Outdoor wedding at Riverdale Manor – Heather & Shawn

post by matt

Last weekend we had a beautiful wedding at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster PA. We were excited to work with Heather and Shawn again after their engagement session last year. Their day started a bit overcast, but warm and full of excitement. Heather put so much into her details, which of course we love and adds so much to the day. Heather looked absolutely stunning as she walked down the aisle to her groom just as the sun made it’s appearance.

After the ceremony it was time for the party. The food was delicious thanks to Thyme and Seasons, followed by delicious desserts by The Couture Cakery. After dancing the night away Heather and Shawn were sent off with sparklers. So let’s go back to the beginning….

The girls hot pink shoes.

Heather made these hangers for the girls dresses.

Heather’s beautiful dress.

Some details from the day. Heather put a lot of work into her details, and they were fantastic.

Speaking of fantastic, Heather is just stunning.

Flowers by Petals With Style

Shawn’s beautiful bride.

Some origami and we love the flower petals lining the aisle.

The First Look, I love how Heather taps Shawn on the shoulder to let him know she’s there :)

Some time with just the two of them. Riverdale Manor’s grounds are lovely.


Signing the guest book Heather had made for their day.

We love outdoor ceremonies. The sun came out just as Heather walked down the aisle.

The ceremony was simple and beautiful.

Oops, dropped it :)

Unity Sand

After the ceremony we had some more time with Heather and Shawn and their bridal party.

Check out the guys socks :)

Their fabulous rings.

Riverdale Manor always looks great, and it looks fantastic with with black and pink accents.

If you look closely you can see some faint writing at the top. “Use your camera & look around, hunt for these pictures that need to be found, Shoot away & complete the list, Find the moments the photographers may have missed, Then share your photos with us!” It was a fun read for us, and I think we got everything on this list….we’ll let Heather and Shawn decide when they see their proofs :)

Once again we had the chance to work with Jasmine from The Couture Cakery. Love the cupcake tower. Check out her blog if you want some amazing ideas for cakes and candy bars!

The candy bar was so great and probably the biggest display I’ve seen.

All you need is love, and a little bit of candy!

First dance as Mr and Mrs.

And then it was time for the party, thanks to Mikie Mic DJ’s.

The romantic atmosphere of Riverdale in the evening.

Sparkler send off, a beautiful end to a beautiful day.

Congratulations Heather and Shawn, it was a pleasure being a part of your day!

3 people commented on this post

    1. Barb Hoffert says:

      Beautiful photos, Matt & Nat! I’ve never seen your work, but I’m VERY impressed. Heather truly did a wonderful job planning all the details of their wedding! I wish Heather & Shawn many years of happiness.

    2. Dad & Sue says:

      We love the shots taken. Every detail of the wedding was perfect. You have made “special” times in all our memories. Great job! Love you both!

    3. Mom says:

      I just love all the photo’s You guys do such a wonderful job of capturing everything in such a perfect way!! Thank you so much for saving the memories!!

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