What started as a shared love of Harley’s and food blossomed into a friendship, a relationship, a family, and now a marriage. From the day we photographed their engagement, we knew these two were meant for each other. Their playfulness and quick wit with each other was apparent and we knew we were in for a treat on their wedding day. It was truly our pleasure to document Racheal and Frank’s wedding this past weekend as they celebrated their love with their closest friends and family. Their relationship is proof that love is still cherished, sought after, and worth fighting for.
The couple chose Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens as their venue. Tucked out of the way of the hustle and bustle of Lancaster city, Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens offers an “all inclusive” location. With separate locations for the bride and groom, they offer a perfect setup. The ladies used the Carriage House for their final preparations, while the guys hung out on a deck overlooking the pond that is located on the back of the property.
Racheal’s dress is absolutely stunning. The detailing. The lace. The matching cathedral length veil. A perfect blend of vintage, classic, and modern. And those SHOES!
Frank’s mom gifted Racheal a beautiful pearl ring and bracelet set.
Megan, of Pearls & Petals, not only created this beautiful bouquet, but was also the couple’s wedding day coordinator.
Every detail is special on a wedding day. Racheal carried a handkerchief from Frank’s grandmother and used another from her own grandmother to wrap around her bouquet.
Rather than flowers, the bridesmaids carried parasols. We LOVE when our couples put a unique twist on their day!
During the engagement session, we discovered that Frank considers sunglasses a part of his wardrobe. I will admit that the sunglasses topped off the gentleman’s wedding attire.
Check out those shiny shoes! Racheal’s vision included a vintage flare, and these shoes definitely remind us of old black and white films.
Stoltzfus Homestead offers several ceremony locations. Racheal and Frank chose an intimate corner of the property nestled behind the Tobacco Barn.
THIS! We have two daughters. AND THIS! Yup, totally stealing the idea!
This little princess stole the show throughout the day and was our helper more than once!
After cocktails in the Tobacco Barn, guests were invited to The Grand Barn for the remaining festivities.
The Master’s Baker created this gorgeous masterpiece.
Instead of feeding each other, Racheal and Frank decided to surprise their Matron of Honor and Bestman.
Racheal and Frank; we are honored to have documented all of the moments that made this day extra special.
Special thanks to the following vendors:
Venue – Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens
Dress – David’s Bridal
Hair – Salon 10
Florist – Pearls & Petals
Wedding Coordinator – Megan with Stoltzfus Homestead
Caterer – Hess’s Barbecue Catering
Entertainment – VIP DJ Entertainment, Justin Moore
Officiant – Julie Osterhout