A beloved cat in a tuxedo, groomsmen that first met in little league and a glowing sparkler send-off…
You may remember Jen & Matt from their engagement photos at the York County Fair— their wedding day was just as romantic and perfectly suited to these two :). They chose Wilson College to be their location for the day– from preparations to the reception all activities were held there.
An important element for Matt was capturing the nostalgia from his past and equally important to Jen was enjoying the energy of the present moment. Jen wanted her day to sparkle, and you will see sparkle from her diamond wedding band, to the detailing on her cake and everything in between. Rather than talk about it, I think I’ll show you, and what better place to start than with some sparkle?
Jen shows her dress to her (feline) baby, Grover. He has meant the world to her ever since she rescued him two years ago. Interestingly, she and Matt were attending his best-man’s wedding ceremony at Green Grove Gardens where they found him as a kitten. When Jen put on her dress, he walked around her looking up at her in his little tuxedo, it was adorable. There are not many brides who would risk picking up a cat in their gown, but Jen did and gave him a huge hug, which you can see, too.
I love the shot above, I’m not exactly sure why… maybe because of the bridesmaids bringing Jen her veil (her maid of honor laughing), maybe it’s because Jen has this cute and mischievous expression(?) And speaking of cute, how sweet are her peep toed pumps?
Matt and several of his groomsmen have known each other since they were children and in little league together. Since they were getting photos in Chambersburg Matt decided to stop by the old ball field for some photos. Another thing that united a bunch of these young men was working together at Caretti’s, the local pizza shop, together. They ordered pizza from Caretti’s for their lunch :).
Right before their first look, Jen gave Matt a huge hug, it was totally unexpected and super cute :).
Off to the reception, where decor was designed by The Gala Event— I have worked with them on several events and all have been stunning. They are really able to transform a space to meet a brides vision for her day.
Above is one of the photos of the first dance and below you can see Jen’s maid of honor giving her speech. In it she shared how they have been friends since first grade, and grew up together… summer camps, their first jobs… she shared that she knew that Jen would always get her pink wedding with plenty of sparkle and a ball gown and that she couldn’t be happier to be there watching Jen as she marries her best friend.
How pretty is the detailing on this cake? It was just exquisite, and it tasted even better (raspberry chambord)– well done, Karen Rodkey! Matt was totally planning to be a gentleman, but when Jen went for an all out cake-smash, he couldn’t resist getting her back. This is the moment when they were both “all-in” hahaha.
A day with all of this glitz and sparkle wouldn’t be complete without sparklers, so here are Jen and Matt with their wedding guests for their sparkler send off! Jen & Matt it has been a pleasure getting to know you over the last year and I wish you both a lifetime of joy, happiness!