Photography | Life Story Photography – Jennifer, Amy and Leah
Florist | Events by Kelly’s Florist
Cake | Heidi DiSante
Ceremony Venue | Berks County Heritage Center
Reception Venue | Building 24 , Wyomissing, PA
Wedding Planner | LEO Design Gallery
DJ | Vince @ Building 24
Dress Alterations| Glory by Janine
Dress Salon | Amazon.com (really!)
Hair and Makeup | Salon Avanti
Photobooth | Skuba Entertainment
Holley + Steve! These two are meant to be. We had so much fun working with them and the whole crew at their wedding. Don’t miss the fun details – her Peacock shoes and other details that included birds throughout the day.
We have to share an incredible story with you from their wedding website. This story takes place in…Building 24, the very venue where they ended up having their reception. But in this story, they were there on the night of their first day. “A woman walked past them and said, “You two make the cutest couple, you should be together forever!” Steve and Holley were taken aback (mostly because both were starting to feel exactly the same way). And Holley responded to the woman by saying, “Would you like to hear something funny? This is our first date!” To which the women replied, “Ah! Well what a funny story you can tell on your wedding day.”
And tell that story they did! This time, at their wedding reception in Building 24, it was not just a stranger who was smiling at them thinking they should be together forever – it was a whole audience of their friends and family agreeing with that thought.
Photography | Life Story Photography – Jennifer Stork and Amy Stauffer
Florist | The Nosegay – Bernville, PA
Cake | Denise Paganelli
Ceremony Venue | The Stirling Guest Hotel, Reading PA
Reception Venue | The Stirling Guest Hotel, Reading PA
DJ | Sound Factor – DJ Kevin
Dress Designer | Davids Bridal
Dress Salon | Agnes Edmunds bridal & formals
Hair and Makeup | Lords & Ladies, Douglasville
From the venue, to the decor, to the words the minister spoke over them, their love for antiques helped personalize the day. Their kind hearts see value where others don’t always see it. In the months leading up to their wedding, they collected milk glass bottles, antique door knobs and records to add to the decor. The records were displayed alongside a sign (check out the photo) letting guests know to sign the records in lieu of a guest book! We loved all the details they so thoughtfully incorporated into their day, and we can’t get over what an amazing crowd of people their family and friends are! It was a blast celebrating with everyone and cheering on this amazing couple as they begin this new chapter.
Congrats Josh and Rachel! Wishing you many sweet days and smiles as the years go by and your wedding photos turn to antiques 🙂
The weather on this day could not have been more perfect! Caitlin + Michael enjoyed an exquisite outdoor ceremony in the gardens outside of the Reading Public Museum. Their reception took place in the venue’s outdoor tent. Congrats to this amazing couple!
Hannah and Ned’s gorgeous distressed brown wedding album is chock full of amazing images from their wedding day. We love the custom size opening they ordered for their romantic cover image, and we are so glad they added additional spreads so we could feature more of their beautiful day!
Photography | Life Story Photography – Amy and Jennifer
Ceremony Location | St. Ignatius Loyola, Reading
Reception Location | The Brick Gables, Lititz
Florist | Stein’s
DJ | Bring on the Bash
Dress | Victorian Bridal
Hair | It’s all the Rage
Make-up | Make up by Sheila Yvette
Bakery | Zig’s Bakery
Caterer | Country Home Catering
Videography | Lifesong Legacy Videography
Rachel and Alex were married on a perfect fall day. We loved all the little details as a nod to the season, from the bride’s fantastic shoes to the pumpkins used as table markers. Their reception was held in the Brick Gables, a beautiful remodeled barn in the quaint city of Lititz. The day was made more special by a visit to Alex’s grandmother Geraldine. She was unable to attend the ceremony because she was not feeling well, so we stopped to visit her for photos with the newlyweds en route to the reception. What has made those moments bittersweet for us all was the news that Geraldine passed just a few days after the wedding. We are honored to have been present with her that day and this post is dedicated in her memory and the beautiful heritage she has passed on to her grandson and his new bride.
Congratulations Rachel & Alex! We wish you many blessed years together.
Photography | Life Story Photography – Jennifer Stork
Florist | Peg Conway (Memories in Silk)
Ceremony Venue | Shoemakersville Fire Co.
Reception Venue | Shoemakersville Fire Co.
