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St. Mary's Church Butler, PA Wedding | Angie&Colby

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St. Mary's Church Butler, PA Wedding | Angie&Colby

Angie and Colby decided to say I do mid-October, in the heart of fall. Their wedding gave me a chance to go back to my roots in Herman PA. The wedding day took place about five minutes from where I grew up.  It included the church my Grandfather was a part of and landscapes I am all too familiar with.

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Angie and Colby met while still in high school at a local produce farm and have been dating one another for almost a decade. It was apparent just how much they cherished their more traditional courtship, but they were so ecstatic to finally be married!

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During their couple portraits we ventured around the small village of Herman PA. Of course we included Derailleur Bike Shop Café as one of our stops. It’s a favorite place for local and non-locals alike to stop at during trail rides. They offer delicious homemade drinks, soups and other eats. It’s vintage country charm made the perfect backdrop for Angie and Colby to show off their newly wed emotions.

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Family is so significant to Angie and Colby, so they were committed to visiting the graves of their grandparents.  They took a moment of prayer at each site and this was by far one of the most touching moments I have witnessed at a wedding. I believe it’s so important for us to honor those who are no longer physically here, and I was moved that Angie included this as part of her wedding day.

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From the beginning of the day at Angie’s childhood home, up through the reception at the local Herman Fire Hall, there were friends and family helping all along the way; from creating flower arrangements, to setting up the hall, and everything in-between.

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The reception was simple but elegant with tones of slate blue and grey. Everyone was there to have a good time, including the many older couples that had years upon years on these newly weds. This was shown during the anniversary dance where many couples had been together over 30 years. Pro-tip for my future brides, if you want to see me cry, include an anniversary dance at your reception. When new love meets that of a life time it always gets me. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

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Photography: Liz Capuano Photography/Second Shooter JohnPaul Janicki
Venue: Herman Fire Hall Banquet Center
Caterer: Pat Angerett
Cake: Diane Lehnerd
DJ: Lost Boys DJ Service
Hair/Make-Up: Lightning Hair Lounge
Shoes: Badgley Mischka

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Iroquois Fishing & Boating Club Wedding | Lashondra&Seth

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Iroquois Fishing & Boating Club Wedding | Lashondra&Seth

Have you ever met two people that you just knew were meant to be together? Two people that just radiate love and happiness? And when you’re around them, you can’t help but let all those good feelings take over you too? Lashondra and Seth, are those people! From the first time we adventured around North Park for their engagement session I knew that these two were the perfect match.

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Last week Jp and I traveled a little north to Conneaut Lake to document Lashondra and Seth’s wedding day at The Iroquois Fishing & Boating Club.

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We began the day at two hotels witnessing all the feels and documenting the little details. One of my favorite things couples do on a wedding day is exchanging pre-ceremony letters. Seth’s love note definitely pulled a few tears from Lashondra.

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Once we arrived at the club, it was time for the couple to share a prayer together before the main ceremony. I love when couples do a first look, but a first prayer comes in at a close second. It gives a moment to the couple before the ceremony but still allows them to see one another for the first time at the altar.

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The details throughout the ceremony and reception were gorgeous! Lashondra put so much thought and planning into her romantic modern theme. Gold and blush tones paired with elegant greenery and calligraphy made for stunning décor. 

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During sunset Lashondra and Seth stepped away for a few dreamy golden hour portraits. While down on the boat dock, the Cape Cod vibes were strong. The lake houses, the boats and oh that sunset! It couldn’t have been more dreamy!

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Between the all the lovey-dovey vibes, beautiful natural light, and perfect details this wedding is what makes my little wedding photographer heart sing!

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But seriously just when I thought we couldn’t have spent the day photographing a better wedding, the DJ opened up the dance floor and the guests went wild!  JP and I even got a little dancing in…and Lashondra and Seth totally tore it up on the dance floor all night!

They ended the night with a fiery sparkler exit and lots of well wishes from their amazing friends and family.

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Photography: Liz Capuano Photography/Second Shooter JohnPaul Janicki
Venue: Iroquois Boating & Fishing Club
Caterer: Iroquois Club
Cake: Icings by Linda
DJ/Photobooth: Lake Erie Events
Calligraphy: Uprooted Design
Dress: Bridal Beginnings
Hair & Make-Up: K. Elizabeth Salon

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 Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club Wedding | Alexis&Benjy

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Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club Wedding | Alexis&Benjy

When Alexis first reached out to me about photographing her wedding I was so excited! We went to high school together and as you grow and travel down new path’s it can be refreshing to reconnect with those from your past. Alexis and Benjy met at the University of Pittsburgh, but Benjy grew up in Rochester NY. This led to them choosing to have their wedding just outside of the city. Being travelers, along with photographing the wedding, my fiancé/second shooter JP and I chose to use the weekend as a mini getaway to celebrate our 7 year anniversary. It was so fun exploring the hidden gems of the area and indulging in the vegan food scene Rochester has to offer! The weekend was bursting with so many lovey dovey vibes!

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The wedding day was took place at Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club, which was surrounded by beautiful grounds and a large pond. It was an elegant outdoor ceremony with a tented reception…the perfect summer wedding!

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Benjy is Jewish and with that there were many traditional aspects to the day. Before the ceremony the couple signed the ketubah (the marriage contract), surrounded by only their closest family. At the end of the wedding ceremony Benjy of course broke the glass followed by the guests shouting mazal tov!

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The reception took place at the edge of the pond. The tables were decorated with center pieces handmade by Alexis, which included greenery and childhood photos of the couple. I really loved the unique and personal touch the photos gave to each table.

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The guests were there to have a good time and we got down to the likes of “You Shook Me All Night Long” and a group sing along even broke out to “Friends in Low Places”…a secret favored wedding song of mine.

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Alexis and Benjy’s wedding day was filled with so many sincerely meaningful moments. It was so wonderful traveling to New York to document this part of their love story! Here’s to the countless years that lay ahead for this devoted softhearted couple!

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Venue: Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club
Photography: Liz Capuano Photography / 2nd Shooter JohnPaul Janicki
Videography: James Kenneth Photography and Videography
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Rings: GoldStock Diamonds & Fine Jewelry
Hair: Erica Stoy Hair 
MakeupMakeup: Waterlily Beauty
Flowers: Handmade by Bride
Music: Tones Entertainment
Catering: Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club

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