Above the Valley Central PA Wedding | Robie + Danielle | the-jepsons.com

Above the Valley Central PA Wedding | Robie + Danielle

March 20, 2019

Photography, Wedding

snowy Pennsylvania wedding at Above the Valley by the Jepsons

“Well YEAH, she can come to brunch!”

philosophy amazing grace perfume with bridal details by the Jepsons

Those were Robie’s dad’s words when Susan, Robie’s mom, pointed to Danielle from across the room and asked if she could “bring her friend from Bible study” to brunch with the three of them. Both parents were likely thinking the same thing. Dani was a great match for Robie.

And a mother knows best!

green and burgundy boutonnieres by Pocketful of Posies on wood planks

Dani, a mom herself, also found that Robie was awesome with Brayden, her son. So, after many “not dates” between she and Robie and volunteering together at kids’ camp, they slowly got to know each other and finally began “real” dates.

bride putting on lace veil in mirror by the Jepsons

burgundy pearl and lace bridal details and invitation suite by the Jepsons

After a while and quite a few family hiking trips, Robie stashed a tiny box in Brayden’s backpack before they headed out to Musser Gap Trail in Central PA. Brayden was curious about what was in his pack, and even more suspicious about the goPro he was asked to wear. But, he loved to help, so no biggie and off they went. It was a foggy day with very low clouds, so when they reached Lion’s Valley Vista, the view wasn’t particularly…well…visible.

bride talks with son before PA ceremony at Zion Community Church by the Jepsons

bride sits with bouquet by Pocketful of Posies in Zion Community Church in Bellefonte PA by the Jepsons

But although the sun didn’t sparkle, Robie’s eyes were twinkling away. And so was one more thing that he pulled from Brayden’s backpack. Robie knelt in the dimness of the surrounding clouds, the three of them seemingly alone in the silence, and asked Dani to be his wife.

father of the bride tearfully hugs his daughter before PA ceremony by the Jepsons

bride crying with dad before ceremony at Pennsylvania wedding by the Jepsons

Brayden, watching (and recording) the whole thing, repeated the same phrase over and over: “I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it!”

note to father from bride sewn into burgundy tie by the Jepsons

bride walking down the aisle at Zion Community Church in Bellefonte PA by the Jepsons

On their wedding day, the intimate gathering of close family and friends at Zion Community Church in Bellefonte, PA could not keep their tears from spilling over. Neither could Robie as he watched Brayden proudly carry their unity candle to the front of the church, followed by Dani, his beautiful bride. As their families gathered to pray around them, the tears flowed freely for everyone.

grooms tearful reaction to bride walking down the aisle by the Jepsons

groom looks at his new son during Pennsylvania wedding ceremony by the Jepsons

burgundy velvet bridesmaid dress with pink green and white bouquet by Pocketful of Posies photo by the Jepsons

bride and groom with burgundy and white bouquet by the Jepsons

Their reception at Above the Valley Event Center displayed their love of hiking, each table named for a trail the family has hiked together, the sweetheart table aptly named Lion’s Valley Vista.

bride and groom with burgundy shawl in Bellefonte PA by the Jepsons

bride in burgundy shawl at Three Queens Farm in Bellefonte Pennsylvania by the Jepsons

couples first dance at Above the Valley wedding venue in Central PA by the Jepsons

Adam in particular loved that the couple had guests sign a mounted Purple Lizard Map that they will frame to display in their home (he tells EVERYONE he knows about those maps…he loves them that much! Robie reminded him that even this was his idea! Guys, I’m pretty sure that made his year!)

bride and groom kissing in front of view at Above the Valley in PA by the Jepsons

Pennsylvania wedding at Above the Valley by the Jepsons

Dani and Robie, congrats you two. Brayden, congrats to YOU! You three make a wonderful family and we were so blessed to be part of your day!

xoxo

Meagan and Adam 🙂

hiking compass wedding reception decor by the Jepsons

burgundy white pink and green bouquet by Pocketful of Posies photo by the Jepsons

wedding rings on compass detail at PA wedding by the Jepsons

Thanks to our fellow VIPs who helped make this day great!

Venues: Zion Community Church and Above the Valley Event Center

Florals: Pocketful of Posies

In-House Catering: Harrison’s Catering

Hair/Makeup: Salon Beautiful

Cake: Delectable Delights by Heather Luse

Dress: Diamonds and Lace Bridal

Above the Valley event center green and white wedding reception by the Jepsons

Above the Valley event center green blue and white wedding reception by the Jepsons

blue and white wedding reception menu card with compass detail by the Jepsons

bride tearfully hugs dad during dance at Above the Valley wedding venue by the Jepsons

musser gap trail PA signage for wedding reception decor by the Jepsons

sign our guest map wedding reception decor by the Jepsons

grooms parents cry during reception at Above the Valley Event Center in Central PA by the Jepsons

Purple Lizard Map of Rothrock State Forest for guest signatures at PA wedding reception by the Jepsons

  1. Melissa

    March 21st, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    What a wonderful story!! The Shannon family is so excited to welcome Dani. Love and blessings from Melissa, Alexander and Leslie.

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