Michelle and Brett's wedding in the Poconos

Michelle and Brett's
wedding at Trail's End Camp

{Poconos Wedding Photography}

Josh and I were psyched when we arrived at Beach Lake for this wedding. Fall color generally comes early to northeastern PA and this wedding was our first of the year to take place during the change in foliage. It didn't look the part, but it felt like a summer day in early October. Although it was warm and sunny when we arrived, we knew a storm was on the way and hoped we would get the chance to photograph Michelle and Brett outdoors in this beautiful location.

Michelle and Brett decided against a first look, opting instead to see each other for the first time that day at the altar. Emotions ran high in both the boys' and girls' camps as they got ready and in the preview below you'll find the rare inclusion of some crying photos. Michelle suggested in the planning stages that if it was possible, she'd like to arrange a photo where she and Brett met prior to the ceremony without seeing each other, on two sides of a door. This turned out to be a sweet moment and you can also look forward to this photo below.

The ceremony took place in dramatic candlelight in front of a great stone fireplace. Their officiant had an unconventional (and fun!) approach to elaborating upon the marriage vows, employing props such as duck tape, tin can "telephones," and Italian dressing to help build interest in and illustrate his points. After the pronouncement, Josh and I prepared for the impending rain and set up lights inside as the couple made their way through a 250 guest receiving line. As soon as they were done, we were hoping to beat it out of there for portraits with Brett and Michelle if the storm didn't hit first.

The weather held!  Hooray! We got some beautiful photos in the short time we had with Michelle and Brett before heading back to the reception to photograph all the party and family. The Trails End staff and the DJ were both very kind and helpful in accommodating us, as were this sweet couple and their family and friends. We had a great time. Thank you for trusting us to capture the story of your day!

Credits: Wedding at Trails End Camp in Beach Lake, PA / Honesdale, PA. Wedding cake by Lynn Sandy Bakery. Flowers by Michael's House of Flowers. Wedding officiant - Dale Wilcox. Entertainment by DJ Jack Martin.

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