As I sit down to write this blog, my eyes are still welled up with tears. I will explain….
Liesa and I arrived at the new Lancaster Convention Center and Hotel for Kristi and Jeff’s wedding. The girls were getting ready in the suite. While Kristi hair was being finished, I grabbed her bouquet to shoot it. Jonnaysa told me to not let Kristi see the locket that was tied to it.. Kristi’s Father passed away a few years ago and her Mom wanted her Father to be with her during her wedding. When I was done shooting the bouquet and fighting back the tears, I handed it to Kristi’s Mom to give to her. I managed to shoot a few frames before the tears kept me from focusing. I knew what she was going through having lost my Dad not too long ago. These moments get me every time.
So, once all the girls were finished up, we went downstairs to shoot around the hotel since it was pouring!
We then walked across the street to the Trinity Lutheran Church for the ceremony. This was the first time we have been to this church and it is so beautiful!! The ceremony went quick and smoothly. We snapped a few family formals and then headed outside since the rain tapered off. Kristi bought a bunch of white umbrellas because rain was in the forecast, so we had to use them! We didn’t go too far in case the rain started again, which it did right as we were finishing up.
Everyone headed upstairs to cocktail hour while Liesa and I snuck into the reception hall. WOW!! Very elegant!
Studio Jenz did all the lighting of the fabulous centerpieces from All Things Beautiful and the delicious cake from Rosie’s Creative Cakes. Kristi and Jeff had the best candy bar as well which we had to use for the ring shots.
Once everyone was inside the reception, This is Masquerade had everyone on the dance floor all night!
The day went so smoothly thanks to Planned Perfection. I always know it’s going to be a good day when Jonnaysa is there.
Kristi and Jeff, thank you for letting us be part of you day! (Kristi sorry we kept making each other cry!) Big hugs and love!
Coordinator Planned Perfection
Flowers All Things Beautiful
Band This is Masquerade
Lighting Studio Jenz
Reception Lancaster Convention Center
Video Deswert Productions