DJ | Shawn Naftzinger
Dress Salon | Sweethearts Bridal
Hair and Makeup | Trisha Hoffman (Behind Your Beauty) and Deanna Kline
Wedding Stationery/Invitation designer | Odd Lot Emporium
Catering | Kathryn’s Katering
I cannot say enough about how grateful I am that our paths collided! When this couple came in for their wedding consultation, it was the first time we met. As soon as they walked in the door I could see their love for kids. Tabbi bent down to talk to my kids at eye level on our way into the studio. In our conversation that evening, she had a joy when talking about the children in their lives and the hope for children in their future. Little did she know that I was looking for a nanny…
She came in as a bride to book her wedding photography, and ended up becoming my family’s nanny and friend. Tabbi is amazing! She is loyal, hard working and has a heart full of kindness. My kids are as thrilled to have her in our lives as I am – and we were all so excited to share in Tabbi and Ricky’s wedding day!
If you have been in our studio – you may recognize it in the background of some of the photos. Tabbi and her bridesmaids used the studio dressing room for their final touches. It was so much fun to have them here! The guys joined us here for some photos outdoors on our property before heading out.
The day before their wedding marked 10 years that Tabbi and Ricky have been together. Their devotion to one another started back in junior high! The day of their wedding was full of crisp air and fall beauty. They chose fall colors and sunflowers to accent their day.
Tabbi and Ricky not only invited kids to their wedding, but also made sure they had fun with coloring supplies during dinner and glow sticks on the dance floor.
Congrats Tabbi, Ricky & Family – and here’s to hoping for many babies in your future 🙂 If you are blessed with children, they will certainly be blessed to have you as their parents!
Photography | Life Story Photography – Amy Stauffer
Florist | Vironica Horst
Ceremony Venue | First Baptist Church – West Lafayette, Ohio
Reception Venue | First Baptist Church – West Lafayette, Ohio
Congrats to Angie & Josh! Their wedding took us out to the rolling hills of rural Guernsey County, Ohio. There, joined by guests from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, they pledged their love in a beautiful, country themed wedding. The love of friends and family was evident everywhere, from the lovely flowers arranged by a cousin, to the delicious cheesecakes prepared by mothers and aunts. More than just one or two short toasts, loved ones came up throughout the reception to speak and honor the newlyweds with good wishes, prayers, and humor. In a touching memorial to the groom’s family, they drove away from their reception in a car once owned by Josh’s late uncle, after whom he is named.
Photography | Life Story Photography—Amy and Jennifer
Video | Kent Mast Videography
Florist | Allium Floral Design & Event Styling
Ceremony Venue | Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Reception Venue | Double Tree Reading
DJ | DJ Leonidas Marcantonis
Drapery | LEO Design Gallery
Elena and Pete’s wedding was our first opportunity to photograph a Greek Orthodox wedding and what a joy it was! The event was attended by hundreds of guests, with many traveling from Greece to see them wed. Their ceremony was full of meaningful traditions, the most beautiful being the Stefana, or crowning ceremony in which the priest places a pair of ornate crowns over the head of the bride and groom, symbolizing the nobility and honor of marriage, and their new roles together as king and queen of their household. Pete and Elena’s great love for each other was so evident throughout their day, from the touching moments of their first glance together to their first dance. After dinner, they led their guests in traditional Greek circle dancing that lasted late into the night. Keep an eye out for images with dollar bills strewn about the dance floor, another tradition by which guests and family contribute towards paying the live band. It was a magical day for a beautiful couple.
Congratulations, Elena & Pete, and best wishes for a long and beautiful life together!
Photography | Life Story Photography – Jennifer, Amy, Dana, Leah
Video | Life Story Photography
Cake Designer | The Flour Child
Ceremony Location |Battlefield Bed & Breakfast
Reception Location | Battlefield Bed & Breakfast
Wedding Planner | Debbie March
DJ | Anton of Then We Danced
Dress Designer | Jewel by David’s Bridal
Dress Salon | David’s Bridal
Hair |Caitlin Miller
Catering | Harvey’s Main Street BB
Congratulations to Nicki + Tom…and Romeo (their puppy) 🙂 The sun shone overhead for their beautiful August wedding. Guests enjoyed the gorgeous grounds of the Battlefield Bed and Breakfast in Gettysburg, PA for the ceremony and reception. The barn on the property hosted their blue and yellow themed reception full of sunflowers and hours of dancing. Some favorite moments – Nicki and Tom’s exchange of letters (without seeing each other) ahead of the ceremony, Romeo’s focused attention on “mom and dad” while they said their vows, and the end of the night exit through a tunnel of glow sticks.
