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Jill & AJ’s Wedding

….The weekend continues….

I feel like this is a weekend post that never ends. It was just such a jam-packed, fun filled weekend for me and I really wanted to document it all on the blog.

After our amazingly, incredible engagement session and our quick and fun little trip to Lancaster, PA – It was time for A.J. &  Jill’s wedding. The wedding and reception was held in the romantic ballroom of the Cork Factory Hotel.

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The ceremony was short and sweet. After a little walk down the aisle, a little chat with the priest…

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…and a little kissin’ of the bride…

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…The new Mr. & Mrs. Garabedian walked back down the aisle as husband and wife! It was a lovely ceremony. jills wedding 004 

After the ceremony there was a cocktail hour held outside on the terrace while the ballroom was flipped. Such a beautiful evening for it, the weather was perfect! Fiancé and I were all decked out in red!

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Kate and Noodles were matching in blue. We swear it wasn’t on purpose!jills wedding 017

During the cocktail I enjoyed a lovely Troegs.

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Kate and I had fun catching up.

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  Then it was time to sign the wedding plate giving the happy couple our well wishes!   jills wedding 030

After a while we were lucky enough to steal a few minutes with the lovely blushing bride. First, lets check out the back of her dress.

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I love the cut and the detail of it! So pretty!

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Jill and A.J. were so happy and in love!

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Obviously Kate and I planned to be patriotic, knowing the bride would be in white. A little red, white and blue love!

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But can we just take a moment and embrace Jill’s sass-a-frass heels she was hiding under her wedding gown. I love the yellow heels! They were hot Hot HOT! Ow Ow!

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Jill’s sister, the Matron of Honor, wore a matching pink pair. The other bridesmaids wore silver shoes. I love the little detail of matching shoes between sisters. So adorable.

I love my old roommates, Jill & Kate! They ladies are amazing!

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When it was time to head into the reception, I switched over to red wine to go with dinner.

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On our way into our seats we passed the cake!

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Kate and I (along with our handsome dates) managed to score seats at Table 2 – right next to the Bride & Groom’s table. We felt pretty much like celebrities.

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A big theme of the evening was wonderfully colorful spring flowers. A gift at each seat was a cute little packet of daisy seeds and a little pot. Daisy’s are some of my favorite flowers. I love the simple elegance of them and can’t wait to plant these!

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I was sort of obsessed with the gorgeous flowers at the table.

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Each table number had pictures of the bride and groom at that age. This is a picture of A.J. & Jill at 2. So sweet!

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Ok, I don’t know why, but I LOVE this picture of the bride and groom walking into the reception. A little blurry, but I love it!

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First dance sweetness.  

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One of the first few kisses as a married couple. I felt a little bit like a stalker talking pictures constantly the entire night, but I took all of these pictures for my friend Jill. I hope she likes some of my shots.

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Dinner was in buffet form which was nice because then you can pick what you want. I had some salmon, pasta green beans and some bread. It was all very yummy.

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And then it was time to dance the night away!

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I only danced for a few songs but fiancé managed to snap a few pictures of me getting my groove on with the bride.

I am pretty sure after posting these pictures, people might want to hire me as a professional dancer, but I should probably just put it out there that I am not interested. Thanks. :)

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My favorite part of any wedding might be the bride and groom cutting the cake!

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I do my part to fully support the bride and groom by eating the cake.

Such is the rough life of a wedding guest!

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The cake and chocolate covered strawberries were delightful. I cleaned my whole plate and might have stolen a bite or two from fiancé’s plate too!

Wedding Cake = Life changing

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So happy for the bride and groom. Congratulations to Jill & A.J.!

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Jill & AJ’s Wedding

….The weekend continues….

I feel like this is a weekend post that never ends. It was just such a jam-packed, fun filled weekend for me and I really wanted to document it all on the blog.

