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HOW TO BECOME A DREAM WEDDINGS BRIDE Learn how you could be on TV!

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THE CEREMONY Rev. Kelly Jo Singleton shares how you can make the most important part of your special day uniquely yours.

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WEDDING PLANNING Susan H. Moran of That's It! Wedding Concepts simplifies wedding planning.

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BRIDAL FASHIONS A whimsical journey through a perfect wedding day shot on location at Lauxmont Farms in Wrightsville, PA.

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GORGEOUS TABLE SETTINGS Inspiring style for your reception. INVITATIONS Beautiful and creative ways to invite guests to be part of your day. TRENDS Inspiration for every little detail.

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WELCOME Martine Cajas welcomes you to Dream Weddings magazine.

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REAL WEDDINGS Four couples tie the knot in uniquely stylish and personal ways.

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DIRECTORY Wedding professionals to help you plan the perfect wedding.

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Welcome to the second edition of Dream Weddings the magazine. While the first edition was distributed exclusively through our Dream Weddings vendors and bridal shows in the region, I’m excited to report that this edition will be available on newsstands throughout Central Pennsylvania. I love weddings – in fact, they’ve become my passion! My involvement began eight years ago, through my association with The House of Clarendon, first as a student and now as its owner. Through designing cakes, I found myself advising brides on all aspects of their weddings. What I discovered is that brides are not aware of the talented professionals who live and work in their own backyards. In fact, the talented professionals I’ve worked with through the years inspired an idea – a wedding reality show for South Central Pennsylvania. Luckily, WGAL agreed to partner with us and I’m proud to say season three of Dream Weddings will begin airing in January. Because I am a visual person, it seemed only logical that my next step would be to produce a companion piece – namely a magazine – to the show and website. After all, it’s a long-held tradition that the first priority for an engaged woman is to buy a bridal magazine. And, as I’ve discovered, it’s difficult to buy only one! Over the past year, I’ve purchased dozens from around the world! There’s something very alluring about a magazine. Gorgeous photography, fabulous fashions and exciting trends prompt brides to dream of sentimental ceremonies and glitzy receptions. My idea was to provide a magazine that features our beautiful part of the world and the vendors who can help you fulfill your bridal fantasies. See you in your dreams …

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Editor-in-Chief: Martine Cajas Creative director: Kerry Anderson ART DIRECTOR: Joanne Thomas PHOTOGRAPHER: Katy Trefry Photography Copy Editor: Suzanne Long production & printing: Brookshire Printing, Inc.

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PhotoGRAPHY ON this page: Katy Trefry Photography • floral & table design: Weddings by JDK • headpiece: Bridal Boutique CAPELET: Nuptial Couture • Invitations: Anticipate • For more information about the show and magazine, visit dreamweddingspa.com

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Dream Weddings Host and Executive Producer Martine Cajas dreamed of having his own TV show to showcase all of the fabulous wedding professionals in Central Pennsylvania. “So many people think you have to go to the big cities to have a first-class wedding. But, after years of designing wedding cakes and working as a wedding coordinator in this area, I knew we had some of the best and most creative wedding professionals anywhere!” Martine exclaims. After successfully pitching the idea to WGAL’s Nancy Tulli, it was time to find the right production team for the job. Martine had seen the work of Cinematographer Derek Dienner of Lavon Films and was impressed with the elegance of his work. The two quickly struck up a rapport. Derek suggested adding Writer/Director Tracy Schott to the creative team. Tracy was a bit reluctant at first. She just didn’t see herself doing reality TV, but she knew Derek’s work was beautiful and was inspired by Martine’s infectious enthusiasm for the project. The three partners created a pilot, which the sales team at WGAL loved, and Dream Weddings – the TV show – was born!