All the best to you two as you begin your new life together!
Photography | Life Story Photography – Jennifer and Dana
Florist | Nosegay
Cake Designer | Cake Pros
Ceremony Location | Evergreen Hideaway
Reception Location | Evergreen Hideaway
DJ | DJ Chicken Nugget
Dress Salon | Country Threads by Gail
Hair and Makeup | Melissa Wealand and Nicole
This summer wedding – complete with bright colors and sunflowers – was full of country chic details. We loved the bride’s boots, her flower crown and the groom’s succulent boutonniere. The guests sat on benches made of hay bales and planks of wood – the archway was full of organic curves – and the reception was in a retired horse barn. The bridal party toasted to the couple with engraved mason jars, and they cut the cake with a pocket knife.
Here is a little bit of Christmas in July – Katie + Corey’s winter wedding album, along with a parent copy. The couple chose a silver spiral cover – the parent copy’s cover material is a mist grey with black imprinting. Check out the beautiful covers and a few of our favorite spreads – don’t miss the panoramic spread of the couple standing in the reception hall!
More photos from their wedding are on the blog here.
Photography | Life Story Photography – Amy & Jennifer
Florist | Steins
Cake Designer | Oregon Dairy Bakery
Ceremony Location | St. Ignatius Loyola Church
Reception Location | Fox Chase Golf Course
Reception DJ | Declan Murphy Provolve Entertainment
Dress Salon | Expressions
Stephen and Melisa were married on a perfect summer day. Stephen gifted each of his groomsmen with personalized harmonicas and all the women had special sunglasses to wear for their portraits. A fun moment was when Melisa and her bridesmaids relaxed before their ceremony with a game of cards.
Their beautiful ceremony was followed by portraits at a location near Stephen’s family home; a park where the couple spent many hours on dates and hikes through the woods. Their friends and family celebrated with them at a pavilion on the Fox Chase Golf Course, where the setting sun set the mood for dancing at their reception and lively games of extra-large Jenga.
Photography | Life Story Photography – Jennifer and Amy
Florist | Acacia Flowers
Cake Designer | Well Dressed Cake
Ceremony Location | Reading Public Museum
Reception Location | Reading Public Museum
Wedding Planner | Laura Oswald of the Reading Public Museum
Ceremony Music | Trio Jolie
Reception DJ | The People’s DJ
Dress Designer | Allure
Dress Salon | Jon’s Bridal by Suzanne
Hair and Makeup | Lords and Ladies Fleetwood
This couple’s amazing wedding day took place the first weekend of June on the gorgeous grounds of the Reading Public Museum. From their watercolor invitations, to the carved wooden details accenting their day – Mike and Catie’s love for nature was part of their day. Their friends and family were surrounded by fragrant, blooming flowers in the garden for their ceremony. During their reception, guests enjoyed the summer air under the shade of the museum’s white tent.
These two are such a kind and gracious couple. We couldn’t be happier to have shared the day with them!
Photography | Life Story Photography – Jennifer Stork
Florist |Rustic Bunch
Cake Designer |Brittany’s Bake Shop
Ceremony Location |Willow Springs Estates
Reception Location |Willow Springs Estates
Day of Wedding Coordinator | Joya of Willow Springs Estates
DJ |Ken Brungarz
Dress Designer |Stella York
Dress Salon |Special Moments Bridal Shop
Hair | Vanity Hair
Make up | Deb Luckenbill
Jeremy & Katie had a gorgeous outdoor ceremony and reception on the last Saturday in May. Their wedding venue – Willow Springs Estates in Richland, PA – has accommodations that met their needs for every part of the day – including some pre-ceremony guy time. The groom and groomsmen started their day fishing from one of the docks along the edge of the quarry. 🙂
So many perfect moments happened throughout the day – the tears at the ceremony, the bride and groom driving away in his vintage truck, and so much more – but one of my favorites was when the DJ, Ken Brungarz, played “Proud to be an American.” The groom and other guests in attendance serve in the military, and their wedding was on Memorial Day Weekend – so the energy level soared while the words of the song blasted in the pavilion. A spontaneous circle started and soon grew beyond the dance floor as those sitting got up and joined in – holding hands and raising them high.
