Lancaster Ware Center Wedding – Meghan & Derek

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Meghan & Derek knew they wanted to get married in Lancaster city, so it was very important to them that we captured them in the city for their wedding pictures. They had the most gorgeous July day to work with, although I’m sure Derek would have preferred to be in shorts and a polo walking around in the heat ;) We met them at the Penn Square Marriott and got all of the getting ready pics before we set them up for the First Look. It was such a sweet moment between these two, who are incredibly witty, a little inappropriate at times, and perfect for each other.

We walked through the city, got an unexpected invitation to take some photos inside Central Market and arrived at the Ware Center with enough time to relax before the ceremony. The city is a goldmine for great photo locations, I mean let’s be honest… that’s why we live here. But it’s the interaction between Meghan & Derek that made us love this wedding so much!

After their ceremony, dances and delicious meal by Jimmy Duffy’s it was time for the party! Meghan was the dancing queen of the night ;) We grabbed them for a couple more shots of just the two of them before we left them to continue the party with their friends and family in downtown Lancaster.

Meghan’s shoes and gorgeous Justin Alexander dress.

Meghan got her dress at In White.

How awesome is the view of Lancaster City from the rooms at the Marriott!?

Her girls getting her ready.

The final details.

Florals by Petals with Style.

Derek’s stunning girl.

The First Look.

Such a sweet moment!!

Tears for both of them.

Making use of the architecture of the old Watt & Shand.

She loves him so.

Bride & Groom.

Love this big picture shot that Matt got of them.

And cue wind at just the right moment.

They are too darn cute.

Some more detail of Meghan’s beautiful dress.

Meghan stopping traffic ;)

Stopped for a tune.

You’d think they were the only ones in the city that day.

We then headed over to Central Market.

And they just kept being adorable.

They are so at ease with each other.

A couple of my personal favorites from their day.

Carr’s┬áRestaurant┬áprovided the perfect backdrop for them.

Walking the city.

Stopping for a kiss.

Privileged to have Central Market all to ourselves!

The guys.

Derek’s details.

The girls.

Love how her dress has so many different textures and layers.

Steinman Park.

The happy couple.

His bride enters.

The ceremony location at the Ware Center is three floors up and overlooks Prince street, a great view.

Vows and a kiss.

One of Meghan’s bridesmaids had a baby the Wednesday before the wedding, but still showed up to celebrate with Meghan & Derek (and brought along the youngest guest at the wedding)! She arrived just in time for the ceremony so we grabbed a few more shots with the girls after the ceremony was over.

Practicing their first dance while their guests enjoy the cocktail hour.

The whole party.

Their bling.

Reception details and check out the gorgeous room the Ware Center!

Their first dance was pretty epic.


The food was Ah-Mazing!! Jimmy Duffy’s = food masters.

One of the great things about the Ware Center is that they display local art. This particular piece was the perfect backdrop for their gorgeous cake made by House of Clarendon.

Can you tell Meghan likes to have fun?! Dancing with her dad.

Dancing the night away thanks to Provolve Entertainment.

Here’s another great piece we used for one of the closing shots.

A beautiful ending to their most perfect day <3

Meghan & Derek it had been so great getting to know you both and being a part of your wedding! Congrats and we can’t wait for our next culinary adventure ;)

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    1. Estela Dissinger says:

      Absolutely beautifully done! You recaptured that day so well, it brought tears to my eyes! Well Done MattnNat! It was a pleasure to meet you both that day and happy to see the outcome!

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