Thursday, August 27, 2015
If you asked me how to get back to this wedding location, I honestly couldn't tell you. We drove so far up a mountain and through the woods that I was certain we would be lost on the way home. But once we got to the top, the view of Lake Raystown was unbelievable. It was here on top a mountain, where Amanda and Matthew exchanged rings and renewed their marriage vows.
The day began with uncertain weather. There were clouds, some rain, and then sun! We were all very lucky as I'm pretty sure there was no back up plan. Matthew and the guys got ready on the patio outside of the lodge as the girls hung out and waited patiently upstairs. We finished up with the guys and made our way upstairs to the girls. Amanda's dress was stunning as it sparkled in the sunlight. As soon as she slipped in her dress, it was time for the ceremony.
The sun stayed out for the most part during this gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremony and as Amanda and Matthew exchanged their vows and rings, you could see the love beaming from their faces. There was love, laughter, tears, and smiles as they sealed their marriage with a kiss and walked hand in hand back down the aisle.
We worked alongside Laura Ashley Photography for the photo session. A big thanks to her for being so fun and easy going during this wedding day. She was a blast to work with and we hope to see her again soon. As we were finishing with the photos, we found a beautiful area tucked in the woods where we could get some great shots of Amanda and Matthew alone. My favorites of the day for sure.
The reception was held under a tent just a few steps away from the ceremony site. DJ Jeff Skidmore provided the tunes as everyone danced away on the dance floor. The end of the evening was extra special as people lit lanterns and sent them drifting into the night.
Congratulations to Amanda and Matthew and an extra big thank you for having us capture your wedding day. We had so much fun with you and your families. Enjoy!
Photographer - Laura Ashley Photography
DJ - Jeff Skidmore
Altoona Video Production
Monday, August 10, 2015
Made for each other is an understatement when it comes to Kasie & Isaac. Their wedding day was packed full of so much love, laughter and tears and it was an honor to be able to capture it for them.
Our day began at Quest Haven Lodge, a rather large ranch that Isaac's family owns in the backwoods of Tyrone, Pennsylvania. Before we started with the girls, we had the opportunity to film some of the setup and decorations under the tent. Rustic Catering did an amazing job of decorating the place. As we entered the cabin where Kasie and the girls were doing hair and makeup, you could feel a nervous energy in the air. It was a big day for everyone.
We finished up at the lodge and headed over to the church to film the guys. Isaac and his groomsmen were tucked away in a separate room as Kasie made her way to the church to put on her dress. Just as everyone was ready, Isaac’s father did a special prayer with all the guys. It was a family tradition with his sons and it was indeed a special moment.
The ceremony was unique in itself as Kasie & Isaac read their personalized vows. They both had tears in their eyes as they read their promises to each other. As the ceremony concluded, we walked across the street to an amazing old house for the photo session. We could have spent all day here taking photos as it was so beautiful. A special thanks to Sarah Dane Photography for working alongside of us. They were fantastic!
The reception was held back at the lodge under a huge tent filled with family and friends. It was great to work with Nittany Entertainment again as they provided the music and packed the dance floor late into the night.
Thanks to both Kasie & Isaac and their wonderful families for having us capture their wedding day. We had so much fun spending the day with you and we wish you the absolute best in your future together. Enjoy!