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The “Dream Team” quickly expanded to include Editor Brad Bass and Composer/Audio Engineer John Wagoner. “Each person on the team has shown a real passion for this project. I feel so lucky to have this group of people supporting me. Not only are they talented, we all have so much fun working together!” reports Martine. Viewers get a sense of that fun during the bloopers segment that airs at the end of each show. Brad Bass came up with the idea while watching Martine try to say “two free rounds of golf” during Episode 7 of the first season. Dream Weddings fans responded so enthusiastically to the segment on the show’s Facebook page that it became a regular feature. This summer marked two years of Dream Weddings, with a third season currently in production and scheduled to air in January. What’s next for the show? “I’d love to take this to the next level and reach a national audience. I think that there are small towns all over America where brides and grooms are having dream weddings that reflect their location and culture. I’d love to take the Dream Team on the road!” says Martine.

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Meaningful ceremonies always have a personal touch. Here are some aspects to consider in designing yours: Writing your own vows is not an easy task. However, when you write from the heart, you can’t go wrong. Sharing a poem or a song is a way to further involve loved ones in the ceremony. With blended familes be- coming the norm, involving your children and/or exchanging Family Vows during the ceremony is an option. Unique and newly resurrected traditions are being incorporated into modern-day ceremonies. Two of the more popular include ring warmings (prior to the ceremony, the rings are passed among guests so that they can offer a silent prayer/blessing over them) and handfastings (this is based on an old Celtic tradition in which the couple’s hands are tied to symbolize that they are bound to their vows and each other). As for music, it’s taking on a new tone, especially for the processional and recessional. Pop love songs have become the new standards. The most important thing to keep in mind is that it is your ceremony. As long as you include the legal sections, you can have anything you want! There really are no rules.

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What follows are some thoughts to consider when choosing an officiant: 1. In Pennsylvania, it is important to choose an officiant who is legally ordained, as some counties do not recognize those who have received ordination through online churches. Each county courthouse can provide you with its guidelines/regulations for ministers and others who perform wedding ceremonies. 2. Make sure the officiant is open to your spiritual views and that he or she is willing and able to create a ceremony that is fitting for you as a couple. 3. An officiant should be experienced and comfortable as a public speaker. Whether standing in front of just a few family members or hundreds of guests, a confident and personable officiant will be able to present your ceremony as it is intended. 4. The ability to remain calm under difficult situations (and sometimes with difficult people) is another quality to consider. A wedding can cause quite a bit of stress for families and situations do arise. Being able to count on your officiant to remain calm and in control could be a wedding-day saver.

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After getting to know the engaged couple and their families – and their wedding hopes and dreams – a wedding professional tailors his or her services to best suit the very specific and unique needs of his or her clients. We will listen and help discover the “who” that you are as individuals and as a couple and how you wish this to be reflected. Your priorities – both what you want included and what you want to be eliminated – will be heard and honored. Essentially, a wedding professional serves as your guide, resource, advocate, support and sounding board. We are a wee bit of a fairy godmother. Ultimately, we’re a friend. We will guide you through the necessary process in bringing your wedding vision to reality, addressing the questions of how, what and when in a rational and productive order and carrying them out in a timely, organized and comprehensive manner. Every necessary element will be covered and nothing will be forgotten. This same expertise enables a wedding professional to assist you in creating and maintaining a responsible and realistic budget. We are familiar with the current and fair rates within the industry and will ultimately guide you in the wisest and most efficient allocation of your wedding dollars. A professional’s expertise and knowledge actually saves time, as he or she knows how to avoid mistakes and pitfalls. Selecting vendors is critical to the success of your wedding and a wedding professional will help you to understand the qualities you should seek in these experts as you make your choices. You will be given options, yet be kept on task while you assemble a unified and enthusiastic ‘dream team” for your big day. Securing the services of a wedding professional will ensure that all the details will be pulled together and all of the events scheduled for your wedding day will be brought together in perfect order and sequence. And, believe it or not, you will have an incredible amount of fun during this entire journey! Count on it!

