Lauren chose her parent’s beautiful country estate as the getting ready location for her and her bridesmaids. I’d previously met Lauren and Jeremiah at her parents’ home for their engagement session last summer – a classic white farmhouse, surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of Northern Pennsylvania, full of sunlight, greenery, and everything beautiful about life in the country.
Stunning and creative florals from Plenty of Posies included peonies, hosta leaves, lupine, and more for lovely bright spring wedding bouquets. The bright pops of color were a perfect accent to the day!
The getting ready location was full of incredible natural light – Lauren spent time getting her hair and makeup done in her parents’ library, which has beautiful wall-to-wall windows on three sides. The lighting was a photographer’s dream (and the stunning indoor plants and walls of books were my own personal dream)! Lauren and her bridesmaids then spent some time doing makeup touch-ups and nail painting in one of the loveliest bathrooms I’ve seen, with wallpaper in an antique country floral pattern that just happened to match the girls’ pretty robes.
In the planning process, I always talk couples through the pros and cons of doing a “first look” vs. an “aisle reveal.” Lauren and Jeremiah chose not to do a first look in the interest of keeping their wedding day more traditional, but they returned to her parents’ estate for some heartfelt wedding portraits after their ceremony!
Lauren’s dad is a restorer and collector of classic cars, and the two rode together to the ceremony in one of his favorites! (I got to hitch a ride too!). The ceremony took place at the church that Lauren attended growing up – a charming country church for this Northern Pennsylvania wedding.
There is a tradition in the Catholic church for the bride to spend a few moments meditating with the Virgin Mary prior to getting married. Lauren chose to honor this tradition by kneeling in front of the statue of Mary, accompanied by her husband-to-be, before exchanging their vows. It was a very special homage to her faith and commitment.
After the ceremony, Jeremiah and Lauren’s dad surprised Lauren with a newly restored classic car for their “getaway”! The two had planned this and gotten work started on the car months before the wedding, hoping to surprise Lauren on the wedding day. When they left the ceremony, a beautiful tomato-red antique car was waiting to take them away. Definitely cause to pop a bottle of champagne!
Lauren and Jeremiah’s reception was full of joy and people who love them, just as it should be. The reception venue was a barn wedding at the rustic and beautiful D’Vine Winery, where guests danced under swags of twinkle lights, exchanged moving speeches, and ate delicious desserts from Busy Bee Baker!
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Photographer | Emi Rose Studio
Ceremony Venue| Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
Reception Venue | D’Vine Vineyard and Winery
Bridal Gown | Andrea’s Bridal | Portland ME
Bridesmaids Attire | Azazie
Groom’s Suit | Ryan Seacrest
Groomsmen’s Suits | Alfani
Florals | Plenty of Posies
DJ | Bulldog Sounds
Catering | In His Service
Rings | Reagan Steele Jewelers
Invitations | Katie Wright
Cake | Busy Bee Baker
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