Jill and Dren's
Jill and Dren had friends and family from far and wide join them for their wedding at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem. They both have loved ones from all over the country, but the guestlist was international. Dren is Albanian so his crew came mainly from there and other parts of Europe while Jill had a small group from Japan where she worked several years ago. Jill and Dren are so kind and always laughing - it is no surprise that these two inspired so many to travel so far to wish them well and party down with them on their big day!
wedding at ArtsQuest
Jill admitted up front that she and Dren could be a little "silly." Many of the photos below capture the two of them goofing around and having fun together. By the end of portraits, my cheeks hurt from smiling so much! When planning their day, Jill had this to say:
We are surrounded by so much love-- and we're just excited to have people from so many areas of our lives to be in the same room. I want the pictures to capture everyone having a wonderful time celebrating life and love. And as you know from our engagement shoot, we're very much in love and can be silly--- so our ideal wedding is an embodiment of that. For us, the focus is not on the rituals or traditions, but on the people who are able to share in our day.We started the day at Hotel Bethlehem, heading down to the ruins by Monocacy Creek to do a first look and portraits. Then we headed over to the Japanese Garden for a few photos in a nod to Jill's time in Japan. ArtsQuest and the Steel Stacks provided a hip modern backdrop for the ceremony and reception. This crew was ready to party! Scroll on to check out some of our favorite moments from the day.
Credits: Accommodations - Hotel Bethlehem. Wedding ceremony and reception - ArtsQuest. Wedding florist - Distinctive Florals by Mary. Wedding DJ - Scorpio Entertainment.