I met up with Dan and Danielle for the first time in May, two months before their wedding, and was immediately blown away by a few things…
- First of all, we hiked probably three miles, first on pavement, but then up and down mountain sides…Danielle did it in heels, and rocked it the whole time.
- Secondly, the ambition, talent, maturity, and love packed into these two is enough for a whole army of people. I loved hearing about their jobs, their hobbies, the way they balance each other out, and how they met; Dan basically made his way around the entire country, thinking he would find his dream woman, and then ended up meeting Danielle practically in his own backyard when he moved home after a period away.
- When I asked Dan about choosing one word to describe their relationship, he responded with “serendipitous,” and that basically made my heart melt…that and the way he looks at her…(dont’ believe me? Look at one of the last photos outside of Dan with his hands on his hips).
Anyways, I really thought our time together for their engagement shoot was incredibly special, but it was nothing compared to the day of their marriage. I got to witness a deep, deep love between Danielle and her grandfather. After the bouquet and garter toss, I got to see one wedding guest take the garter off of another (who was a stranger) with his teeth…And like many weddings, I got to dance the night away with new friends who made me laugh and smile so hard my face hurts. Wedding photographers, do you ever catch yourself goofily smiling behind the camera as you’re taking the photos? I did that ALL DAY during this wedding. It’s pretty neat to have a job that literally leaves me smiling for over eight hours at a time…
A huge thank you to our many wonderful vendors:
- Venue: Harmony Hall Estate
- Event Specialist: Alexandra Weeber
- Catering: Karen’s Catering at Harmony Hall
- Cake: Leslie Eckert
- Videography: Nate Raring & Quentin Moyer
- DJ: A Class Act Entertainment
- Dress: Stella York
- Bride’s bouquet: Forget-Me-Not Florist
- Groomsmen boutonnieres: Freed’s Flowers