September 18, 2015
Erika + Emmitt are one of the sweetest, most genuine couples I have ever met. I remember meeting them where I almost always meet my bridal clients, and they both were so friendly and had huge smiles on their faces. I could tell that they were excited to start planning their wedding and to celebrate by having an engagement session done.
I met them again after scheduling their engagement session back in 2014, and they were such a joy to work with. We walked around the Lebanon Valley College campus, and it seemed like that hour flew by so quickly because we had so much fun together!
At the end of July (this year) I met them again at their venue, the ever so lovely Tulpehocken Manor (one of my favorite venues with so much character!), to go over final details for their wedding day. I remember them saying that it seemed like forever for this day to get here, because they have been together so long, and their friends were getting married before them. I also think it’s because they simply just could not wait to marry one another and to finally be Mr. and Mrs. Smith!
Erika + Emmitt, I can’t thank you enough for having me be a part of your wedding day. The weather was perfect, as was everything else about your day. Oh, and Brandon and I are still impressed with Casey’s best man speech – that was the best we have seen yet! Your family and friends are just as dear as you both are. (Shout-out to all the hilarious guests at our dinner table for making us laugh and have a great time!) God bless you and the many, many wonderful years ahead of you as husband + wife!Doesn’t she look breathtaking?!Time for their First Look. Oh, how I love these moments! They’re probably my most favorite part of weddings. Check out their reactions to seeing one another; SO ADORABLE!They wrote each other letters. Erika + Emmitt’s bridal party was so fun to work with! The guys were hilarious, and the girls were so sweet. The sun graced us with it’s presence just as Erika and her dad walked out. What a lovely duet!This sweet couple is finally MARRIED!!!Casey’s best man speech was priceless!Emmitt’s parents were so fun!Various family members were asked to make a dessert that they were famous for. These all looked so yummy!
It was also an honor to work with the many talented individuals who helped make Erika + Emmitt’s special day a success:
Venue | Tulpehocken Manor and Estate
Hair Stylist | Debbie and Kayla Smith
Flowers | Cait’s Flowers – Caitlin E Steel Floral Expressions
Caterer | Broty’s Catering
Tent | Peak of Perfection
DJ | Dan Speraw
Cake | Donna Jones
And of course all of Erika + Emmitt’s bridal party, friends, and family!