I met Julia & Mark on September 23, 2017 when they answered a model call for engagement sessions, well actually Lauren tagged Julia in the post! Thanks Lauren!!! They completely trusted me to pull over on the side of the road and start shooting in some random field we found! LOL! A few months later, they modeled in my first PUBLISHED styled wedding shoot I setup, because I wanted to get into shooting weddings. Again trusting me and my vision and being the best models EVER!! These 2 occasions brought me into the lives of two amazing people, that I like to call my friends. I was ecstatic when they asked me to capture their wedding, but crushed when I realized I was already booked that day... However, someone in the universe was on our side, because that other wedding canceled and now I was available to shoot their AMAZING wedding day, and I couldn't be more thrilled!!!! So, Lauren, thank you for bringing these wonderful people into my life!
Julia looked absolutely stunning! Like a little China Doll! Every detail was simple yet stunning, with amazing rich red and burgundy florals, to the beautiful red dresses, everything was so romantic and beautiful! ... Keep scrolling to take a peek at their beautiful day!
Congratulations Julia & Mark! Best wishes for an amazing future together as Mr & Mrs!!
How did you two meet, and how long have you been together?
"Mark and I met at 3rd & Ferry Fish Market on April 4, 2015. I was bartending when he walked in the door and immediately caught my eye. He tried to hide it at the time but I caught his as well. When I got off work him and his friends were still there so they invited me to join them for a drink. I sat right next to Mark and we ended up doing Irish Car Bomb shots and talking and joking around for the entire night. The next day (Easter Sunday) Mark went home and told his family that he had met the girl he was going to marry. I went home and couldn't stop smiling. We had our first date a week later and we knew soon after that we would be together for the rest of our lives." ~ Julia
How did he pop the question?
"We had talked about getting married for a while, but I wanted to wait to get engaged until I was done with school so that I wouldn't get distracted. Naturally, on a Monday right before a big exam I get a text from Mark saying "have a drink with me after school!" So I came home and he had an Irish car bomb for each of us (the first drink we ever had together), we then went into the back yard and he had our patio all set up with lights, flowers, and champagne. Mark handed me the champagne to open and when I turned around he was on one knee with the most beautiful ring in his hand. I immediately started crying out of excitement and of course said YES! I did not do great on the test the next day, but it was worth it." - Julia
I love that you are my person and I am your's, that whatever door we come to, we will open it together. ~ a.r. asher
Did you see each other before the wedding?
"We did not, Mark is very traditional and wanted to wait. I would have liked to get our couples portraits done before the ceremony so we could enjoy cocktail hour more, but seeing Mark at the end of the aisle for the first time was an unforgettable moment." ~ Julia
The bride and groom getting ready to be Mr & Mrs!
The Lodge at Mountain Springs Lake - Reeders, PA
"Mountain Springs Lake! We chose it for the food and scenery which were perfect, we also loved that they had cabins on-site that we could rent. We had a bunch of our family and friends stay in cabins next to each other and it was a lot of fun."
The Wedding Party
First Look with Dad
Dad decided he wanted to play a little trick on his little girl! When he first turned around he was holding up Mark's face on a stick in front of his! Absolutely hilarious! Then he turned back around so he could turn to see his beautiful baby girl all dressed for her wedding day!
The Bride & Groom
What was your favorite moment(s) from the wedding?
"The entire thing was amazing!! From the decor to the food, to the ceremony and the weather, it was an absolute perfect day. But I think the people made it unforgettable. We had several days of pre-wedding activities with family and friends and everyone just meshed so well and loved spending time with one another. It was the perfect weekend leading up to the perfect day." ~ Julia
The Lodge at Mountain Springs Lake - Reeders, PA
"Rustic but classy! I love the gold and red colors together, we added some gold sparkly ribbons to the decorations. Red and gold is also a very lucky and traditional color combination in the Chinese culture, so it was also an ode to my grandparents who could not be there at the event." ~ Julia
Wedding Day Vendors
Wedding Ceremony Venue: The Lodge at Mountain Springs Lake
Wedding Photographer: Kristy Hoadley Photography
Caterer: The Lodge at Mountain Springs Lake
Florist: Floral Boutique
Hair & Makeup: BB Decheine Hair & Makeup
Wedding Dress/Designer: Silk Bridal Easton
Groom's Attire: CE Roth Formal Wear
Wedding Cake: The Lodge at Mountain Springs Lake
DJ/Entertainment: TAG DJs
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Greggo!!!
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Kristy Hoadley is the best outdoor wedding photographer in Easton, PA and photographs weddings all over the Lehigh Valley, NY, NJ and Delaware. She has been featured in various wedding blogs, wedding vendor websites, and wedding magazines. Kristy is an experienced wedding creative who is equipped to handle weddings like a Boss and on top of that, she loves it! As one of the most in-demand photographers in the Lehigh Valley, she naturally and artistically documents weddings through photography. | All Rights Reserved Photo's By: Kristy Hoadley Photography, Lehigh Valley's Best Outdoor Wedding Photographer. Available for travel! Easton Wedding Photography, Lehigh Valley Wedding Photography, New Jersey Wedding Photography.
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