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For the last wedding of the week, we are taking a trip across the pond to Pennsylvania for a wedding filled with 1,000 paper cranes and a whole heap of DIY Origami Flowers, courtesy of Kelli Wyland.
The lovely couple are Emily and Dave who were married on 30th June. Both the ceremony and reception were held at Armstrong Valley Winery and Vineyard, Halifax Pennsylvania. ‘We were trying hard to find a spot that none of our friends had chosen for their weddings! Armstrong Valley was a brand new winery and we were one of their first weddings, we had 120 guests and it took a year to plan’
‘Our wedding was a quirky, fun, laid back affair filled with bluegrass, bocce, and ballyhoo!’
How they met
We met through mutual friend 6 years ago
We were staying at a bed and breakfast in Cape May and Dave proposed on a night time beach walk!
The Dress and suite
I don’t know the bran. I got it at Classic Weddings Bridal Salon Lititz Pennsylvania. The shoes were Orange rocketdogs! Necklace from Brass Boheme (Etsy) and hair piece from Maddie Lu’s (Etsy). The Suit was from Tommy Hilfiger
Turquoise and orange
I carried vintage inspired flowers (daliahs/ baby’s breath/ billy buttons) We also had lots of origami flowers.
Many different summer salads, pad thai, seafood, beef kabobs and whoopee pies!
A blue grass band “Vinegar Creek Constituency”
• 1,000 paper cranes
• I made the guys boutineers using “billy button” flowers and button
• Origami flower arrangements
• We also used pictures of our dog as our table numbers.
Instead of lighting a unity candle during our ceremony, my husband and I folded our 1,000th paper crane together during the ceremony. While we did this, my brother, sister, and some old friends (who play violin) played a piece that my brother arranged.
ELOPE!! Haha….. no….. Don’t worry about rules and pleasing other people..just be YOU!
We were very fortunate to get a surprise change in weather. About an hour before the wedding, we were sure we’d get a thunderstorm. Right before the wedding however, the sun came out and the temperature dropped from about 95 down to the 80’s… it was wonderful!
Supplier Shout Outs
I have been a photographer for the last 7 years mostly doing families, children and high school senior portraits. I just started doing weddings this summer and absolutely love it. This couple was really fun and artsy and I just loved working with them. They had great personalities and I wanted to capture them and their wedding story through the photos.