Eerie Pennsylvania Real Wedding.
Standing before a church brimming with friends and family has been a longstanding wedding tradition. While there are some incredible, unique and exclusive venues out there for every bride and groom’s taste, there is still something so tender, sentimental and endearing about marrying in a beloved place of worship. Emily and Derrick chose a beautiful stained-glass church in Eerie Pennsylvania, to make their commitments official.
A traditional venue doesn’t mean a bride can’t be a little sassy. Emily chose a pair of strappy pale green stilettos for her walk down the aisle. That walk would include natural wooden pews, ornate stained-glass windows and lots of hydrangea.
In a secluded room, Emily got ready. She wore a figure-flattering lace V-neck gown with an open back and ribbon waistband. Her red hair was swept to the side in a curly updo. She accessorized with a floor-length veil that looked heavenly trailing behind her and an all-white bouquet.
Beaming, she walked down the aisle to Derrick, who was handsomely dressed in a gray three-piece suit and small daisy boutonniere. With his groomsmen by his side, Derrick looked elated to see his bride.
With a tightly-packed congregation, Emily and Derrick exchanged vows in a loving, heartfelt ceremony.
Afterwards, the couple gathered their bridal party for a few photos outside. Bridesmaids wore a variety of short dresses, in buttery yellow or gray, each clasping a bouquet of hydrangea. The groomsmen looked coordinated with gray suits, white ties and brown shoes. Their group shots were fun and carefree.
Derrick and Emily also got a chance to take a few solo shots outside in the splendid sunshine. Next to a wooden, weather-worn building, Derrick embraces his new wife.
They also found a large oak tree on the property that casts a gorgeous shadow and a field of grass that offers a lovely contrast in color.
The couple celebrated at a small, intimate reception and enjoyed their first dance as husband and wife. Derrick rolled up his sleeves and Emily changed from a veil to a fun, flirty feather headpiece.
Traditional wedding days can still be personalized and unique based on the couple’s vision and personalities. For Derrick and Emily, a church wedding with family and friends was the ideal choice. They relished in the moments and soaked up the experience without the distraction of a multitude of details. The day was fashioned with a sense of gentility and simplicity “ allowing Emily and Derrick to be the centerpieces of one of their most spectacular life moments.
Photographer: Veronica Varos Photography
Caterer: Make It Fabulous
Dress Store: Posh Bridal
Floral Designer: Potratz Floral Shop & Greenhouse
Cake Designer: Pulakos Chocolates
Museum: Erie Art Museum in Eerie Pennsylvania