Lancaster, PA

Anthony & Courtney’s Wedding, Ephrata PA

{10-10-2020} Soooo many weddings happened on this date but I think I got to photograph the BEST one!!! 😉 Anthony and Courtney’s story is touching and there were tears throughout their beautiful day. God came through with signs for them multiple times throughout their courtship and to see how He worked and brought them together is wonderful!! There were a few times my own tears ran behind my camera. I’ve known Anthony’s family for years and he’s a little older than myself. Every God centered courtship and marriage is beautiful but there is just something extra special about a couple that finds each other when they’re a little older. They waited for this moment a lot longer than a 20 year old. 😉 I could not be more happy for Anthony and Courtney! To see them glowing with pure joy throughout their entire day made my heart burst!! They’re perfect together. They complete each other. I have no doubts that God is gonna do great things with them as a couple now!! 🙂 I loved to see Anthony caring for Courtney so tenderly. He’ll keep her heart safe for sure. And she has a heart of gold! Always looking out for the good of others. It was amazing seeing all of their friends and family surrounding them on their special day and watching the excitement flow from them all as well was soooo sweet!!

Courtney and Anthony designed and planned the most beautiful wedding to! The orange, white and green florals were perfect for the beautiful Fall day. And the floral hoops that the bridesmaids held accented perfectly off their light gray dresses!! The groomsmen’s boutonnieres were so pretty as well! Rosie Shirk always outdoes herself when it comes to wedding florals!!! I’m always so excited when I see she’s doing the florals for weddings I’m photographing cause I know they’ll be stunning!! 🙂 Also, a really fun aspect they added at portraits was a bubble machine!! Courtney loves bubbles so we got a few photos with bubbles!! 😉

Anthony and Courtney even took the time to put pretty details in their ceremony and I LOVED it!! The arch at the front of the ceremony with greens on was beautiful!! And the bunches of eucalyptus hanging from the benches added the perfect touch! The reception was sooo pretty with lights strung across the ceiling and down the sheer backdrop! And the CAKE!!! WOW just WOW. Stephanie Burkholder has mad skills when it comes to cake decorating!! I was Blown away when I saw it and may have over photographed that one… 😉 Also, instead of the usual reception filled with tables for everyone to sit at, they had just a few tables around for people to stop and eat at and then move on and mingle and talk to people!! I absolutely loved it! The massive charcuterie table with all the yummy cheeses, meats, fruits and nuts was the perfect meal for this kind of reception! Everyone could just graze and keep interacting and mingling! 😉 And they had soooo many delicious desserts to choose from cheesecakes to macarons!! Yes, all the heart eyes! 😉

It was literally just the best day ever and the perfect wedding to end my 2020 wedding season on!!! Can’t believe I’m done for the year but I’m also excited for a little less computer time!! 😉 A HUGE thank you to Michelle (http://higherfocusimages.com ) for coming to my rescue and second shooting this wedding alongside me since my regular second wasn’t available! She got so many beautiful shots for me!!

Anthony and Courtney, thank you soooo so much for the honor of capturing your special day. I think I had as much fun as you guys did. 😉 You made everything beautiful and it was a dream to photograph! And most of all, your personalities and kind hearts made it the BEST!!! God bless your marriage abundantly!!

Love you guys, Kari

Vendor Credits-

Bride’s dress – @mellizmartin

Groom/groomsmen’s Vests – http://menswear house.com

Florist – Rosie Shirk

Cake – Stephanie Burkholder

Ceremony Coordinations – Brad & Natalie Martin

Reception Coordinators – James & Janie Martin

Invitation/Programs – Janita Burkholder

Videographer – Davy Weaver

Photographers – http://karibphotography.com & http://higherfocusimages.com

October 14, 2020

  1. Michelle Martin says:

    Aahhh Kari you did justice to that stunning wedding! 😍😍

  2. Sharon Mcinnis ( memaw) says:

    Beautiful! Congratulations!

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