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Samantha and Chuck’s Bethlehem wedding took place in late-October 2016 and it was truly a perfect day. For the DPNAK team, this wedding was extra special as the blushing bride was one of our own. And, for me, when the couple is a close friend, the pressure is REALLY on to have all the stars align just right.

Luckily, Mother Nature was rather wonderful (considering this weekend in October has been known to produce snow) and the day went rather smoothly for everyone. Historic Bethlehem is SUCH a beautiful backdrop and Sam and Chuck really know how to throw a party.

It was my first time working with Tami and Ryan Photography, a husband-and-wife team based out of eastern New Jersey (near Philly) and I definitely hope to work with them again in the future!

Bethlehem Wedding at Central Moravian Church followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Bethlehem Wedding at Central Moravian Church followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

The day started with everyone getting ready and getting their “pretty” on.

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

From there, Samantha opted to do a First Look with her Dad (my favorite) in a nearby courtyard.

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

And, of course, it just wouldn’t be Sam’s wedding without a little champagne toast to kick off the celebrations with her bridesmaids.

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Then, it was ceremony time. The Bethlehem wedding took place at The Old Chapel at Central Moravian Church. Along with Tami and Ryan Photography, we also had Amy from Abominable Productions on-site to film the key moments of the day.

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

After the ceremony and some photos around Downtown Historic Bethlehem, everyone made their way to the Ice House to start the celebrations.

The Ice House used to be a location in Bethlehem, PA where ice was made (go figure, right?) but today it operates as a venue for performances, theater, and lo and behold, weddings.

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

 

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Samantha and Chuck took the time to write a handwritten note on a vintage postcard to all of their guests. The postcard also served as their place card telling them which table to sit at. The guests LOVED this!

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Out of all their wonderful details, one of my favorites was their guest book. They are both HUGE fans of music so they framed their invitation along with a record of their First Dance song for guests to sign.

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

Samantha and Chuck’s Bethlehem wedding was one I hope to remember for a very long time. They both spent the day showing their love for one another, but also absorbing every moment of love happening around them. I don’t think I’ve ever met two people with such loving and gracious friends and families.

Central Moravian Wedding followed by Ice House reception in Bethlehem, PA by Tami and Ryan Photography and DPNAK Weddings

To see more from Samantha and Chuck, check out their page on the DPNAK portfolio.

Creative Team

Church: The Old Chapel at Central Moravian Church | Bethlehem, PA

Reception: Ice HouseBethlehem, PA

Coordination: DPNAK Weddings

Photography: Tami and Ryan Photography

Videography: Abominable Productions

Entertainment: D’Amico Entertainment

Florals: DIY Bride and Bridesmaids, Fifty Flowers

Catering: Simply Smooth Catering

Transportation: Bucks County Trolley

Hair and Makeup: Top Knots by Aimee

 

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