Rochelle and John's wedding in Wilkes Barre

Rochelle and John's wedding

wedding at St. Therese's Church in Shavertown, PA
wedding portraits at Hillside Farms near Dallas, PA
wedding reception at the Waterfront in Plains, PA
Wilkes Barre wedding photography

Rochelle and John's wedding was full of surprises- some planned, some unplanned. Perhaps the biggest surprise for their friends and family came earlier this year when the couple announced that they were legally married by an Elvis impersonator in Vegas. Their spontaneity and sense of adventure carried over into the details of the wedding celebration at their family's church in PA and the amazing reception that followed. 

A few of our favorite highlights (referenced in the photos below):  A potato sack race hopped through our portrait session with the groomsmen. Guests were treated to a surprise performance by a local Elvis impersonator during the couple's first dance. It was kept a secret that the lower portion of the bride's dress was detachable. The couple had it altered so that it would come undone with the pull of a ribbon and the groom did so during the couple's second dance together- a surprise choreographed high energy salsa dance. I overheard a guest exclaim, "It's like Dancing with the Stars!" Indeed. After the cake was cut, the guests were invited back out onto the terrace for a half hour long fireworks display.

Credits: Wedding flowers by Carmen Bolin. Bride's gown by Jorge Manuel. Entertainment by eFusion Imagine with EBE Events & Entertainment.

1 comment:

Rochelle Schuler Harkins said...

WOW! Our photos are AMAZING! We really LOVE all of them! You did such a great job of capturing everything. Thank you Josh and Amber!