Married: Melanie and Ivan at Grace United Methodist

It was truly a fantastic day for Melanie and Ivan to get married. I loved the mixing and joining together of Amish and English communities, and there was a real intentionality behind the many times for prayer and worship during the course of not just the ceremony, but the entire day. As a result, it wasn’t only a joyful day, but a truly peaceful day, too! Enjoy some of my favorites from their wedding day!

Married: Amanda and Kyle at Whitetail Lodge

Amanda and Kyle are from up-state New York, which is the headquarters of beautiful woods and creeks. Whitetail Lodge was the perfect place to have their PA-based wedding, because it’s a little slice of NY in central PA. It’s hard not to have fun when you hang out with two people as laid-back and joy-filled as these two are. I mean they’re both laugh-so-hard-your-eyes-crinkle kinda people. They’re sneak-a-pizza-before-the-ceremony people. Amanda and Kyle are two world travelers, but I think their secret is that they know how to make themselves a home wherever they are. It was a blast to hang …

Married: Rebecca and David in Philly

Rebecca and David had a private Mormon ceremony in the beautiful Philadelphia Temple location. Afterwards, friends and family gathered to welcome the new couple at the entrance of the temple and hung around, sharing smiles and hugs as the new couple began their celebration as husband and wife. Later that afternoon, everyone traveled  for a ring ceremony and reception at the Lancaster Mormon Chapel. Their reception was filled with the sounds of classic love songs, and included several Disney movie love songs in the mix. The made-to-order crepes were an amazing treat for all of the guests, thanks to the …