Shady Elms Farm Wedding | Lauren & Jake

Shady Elms Farm Wedding

Talk about an absolutely STUNNING wedding!  Lauren & Jake were married at Shady Elms Farm just south of Pittsburgh in Hickory, PA.  Lauren found her inspiration for the day with a blend of jewel tones, copper & greeneries accented with burgundy, dark blue, and emerald green.  Their goal for their wedding was to create a super elegant and whimsical atmosphere without being too formal, so that guests would feel super comfortable and let loose!  I think it’s safe to say, they totally nailed it.  Lauren wore a breathtaking lace gown by Justin Alexander.  Two of our favorite moments of the day were the first looks!  Lauren had a touching first look with her dad, it was a pull on the heartstrings type moment. Then, Lauren & Jake had the sweetest first “touch” where they met for an intimate moment before the ceremony without actually seeing one another. 

And then the SUNSET! This is what we always hope for, but it actually happened :) It definitely made up for the overcast skies all day!

Their Story

From Lauren: Jake and I met at Penn State in a Cinderella, “tale as old as time”, love at first sight kinda way…not! We were introduced by mutual friends since both of our roommates started dating one another over the summer. My friend, Leah, insisted that we needed to meet her boyfriend and all of his friends, so our love story began in a dirty college apartment, playing drinking games. Neither of us were looking for a relationship at the time, but we hit it off bonding over our mutual homes in Pittsburgh, similar majors and love of a good time. Before we left that night, Leah told me she was “Team Jake”. Always the gentlemen, Jake drove home with us that night in a cab to make sure we made it okay. The cab driver was very confused when Jake stayed in the car and asked him to take him home. Jake had given me his number that night, but I never texted him, oops! Two weeks later, after meeting up at yet another party, I knew that I definitely had a crush. After a few Penn State football games, community service events and the infamous “Tight & Bright” party held at my apartment, we officially started dating and have been together ever since. Fast forward 4 years and Jake took me back to the steps outside his old apartment were we first met, got down on one knee and asked me to spend forever with him. It was the easiest question I’ve ever been asked :)



Ceremony: Shady Elms Farm
Reception: Shady Elms Farm
Wedding Photographer: Michael Will Photographers
Wedding Coordinator: Shady Elms Farm, Mikayla Zatta
Florist: Shady Elms Farm
Videographer: Electric Lime Studios, Dan & Lindsey Thompson
Cake: Gluten Free Zone, Melanie Mills
Caterer: PW Catering, Patty Walker
Bartending: Last Call Bartending
DJ: DJ mobileMIX, David Kleba
Hair/Makeup Artist: Hannah Conard Beauty
Wedding Dress: One Enchanted Evening, Justin Alexander Signature
Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo
Groom: Calvin Klein
Groomsmen: Alfani

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