When planning their Penn state themed wedding, the game schedule hadn't yet come out so Sarah and Matt hadn't yet seen the game schedule for the season in which their wedding was in.
When the schedule did come out, the wedding ceremony time had already been set, and the game was also set to start at that exact same minute!
The groomsmen/bridesmen (just wait until you see!) weren't thrilled about the timing and there was playful discussion on pushing the ceremony back. Once you see the decor of the wedding, you'll understand the passion.
The couple selected Stock's Manor for their wedding, a luxurious, bright, and spacious wedding venue! They started the day by getting ready separately so they could have a private first look.
Some of the unique highlights of this day included a surprise visit from their dog, a rowdy Penn-state chant and ceremonial cake, and of course, "the brides guys," a mix of bridesmaids who are in fact, men serving as bridesmaids.
The female bridesmaids got ready at a local hotel, while the "bridesguys" bridesmaids spent their morning with the groomsmen.
The bride finished getting ready at the venue because of their remarkable getting ready suite, complete with vintage velvet chairs and vintage wedding photos of couples from the past.
One of the highlights of Matt and Sarah's wedding was the Penn State Theme. In the reception you'll see the crowd going wild to a Penn State chant, a blue and white cake, and more. The tables were decorated with landmarks that are traditional for Penn State Culture!
Meanwhile, the girls were finished getting ready, so the bride headed out the iconic front door to greet her groom in a private first look (with of course, the surprise guest we mentioned before)
Matt and Sarah's dog came to visit as part of the first look, obviously one of the highlights of the day!
After the first look, we headed to do the first round of bridal party photos with the bridesmaids, groomsmen, and "bridesguys."
Matt spontaneously picked Sarah up and carried her inside as Sarah waved to an arriving guest.
Next came the ceremony. In an email to the mother of the bride, I told Deborah that I see many beautiful smiles in a year, and I see so many joyful smiles in a year, but Sarah has the most joyful smile I have seen in years. Her whole frame lights up into the most joyful, beaming smile when she smiles. You'll see a lot of that in the ceremony!
The ceremony was joyful and fun and full of tears- all the best things!
We whisked the couple off to the front porch to photograph their first moments as man and wife.
We enjoyed working with Sarah's massive cathedral veil for some very fun and unique portraits! Then we headed inside for one of the most fun receptions this quarter!
It's a tradition to give the oldest family member the first slice of cake in the marines. So of course, after the cake cutting, grandpa was the lucky recipient of the blue Penn State Cake!
Then the father of the bride put on a helmet and led the wedding guests in a Penn state chant! The crowd went absolutely wild!
The dances with the mother of the groom and the father of the bride were so emotional and heartfelt. It's always my personal favorite part of the day!
We transitioned into dancing for hours and hours after that, and though almost every single guest hit the dance floor, 94 year old grandma certainly stole the show!
It was an amazing wedding! Congratulations to Matt & Sarah!
Venue: https://www.stocksmanor.com/ @stocksmanor
Photographer: Fern & Fountain Wedding Photography
Videographer: Fern & Fountain Video
Planner @plannedperfectionpa https://plannedperfectionpa.com/
DJ @mixedupdjs https://www.mixedupproductions.com/
Florals @petalswithstyle http://www.petalswithstyle.com/
Makeup @makeup_by_somi https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/promakeup-by-somi-mechanicsburg-pa-2042207
Hair @top_knot_hair http://topknothair.net/