We were so excited for Krista and Mike’s wedding to arrive! We love having the opportunity to film friends and family on their wedding day, one of the most important days of their lives. And this wedding was extra special because our own Lisa Skala was the Maid of Honor celebrating the wedding of one of her dearest friends!
Krista and Mike had been together for eight years already by the time they got engaged, although they definitely were very busy during that time. During those years, their relationship grew despite college, department of corrections academy training and nursing school competing for their time. Love always finds a way.
Their beautiful ceremony and reception took place at Krista’s father’s gorgeous log home on a very hot day in June. Almost everything about this wedding was DIY, including those unbelievable floral arrangements and mismatched bridal party bouquets in white and pinks! There were many other very personal touches too to make this wedding their own. Krista was sure to bring her beloved horse, Callie, there for the wedding event. And their dog, Milo, had a very important role as ring bearer! He certainly stole the show... several times that day!
Krista’s wedding dress was simply enchanting! It was a strapless mermaid silhouetted gown with sparkling beading and a beautiful lace-up back detail. She carried a stunning brooch bouquet that she made with help from Lisa. It contained several of her grandmother's brooches, as well as some gorgeous flea market finds!
The bridesmaids were so lovely in their mismatched biscotti dresses, with Lisa as the Maid of Honor set apart in pastel pink. Mike's groomsmen wore tan suits, sans jackets, which was perfect for this sweltering, almost-summer day. Mike was a very handsome groom and stood apart from his groomsmen with a jacket and a white tie.
Everything had its place at this marvelous wedding event! Krista and Mike's touching ceremony took place off the back deck at the residence. Cocktails were served in a perfect presentation in the front yard, then the reception began under a grand tent in the back. The dance floor was established under strings of wonderful white lights on the side of the house.
Everyone had a blast dancing the evening away to music provided by Dancivity. Even Milo got into the action of course! What a fun evening and a delightful wedding event all around!
We were so thrilled to celebrate with such an awesome couple! And it was a lot of fun to shoot with Lisa in front of the cameras for a change as well! Our sincerest congratulations to Krista and Mike!
Photographer: Petal & Glass Photography - Southern New Jersey; Philadelphia, PA area
Hair Stylist: Stephanie Zagame - Blackwood, NJ
Makeup Artist: Gabrielle Sees
Entertainment: Dancivity - Downingtown, PA
Cake: Casey Schmidt (Bride's cousin)
Officiant: David Strope
Venue: Private Residence - Pittsgrove, NJ