After our amazingly, incredible engagement session and our quick and fun little trip to Lancaster, PA – It was time for A.J. &  Jill’s wedding. The wedding and reception was held in the romantic ballroom of the Cork Factory Hotel.

 jills wedding 002

The ceremony was short and sweet. After a little walk down the aisle, a little chat with the priest…

jills wedding 006

…and a little kissin’ of the bride…

jills wedding 003

…The new Mr. & Mrs. Garabedian walked back down the aisle as husband and wife! It was a lovely ceremony. jills wedding 004 

After the ceremony there was a cocktail hour held outside on the terrace while the ballroom was flipped. Such a beautiful evening for it, the weather was perfect! Fiancé and I were all decked out in red!

jills wedding 019

Kate and Noodles were matching in blue. We swear it wasn’t on purpose!jills wedding 017

During the cocktail I enjoyed a lovely Troegs.

jills wedding 018

Kate and I had fun catching up.

  jills wedding 024

  Then it was time to sign the wedding plate giving the happy couple our well wishes!   jills wedding 030

After a while we were lucky enough to steal a few minutes with the lovely blushing bride. First, lets check out the back of her dress.

jills wedding 031jills wedding 032

I love the cut and the detail of it! So pretty!

jills wedding 033

Jill and A.J. were so happy and in love!

 jills wedding 034jills wedding 035

Obviously Kate and I planned to be patriotic, knowing the bride would be in white. A little red, white and blue love!

 jills wedding 036  

But can we just take a moment and embrace Jill’s sass-a-frass heels she was hiding under her wedding gown. I love the yellow heels! They were hot Hot HOT! Ow Ow!

jills wedding 039jills wedding 040

Jill’s sister, the Matron of Honor, wore a matching pink pair. The other bridesmaids wore silver shoes. I love the little detail of matching shoes between sisters. So adorable.

I love my old roommates, Jill & Kate! They ladies are amazing!

jills wedding 042  jills wedding 044jills wedding 045

When it was time to head into the reception, I switched over to red wine to go with dinner.

jills wedding 048

On our way into our seats we passed the cake!

   jills wedding 051

Kate and I (along with our handsome dates) managed to score seats at Table 2 – right next to the Bride & Groom’s table. We felt pretty much like celebrities.

jills wedding 052

A big theme of the evening was wonderfully colorful spring flowers. A gift at each seat was a cute little packet of daisy seeds and a little pot. Daisy’s are some of my favorite flowers. I love the simple elegance of them and can’t wait to plant these!

 jills wedding 054

I was sort of obsessed with the gorgeous flowers at the table.

jills wedding 055  jills wedding 057 

Each table number had pictures of the bride and groom at that age. This is a picture of A.J. & Jill at 2. So sweet!

jills wedding 059 

Ok, I don’t know why, but I LOVE this picture of the bride and groom walking into the reception. A little blurry, but I love it!

jills wedding 060

First dance sweetness.  

jills wedding 062  jills wedding 065jills wedding 066 jills wedding 071jills wedding 068  jills wedding 070  jills wedding 072

One of the first few kisses as a married couple. I felt a little bit like a stalker talking pictures constantly the entire night, but I took all of these pictures for my friend Jill. I hope she likes some of my shots.

jills wedding 073 

Dinner was in buffet form which was nice because then you can pick what you want. I had some salmon, pasta green beans and some bread. It was all very yummy.

jills wedding 074   

And then it was time to dance the night away!

jills wedding 085jills wedding 084

I only danced for a few songs but fiancé managed to snap a few pictures of me getting my groove on with the bride.

I am pretty sure after posting these pictures, people might want to hire me as a professional dancer, but I should probably just put it out there that I am not interested. Thanks. :)

jills wedding 086jills wedding 087

My favorite part of any wedding might be the bride and groom cutting the cake!

jills wedding 102

I do my part to fully support the bride and groom by eating the cake.

Such is the rough life of a wedding guest!

jills wedding 103

The cake and chocolate covered strawberries were delightful. I cleaned my whole plate and might have stolen a bite or two from fiancé’s plate too!

Wedding Cake = Life changing

jills wedding 104jills wedding 108

So happy for the bride and groom. Congratulations to Jill & A.J.!

   jills wedding 126

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Life in Lancaster, PA

After our big engagement pictures, fiancé and I came home, packed all our stuff real quick and headed out with friends to Lancaster, PA.

Enter Amish Country.

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Yes we saw multiple horse and buggy’s go by. They are awesome.

We were travelling this weekend for a friends wedding in Lancaster  which is only a little over an hour away from Philadelphia. Just a short drive out of the city and you are in a completely different world! After a little while of scenic driving we pulled over to check out a wine gallery.

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Kate and I were slightly entertained by the town name of the Wine Gallery where we stopped.

Yes there really is a town called Intercourse, PA.

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The winery was really cute. It was nice that we weren’t rushing to get anywhere and had time to stop and smell the vino.

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I love me some wine, but this type wine isn’t really my style. I enjoy drier wines and these were all more on the sweet end. I loved sweet wines when I first started drinking wine, but the more and more I drink it, the more I shy away from the sweeter flavoring.

