At Starbucks they met
Barista and news film guy
Now they are Kniers
Some of you will remember Liesa. Not only as one of my good friends and partner in crime, but as my second shooter.
She is a tricky one….here is why…
A few months ago, I got an inquiry from “Ali McDougal” asking if I was available on June 23, 2018. We went back and forth trying to schedule a meeting but she kept being flaky and never got back to me about an official time to meet. Finally, we picked a day and I was running behind to get to the studio early to meet “Ali”. I ran up the stairs, opened the vestibule door and there stood Liesa. I was so thrown off because I have not seen her in a long time. I said “Hey, what are you doing here?” She says, ” I am Ali.” Tears and hugs came after because this little blonde finally caught up to what was actually happening! “OMG you are getting married?!?” She said it was going to be a surprise and no one really knew about it. They were planning to invite everyone to her “graduation/engagement party”
Liesa pulled it off! Last night, we watched from her parents bedroom window as guests arrived on a shuttle to be greeted with “Welcome to our Wedding” after walking through a pathway of “WE ARE” balloons (PENN STATE) and being utterly confused, then so excited! I barely kept it together all day…she barely kept it together… Before she walked down the aisle, I said “Yo, you got this!” Then she took her hanky the read “hold your Shit together” and walked down the aisle.
I was beyond humbled as she asked me to shoot her wedding. She said, “We have watched so many brides come down the aisle together. I couldn’t imagine my day without you there.”
I wouldn’t have been anywhere else.
I have watched her grow up and become such an amazing woman! I can not wait to see what her and Tom’s future holds… hopefully somewhere closer to Lancaster…
Here are all the vendors who never once blew the surprise..
Flowers: Splints and Daisies
DJ and officiant : Provolve Entertainment
Photography, Hair and Makeup: Leslie Gilbert
Event Planners/ Day of coordination : Taryn Blake Events
Food Trucks: Roost Uncommon Kitchen
Bartending: Good Spirits Lancaster