I got to meet regular Beth, and John, for their engagement shoot a few months ago. But for the wedding, I got to meet fancy Beth. Fancy Beth is just as nice as regular Beth, but with more serious eye makeup. John and Beth met when she was working for Hershey as a process engineer. Hershey is in PA, but most of her projects were at the Memphis plant (which, fun fact, is where IceBreakers, BreathSavers, and Good n Plenty licorice are made). Beth was going to Memphis every month for a few years, which happens to be where John was born and raised. They met through mutual friends, and shortly after, John moved from Memphis to Maryland for a job, and they started dating. John had to leave the country for work for 7 months, and proposed the instant he got home via an early Sunday morning scavenger hunt.
One of the things Beth mentioned about my weddings is that they seem like they’re real people, not just Pinteresty models, so in case you’re in that same boat, I took this shot literal seconds after she told me that she’s not photogenic.
I got to work with the super talented David McCandless as my second shooter on this one. Bravo, David.
There’s a lot of DIY elements to the day. Beth’s mom, aunt, and cousin made all of the centerpieces. Her mom made all of the guys’ boutonnieres, tailored John’s suit, added cap sleeves to the dress, made belts for the bridesmaids, and it all came together beautifully. But PHEW, that is a ton of work!
Caterer: Stratwood Catering
Florist: Dried Flowers Forever
Baker: Oakmont Bakery (with an assist from some Giant Eagle sheet cakes)
Accessories: Family jewelry
DJ: BPM Deejays
Makeup and Hair: Unique Factor Hair Design