Marybeth and Brad were married on a beautiful sunny day up in Stewartstown, Pennsylvania. The weather could not have been better. The couple got married at a beautiful church up on a hill.
August 15 is the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The couple picked this to be their wedding day. Their wedding mass was mostly in latin and there was an beautiful emphasis on Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Marybeth and Brad took their ceremony very seriously and though it was the longest ceremony we’ve ever photographed, it was very beautiful as it was a traditional and full Catholic Mass. The presentation of the bouquet to Mary was sweet and special to Marybeth.
Their reception was held at Naylors Vineyards, under the wood framed building looking out onto the vineyards. Photographing their vineyard wedding was beautiful, we only wish we could have spent more time taking pictures in the vineyards. The reception was nothing short of laughter and fun. With a polka band, the dance floor always had activity and smiling faces. The couple did a fantastic job weaving in some great traditions.
Marybeth and Brad, thank you both so so much for hiring us to document your beautiful day. We hope these last few months of newlywed bliss has been divine. We wish you guys the best and were honored and continue to be, to be your wedding photographers!
Thank you Marybeth and Brad for hiring us for your special day! This wedding was also featured on Wedding Colors Blog.
Ceremony: St John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Freedom, PA
Reception Venue: Naylor Wine Cellars
Bride’s Gown From: Renaissance Bridal
Hair: Desiree Chittum (grooms stepsister)
Makeup: Brooke Thompson (brides sister)
Groom’s Tux from: Formal Affairs
Caterer: Tasteful Occasions Catering & Sensenig Meats & Catering
Cake: Saubel’s Bakery
Beer: Home Brewed Beer (brides brother David Thompson)
Florist: Flowers by Laney
Music/Entertainment/Band: Making Memories Polka Band from Baltimore,MD
First Dance Song: Leonard Cohen “Dance me to the End of Love”
Invitations made by: Persnickety Invitation Studio
Bride’s Favorite Detail: The adorable succulent in a cork favors my aunt made by hand. The rose flower arrangement that my mother and sister put together!
Groom’s Favorite Detail: The wedding being on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
•Bride-Limo and first dance with my husband who surprised me with his dance moves. My husband had prayer cards made for everybody.
•Groom- how well everything turned out