Michele and Joe chose the scenic and serene Destiny Hill Farm in Washington, PA as the stage for their wedding day. The 137 acre farm presented a spectacular view when I arrived at its hilltop entrance, providing a wide open scene of two colorfully painted barns situated in the farm’s lower valley, surrounded by open fields of lush purple lavender crops.
Michele and Joe’s outdoor country ceremony was set on a wide open grassy field which sat between the patches of lavender crops. Mother nature provided cool afternoon weather with hazy skies, which was ideal for a fall day. Afterwards, we took a variety of creative portraits in a nearby field while guests briskly walked or hitched golf cart rides over to the cocktail barn for some pre-dinner mingling. As the second half of the days events got under way, guests took their seats in the farm’s main reception barn, which was beautifully decorated with softly lit oriental hanging globes and a wide assortment of country crafted details.
Towards the end of the night the dance floor music transformed into karaoke sessions. Michele and Joe covered a duet of Cumbersome by Seven Mary Three, while holding nothing back from rockin’ out. After everyone’s favorite songs were sung, the night was capped by a closing song on the dance floor as friends and family huddled around the couple while Michele hugged Joe, holding back tears and beaming joyous smiles. It was that moment that truly summed up just how special the entire day was, and how much it meant to Michele and Joe to be surrounded by loving and genuine friends and family.
Michele and Joe are incredibly deserving of each other and I am grateful I was able to be a part of their special day.