Wedding at The Gathering Place in Darlington, PA | Jessica + Eric


Two weeks ago, Jess and Eric celebrated their wedding at The Gathering Place in Darlington, PA. This gorgeous lake venue is quite possibly one of my favorites! But what made the day that much better was being able to capture Jess and Eric’s tremendous love for each other surrounded by their family and friends.

Eric’s cousins actually own and operate this venue. They frequently celebrate Thanksgiving there with lots of family, and so it was the perfect and obvious choice for the wedding location. And this place has it all! There is a new cabin where the bride and bridesmaids can get ready. It’s such a pretty rustic spot for preparation pictures. The groomsmen hung out in the main area which is an “Amish constructed log Event Center.” It functions as blending indoor and outdoor seamlessly.

There’s this adorable log gazebo overlooking the lake where Jess and Eric said their vows. Afterward we were able to go to lots of different spots for photos. My favorite spot was over by the willow tree. It provided lots of shade and gave a super intimate feel when these two were under it.

The reception that followed was so much fun, and the cookie table looked delicious! You know a couple is extremely loved when 5 people wanted to give toasts. They were all super sweet and made me feel so grateful that I know this couple now, too. I couldn’t be more happy for Jess and Eric. They are two of the kindest people I know, and I’m so glad I got to celebrate with them at The Gathering Place!

Enjoy <3

invitation setup with jewelry
bride putting on earrings in font of mirror
bride surrounded by bridesmaids
bride on porch with bouqet
portraits of groom
groom wiping tear
bride walking down aisle
bride and groom kissing during ceremony
bride and groom kissing with bridal party celebrating
groomsmen and bridesmaids
bride and groom by lamp post outside of cabin
bride and groom under willow tree
bride and groom kissing under willow tree
bride and groom under willow tree
groom kissing bride's temple in front of lake
bride and groom in front of willow tree
groom twirling bride in front of lake
groom twirling bride on dock
reception details
cake and cookie table
bride and groom enter reception
bride and groom's first dance
bride and groom's first dance
bride and groom's first dance
bride and groom cut cake
bride and groom kiss down steps
bride and groom lean into each other with lake behind them

Thank you to all the vendors!

Venue: The Gathering Place at Darlington Lake
Catering: Medure’s Catering
Planner: Jodie Fusetti
Florist: The Mayflower Florist
Cake/desserts: Kretchmar’s Bakery
DJ: Bruce Matteo
Hair: Jill
Makeup: by the lovely bridesmaids
Officiant: Matt Shorraw
Gown: David’s Bridal
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Engagement ring: Groom’s grandmother’s ring ❤
Shuttle: Shamrock Limo
Second Shooter: Hannah Humlan

If you’re looking to have your wedding at The Gathering Place, please contact me here. I’d love to chat about your day!


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