This classic November wedding at the Hamilton Club in Lancaster, PA was photographed on Saturday, November 10, 2018 by Hannah Bjorndal. Hannah is a Washington, D.C. wedding photographer who has photographed weddings all over the U.S. & internationally. She is available for wedding photography in Washington, D.C. and worldwide.
Lancaster, PA was our destination for last weekend’s wedding, and Evan & I were so thrilled to making the trip for Morgan & Dan’s wedding day! Working alongside Danielle of Your Sweetest Day Events was an added treat to the already amazing wedding, along with the rest of the incredible wedding vendors involved in making this day so special!
It is definitely November in Lancaster, PA! The forecast was sunny but very chilly, and the large gusts of wind made me feel like we had stepped straight into winter! But yes, there was SUN! What a blessing to have beautiful sun for photos – they really made everything glow!
Morgan & Dan are both from Lancaster, PA but didn’t start their relationship until after high school. Now residing nearby me in the Washington, D.C. area, we first met in the city for their engagement session in the spring during the Cherry Blossom festival. These two braved a cool morning for beautiful photos, despite a no-show makeup artist just minutes before we started! I knew I liked them from the moment I met them, and I’ve been looking forward to their wedding ever since then!
Although it wasn’t a small wedding, I felt that the word intimate described much of the wedding day. I loved that Morgan & Dan chose to forgo a large wedding party and just have a best man & maid of honor. This decision meant a more sacred and special time pre-ceremony, with a very small group of the most important people. Morgan’s mother gave one of the most moving and heartfelt toasts to the newlywed couple which left me a little teary-eyed, and Dan & Morgan spent time alone between the ceremony & reception before being formally announced to guests. Other favorite parts of the day included the gorgeous vintage Rolls Royce that Morgan & Dan arrived in, the downstairs after-party & the fantastic coffee bar by Brass Fox.
I’m so excited to share my favorites with you!
Reception Venue: The Hamilton Club
Ceremony: St. James Episcopal
Wedding Planner: Your Sweetest Day Events
Reception Band: The Storytellers NYC
Florist: The Gilded Lily
Hair & Makeup: Unfading Beauty by Kristen
Wedding Cake: The House of Clarendon
Invitation Design: William Arthur of Crane
Wedding Dress Boutique: Carine’s Bridal Atelier
Wedding Dress Designer: Liancarlo