The party kept going on the dance floor until a beautiful lantern send-off at the end of the night. Congrats Jeremy and Katie!
Jim and Kristin’s wedding was on April 9th, 2016 – a day many in Pennsylvania and surrounding states remember for the late season snowfall. It was a cold and snowy day, but that didn’t slow down the celebration for Jim and Kristin’s happy day. The weather didn’t keep their friends and family from joining them and making their day full of memories that will last. It didn’t keep this couple from smiling… all. day. long. 🙂
The day started out with the bridal party getting ready in suites at the Cork Factory Hotel – followed by a trolley ride to the Stauffer Mansion for portraits. The ceremony, cocktail hour and reception were all onsite at the gorgeous Cork Factory Hotel.
Jim and Kristin – your day was beautiful! Congratulations!
This dreamy, wine colored album was from Nancy + Jonathan’s wedding this past October at the Old House Vineyards in Culpeper, VA. Their wedding was so dreamy with a ceremony on an island in the middle of the Old House lake, and the beauty of the vineyard rows sprawling in fall colors across the property. Here are some album details along with some of our favorite spreads.
Photography & Cinematique | Life Story Photography – Jennifer, Amy, and Dana
Florist | The Nosegay
Cake Designer | The Well Dressed Cake
Ceremony Location | Green Valley Chateau
Reception Location | Green Valley Chateau
Wedding Planner | Rachael Romig
DJ | DJ Steel Thunder
Dress Salon | Victorian Bridal
Hair | Trisha at Behind your Beauty
Makeup | Jess George
Wedding Stationery/Invitation designer | Invites by Expressions
After planning their winter wonderland themed wedding for two years, Corey and Katie’s wedding couldn’t have been timed more perfectly – it was the weekend AFTER the blizzard that just carpeted the ground with 30″ of pure white. The weekend before the blizzard there was no snow on the ground. Then storm Jonas weekend – that Saturday was so deep in snow no one could have made it. But, the following weekend – the weekend of the wedding – the roads were clear, the scenery was still white and the bride was all smiles.
After their final preparations, the couple shared a touching first look – she descended the staircase toward him as friends and family peeked around the corner from below to share in the reaction. From there, we went out on the snow – under the sunshine – for outdoor portraits. The ceremony, cocktail hour and reception were all inside the chateau. It was a party till the end!
Katie and Corey – we thoroughly enjoyed being part of your day! The beginning of forever for the two of you could not have been more perfect. Congrats!
Liz + Matt! We love it! This album coordinates so well with their wedding and personalities. They chose a slate, linen cover material and an image that could not be more perfect for the two of them – it makes us smile. Here are some cover details, as well as favorite spreads.
Ken and Kim’s beautiful wedding at the Meredith Manor in Pottstown, PA is featured in this exquisite 12×12 wedding album. The large size and the custom designed pages bring the story of their day to life. We love the sea glass silk cover material this couple chose.
For their album – featuring their wedding at the Lebanon Country Club – Joe and Emily chose a bright pink cover! It coordinates so well with the bridesmaids dresses and reflects the energy that the bridal party and guests brought to the event. Here it is, along with some of our favorite spreads.
Wedding Photography | Life Story Photography – Jennifer and Amy
Florist | Hilary from Fleurtations Floral
Cake Designer | Sweets by Monique
Ceremony Location | Old house vineyards
Reception Location | Old house vineyards
Wedding Planner | Day of coordinator Ashley Fussell
DJ | Justin Kosta
Dress Salon | Posh Bridal Fredrick MD
Hair and Makeup | Sammie West
Nancy + Jonathan. They are an elegant couple with a whole lot of style. We traveled to Culpeper, Virginia for their wedding at the Old House Vineyards. It was an incredible day. Fall colors and beautiful weather added to the setting for their vineyard wedding.
The Old House Vineyard features a lake with an island where the ceremony took place. During the service, Nancy and Jonathan walked out to the dock and placed a lock on the chain hanging there – engraved with their names and wedding date – never to be opened again. After turning the keys, they threw them permanently into the lake. It was a beautiful symbol of their commitment.
Congrats Nancy & Jonathan! Your care for each other was evident throughout the day and we are excited for the journey the two of you have ahead.