Summer + Dane at College Lodge | Indiana PA Wedding Photographer

 @Jill Gearhart Photography |

Summer and Dane have that kind of love that you hear about in every Colbie Callait song - the kind of love that “makes me crinkle my nose” with every smile and glance. These two were so adorable, I couldn’t help but squealing after nearly every portrait of the two of them. I’m sure that got annoying, hahahaha!!

The day was super easy and stress free (for the girls at least!), and even though the guys were dealing with some wardrobe malfunctions of their own, we were still able to get some great prep shots and pull everything off according to Summer’s perfectly timed time-line. Speaking of the timeline, I have never met a bridal party or family that was more organized, on-time, detail oriented, and respectful as this crew. I’m sure most of that flowed down from the beautiful professor-bride herself, but I appreciated everyone cooperation and enthusiasm! The best man, Tyler, even hiked up that giant hill everyone sled rides down just to bring us (yes US, me too!) some water bottles after the bridal party was done and the bride and groom portraits were about to start! As if that weren’t enough, I even had a name card and a chair at the reception! I definitely don’t take that for granted. (Thank you Summer!)

There were so many special details to this wedding. The groomsmen opted for “real” bow-ties because the best man, (clearly the MVP of the day) not only knew how to tie them, but gladly wanted to serve both Dane and his dad by making them look their best and tying the bowties! Summer’s details included a cameo pin from her great grandma, and makeup done by her extremely talented cousin! At the reception, Summer and Dane both shared their parent dances to songs that their parents sang to them growing up. Summer’s dad used to sing “Summer Breeze” to her, so it was a very sweet and fitting dance for them! Dane and his mom used to sing “I Remember You” by Frank Ifield while he stood on her feet and danced around the house! Lastly, there were homemade cookies for the cookie table that featured the signature recipes from their friends and family! How can you go wrong with a cookie with “grandma’s” in the title?!

Enjoy some of my favorite shots of this sweet at whimsical wedding at College Lodge!

Vendor Team:

Venue: Ceremony Venue - First Christian Church

Reception Venue - IUP College Lodge

Gown: This Magic Moment Bridal Studio

Hair: Indiana Hair Designers

Makeup: Kristyn Dorr

Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal
Rings: Lorelli's

Invitations: Handmade
Florals: The Flower Gallery

Cake: Homemade
Caterer: Joey Del's 2001 Caterers
DJ: Royal Heir DJ