When you arrive to the bride’s getting ready suite and see that she’s wearing pink knee high socks with “Yes” all over them, it is safe to say that it is going to be an amazingly fun day! And it was! Emily and Steve are two of the funnest people we’ve had the pleasure to photograph. From the first time we met them it was apparent that they are upbeat, positive people. We hope you enjoy a selection of our favorite moments from their wedding day!
Emily was more than ready to get the day started and had all of the important items she wanted photographed ready when I arrived. The handkerchief was Emily’s grandmother’s and was later wrapped around her bouquet and Steve bought her the necklace she wore.
Emily’s wedding dress was intricate, feminine, and classic.
Emily also wore her mother’s veil. It matched perfectly.
Meanwhile, Steve was busy ironing and making sure his tux was perfect.
Emily and Steve each wrote notes to the other to deliver and read before Steve headed to the ceremony location.
Steve came and waited just outside of Emily’s suite.
By definition, this may not be a first look. But the reactions and emotions were just as priceless.
Just putting on the finishing touches. A small charm that Emily’s mother handed down to her pinned on one of the layers of her gorgeous gown.
Emily did plan a first look for her dad. These are equally as special as a first look with the groom.
As a wedding photographer, we see our fair share of dresses. While this one is hands down gorgeous, it was also surprisingly light and ‘flowy.’ Perfect for a warm spring day.
One more quick photo overlooking downtown Lancaster before we head to the ceremony.
Emily and Steve were both excited to see each other. The smiles say it all.
Emily and Steve worked together to build the chuppah they stood beneath on their wedding day.
These smiles are rooted in the deep love Emily and Steve have for one another.
Emily and Steve honored traditions from both of their heritages with both handfasting and glass breaking ceremonies.
Husband and wife. And to make it official, the marriage certificate was signed just moments after their first kiss.
Emily and Steve’s guests were happy to provide them with a grand bubble exit.
Finally able to see one another, Emily and Steve enjoyed a few moments together before driving to Millersville University for a few photos.
Watching these two interact, it is crystal clear that they were meant for one another.
I asked Steve to look at his beautiful bride. Genuine love written all over his face.
If you haven’t noticed the sunflowers, they are special to Emily. The sunflower is the first flower that Steve gave to Emily. Super sweet to incorporate it into their wedding day.
After we took photos with the bridal party at Millersville University, Emily, Steve, and I strolled downtown Lancaster for photos of just the two of them.
When choosing photos to include in this post, these three as a sequence struck me. They are candid. I have no idea what they were saying to one another, but it is clear that there is pure joy and love between these two.
Before heading to greet their guests for cocktail hour, Steve wanted just a few photos in the beautiful lobby of the Marriott hotel.
Emily and Steve’s reception was held in the Heritage Ballroom of the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square.
Remember the socks Emily had on when I arrived at her suite? Emily was sure to provide her guests with socks as well!
Upon being announced at their reception, Emily and Steve shared their first dance as husband and wife.
What started as soft and sweet, quickly broke into an upbeat jive that suited their personalities much better.
It is always wonderful meeting the parents of the wonderful couples we meet.
Kind words of encouragement for the newlyweds.
The Flour Child provided this beautiful cake to accompany Emily and Steve’s large dessert table.
There was no smashing, but by Steve’s reaction this cake was delicious.
We had our eyes on the sky waiting for one of Lancaster’s cotton candy sunsets.
Steve’s only request. A silhouette of he and his new bride dancing at sunset. I hope we delivered, Steve.
Honoring another tradition with a hora dance.
Emily and Steve sure can dance.
And it looks like those socks came in handy.
We had a blast documenting the energy at this party.
The dance floor was packed all night.
Emily & Steve, your day was action packed, perfect, and most importantly, a true representation of who you are as a couple. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your day.