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The color scheme/theme of the wedding began with the bride’s bouquet of fuschia orchids, the stems of which were banded crystals. Tables were visions in purple, as they were layered with three styles of linens. The varying textures truly engaged the eye. The bamboo-backed, mahogany chiavari chairs reiterated the Asian theme. In addition, a sheer purple fabric flowed from the backs of the chairs. dream weddings | fall/winter 2012

The centerpiece on the table entailed bamboo caging that enveloped three cylindrical vases, which held an assortment of high-end orchids in shades of pink, and purple. Tabletop elements included flatware in a rope design (source: Event Central PA); purple-hued Champagne glasses; square, pink votives and Asian-inspired, white chargers, topped by translucent, lime-green dinner plates. The natural theme continued with placemats that flowed from under the chargers and down the table. The runner-inspired design was embellished with flowers and held the dinner menu. In addition to the menu cards, custom-designed table numbers, menu cards, place cards and chair signs complemented the theme (source: Persnickety Invitation Studio). The escort-card “table” was designed to resemble an Asian wind chime. The escort cards that were attached to the bamboo with purple ribbon resembled origami. The wind-chime design was further enhanced with unique glass elements that held orchid blossoms (source: Persnickety). Weddings by JDK: weddingsbyjdk.com dream weddings | fall/winter 2012

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It was no accident me finding you. Someone had a hand in it, long before we ever knew. -TRACY BYRD, from Keeper of the Stars

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I rescued you, you rescued me / and we're right where we should be when we're together. - PAUL BRANDT, from I Do

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Better than I was, more than I am / And all this happened by takin' your hand . - TIM MCGRAW & FAITH HILL, from It's Your Love

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I never even had a chance you know, you had me from hello. -KENNY CHESNEY, from You Had Me From Hello

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Kara and joshua Lancaster May 5, 2012

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Kara is a forensic investigator for the D.C. government. Joshua is an internalmedicine physician at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Kara is originally from Millersville, while Joshua is from Tiffin, Ohio. Online. D.C.’s Chinatown for drinks. They went to a beautiful spot behind the Lincoln Memorial, which has a great view of the Potomac River. As they watched the sun set, Josh got down on one knee and proposed! DIY, corks and the color purple provided a personalized and meaningful theme. Range of purples and silver. Roses, gerbera daisies, calla lillies, wax flowers and hydrangeas provided a “pop” of color for the wedding party. The Cork Factory Hotel. The round, four-tiered main cake was covered with edible butterflies. Kara made the clay topper on the groom’s cake – it depicted her in her CSI uniform and Josh in his white doctor’s coat. At Last by Etta James.

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Credits Ceremony Site: St. Anthony’s of Padua, Lancaster Reception Venue/Catering/Accommodations: The Cork Factory Hotel, Lancasater DJ/Uplighting/Fireplace Monogram: Mike Miller with Mixed-Up Productions, Harrisburg Florist: Cassie Appel with Eve’s Garden, Lancaster Wedding Coordination: Jonnaysa Kirkham with Planned Perfection, Lancaster Linens: Special Occasions and Queen Street Linens, Lancaster Hair Stylist: Emily Hoerner with Every Individual Salon, Bird-in-Hand Cake: Cork Factory Hotel, using butterflies from Etsy.com Favors: Cheese-spreaders with cork handle from Beau-coup.com Bridal Jewelry, Flower Hair Clips, Garter, Bridal Party Clutches: Etsy.com Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse, Lancaster

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Credits: Reception: Liberty Mountain Resort, Carroll Valley, PA Flowers: Petals with Style, Lancaster Wedding Cupcakes: Georgetown Cupcake, Washington, D.C. DJ: DJ As-One, Scratch Weddings, Washington, D.C. Bridal Gown: Blu by Mori Lee, J&B Bridals, Chambersburg Groom & Groomsmen Suits: JoS. A. Bank Hair & Makeup: Warm Springs Salon & Spa, Chambersburg Invitations: magnetstreet.com

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Occupations:

Randi is a business development associate at Corporate Executive Board, while Eric is a research assistant at BNBI. Middletown, PA. The two met in middle school, but didn’t start dating until high school as a result of being cast in the fall play, School for Nerds. Eric surprised Randi with a dinner cruise on the Potomac River, during which he took her onto the deck, got down on one knee and asker her to marry him. Casual elegance. Yellow and gray with navy accents. White and yellow calla lilies; white and yellow daisies; yellow protea; yellow billie balls and yellow orchids. Boulder Ridge Lodge at Liberty Mountain Resort in Carroll Valley, PA. Three flavors of cupcakes – German Chocolate Fudge, Lemon Blossom and Milk Chocolate Birthday! A Thousand Years by Christina Perri. Seeing each other for the first time as the ceremony started. Two weeks traveling Europe – destinations included Prague (Czech Republic), Munich (Germany) and Valencia (Spain).

