Mandy and Justin are a great young couple who also happen to live near me here in Crafton. They’re very creative and the wedding and ceremony were a reflection of that quality. It was unique and lovely.
I rarely work by myself these days, but I covered this event solo and am pretty proud of the results.
The wedding was at a place called the SNPJ in northern Lawrence County. There are a bunch of rustic cabins, a lake, pavilions and a modern event center. I was there several years ago to cover a fireworks convention. A well known fireworks maker had been cremated and his ashes were placed in a huge firework shell. For the finale, the shell was shot high into the air and everybody applauded as the huge explosion filled the sky with color. A pretty awesome memorial, if you ask me:)
Anyway, here are some of my favorite photos from the day:
Justin is a very talented graphic designer. He came up with the wedding program and the design on the little sachets of rice:
Ethan, the flower boy didn’t feel like cooperating:
Mandy and her dad Mark walk down the aisle:
Justin was overcome with emotion when he saw Mandy:
They mixed potpourri as part of the ceremony:
The couple’s friend Justin read a poem he wrote especially for the wedding:
Reverend Charles Puff was excited!
What a beautiful fall evening it was!
Mandy and Justin head to the Alpine Room for the reception:
The aftermath of the cake cutting. Nobody escaped unscathed:
A dance off between Justin’s brothers:
Mandy’s mom Sandy and dad Mark are great dancers: