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Fern Hill Weddings | State College PA Photographers| Rachel + Cody

August 16, 2019

Photography

bride and groom joyfully walk through Pennsylvania forest

I’ve never seen a bride so darned GIDDY to marry her man.

wedding invitation with flowers and moss
bride and groom hugging by stream at Fern Hill
Bride wearing flower crown hugs groom at PA outdoor wedding

Rachel was quite literally bouncing up and down with joy, and Cody couldn’t help but smile and laugh with her through his own blissful tears.

bride and groom standing by stream in PA forest
groom gets emotional during first look of bride
groom leading bride through forest

Saturday may have been an August day, but the weather fooled us all into thinking it felt like early September.

a romantic forest wedding at Fern Hill

The air was crisp and cool, and the lush foliage at Fern Hill Weddings filled the air with that sweet, unmistakeable autumn scent.

bride and groom posing by stream at Fern Hill Wedding
bride gazing at groom while standing by stream in the forest

We met Rachel in the studio, which opens through giant wooden doors to moss-covered stairs and a sparkling creek below.

happy bride holding flowers Fern Hill Wedding
boquet by Erin Carey Florals
wedding dress by Formalities hanging on tree in the forest

Flinton, the couple’s tender, plush, ADORABLE golden retriever kept Rachel company as her family bustled around her to prepare her for the day. Flint was anybody’s friend, so long as that person had snuggles at the ready or food in hand (Mama Barb’s cookies in particular). Most of the day he remained off-leash, rarely straying from the side of his master…unless…well…food.

golden retriever ring bearer at wooded PA
wedding rings by Confer Jewelers on moss at Fern Hill Weddings

Cody and his guys quickly finished getting ready and indulged in a celebratory cigar while he waited to meet his bride.

groom watches lovingly as bride walks down the aisle

And wow, once Cody saw Rachel, the tears wouldn’t quit–all day long.

groom emotional as bride walks down the aisle in central PA outdoor wedding
groom wipes away tears standing at alter at Fern Hill Weddings

Constant whispers of “I love you so much” broke any silence around these two. The day was perfect.

bridal couple sharing smiles after first kiss
Groom celebrates at alter in outdoor wedding

Cody and Rachel, I can honestly say I have never seen two people more obviously EXCITED to marry each other…and that alone is saying something!

central PA bride and groom celebrate marriage
golden retriever wearing bow tie poses with bride and groom at outdoor PA wedding
bride and groom pose for picture with their dog at Fern Hill Weddings

The word that comes to mind as our prayer for you is LIFE. We see so much life in you two.

bouquet by Erin Carey Florals held by maid of honor at Fern Hill Weddigns

We see it in your thirst for adventure, your vibrant love for each other, your care for those you cherish, as well as in your love of dancing and musical talent (right Cody?!).

groom hugs sister after outdoor ceremony at Fern Hill Weddings

So on the days when life knocks one of you down, promise that the other will be the one to step up.

groom kisses golden retriever before wedding ceremony

And when life–and marriage–doesn’t feel quite like it used to, or even any fun at all, never quit. The hard times will be the parts that make good times even more amazing. You must get through what seems hopeless to experience the BEST.

wedding cake by The Cakery with flowers at Fern Hill Weddings

So don’t you ever quit. Choose to do life together every day. We’ll be rooting for you and all of your adventures.

xoxo

Meagan and Adam 🙂

P.S. Give Flint some snuggles for us!

And of course, thanks to all the awesome people who helped to make this special day great!

Venue: Fern Hill Weddings

Photography: The Jepsons

Entertainment: Bob Camp

Florals: Erin Carey Florals

Hair/Makeup: Kylie Wasson

Food: Webster’s Bookstore and Cafe

Cake/Cupcakes: The Cakery

Dress: Formalities by Tracina Fisher

Rings: Confers Jewelers

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