Alex and Casey’s wedding this past Saturday at Seven Springs Resort was an absolute dream. I have been counting down the days to shoot this wedding for nearly 2 years now! This couples story is so incredibly sweet. They met on the very first day of college, and showed up to orchestra practice even though the class had been cancelled. They had a few dates over coffee, and discovered they have the exact same birthday!
We started the day at the hotel at Seven Springs, where Casey had her makeup and hair done, then stepped into her first gown. YES, she had two gowns, and I still can’t decide which was my favorite! We headed to the church, where they held a catholic ceremony. After they were announced husband and wife, we took a few family photos, and went outside for the first round of portrait time. I have to tell you, the morning of, was almost a 75% chance of rain all day long. There were a few scares throughout the day, but the rain held off until we entered the reception!
We went back to the hotel, where Casey had her makeup and hair redone for a different look. Alex had NO idea she had a second gown. We met behind the hotel for a surprise first look. When Casey called out Alex’s name, he turned around and said “It’s a different dress! Of course you had two dresses!” These two are seriously so sweet. She handed him a receipt of a custom guitar Alex had designed, that Casey paid off for him as a surprise. Apparently Alex is an amazing musician, and had been waiting for this guitar for awhile now!
After the first look, we headed to a couple different locations around the resort for more portraits. The bridal party was so much fun, and listened so well. Once we finished up with photos it was time for the second ceremony. When we first walked up, I had to take it all in. The trees were enormous, there were lanterns, rose petals, and a beautiful mix of stone and wood. It was something out of a fairytale! About halfway through the ceremony, the wind picked up, the sun went away, and the temperature dropped about 5 degrees. Everyone was looking to the sky waiting for a storm to come, that never did. It blew around us, and just as the sun came back out, the officiant went on to quote something along the lines of feeling the sun on your face.
We headed to the reception where the two shared a first dance, and dances with their parents. Alex’s dance with his mom was especially memorable when they broke out into an unexpected choreographed dance. The rest of the family joined in to “We are Family”. One of the coolest parts of a wedding, is the joining of the two families. These two couldn’t have been happier to have all of their friends and family there to celebrate their special day. We ended the evening outside on the deck, where there were some unplanned fireworks behind us.
This may have been one of the longest weddings I have ever shot, however, it in no way even felt that way. I loved seeing these two love on each other all day, and enjoying every minute of their wedding day.
Alex and Casey, I am so happy to have photographed your wedding day, everything was so beautiful, and you both are amazing individuals inside and out. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness together!
VENUE | SEVEN SPRINGS RESORT
LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER | JACLYN ANDERSON, J.JAE PHOTOGRAPHY
SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER | JON BLANCHARD, SPARKS IGNITE PHOTOGRAPHY
VIDEOGRAPHER | ROB DAVIS, DAVIS PHOTOGRAPHY
SUITS | 700 SHOP
GOWNS | THE BRIDAL SUITE OF JOHNSTOWN
HAIR | LEANN KNAPIK
MAKEUP | MACKENZIE TUBERT
BAND | JASON GAMBLE AND FRIENDS