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NICOLE and pETEr East Greenville June 1, 2012

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Peter is a student, while Nicole is a small-business owner/designer. Hometowns: Peter is from Boyertown. Nicole is from Franklin Park, NJ. how They Met: T hrough the wedding of friends – Nicole was a bridesmaid and Peter was a groomsman. How/

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On their six-year anniversary, the couple’s 18-month-old son Zachery walked into the room with a box in his hand and gave it to Nicole. Peter then got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. Wedding Style/ Theme: Rustic. Color Scheme: Purple and pewter. Flower Choices: Wildflowers. Reception Location: The Carriage House in East Greenville, PA. Cake Description: Simple onelayer vanilla cakes with lemon filling and a butter-cream icing. The custom, family-oriented toppers continued the rustic theme. Song/Music for First Dance: Brad Paisley’s Then. Favorite Wedding Memory: The trolley. It provided a fun and relaxed way to spend time with family and guests – especially those they hadn’t seen in some time. Honeymoon: Peter’s family cabin in Potter County, PA.

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lamaNda and RYAN York

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Lamanda is a pharmacist; Ryan a network administrator. Hometowns: York (Lamanda) and Williamsport (Ryan). How they Met: Through friends during Lamanda’s first year at Wilkes University. How/Where He Proposed: At sunset, in front of the LOVE statue in Philadelphia. Wedding Style/ Theme: Modern chic with lots of pink! Color Scheme: Fuschia with ivory accents. Flower Choices: Hot lady roses, hydrangea and fuschia stock, plus anemones, dark-purple callas and gardenias in the bride’s bouquet. Reception Location: Regents’ Glen in York. Cake Description: Simple white cake accented with fuschia ribbon, edible crystals and big shimmery roses. The topper – an “M” monogram – was composed of crystal rhinestones. Song/Music for First Dance: Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol. Favorite

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Entering the reception and seeing all the guests, plus their first dance. Honey moon: Riviera Maya, Mexico.

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DIRECTORY

Wedding PROFESSIONALS ALTERATIONS & DESIGN Michelle Rene (717) 598-2782 michellereneinfo.com Lancaster

ARTIST Dean Swartz Art (717) 781-6254 deanswartzart@aol.com Lancaster

ATTENDANT GIFTS Silpada Designs Sterling Silver Jewelry, Rep. Janice Kump (717) 515-6767 silpada.com York

BEAUTY & MAKE UP Bella Make Up (717) 666-9153 bellamakeup.net Lancaster En Vogue Family Hair Salon (717) 632-5860 Hanover Flawless Facade (717) 344-3303 flawlessfacade.com Lancaster Grace Kelly Salon (717) 398-2064 gracekellysalon.com Gettysburg Luxe (717) 393-3200 luxelancaster.com Lancaster Make Up by Chelsea (717) 343-3177 makeupbychelsea.net Cumberland Sass Salon, Day Spa & Barbershop (717) 612-0344 sassspaandsalon.com Mechanicsburg Serenity Spa & Salon at Heritage Hills (717) 755-0123 serenityspayork.com York

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Shelbi Harmes Expressions (717) 598-2288 shelbi1021@gmail.com Lancaster

