Matt + Allison / by Brooke Courtney

Matt + Allison tied the knot earlier this month at the Cork Factory Hotel. Super cute tote bags filled with lots of Lancaster County goodness greeted guests as they checked in the hotel before the celebration began. Allison and the girls got ready in one of the rooms, which was filled with beautiful sunlight. The girl's helped Allison touch up her lipstick and tied her big bow before we headed outside for some group photos. The guys were also a delight to be around. Sometimes it's hard to get a group of guys to cooperate for photos, but Matt's men were awesome. And FUNNY! Such an enjoyable group.

The ceremony was held in the ballroom, which was then converted to the reception room during cocktail hour. Friends and family laughed and told stories over drinks and hors d'oeuvres. And before you knew it, Matt + Allison were being introduced back into the ballroom and shared their first dance as husband and wife. Following their first dance, Allison and her Dad had one of the best father/daughter dances I've ever seen to "Shake, Shake, Shake Senora"!

The morning after the wedding, Matt + Alliosn met up with T.J. and I at a local park to shoot their bride + groom portraits. Although it was pretty cold out, the light was fabulous and we had a great time. In fact, the second image of them (vertical photo, kissing) has already made it into my top 10 favorite images of 2011. I love it!

Enjoy the photos. It was such a beautiful celebration. Let us know your favorites! -Brooke