Sami and Justin’s wedding day was one that was very special to me this year. Justin is my cousin and I have gotten to know his sweet bride, Sami, over family vacations and visits to Pennsylvania. I could tell from the first time I met her and the way she interacted with Justin that they were absolutely perfect together. She was definitely the one for him. I was so excited for them when Justin proposed and Sami said yes!
They asked me to be their photographer shortly after and since my sister, Lauren would be attending the wedding as well, I asked her to capture it with me! It has been a long time since we have worked together, but it was such a great time! Sami and Justin chose the gorgeous Cork Factory Hotel in Lancaster, PA for their wedding day. The entire venue was stunning and made the perfect backdrop for Sami and Justin’s laid back, boho style. Sami was absolutely beautiful and Justin looked pretty dapper himself. The boho style florals were full of warm, fall colors to compliment their navy and burgundy colors. From intimate first looks with their parents and siblings, to so much laughter with their bridal party, their friends and family surrounded them with so much love all day long.
Sami and Justin were both emotional as Sami’s dad walked her down the aisle to give her away. Their ceremony was absolutely gorgeous and full of warm candlelight. They decided to have a ring ceremony and passed their rings around to each of their guests for them to add a wish, prayer, or good thought before Sami and Justin placed them on their fingers. They finally shared their first kiss as husband and wife and walked down the aisle officially Mr. and Mrs. Carr!
After the ceremony, we explored the grounds of the Cork Factory for some fun photos of Sami and Justin first with their bridal party and then just the newlyweds alone. These two have so much fun together and taking photos was such a breeze for them! They both kept each other laughing and shared many kisses before it was finally time to enter their reception and celebrate with their guests!
Sami and Justin’s reception kicked off with an adorable first dance followed by sharing dances with their parents. Emotional speeches gave everyone such a good idea of how loved and cared for Sami and Justin are and how many people truly supported their relationship and marriage. After an amazing dinner, the dance floor opened up and was full the entire evening. Sami and Justin enjoyed the entire night celebrating their first night of marriage with everyone! I could not be any happier for my sweet cousins and was immensely honored to be their photographer. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Carr, I wish you many, many years of love and happiness–because “Mawwaige is what brings us togevver!”
Thank you to these amazing vendors!
Ceremony / Reception Venue: The Cork Factory Hotel
Hair Stylist / Make-Up Artist / Salon: Makeup By Roxy
Florist: Petals with Style
Venue Coordinator: Lauren Gorbey
DJ / Entertainment: Gary Smith
Photobooth: Edie Mae Photo
Videographer: Amanda Films
Catering: The Cork Factory Hotel
Cake / Bakery: The Cork Factory Hotel
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom / Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Rings / Jeweler: Stephens Jewelers
Invitations / Stationary: Zola