: Encks Catering 

Bridesmaids Dresses: Nordstrom Donna Morgan 

Groomsmen Attire: Express 

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