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Willow Valley Chapel Wedding | Michelle & Justin

Michelle and Justin love each other, but they also love their families. When we initially met with them we discovered that they both place a huge importance on God, family, and the commitment they were planning on making to each other. During their engagement session, there was further evidence that they truly were meant for each other. Michelle’s smile and laughter is infectious, and Justin seems to be able to easily charm them out of her. 

On the morning of Michelle and Justin’s wedding, we were ecstatic to wake up to beautiful sunshine. Both Justin and Michelle are devout in their faith, and expressed how important their ceremony was to both of them. The Willow Valley Chapel adjacent to the DoubleTree Lancaster Resort fit their vision perfectly. The celebration continued in the Palm Court, which easily accommodated their guests. We hope you enjoy a few of our favorite moments from this amazing day!

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Starting the day with the details always helps to set the tone and Michelle’s details were well coordinated! Check out those shoes! Michelle searched everywhere and finally ordered them online. They matched the pearl detail of her dress perfectly!april and bryan photography doubletree lancaster wedding

Michelle is one of four girls in her family, and the last to get married. It was super special to her to have them help her transform into a beautiful bride!april and bryan photography willow valley resort wedding

Michelle, you were a stunning bride! Doesn’t she look regal?
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Michelle and Justin wrote letters to each other, and although she tried, Michelle couldn’t contain her tears of joy and excitement.

A few more tugs and a perfect rendition of “Going to the chapel,” and Michelle was ready to become a wife.image88_aprilandbryanphotography image30_aprilandbryanphotography-1 image32_aprilandbryanphotography image07_aprilandbryanphotography-2 image12_aprilandbryanphotography-1 willow valley chapel wedding

The Willow Valley Chapel is simply adorable, and the perfect location for Michelle and Justin to become husband and wife.willow valley chapel wedding willow valley chapel wedding

Justin and Michelle were both very excited to see each other as Michelle walked down the aisle.willow valley chapel wedding willow valley chapel wedding willow valley chapel weddingwillow valley chapel wedding willow valley chapel wedding willow valley chapel wedding willow valley chapel wedding doubletree lancaster wedding

Before their grand entrance to the reception, we took some time for Michelle and Justin to enjoy each other, talk, and have some quiet moments.doubletree lancaster wedding april and bryan photography lancaster wedding photographer lancaster wedding photographer doubletree lancaster wedding lancaster wedding photgrapher doubletree lancaster wedding doubletree lancaster wedding april and bryan photography doubletree lancaster palm court wedding

The Palm Court at DoubleTree Lancaster is a beautiful, open-air atrium.doubletree lancaster palm court wedding

When Michelle and Justin took center court, it was like a scene out of a movie.doubletree lancaster palm court wedding

Toasts are one of our favorite parts of the reception. The couples we work with are simply awesome, and to hear their friends and family share stories and memories is always touching.april and bryan photography

We didn’t have all wedding bands earlier in the day, so we took a few minutes during dinner to photograph the three rings together.
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Michelle’s dad shared a beautiful poem that he wrote for Michelle just before their special dance.
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There’s no doubt that Michelle and Justin are wonderful people because they were raised by loving parents!doubletree lancaster palm court wedding

Bella Manse created a masterpiece for Michelle and Justin! Don’t worry, they shared their first bites of cake nicely.doubletree lancaster palm court wedding bella manse cakes doubletree lancaster palm court wedding

Michelle LOVES to dance! Once the music started, there was no stopping her!doubletree lancaster palm court wedding doubletree lancaster palm court wedding lancaster wedding photographer