Weddings: Post 2 of 3 Catherine and Franklin

As some of you may know, Catherine became a local celebrity in Lancaster as she was supposed to be the first bride to hold her wedding reception at the new Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square .  Unfortunately, she got that dreaded phone call, that no bride wants to get.  Six weeks before her wedding she was told that they would not be opening in time and she could not have her reception there.  The Marriott did take care of her, and had made reservations to host her reception at the beautiful Lancaster Country Club .  This was one of a few things they did to make this most difficult time a bit easier. ~

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Planned Perfection started this wonderful event on Friday night for a rehearsal at the First United Methodist Church on Duke and Walnut Street Downtown Lancaster.  After working out all the details, Diana and I left feeling very confident that Catherine and Franklin would have a most beautiful day :)

Wedding Day came and we arrived at the church which was already decorated by Kelly Steadman and her team at All Things Beautiful .  They also did a phenomenal job at decorating the reception venue!  This was a beauty for sure!  There ceremony was so heartfelt and so true to Catherine and Franklin, he is quite the comical one :)  They had a gospel choir from Brightside Baptist Church singing wonderful selections during the prelude and during the ceremony.  So joyus!

After the ceremony we moved everyone outside for yet again, another bubble exit as they drove off in their very cool antique car that Catherine's Dad had provided for them.

There were some beautiful moments during the reception as well.  The Father of the Bride had arranged for us to play a surprise slide show for the bride during their dance.  It was also the Mother of the Bride's Birthday and the bride presented her mother with a personal birthday cake, provided by the fantastic Bella Manse , and all the guests were signing Happy Birthday to her.  So special.  Here are some shots I was able to get here and there.

I can't wait to see the images that Epic Photography has captured from this event.

Beautiful linens by Special O .
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All Things Beautiful, gorgeous flowers.
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Arrangement on the head table!  Please excuse my blurry photos, as I took them very quickly.
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Guest Tables
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Beautiful Cake by Bella Manse.
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The couple's first Dance over a beautiful monogram set up by Rod Shumaker from Shumaker PDT .
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Thank you to these fantastic vendors who made this day so special for Catherine and Franklin:
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Brightside Baptist Choir
Mike Stepp, DJ