Joe + Jessica / by Brooke Courtney

Last year when T.J. and I photographed Joe + Jessica for their engagement session, I knew their wedding was going to be awesome. Jess talking about all of these little details for her big day - and we've all been looking forward to their wedding since!

Joe + Jessica tied the knot at a local church and held their reception at the Conewago Manor. They wanted an old world, elegant feel to their day, so the Conewago Inn was perfect for their celebration! Jess ordered her shoes from the UK (before she found her dress!) and they arrived via Royal Mail. Joe's tuxedo was custom made for him in New York City, with antique buttons purchased online to compliment the look.

Their reception was one of the most beautiful I've been to. Each table was named after the couple's favorite paintings and their first dance was a classic waltz. The lavendar on the menus at everyone's seat came from Jessica's Mom's and Great Aunt's garden. The dessert bar included their favorite treats, including French maccaroons they discovered on a trip to Paris and Italian Seven Layer Cake (one of Joe's favorites, from Brooklyn, NYC). Signature drinks were choosen by Joe + Jessica for the evening - "Cuba Libre" for the groom and "Wedding Cake Martinis" for the bride. The Smilebooth was also part of their reception... so really, could it have been better?!? [BC]