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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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Wedding at The Corinthian, Sharon PA | Suzanne & Justin

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Wedding at The Corinthian, Sharon PA | Suzanne & Justin

Suzy and Justin met 10 years ago and just made it official "official" last weekend. I always enjoy meeting couples that have been falling in love with one another for many years before saying I do...since Jp and I can relate so personally to it. Suzy and Justin are such a kind and joyful couple; their wedding was a direct reflection of this.

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The wedding and reception took place at The Corinthian Banquet Center in Sharon, PA. The ceremony was indoors under an elegant altar-arch draped in flowers and lace. During the ceremony guests read personal wedding blessings to Suzanne and Justin, which was a meaningful touch to the Jewish ceremony. 

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Following the ceremony we headed to Buhl Park, which was filled with beautiful scenery and architecture lending itself to be the perfect place for their wedding portraits. We even got a glimpse of a swan!

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Afterwards we headed back for the reception which also took place at The Corinthian. The building is filled with antique charm and wonderful old furniture, making it a unique and interesting venue! After the traditional toasts and cake cutting, guests got to dance to alternative 80's/90's favorites and had intense sing along sessions.  Putting a spin on the classic wedding playlist, making the night so much fun!   

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After the traditional toasts and cake cutting, guests got to dance to alternative 80's/90's favorites and had intense sing along sessions.  Putting a spin on the classic wedding playlist, making the night so much fun! 

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Throughout the day there was so much genuine happiness and love being shared among everyone. It truly was a day to celebrate the everlasting love between Suzy and Justin! Congrats to this rad madly in-love couple!  

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Beaver Station Wedding | Laura&Bill

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Beaver Station Wedding | Laura&Bill

Last year when I met Bill, Laura and their two kids at Succup Nature Park for their engagement session, we shared so many laughs together. Bill and Laura are so easy going and sweet; I knew their wedding would be just as enjoyable!

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Their wedding day was casual and laid back. They each got ready at separate locations; Laura at a hotel filled with her best girlfriends and daughter. Before leaving for Beaver Station, Laura sat and read a letter Bill had written her. It had her laughing which is their relationships true form.

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The wedding and reception took place at Beaver Station in Beaver, PA. The ceremony was outdoors under an elegant tall gazebo. The kids were such an important part of the day, and to signify the family becoming one, Laura, Bill and the children all poured different colored sand into a frame. It made a beautiful layered art piece that I’m sure will be a long cherished item in their family.

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The reception also took place at Beaver Station, with a mix of outdoor and indoor events lending to the casual feel of the day. The theme was margaritas and a taco bar. Who doesn’t want that for their wedding?! Along with fun food and drink options, Beaver Station sits right next to active train tracks, which gives it a unique appeal. The guests were able to witness many trains go past over the course of the day!

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The day was truly filled with so much happiness...and it was so wonderful to be a part of Bill and Laura’s wedding day. Here's to the many years that lay ahead for this comical couple!

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Photography: Liz Capuano Photography/Second Shooter JohnPaul Janicki
Venue: Beaver Station
Dress: Bridal Beginnings 
Catering: Penn Bistro

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