Kelly + Blake: 11.7.15 | First United Methodist Chuch of Hershey + The Hershey Country Club | Hershey, Pennsylvania

I can hardly believe I am blogging our final wedding of the year! It seems like just yesterday we were kicking off the season and preparing for our own wedding, and now, it’s practically 2016! I honestly couldn’t ask for a more wonderful way to end such an amazing year. In one of many serendipitous moments, Kelly found us through her venue – the amazing Hershey Country Club, because I photographed a wedding there that very same weekend last season AND because she + Blake also live in Northern California!Β  We decided it was the perfect fit, and slowly, we began realizing how many connections we had between us! It really was meant to be! We fell in love with Kelly + Blake from the moment we met for their Los Gatos engagement session, here in California. They were sweet, silly, and most of all, very much in love and great in front of the camera… which, of course, made me even MORE excited for their Hershey wedding! And so finally, after a few cross country flights, the day arrived, and we were graced with mild temperatures, the last of the bright fall colors and one stunning wedding – you can’t ask for more! From beginning to end, this was a day spent celebrating the love between two incredible people, and we absolutely loved being a part of it. One by one, their friends and family stood up to toast them and one underlying sentiment remained the same: these are two great people that found their match. By the end of their wedding weekend, Jeff + I truly felt like friends with really nice cameras. It was that much FUN! Kelly + Blake – thank you for being welcoming and loving towards us. Let’s hang out soon – we love that you are just down the road! And so, without further adieu, please enjoy this FINAL wedding of 2015!

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LOVED Kelly’s Jimmy Choo stunners!
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Meanwhile, Jeff was downstairs with Blake and the guys!
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Kelly + Blake specifically requested for their First Look to be inside the McCarthy Room, with their reveal happening as the doors opened. What a fun moment!
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Then it was time to hit the course! We hopped into our golf carts and made our way around the grounds for their wedding party portraits. It was overcast and the PERFECT conditions to shoot anywhere we wanted! 2015-12-09_0025.jpg
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A favorite!
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The iconic Hershey factory smokestacks are always a “must-have” for any Hershey Country Club wedding!
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The sun came out for the last 30 seconds of our shoot! No lie!
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Time for their ceremony at the gorgeous First United Methodist Church in downtown Hershey!
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Some ringbearer cuteness…
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MARRIED! 2015-12-09_0077.jpg
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One of the biggest benefits of a First Look is that the bride and groom actually get to attend their cocktail hour (and the photographer gets extra time with the reception space!!) Win-win!!
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I wish I knew what this conversation was regarding… πŸ™‚
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One of my favorite receptions to date!
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Then the party kicked into high gear!
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Congratulations, newlyweds!

A huge THANK YOU to the incredible vendor team:

Dress |
Flowers |
Royer’s Flowers & Gifts
Jewelry | Gifted
Wedding Coordinator | Amanda Crouse |
Hershey Country Club
Groomsmen Attire |
Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaids Dresses |
Alfred Angelo
DJ |
Klock Entertainment
Hair + Makeup |
Ceremony Venue |
First United Methodist Church | Hershey, Pennsylvania
Reception Venue |
Hershey Country Club | Hershey, Pennsylvania
Officiant |
Pastor Chuck DeShong
Catering |
Hershey Country Club
Cake |
Desserts Etc. by the Hershey Pantry

Uplighting | Klock Entertainment

Photo Booth | Klock Entertainment

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