All these beautiful images are provided by Matthew Tennison!
This post is long over due and I have no idea where to even begin! I first met Anne and her mother at Prince Street Cafe downtown Lancaster what seemed like forever ago. It was at that point Anne had chosen her venue, the Lancaster Marriott and had come to me to help bring everything together!
We got to work right away selecting everything from her baker, florist, stationer, linens, event designer and more! Anne and Jason lived in New York, so we made every trip home count! I enjoyed my emails and calls with Anne, she was always so sweet! We also loved meeting at some of my favorite places, i.e., Rachels and Fractured Prune!
As the planning progressed we put together a mock reception set up so Anne could better visualize how her reception and ceremony flowers, lighting, linens would look. It was so nice to work with Stacia from Petals with Style who brought many different concepts to the table, literally, and we were able to play with how and where those arrangements would go.
The wedding rehearsal was upon us, and Anne and Jason were relaxed as ever. After practice everyone headed over to a wonderful rehearsal dinner at John J. Jeffries which was so nice for the parties to catch up and prepare for the big day. The best man and also brother of the groom prepared a phenomenal video, interviewing candidates to replace Jason, as his brother. It was hysterical and well done.
On the wedding day, we arrived early to start set up and oversee all the wedding day logistics. We stopped in first to deliver lunch to the girls and check in with Anne. She was so beautiful and just beaming with happiness.
Anne was such a stunning bride, inside and out!
Ahh the bow tie! Jason, was very proud he mastered it himself! It looked perfect, he did a spectacular job!
What a beautiful day they had!
Taking Anne to see Jason was my most favorite moment of the day. Once the ceremony site was all set up and ready to go, we were about to go get Jason from his hotel room and get him in place when to my surprise Jason walks in the room and says, “I’m ready!” He just stood there at the alter, waiting patiently for his bride! He was on time, and so excited to see Anne. I was giddy with excitement to bring her to see him! What an amazing moment!
Planner in action...we were making our way into the ceremony room for Anne to see her groom for the first time! Such a magical moment!
Intimate and gorgeous ceremony location
Reception is ready to go!
During the reception we loved how Anne honored her mother by paying tribute to her 5 year wedding anniversary with her husband. We had the wonderful band, The Janis Nowlan band announce the anniversary play a special song for them to dance to, then the Marriott staff brought out a surprise cake specially made by Rosie’s Creative Cakes. It was a sweet moment!
Love, Jessica did all the beautiful stationary from the table numbers, escort cards, invitations menus and programs!
Yummy sweets table!
Thank you to Anne and Jason and families for allowing us to be a part of your most wonderful day! You were both beaming with love and joy for each other and it was evident for all who attended.
Thanks to all the outstanding vendors who helped to make this wedding a success!
The Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square – ceremony, cocktail and reception
Tennison Photography – engagement and wedding day photos
Wellspun Videography – wedding day videography
Shumaker PDT – ceremony lighting, fabric draping, carpet aisle runner, reception lighting
Special Occasions and Queen Street Linens – guest table linens and napkins
Petals with Style – ceremony and reception florals
Molly Rahe – ceremony music
Rosie’s Creative Cakes – wedding cake and mother of the bride’s anniversary cake
The Janis Nowlan Band – cocktail and reception music
Love Jessica – handmade invitations and stationary