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Mint Green Elizabeth Furnace Wedding

Jun 15, 2022

God works in mysterious yet wonderful ways! That was definitely the case for this mint green Elizabeth Furnace wedding.

In more ways than one actually!

Let’s start back a year ago, almost exactly to the date of Meredith and Chris’s wedding day. I had been invited to an open house at Elizabeth Furnace, and when I first got the invite, I was very torn on if I was going to go or not. You see, it was the Sunday that we were supposed to be at our family vacation in the Outer Banks. Typically, we leave on that Saturday before, but I had a wedding, so Joel and I were planning to head down the following day early in the morning.

Did I want to miss even more of our beach vacation?

However, on the other hand, Elizabeth Furnace was a brand new wedding venue, and I had been specially asked by a planner to join the event. What a tough decision! Initially, if I’m being honest, I was leaning towards turning down the open house because I thought Joel was going to be upset about missing more vacation. I felt bad making him come along. His answer when I told him my predicament completely shocked me! He said that if it was something that was going to continually help my business then I should absolutely say yes!

How did I get so lucky?

Thank goodness I did say yes because Joel and I had the absolute best time meeting all of the other vendors, touring the stunning venue, and having the chance to meet the owner! Plus, that is the day I met Meredith and Chris! They walked up to my booth, and we instantly hit it off. It was so fun getting to know them and hearing a little about their wedding ideas. As they walked away I told Joel, “I really hope they reach out!” And you know what…

Not long after, they did!

If I hadn’t said yes to the open house these two may have never crossed my path. What a sad thought! I can’t help but step back and know that God had a hand in making sure I was there that day! The second incredible part to this story has to do with the wedding day. Sadly, like it often happens in Pennsylvania in the summer, their day was calling for chances of rain and thunderstorms.

Literally right up until the ceremony time.

Their timeline was planned out to do almost all of the formal photos prior to the ceremony as well. Talk about worst case scenario, if it was raining that whole time. Just like it called for, as the day began, so did the rain.

It was time to think of a backup plan.

Luckily, Elizabeth Furnace has a beautiful wrap around porch on the front of the house that we could use as our Plan B. As we were getting the girls ready to head outside with umbrellas in hand, I noticed that the sky had brightened up. I reached my hand outside and only a small drizzle hit me.

The rain was almost complete.

One and a half hours earlier than it was supposed to. Plenty of time to get all of the necessary photos in before the ceremony. It was truly a miracle! Meredith and Chris’s wedding ended up being a beautiful day. Filled with sunshine, love, and polka dancing! Who could ask for anything better! These two are the absolute sweetest, yet funniest people! They fit in perfectly as an HMP couple, and I am so thankful I went to that open house one year ago!

XOXO ~ Heather Marie

silver wedding rings resting inside light pink velvet ring box by white rose at elizabeth furnace
bride's mom helping her with her bracelet on her left wrist at elizabeth furnace
bride and groom sharing a first look moment outside home at elizabeth furnace in lititz pennsylvania
bride and groom kissing on front porch by white columns on summer day at elizabeth furnace
groom looking at his bride as she smiles at the camera holding her bouquet on front porch in lancaster county
bride and groom almost kissing as her long white veil surrounds them at elizabeth furnace in lancaster pennsylvania
bride surrounded by her bridesmaids wearing mint green dresses all holding bouquets in lititz pennsylvania
groom surrounded by his groomsmen all wearing gray suits and ties by stone building at elizabeth furnace
bride in beautiful white v-neck wedding gown with her long veil blowing behind her by home at elizabeth furnace
bride and groom with bridal party and flower girl and ring bearer outside stone home at elizabeth furnace
bride and groom holding hands and smiling at guests as they leave outdoor wedding ceremony in lititz pa
bride and groom kissing by maroon arbor with beautiful florals at elizabeth furnace
maroon wooden structure by landscaped gardens and stone steps at elizabeth furnace in lititz pennsylvania
beautiful reception area inside stone barn with huge chandeliers and tables and chairs at elizabeth furnace
bride and groom sharing their first dance during their barn reception at elizabeth furnace in lancaster pennsylvania
bride and groom kissing by row of lavender at elizabeth furnace
groom twirling his bride outside in lawn by old stone building with maroon doors and windows in lititz pa
bride hugging her groom from behind as they both smile by stone barn at elizabeth furnace in lititz pennsylvania

The Amazing Vendor Team:

Wedding Planner | The JDK Group

Wedding Dress | In White

Bridesmaid’s Dress | Azazie

Groom’s Attire | Boscov’s

Groomsmen’s Attire | Boscov’s

Florist | The JDK Group

DJ | RMK Entertainment

Hair Stylist | Sapphira Zoller

Makeup Artist | West London Salon

Invitations | Zazzle

Caterer | The JDK Group

Wedding Cake | Rosie’s Creative Cakes

Officiant | Ceremonies by Judith

Venue | Elizabeth Furnace

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