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Happy New Year And Thank You

As we wrap up 2018 and begin 2019, we would like to take a moment and give a big thank you to the vendors we worked with to help make so many weddings magical this year. Planned Perfection​, Daniel James Photography, LLC​, Jana Scott Photography​, BellaVita Photography & Editing​, Lytle Photo Co.​, Kimberly Wright Photography​, Drinks by Design - Certified and Licensed Bartender​, Nittany Catering​, SMW Photography​, Delicate Portraits Photography​, Real Taste Food Truck​,  Adler's Market​, The Village Pantry​, Ace's​, The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member​,  Camp Anderson​, DuCar Farm​, Franklin Township Fire Dept​, Harmony Forge Inn - Historic Inn & Wedding Venue​, Bald Eagle State Park​, Juniata College​, Laurel Mountain Winery​, Laurel Lodge​, Nittany Country Club​, Penns Cave​, Wedding Coordinating Services​, Tiadaghton Farm Wedding Venue​, Pleasant Valley Golf Club​, Millbrook Marsh Nature Center​, Captured Memories Photography by Nathan Weist​, …

Courtney & Jordan's Wedding

All pictures used in this post are courtesy of Daniel James Photography

So it is really beginning to look like we live at The Atherton Hotel. This week we head back for the wedding of Courtney & Jordan. It's New Year's Eve Weekend and of all the people to come down sick this week. It is AJ. AJ is the DJ/Emcee for the night and has been battling the stomach bug that has been floating around. 
Tonight will be a little more scaled back than most weddings, mostly because the bride and groom wanted it that way, but also because AJ is running on fumes and barely even is aware where he is at.
Once the bride and groom return from pictures with Daniel James Photography we have our grand entrance. The bridal party walks into "Forever" by Chris Brown and the Bride and Groom enter to "Happy" by Pharell Williams. Once Courtney & Jordan are seated we get to some toasts from the Best Man and Maid Of Honor. 
Dinner is then served, another meal served up by the staf…

Blaise Alexander Hyundai Mazda Christmas Party

Tonight we are headed to The Atherton Hotel in State College for the Blaise Alexander Hyundai Mazda Holiday Party. Guests start arriving around 7PM and enjoy some time to talk things over with people they haven't seen in a while and just mingle and enjoy some drinks. 
While we were still doing some prep work as guests were filtering in and the music was on, our Bride from September 29th came over to say hello, turns out her husband works for Blaise Alexander Hyundai Mazda, it was a nice surprise to see them again.
After mingling for a bit the General Manager John Broome took to the microphone to thank everyone for coming out. Again, it is nice to hear the managers take value in their employees. As they gave out awards last night he said several times "I wish I could give everyone an award". After the awards and some acknowledgements of people in the company who others don't see everyday and thanking everyone for all they do it was off to the dancing.
Luke had inform…

Arrow Land Solutions Christmas Party

Tonight we are at The Casino At Lakemont Park in Altoona, for the Arrow Land Solutions Christmas Party. One thing I find enjoyable about these parties is listening to CEO, or partners, or managers, talk about how much they appreciate everything their employees do. If it wasn't for the great people at the top who believe in their staff, you would not have the success of companies like Arrow Land Solutions. You would also not have the dedication of people like Megan from Arrow Land who took it upon herself to organize everything for the night. A huge Thank You to Megan and Arrow Land Solutions for allowing us to be a part of your event.
On a side note Mother Nature decided to throw in a whole new level of weather fun for the drive home on this one! Just outside Altoona it started snowing so hard you could barely see, let alone find the road. However none of this snow was showing on the radar. Well played Mother Nature. Well Played!

Ranesha & Ryan's Wedding

Today we are heading to The United Veterans Association Of Blair County in Altoona for the Wedding Reception of Raneasha and Ryan. Mother Nature has continued her fun of raining on parades today with a steady cold rain. 
After the Grand Entrance and toasts by the maid of honor and best man, we were treated to a meal by the UVA, that was out of this world. We then cut the cake to "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen. Ryan was nice enough to feed Raneasha the cake, she made him take a shot to the chin of cake. A little cake battle ensued afterwards before they got cleaned up and took center stage for their first dance as husband and wife to "For You I Will" by Monica. The bridal party was then asked to join the bride and groom for a special dance to "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO. Followed by the God Mother/Daughter Dance & Mother/Son Dance.
We then opened the dance floor and paused for the garter/bouquet toss and the Mr & Mrs Game, where learne…