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MaryKate & Gary met at Temple University where they lived across the hall from each other. They met the second weekend of freshman year and have been together ever since! After MaryKate graduated she moved back to Hanover, PA and got her first teaching job and Gary stayed in Philadelphia and worked at Temple. After two years of long distance, Gary got a new job at Johns Hopkins University and moved to Hanover where they bought their first house. Finally, we were settled and ready to get married!

MaryKate & Gary were married on June 9 at Two Harts Barn in Spring Grove PA.

MaryKate had planned an outdoor ceremony and lucky for her, she had one of the only rain free weekends in central pa this past spring. Her color scheme was light pink and gray and she tied these colors throughout the wedding in all of her details.  She decided to have antique doors in the front of her ceremony with pink flowers and lots and lots of baby’s breath. They chose to do a first look which we did in front of the barn. They were super sweet and ended seeing each other for the first time with a high five. Love when couples keep it real! Gary is of Jewish faith and at the end of the ceremony he chose to break the glass and at the reception they did the Horah which is where they were lifted in the air on chairs by their guests.

Many of the people in the bridal party also attended Temple where they fell in love! Gary also chose to include his sister in the wedding by having her on his side. Loved this! They ordered wood flowers from Etsy which were a perfect touch and had a wood bark inspired wedding cake as well as lots and lots of delicious cupcakes.

MaryKate comes from a blended family and one of my favorite things she did was honor her step parents by having her stepmother and stepfather walk her half way up and then her mother and father walked her down the aisle.

Oh, and don’t forget to check out their adorable pup who made an appearance to get a few pictures with her mom and dad!

MaryKate’s advice for brides: For any new brides planning their weddings, I recommend choosing a venue that you absolutely love and creating an atmosphere where everyone can be relaxed and have fun! Also, enjoy the day because it really does go by so quickly!

Congrats MaryKate & Gary! Wishing you lots of love and happiness!

Thanks to all the fabulous vendors who helped make this wedding so amazing!

Photographer: Elaine Gates Photography

Reception: Two Harts Barn

Ceremony Site: Two Harts Barn

Ceremony Music: Moore Music

Caterer: Boneyard BBQ

Officiant: Jan Lucht-Baer

Cake: Steph King Cakes

Florist: Etsy

DJ/Band: Moore Music

Stationary/Invitations: Shutterfly

Makeup: Top Notch Studios

Hair: Top Notch Studios

Bridal Gown: Twice Upscale Resale

Tuxedos / Men Suits: Joseph A. Banks

Bridal Gown Designer: Alfred Angelo

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Engagement / Wedding Rings: Farley Jewelers


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