KrysLyn’s Bridal Boutique (717) 848-8646 kryslynsbridalboutique.com York

Tangles Salon (717) 299-0266 tangleslancaster.com Lancaster

Lilla’s Bridal Boutique, Inc. (717) 757-6788 lillasbridalboutique.com York

Visage á Visage (717) 299-5315 visagevisage.com Lancaster

Renaissance Bridals (717) 846-0515 renaissancebridalsandprom.com York

BEAUTY TREATMENTS

Simone’s Day Spa & Bridal (717) 630-0990 simonesunlimited.com Hanover

Gettysburg Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry (717) 339-0033 gettysburgsmiles.com Gettysburg Lancaster County Center for Plastic Surgery (717) 721-5800 beyourselfonlybetter.com Lancaster Lebo Skin Care Center (717) 747-9950 leboskincare.com York

BRIDAL ACCESSORIES Nuptial Couture (717) 587-2966 nuptialcouture.com/furflying Lancaster

BRIDAL SHOW PLANNERS Best Wedding Showcase (717) 733-5683 bestweddingshowcase.com Lancaster

BRIDAL WEAR

Tara’s Bridal & Special Occasion (717) 737-7379 tarasbridal.com Camp Hill The Bridal Boutique (717) 665-7900 thebridalboutiquesite.com Manheim Weddings by Paulette (717) 872-7192 weddingsbypaulette.com Lancaster

CAKERY Christina’s Desserts & Coffee (717) 637-2253 christinasdesserts.com Hanover House of Clarendon (717) 290-7800 houseofclarendon.com Lancaster Providence Divine Cakes (717) 741-0120 providencedivinecakes andpastries.com  York

Beverly’s Bridals (717) 786-0190 bevsbridals.net Quarryville

The Pennsylvania Bakery (717) 763-7755 pabakery.com Camp Hill

Bridal Aisle (717) 633-5535 bridalaisle.com Hanover

SweeTreats Cake Boutique (717) 766-6123 eatsweetreats.com Mechanicsburg

Cocoa Couture (717) 533-3323 cocoacoutureonline.com Hershey

CALLIGRAPHER Susan Rodzewich Design (610) 287-5936 shrdesign@aol.com Schwenksville

CATERER ALa Carte Catering by Boscov’s (610) 370-3718 boscovsalacartecatering.com Reading Altland House Catering (877) 848-8257 altlandhouse.com York Greenfield Catering (717) 393-0668 thegreenfieldrestaurant.com Lancaster Weddings by JDK (717) 730-4661 weddingsbyjdk.com Camp Hill

CHILD CARE

Studio Jenz (717) 278-4145 studiojenz.com Lancaster

Butera the Florist (717) 741-4226 buteratheflorist.com York

Lancaster Arts Hotel (717) 431-3058 lancasterartshotel.com Lancaster

Mountz Jewelers (717) 763-1199 mountzjewelers.com Camp Hill

Weddings by JDK (717) 730-4661 weddingsbyjdk.com Camp Hill

Creative Touch Florals (717) 968-9365 wix.com/violasbees/creativetouchfloral York

INVITATIONS

MEN’S WEAR

Wishes Entertaining & Event Design Presented by Boscov’s (610) 370-4811 wishes@boscovs.com Reading

Cremer Florist (800) 553-7761 cremerflorist.com Hanover

Anticipate Invitations (717) 673-3496 anticipateinvitations.com Marietta

Central PA Tuxedo (717) 295-2550 centralpatuxedo.com Lancaster

Carpenter Invitations and Design (717) 371-3060 carpenterinvitations.com Lancaster

Cocoa Couture (717) 533-3323 cocoacoutureonline.com Hershey

Cremer Florist (800) 553-7761 cremerflorist.com Hanover

Hanover Clothing Co. (800) 445-7918 hanoverclothing.com Hanover

Exquisitely Announce (570) 807-3160 exquisitelyannounce.com Lancaster

MIXOLOGIST

Invitations by Chrissy (717) 681-9830 invitationsbychrissy.com Mount Joy

MUSIC

FAVORS Chocolate Covers (717)-534-1992 chocolatecovers.com Hershey

Jeffrey’s Flowers (717) 591-0244 jeffreysflowers.org Mechanicsburg Karen's On Country Road (717) 225-0250 karensoncountryroad.com York

Just Play PA (717) 649-8272 JustPlayPA.com Cumberland

Kiehl’s Konfections (717) 681-9153 kiehlskonfections.com Mount Joy

CIGAR ROLLER

FITNESS

Petals with Style (717) 392-4000 petalswithstyle.com Lancaster

Medifast Weight Control Center of Lancaster (717) 560-5673 medifastlancaster.com Lancaster

Shearer’s Florist (717) 637-6281 shearersflorist.com Hanover

Castanon Cigars / Hains Pipe Shop (717) 843-2237 cigartastic.com York

DANCING LESSONS Ballroom on the Square (717) 813-6144 ballroomonthesquare.com Lancaster City Ballroom (717) 380-6195 cityballroom.com Lancaster

DECOR, LINENS & LIGHTING Events Done Bright (717) 579-1433 EventsDoneBright.com Camp Hill Shumaker Plan. Design. Transform (717) 735-0767 shumakerpdt.com Lancaster

Medifast Weight Control Center of York (717) 747-5673 medifastyork.com York Showtime Training (717) 569-0808 showtimetraining.net Lancaster

FLORAL PRESERVATION

HONEYMOONS & DESTINATION WEDDINGS Dee’s Travel Agency (717) 793-0607 dtavacations.com York Ocean Holiday Cruises (717) 334-1941 oceanholidaycruises.com Biglerville

Persnickety Invitation Studio (717) 741-2324 persnicketyinc.com York Syncopated Concepts (717) 624-2737 syncopatedconcepts.com/events New Oxford Typothecary Letterpress by Megan Zettlemoyer (484) 269-6019 typothecaryletterpress.com Reading

JEWELER

Pink Clover Flower Preservation (717) 751-2507 mypinkclover.com York

Seize the Day Travel (717) 918-1288 SeizeTheDayTravel.net Cumberland

Finch Jewelers (717) 293-3333 finchjewelers.com Lancaster

FLORIST

VIP Vacations, Inc. (717) 492-4100 travelbyvip.com Mount Joy

Futer Bros. Jewelers (717) 755-2366 futerbrosjewelers.com York

HOTEL

Garrick Jewelers (717) 637-1177 garrickjewelers.com Hanover

Alma’s House of Flowers (717) 944-3526 almasflowersandgifts.com Middletown Blooms by Vickrey (717) 737-0212 bloomsbyvickrey.net Camp Hill

Heritage Hills Resort (717) 755-0123 heritagehillsresort.com York

Koser Jewelers (717) 653-4941 koserjewelers.com Mount Joy

Elixir Craft Cocktails (717) 940-3348 Lancaster

Cutting Edge Productions (717) 468-6257 dj-edge.com Lancaster DJ Chris Perry (717) 371-6689 djchrisperry.com Lancaster DJ Freez (888) 55-FREEZ djfreez.com Lancaster DJ Klock Entertainment (717) 921-7001 djklockentertainment.com Harrisburg Mixed Up Productions (717) 856-1542 mixedupproductions.com Harrisburg Occasions Disc Jockeys (717) 361-2917 occasionsdjs.ocm Elizabethtown

MUSIC, INSTRUMENTAL Molly Rahe Music (717) 586-8039 mollyrahemusic.com Harrisburg

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Wedding PROFESSIONALS OFFICIANT

Rev. Kelly Jo Singleton, Interfaith Minister (717) 471-3599 EternalLightSpiritualCenter.com Lancaster

PHOTO BOOTH DJ Klock Entertainment (717) 921-7001 djklockentertainment.com Harrisburg Katy Trefry Photography (717) 487-6182 katytrefryphotography.com York Mixed Up Productions (717) 856-1542 mixedupproductions.com Harrisburg

PHOTOGRAPHY Affordable Photography MEK (717) 818-2337 affordablephotographybyking.com York

Artistic Difference (877) 993-9088 artisticdifference.com York

R.L.Heller Photography (717) 989-7008 rlhellerphotography.com Lancaster

Aulestia Studio (717) 285-9575 aulestiastudio.com Lancaster Burning House Studios (888) 227-6890 burninghousestudios.com York

