What an amazing wedding with Heather and Jerry from start to finish. From the handmade bridesmaid dresses, to the traditional Chinese decor, to a pit-stop at Penn State, and night of dancing that couldn't end, this wedding was incredible.
I've known Heather for many years and I was so excited when she asked me to fly out to Hershey, PA to photograph her wedding! This was my first time having to fly to a wedding destination, but boy was it worth it! The wedding was in Hershey, PA where the two go to Medical School at Penn State and where they met. It's a gorgeous town that is most famously known as being "The Sweetest Place On Earth" and is home of Hershey Chocolate. The reception was a beautiful area called Harmony Hall Estates and had space for getting ready, photos, and all the reception fun!
Heather's grandmother and mother both wore this dress on their wedding days and now it was Heather's turn to rock this beautiful, longsleeved, lace dress.
Heather's mom did all the alterations on the wedding dress and sewed all of the bridesmaid dresses! Luckily, there were only a few alterations needed the day-of, but Lucy was on it!
The guys got ready just across the hall from the ladies.
I had to capture them getting a little help from Youtube on how to wear cufflinks.
The ceremony was at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Hershey, PA. This church was beautiful, with tall stain glass windows, lots of natural light, and a gorgeous wall of gold!
Heather has a strong Scottish heritage and as Jerry and Heather processed out of the church, Heather's soon-to-be brother-in-law led the way on his bagpipes.
These two met in Pennsylvania at medical school. They are both such selfless and kind people and I couldn't be more happy to be able to spend their wedding day with them!
These two go to Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, so we had to stop on campus!
This wedding was even more special because of the traditions each family brought into the day. Jerry's family is Chinese and Heather's family is Scottish and many details were chosen to display each family's heritage. They had special Chinese decorations, bagpipes in the ceremony, their wedding colors were red and gold, traditional Chinese wedding colors representing happiness, success, and love, and Heather held a horseshoe with her bouquet as a Scottish sign of good luck. Every detail was so important and well thought out!