I gave you a sneak peek HERE, way back when, of Dana+Charlie’s amazing wedding at the Yellow Barn at Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster, PA. I’ve been such a blogging slacker, but I’m catching up, and this gorgeous wedding’s time has come!
A sweet card had been delivered from Charlie, with a beach scope photo from 12 years ago, when their relationship had first blossomed. Dana quietly sat, while the final touches to her hair were made. Her sister had made her a hanger reading dana♥charlie, from which her delicate Melissa Sweet gown hung from. While 10 girls in a room certainly evokes a feverish buzz, it wasn’t enough to shake her calmness and she remained focused on the moments that lay ahead. She was finally going to marry her best friend of 12 years!
The most perfect ceremony took place in the garden behind the Yellow Barn, where emotions got the best of us all as Dana wiped a tear from Charlie’s face. Never fails – when the groom cries – I have to choke down a few quiet sobs…, and a few tears slid down my cheek as I was shooting. But the sheer happiness of the moment prevailed, and Dana+Charlie sealed their nuptials with a super sweet kiss.
Since Dana+Charlie had done a First Look, almost all of the formal portraits had been taken care of before the ceremony! This meant that Dana+Charlie (and the happy bridal party members!) were able to attend their cocktail hour! And this was a cocktail hour not to be missed – complete with yard games for everyone! After cocktail hour was over, guests were invited into the Yellow Barn for dinner & dancing. The tables were decorated in a rustic romantic fashion, with beautiful flowers by Splints & Daisies, and accents of Bal’more HON! Briana from Nouvelle Weddings kept the evening running as smooth as can be, and I always love working with her. DJ Lucky from Music Masters had the guests grooving all night long, paying no attention to the 100degree evening! This group of friends has an amazing bond, and the love they share for one another can be felt a mile away. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day – it was truly amazing! ♥ Much Love, tPoz