KM Photography (717) 848-1920 kmphotographyweddings.com York

Time Passages Photography (717) 405-1025 timepassagesphotography.net Lancaster Katy Trefry Photography (717) 487-6182 katytrefryphotography.com York

Frank King Photography (800) 356-3631 frankkingphotography.com York

WhileYouCheer.com (443) 562-1430 whileyoucheer.com Hanover

Epic Photography (717) 689-3292 epicphotostudio.com Elizabethtown

Melania Marta Photography (717) 239-9411 melaniamphotography.com Lancaster

REHEARSAL DINNER

Jeffrey Spayd Photography (717) 802-2629 jeffreyspaydphotography.com Lancaster

Miville Photography (717) 475-0144 mivillephoto.com Lancaster

Leslie Gilbert Photography (717) 653-1693 lesliegilbertphotography.com Mount Joy

Matthew Tennison Photography (717) 560-6371 tennisonphotography.com Lancaster

Lancaster Arts Hotel (717) 431-3058 lancasterartshotel.com Lancaster Loxley’s Restaurant (717) 898-2431 loxleyslancaster.com Lancaster The Greenfield Restaurant and Bar (717) 393-0668 thegreenfieldrestaurant.com Lancaster

RENTAL ACCESSORIES Event Central PA (717) 591-7368 eventcentralpa.com Mechanicsburg Grand Events and Party Rental (717) 735-8352 GrandEventsPA.com Lancaster

TRANSPORTATION Premiere 1 Limousine Service (717) 616-8995 premiere1limousine.com Middletown Unique Limousine (717) 233-4431 uniquelimousine.com Harrisburg

VENUE AACA Museum at Hershey (717) 566-7100 aacamuseum.org Hershey Eden Resort & Suites (717) 560-8428 edenresort.com Lancaster Felicita Resort (717) 599-5732 felicitaresort.com Harrisburg Hamilton Ballroom (717) 393-0668 hamiltoneventsinc.com Lancaster Heritage Hills Resort (717) 755-0123 heritagehillsresort.com York Lauxmont Farms (717) 252-1952 weddings.lauxmontfarms.com Wrightsville Legacy Ballroom (717) 201-0037 legacylancaster.com Lancaster

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Moonstone Manor (717) 361-0826 moonstonemanor.com Elizabethtown

Reading Public Museum (610) 371-5850 readingpublicmuseum.org Reading Regents' Glen Country Club (717) 505-4536 regentsglen.com York Stone Mill Inn (717) 840-9238 stonemillinn.com York The Iris Club (717) 394-7811 irisclublancasterpa.com Lancaster The Links At Gettysburg (717) 359-8000 thelinksatgettysburg.com Gettysburg The Yorktowne Hotel (717) 815-2124 yorktowne.com York Wisehaven Banquet Center (717) 600-1515 wisehavenyork.com York Wyndham Gettysburg (717) 339-0020 wyndhamgettysburg.com Gettysburg

VIDEOGRAPHER Aulestia Studio (717) 285-9575 aulestiastudio.com Lancaster Lavon Films (800) 396-6406 lavonfilms.com Lancaster Media Boomtown (717) 870-2667 mediaboomtown.com Harrisburg

WEDDING PLANNER B. Kohr Designs (717) 478-1447 bkohrdesigns.com York Celebrations! (717) 733-5683 celebrationsnow.com Lancaster

Creative Events (717) 903-1769 CreativeEventsPA.com Harrisburg

Planned Perfection (717) 333-2799 plannedperfectionpa.com Lancaster

Niki Lannigan Events and Design (717) 341-7617 nikilanniganevents.com Manheim

That’s It! Wedding Concepts, LLC (717) 645-5700 thatsitweddingconcepts.com Mechanicsburg

Party Belles (717) 870-5906 partybelles.com York

The Wedding Lounge (717) 877-0171 theweddinglounge.net Lebanon

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