In what might have been the most intimate wedding I’ve photographed so far, my dear friends Devon & Danielle got married just over a week ago at Devon’s family’s house in the woods outside of Moscow, PA. I called this the homemade wedding because everything, even the wedding dress and fabric bouquets, was handmade.
This seems to be the sort of thing that happens when two artists get married. Yet the beauty and the intimacy of everything that happened this day was so warming and inviting, much like the venue with all of it’s personal touches and hand crafted decorations.
I was definitely overwhelmed trying to capture the immense amount of details and nuances this wedding brought to life. Here it is though, in it’s unique artistic vision. Another beautiful day that can never be recreated.
The morning had a lot of the finishing touches still occurring…
Devon, illustrated the programs himself, retelling the tale of their engagement.
One of my favorite parts of the venue was having to duck under the walkway to get to the small grove where the ceremony would take place…
Another illustration by Devon, when he proposed. He drew a treasure map for Danielle to follow….
Putting the final touches on some of the speeches during the ceremony, in particular a moment where Danielle and Devon both gave thanks and acclamation to their parents.
Possibly my favorite moment of the day.
Devon’s cousin Brad adding his personal touch to the ceremony site. Another artist at heart.
While the ladies were getting ready… Let there be stogies and snacks by the pool.
Finalizing the wedding dress. This was a stress-free day. 100% stress free… But in all seriousness, Danielle owned it. This was the first dress she ever made, and she rocked it. Unbelievably beautiful.
It’s always so much easier for the guys. This wedding demonstrates that perfectly.
Recreating Devon’s wedding party illustration in real life…
Courtesy of Dan Lanton, photographer demi-god amongst men.
Danielle’s choice of shoes was pretty spectacular, imho.
Another Daniel Lanton idea.
What a gem. Seriously.
The speeches to the parents…
Even got a smile out of Dad O’keefe…
What’s a wedding without your wedding party playing you a love song on bluegrass instruments? Is it weird that this felt perfectly normal to me?
Larger than life. They say that you should never cease to impress the one you love…
If that wasn’t enough, Devon says. “You know what, I’ll just sing them.”
Another first this year. A unity painting.
Burying a time capsule with plans to dig it up as part of their 20th anniversary.
Guest book canvas. NBD.
And finishing the evening with sky lanterns… such a good time.
This was a day that I will always remember. It was a day that two of my best friends pledged their love in a way that they only could have. I was honored to be there and to be able to lend my abilities to capture each savory moment. I truly hope that you enjoy these images.