Happy Mother's Day! I thought it was the perfect day to post this fabulous, romantic, unique, and FUN wedding on my blog!
Jackie and Dustin got married on Earth Day, and it was out of this world! (Pun intended.) They opted for a galaxy theme for their nuptials, and it was amazing! All of their details and decorations fit the galaxy theme perfectly - their constellation invitations, the groomsmen's constellation socks, their hand-painted galaxy guest sign-in canvas, their vow exchange under the planetarium dome, their constellation table placards, and their stunning purple, blue, and pink flowers! When you see their photos, I'm sure you will agree!
That morning, I met up with Jackie and Dustin at the Crowne Plaza in Wyomissing for some "getting ready" and detail photos. Then, we headed to the Reading Museum and Neag Planetarium for their first look. Let me tell you about that first look - it was my favorite one yet, even in spite of the falling rain!! Jackie walked up behind Dustin ever so slowly, the anticipation of seeing her soon-to-be husband visibly building on her face. The instant Jackie tapped Dustin on his shoulder and he turned around, Dustin set his eyes upon her and spurted out some obscenities that shouldn't be repeated on my blog! He just couldn't contain his excitement, or his love! It is so obvious that they are crazy in love with each other, and it was so much fun to witness! They couldn't take their eyes off of each other, taking each other in and realizing that they were going to be husband and wife in just a few short moments. I posted a bazillion photos of the first look below, so you'll be able to see for yourself!
Everything about this day was all about Jackie and Dustin - as it should be. They had their first date at the Neag Planetarium, so they decided it would be the perfect location to exchange their wedding vows. As Jackie's "something blue", she painted the bottoms of her stunning heels a gorgeous shade of blue. Dustin provided all of the groomsmen - and Jackie - with personalized karate belts. They threw tradition to the wind, opting for an ice cream sundae bar over a cake, including their own signature ice cream flavor! Even their wedding rings reflected their unique love for each other, bearing infinity sign designs. Their officiant was a close friend of theirs who actually joined them on their first date at the planetarium! And, they exchanged vows in the planetarium underneath a starry sky... which turned to fireworks as they shared their first kiss as newlyweds!
I'm so honored that I was able to celebrate this special day with Jackie, Dustin, and their loved ones. Big thanks to my friend and fellow photographer April Westhafer for second shooting with me for part of the day!
Congratulations, Jackie and Dustin! I hope you enjoy this selection of memories from your Day #1.
Here are the vendors that helped make Jackie and Dustin's wedding day a success:
Getting Ready: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading, PA
Florist: Holly, Froggy's Garden
Hair Artist: Michelle Fischer
Makeup Artist: Fawn Monique
Wedding Dress Boutique: Bijou Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen's Tuxedo Boutique: Men's Wearhouse
Caterer: Laurin Fegley, Simply Smooth Catering
Wedding Coordinator: Laura Oswald, Reading Public Museum