Are you a dry or sweet wine drinker?

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I know what I like, but that didn’t stop me from trying out a few of the different wines just to be sure! This gallery had free wine tastings of any of their wines, which is really nice. I am a big believer in trying before you buy!

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The gallery had lots of cute wine gifts and souvenirs. It was a cute little shop. 

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After our little wine pit stop we headed on over to our hotel to check in. We were staying at the Cork Factory Hotel, which is where the wedding and reception was taking place.

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This place was so cool and had so much character. The buildings were built in 1865 and consists of a hotel, ballroom, restaurant and bar as well as luxury apartments. It’s such a neat little area!

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Our room was pretty sweet. I love the brick walls. 

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After we checked in to the hotel we still had some time to kill before the ceremony so we decided to head on over to downtown Lancaster. On our way there we spotted Lancaster Brewing Company and had to stop in for some eats and drinks!

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The actual brewing area is built right in with the restaurant and bar area. It’s pretty cool to see.

jills wedding 118 

I have a strong love for the LBC Milk Stout but since I was in the actual brewery I decided to take the bartenders recommendation and try something new.

When in Rome!

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LBC has so many awesome beers, I wanted to try them all!

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I went with Amish 4 Grain per the bartenders advice. It was really yummy and I had never heard of it before, so it was nice to try something new.

 jills wedding 123

I also enjoyed a blueberry and goat cheese salad. It was an awesome combination.

jills wedding 122

And then it was time for the wedding!

Stay Tuned!

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Life in Lancaster, PA

After our big engagement pictures, fiancé and I came home, packed all our stuff real quick and headed out with friends to Lancaster, PA.

Enter Amish Country.

Engagement Party 323

Yes we saw multiple horse and buggy’s go by. They are awesome.

We were travelling this weekend for a friends wedding in Lancaster  which is only a little over an hour away from Philadelphia. Just a short drive out of the city and you are in a completely different world! After a little while of scenic driving we pulled over to check out a wine gallery.

Engagement Party 321  

Kate and I were slightly entertained by the town name of the Wine Gallery where we stopped.

Yes there really is a town called Intercourse, PA.

 Engagement Party 325

The winery was really cute. It was nice that we weren’t rushing to get anywhere and had time to stop and smell the vino.

Engagement Party 328Engagement Party 326Engagement Party 327Engagement Party 329

I love me some wine, but this type wine isn’t really my style. I enjoy drier wines and these were all more on the sweet end. I loved sweet wines when I first started drinking wine, but the more and more I drink it, the more I shy away from the sweeter flavoring.

Are you a dry or sweet wine drinker?

Engagement Party 330Engagement Party 333 

I know what I like, but that didn’t stop me from trying out a few of the different wines just to be sure! This gallery had free wine tastings of any of their wines, which is really nice. I am a big believer in trying before you buy!

Engagement Party 341

The gallery had lots of cute wine gifts and souvenirs. It was a cute little shop. 

Engagement Party 344Engagement Party 345

Engagement Party 346Engagement Party 347

After our little wine pit stop we headed on over to our hotel to check in. We were staying at the Cork Factory Hotel, which is where the wedding and reception was taking place.

Engagement Party 348 Engagement Party 349 Engagement Party 350 Engagement Party 351

This place was so cool and had so much character. The buildings were built in 1865 and consists of a hotel, ballroom, restaurant and bar as well as luxury apartments. It’s such a neat little area!

Engagement Party 352Engagement Party 353

Our room was pretty sweet. I love the brick walls. 

Engagement Party 354 Engagement Party 355

After we checked in to the hotel we still had some time to kill before the ceremony so we decided to head on over to downtown Lancaster. On our way there we spotted Lancaster Brewing Company and had to stop in for some eats and drinks!

jills wedding 116 

The actual brewing area is built right in with the restaurant and bar area. It’s pretty cool to see.

jills wedding 118 

I have a strong love for the LBC Milk Stout but since I was in the actual brewery I decided to take the bartenders recommendation and try something new.

When in Rome!

jills wedding 119 

LBC has so many awesome beers, I wanted to try them all!

jills wedding 120 jills wedding 121

I went with Amish 4 Grain per the bartenders advice. It was really yummy and I had never heard of it before, so it was nice to try something new.

 jills wedding 123

I also enjoyed a blueberry and goat cheese salad. It was an awesome combination.

jills wedding 122

And then it was time for the wedding!

Stay Tuned!

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