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Justin + Steph: Indiana Country Club | Indiana, PA Wedding Photographer
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This summer wedding at the Indiana Country club was an effortless, sweet day filled with lots of laughs, love, and PURPLE! If you love purple (who doesn't?!) you definitely want to check out how Steph and Justin effortlessly worked it into their wedding day theme! 

These two worked hard to plan lots of fun little details and surprises, beyond just the killer decor. We started the day at the Hilton Garden Inn in Indiana, which is one of my favorite venues with lots of gorgeous natural light. (fun fact - I've shot several weddings here and there is notoriously "no where" to hang the dress. My second shooter saved the day and climbed on the AC unit in front of the window and help up the dress. Behold the wonder of photoshop and an amazing, dare-devil assistant!) Becca wasn't the only one to climb on things, however! Take a guess where I stood to get that jumping shot of Steph and her Maids of Honor?! (follow me on Insta to see behind the scenes!)

Steph and Justin were my dream come true when they opted to do a first look, and made it even more special by doing it at Justin's grandma's house who couldn't attend because of her health. After we did the first look between the bride and groom (with parents watching close by!) in the backyard, we went inside to get some sweet candids with grandma (they even got her a corsage!!)

The ceremony was flawless as they always are at the country club, and I just loved the floral arbor and hourglass sand ceremony! We flew through pictures and got inside for an amazing dinner and dancing from my favorite DJ's! Steph and Justin even played "The Shoe Game", which was a really cute and interactive way for their guests to share some laughs and get to know them! Download the list of questions they used and instructions on how to play here!

Steph and Justin, thank you so much for inviting us along on this journey, for sharing your bridal party snacks and perfume with me, treating us all (even my assistant) so kindly and personally, and being so willing to do whatever it took (Justin ;) ) to make the day exactly what you both wanted it to be. You make me love my job!

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VENDORS:

Lead photographer: Jill Gearhart Photography

Second Photographer: Becca Dietrich

Gown: Maggie Sottero at MB Bride

Makeup: Beth Arnold (bethymae36@gmail.com)

Venue: Indiana County Club

DJ: Royal Heir DJ Services

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Dave + Alyssa | Glittering Purple Wedding at Sunnehanna Country Club, Westmont
Closeup of bride and groom at Sunnehanna Country Club in Westmont, PA

Everything about this beautiful glittering purple themed wedding at Sunnehanna Country Club was stunning. The only thing matched by Dave and Alyssa's good looks was the charm, grace, and kindness both of these fantastic people exude in everything they do. Alyssa was as sweet as could be the whole day long, not allowing things to alter her way of treating anyone around her, even the photographer ;) Of course with every fun-loving, sweet couple I meet, I am equally blessed to meet their fun-loving, sweet family and friends! Alyssa's mom Holly looked stunning in her gold gown and never left Alyssa's side, assisting in making her look absolutely perfect all day. Alyssa's best friend/MOH Nicole also was a huge help. The girls have known each other since they were kids. Nicole's family was kind enough to host everyone in their home to prepare for the big day - the two girls even got to jump on the bed! (And there's nothing like your best friend's mom sweeping in to save the day with a needle and a steady hand)

Bride with Maid of Honor jumping on bed the morning of the wedding
Maid of Honor's mother sewing bridesmaid dress
Bridal Party getting group photo of bridesmaids with a selfie stick

The bride was the picture of perfection all day long, from casual clothes to her gorgeous beaded lace gown.
 

black and white photo of bridge standing in a large arched doorway in casual clothes and veil
black and white photo of bride with mother upping up gown

Family is also very important to Dave and Alyssa, who spent the whole day and evening enjoying their company (and no, that doesn't happen at all weddings). Alyssa even tucked a memento in her bouquet to honor her family.

Bride attaching family heirloom to bouquet
close up of bride holding bouquet with purple zinnias

One of the family members that Alyssa holds most dear is her father Tim. Tim is known and loved by many, but there is definitely a special place in his heart for his little girl, and nothing would stop him from walking her down the aisle.

Sports new anchor Tim Rigby walking daughter down the aisle on her wedding day
bride and groom exiting church with bubbles coming down staircase
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Bride posing in front of large medieval looking wooden door at church
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bride and groom's shoes, silver heels with bow
 

After their perfect ceremony, we headed to The Sunnehanna Country Club for a stunning reception. Everything transitioned so smoothly from place to place. I loved that neither we, nor the bride and the groom, had to hurry or stress. We could maintain a calm pace that allowed everyone to enjoy EACH OTHER! We were even able to make some time to get some shots on the greens!

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I even had a unique opportunity to capture Dave and Alyssa's reactions to their gorgeous ballroom decor before the guests arrived. Alyssa's mom Holly played a HUGE part in making the room look absolutely perfect. Holly spent many hours planning and setting up, even as Alyssa and Dave were states away. Looking at the opulent crystals, fresh flowers, and elegant purple uplighting, it's no wonder why they were so elated with her hard work!

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Not to mention the whole side-room of cookies and treats Holly took care of too! Yes, you read right. Cookie. ROOM. The stunning 3' high cake was the focal point of the beautiful main room, until of course it was cut and cleared away for dancing that was equally as sweet.

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When Alyssa's DJ/Uncle Jim opened up the floor for dancing, it was jam-packed all night long! I have never seen a bridal dance that big! Photographing from atop a chair, I definitely feared for my life at times. Just kidding!

The evening ended romantically as we stole away for a few moments to capture this silhouette under the stars. I am honored that time and time again clients trust me to record their precious memories on their sweetest day. I am so grateful for Dave, Alyssa, and their amazing friends and family for their willingness to work with me in such a professional and fun way. I truly feel like I gained friends this day!

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