Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographer | Bear Creek Mountain Resort | Julie & Chuck
Julie and Chuck are nontraditional. They’re about as low key as you can get while still throwing a gorgeous wedding. They chose Bear Creek Mountain Resort for their wedding venue since the two of them go snowboarding there all the time. It was raining all week leading up to the wedding but that day was beautiful – sun and stunning blue skies. You might remember these two from their beachy engagement pictures from Ocean City, MD. We got the shore and the mountains represented.
They saw each other long before the ceremony that day and they were a-okay with that. We did do a first look for Chuck’s first time seeing Julie in the dress.
Julie looked incredible and her blue eyes are just unbelievable. Stunning. Seriously. She wore some J. Crew flip flops while Chuck and the guys sported purple argyle socks.
Chuck cleans up pretty well himself. Loved the steampunk cufflinks!
We took some time before the ceremony for formals and pictures of just the two of them. One request that I got from Chuck: “Go easy of the kissing pictures”.
We had a few onlookers.
Her bouquet was a woodsy blend of whites, greens, and purples.
They signed the paperwork and got ready for the ceremony.
The ceremony was fantastic. Despite having the train removed from her dress, Julie’s father tripped on her dress leading her to the altar. Love Chuck’s expression!
They had readings from the Velveteen Rabbit and Taylor Mali’s poem, “Falling in Love is like Owning a Dog”. It was a hit with the crowd.
I got a few minutes with them during cocktail hour for some shots on the ski lift.
The cocktail hour and reception blended seamlessly together. The room looked great. You might recognize some pictures on their table numbers.
There was no fanfare or big first dance, exactly as Julie and Chuck wanted it. It was a night of dinner, dancing, and just having a good old time! I loved that they set up a whole station for the sushi that they brought in from their favorite restaurant, Umai.
Trust me when I tell you that this group had some serious partiers!
And I can’t be 100% certain but I kinda think the bouquet toss was rigged in favor of the maid of honor, Carrie, who was also celebrating her birthday that day.
And just get a load of this funky cake!
We stole away for a split second to play with sparklers.
Julie and Chuck, congratulations on a great day. I can’t wait to hear more about your adventures together.
I know I usually just include a little snippet, but this was too good not to include in whole:
First of all, it’s a big responsibility,
especially in a city like New York.
So think long and hard before deciding on love.
On the other hand, love gives you a sense of security:
when you’re walking down the street late at night
and you have a leash on love
ain’t no one going to mess with you.
Because crooks and muggers think love is unpredictable.
Who knows what love could do in its own defense?
On cold winter nights, love is warm.
It lies between you and lives and breathes
and makes funny noises.
Love wakes you up all hours of the night with its needs.
It needs to be fed so it will grow and stay healthy.
Love doesn’t like being left alone for long.
But come home and love is always happy to see you.
It may break a few things accidentally in its passion for life,
but you can never be mad at love for long.
Is love good all the time?
No! No! Love can be bad. Bad, love, bad! Very bad love.
Love makes messes.
Love leaves you little surprises here and there.
Love needs lots of cleaning up after.
Sometimes you just want to get love fixed.
Sometimes you want to roll up a piece of newspaper
and swat love on the nose,
not so much to cause pain, just to let love know Don’t you ever do that again!
Sometimes love just wants to go for a nice long walk.
Because love loves exercise.
It runs you around the block and leaves you panting.
It pulls you in several different directions at once,
or winds around and around you
until you’re all wound up and can’t move.
But love makes you meet people wherever you go.
People who have nothing in common but love
stop and talk to each other on the street.
Throw things away and love will bring them back,
again, and again, and again.
But most of all, love needs love, lots of it.
And in return, love loves you and never stops.
~ Taylor Mali, “Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog”