Nate and Ashley are back! Hershey love baby!
Thursday, June 5, 2008 - WeddingsOooohhh! It's been getting so good around here lately! Another of our favorite couples is married! I am sure you all totally remember Nate and Ashley from their downtown winter engagement session back in January. Their wedding day finally came on May 24th and we couldn't have enjoyed their day more! We are so lucky to be working with so many wonderful and loving couples lately! I feel like I need a great big Wiebner group hug! Come on, give us some love - you know you want to! Ok lovefest over. :)
Ashley and Nate had a sort of destination wedding - Ashley's family is from the State College area and Nate's family is from here in Lancaster - so Hershey was picked as sort of an in-between place. Hershey is becoming more and more popular as a "destination" type place - it's a beautiful town. For this day, we were at the Trinity Lutheran Church, which just so happened to be 1 block away from the reception venue, the lovely Hersey Theatre. Bridgit the coordinator at the theatre, is just so wonderful, we were excited to be working with her again! The theatre looked absolutely stunning, as Ashley brought in a wonderful team of floral designers, Narbers Floral Companyfrom her hometown. They also did an amazing job of making the church look extraordinary - some of the best church decor I have seen to date.
But on to the couple, because that is really what made this day something special. Nate and Ashley are just one of those couples. They are cute. I hate to say it, but yes, they are cute. They snuggle, they laugh with each other, and they do all of those cutesy little things that two young people totally in love do together. I couldn't get enough of it all day. It was hard to not shoot a gazillion photos of them! Nate was funny before the ceremony as he was super jealous that we had gotten to see Ashley before he did! He was really nervous too, so we were trying to make him feel at ease by joking around. Ashley looked just amazing in her gown and everyone oohed and aahed when she was finally in her dress.
The ceremony was really special and emotional as Nate's dad was the officiant for the ceremony. He tried making it through without getting emotional, but just couldn't do it. I don't blame him, I know if it was me up there and I was officiating over the marriage of one of my boys...man I would be a mess! I probably wouldn't be able to utter a word. There is just such a strong bond between parents and kids - and I know this sounds cliche, but for those of you who don't have children yet, it's hard to understand.
After the tearful ceremony we were whisked away to the theatre to have some alone time with our lovely couple. We joked, laughed, made faces, had fun - the whole she-bang. The time was too short, as we both could have shot portraits of them all day. The reception was not to be missed though, as it was a fun-filled, light-hearted reception spread across 3 levels of the theatre. As the night came to an end, we snuck away with Nate and Ashley for one last shot...
We feel so privileged and blessed to have been a part of Nate and Ashley's journey - we wish you guys both the best!
Like I said earlier, Ashley was just stunning in this dress. I loved this window in her dressing room.