March 18th, 2018

Romantic Gold & Blush Wedding at The Ivy Place in Lancaster

Alyssa and Tyler are high school sweethearts. They met when they were 16 years old and became good friends during their junior year of high school. According to Alyssa, they texted nonstop, but it didn’t occur to her that it was anything more than friendship.

Their friendship became more after a night at the movies where they ended the night with a kiss ā€“ the rest is history.

Tyler proposed to Alyssa during a photoshoot she’d booked. At the end of the session, their photographer asked them if there were any other poses they were interested in. Alyssa said no, but Tyler had other plans.

When the photographer asked, “are you sure?”, Tyler quickly got down on one knee and asked Alyssa spend forever with him. Alyssa’s world stopped. She couldn’t believe it. Through tears and happiness, she inevitably said YES.

Fast forward to June 8th, 2019 ā€“ Alyssa and Tyler tied the knot at the Ivy Place, surrounded by their closest friends and family. Despite the high chance of thunderstorms, it didn’t rain until the reception, allowing them to have their dream ceremony overlooking the garden.

The entire day was a dream, and I was beyond honored to be there. Alyssa and Tyler, thank you so much for allowing me to capture such a special day! It was INCREDIBLE and so full of love. Now, here are over 100 of my favorite images from your big day!!

P.S. I’ve included TWO special surprises in this blog post… something I’m trying out for the very first time! Can you find them?

But first… here’s the AMAZING wedding video by Bouder Productions!

First look with dad!! The sweetest!! It’s time to get MARRIED! Say hello to Mr. and Mrs. Watson!!

A huge thank you to all the amazing vendors!

Venue: The Ivy Place

Florist & Coordinator: Lisa Wilson

Dress Boutique: New York Bride

Dress Designer: Morilee

Caterer: Firebirds

Stationary: Basic Invite

Jewelry: Olive + Piper

Hair: Cache Hair Salon

Makeup: Kaila Wade


Strings: Elegant Ensembles

Videographer: Bouder Productions

Cake: Life is Sweet Custom Cakes

Photobooth: Charlotte Photobooth Fun

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  1. Ashley K says:

    These are literally PERFECTION! WOW! I love love love your detail shots! I feel like I totally struggle with those! You nailed it! This couple will for sure be thrilled!!

  2. Jen says:

    Absolutely stunning!!! You did a beautiful job of capturing their special day!

  3. Mandy says:

    These are fabulous Yessica! And I love your 2 surprises in the post – so clever!!!

  4. Rocheal says:

    Oh my goodness, the colors in this wedding and throughout your photos are stunning!! Excellent job!

  5. Katie says:

    I am IN LOVE with EVERYTHING about this wedding! The details and colors are simply stunning and you captured it beautifully!!

  6. Alissa says:

    What a sweet couple šŸ„° And those bridal portraits are firrreeeeee šŸ˜šŸ˜šŸ˜šŸ˜šŸ™ŒšŸ»šŸ™ŒšŸ»šŸ™ŒšŸ»šŸ™ŒšŸ»šŸ”„

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