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Lancaster Marriott Hotel Wedding

Sep 7, 2022

Marquis stood in the lobby of one of the grand conference rooms at the Lancaster Marriott. The sun was shining in the large glass windows along the opposite side of the space.

It was a beautiful day for their Lancaster Marriott Hotel Wedding!

The elevator chimed, and the door slid open. Out walked Veronica in her stunning Van Cleve Bridal and Evening Wear wedding gown with her cathedral veil flowing behind. The lace details in both were stunning. As she got close to Marquis, who still was facing the other way, she took one more big sigh. She had been waiting so long for him to finally see her in her wedding dress!

The reaction that followed was more than I could have imagined.

Veronica quietly spoke Marquis’s name. Giving him the “okay” to turn around. As he slowly shifted his feet to face her, his mouth completely dropped open. He was in totally shock. I honestly think he was lost for words! She was more stunning than he could have ever imagined.

It showed from the tears that quickly followed.

Pure happiness came over Marquis. How did he get so lucky to soon call this woman his wife. He couldn’t wait. It was one of the most touching first looks I have probably ever witnessed as a wedding photographer so far. It is a reaction like his that even causes me to have to hold back tears, so I can see through the camera clearly!

What a special moment for the two of them!

Honestly, their entire Lancaster Marriott Hotel wedding was special! A stunning day. Gorgeous bride and groom. Fun bridal party. A night filled with dancing and happiness. What more could one ask for! It was an honor to be a part of this day! It is even more of an honor to call Marquis and Veronica friends! Before I left that night, Marquis gave me one of their “family hugs!” He picked me up and spun me around!

I truly love that I leave feeling more like family than just the photographer!

What more could I ask for?! Veronica and Marquis, congratulations! I am so happy for you two and the journey that is ahead for you! I hope you have an incredible time on your honeymoon, and I can’t wait to hear all about it when you come up! Here are a few of my all-time favorites from your day while you wait for the full gallery to be delivered soon! Enjoy!

XOXO ~ Heather Marie

black wedding invitation with white and teal lettering surrounded by colorful ribbon, flowers, and wedding rings in cute display boxes in lancaster pa
groom's black shoes displayed with his white tie, boutonniere, wrist watch and bottle of cologne in lancaster county
bride and groom surrounded by their bridal party all wearing light gray suits and teal gowns by lancaster's central market
groom in black tux with his six groomsmen in light gray suits with teal vests and ties at central market in downtown lancaster
groom and his groomsmen casually walking towards the camera and smiling at each other by central market in lancaster pennsylvania
bride smiling at camera in white gown with long white veil extended behind her as her groom kisses her left cheek by central market
bride and groom kissing as long white veil blows around them outside central market in lancaster city
bride and groom holding hands and looking at each other as groom holds colorful bouquet by central market's brick building
groom holding bouquet and twirling his bride her his left arm by water fountain in downtown lancaster pennsylvania
bride and groom share their first kiss during wedding ceremony inside the lancaster marriott in penn square by wooden and floral display
beautiful three tiered white wedding cake with colorful flowers and a floral cake topper at the lancaster marriott in lancaster pa
bride and groom sharing their first dance during ballroom wedding reception at the lancaster marriott in downtown lancaster
bride hugging her groom from behind and resting her right cheek on his back as they stand on the county courthouse steps in lancaster county pennsylvania
bride and groom sitting on concrete courthouse steps and kissing on summer day in lancaster county, pennsylvania
groom leading his bride down the courthouse steps outside on a sunny evening in lancaster's penn square

The Amazing Vendor Team:

Wedding Dress | Van Cleve Bridal

Wedding Dress Designer | Essence of Australia

Bridesmaid’s Dress | David’s Bridal

Groom’s Attire | Central PA Tuxedo

Groomsmen’s Attire | Central PA Tuxedo

Florist | The Stem’s End

DJ | All Party Starz

Hair Stylist | Hair by Kristie High

Makeup Artist | Erica Colon Makeup Artistry

Invitations | Etsy

Wedding Cake | Rosie’s Creative Cakes

Caterer | Lancaster Marriott Penn Square

Wedding Planner | Lancaster Marriott Penn Square

Venue | Lancaster Marriott Penn Square

Rentals | Caroline’s Rentals

Summer HMP Weddings:

The Manor at Mountain View Summer Wedding

Waterfront Long Island Wedding


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Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania