amanda + matt : the ceremony | indiana county, pa photographer | wedding

Tucked away into beautiful countryside and the rolling hills of the Laurel Highlands in Southwestern PA, is a gem that I just recently discovered called The Oak Lodge in the little town of Stahlstown, PA. Previously, they had been privately doing wedding ceremonies and receptions on the property (which is like a little village) and recently they are making them more publicly known. I feel like I’ve been awakened into this new “secret” because this place is A-MAZING!!! It’s a photographers dream if your into the whimsical, rustic, shabby chic feeling. The owners constructed a log chapel on the property and it is the cutest chapel I have ever seen. I will be the first to tell you that often times when you look at someone’s website sometimes looks can be deceiving-especially with vendors. For example, if you throw up a few good photographs people ohh and aww over the location online, then they show up and think…Ohhh, that’s not what I thought it was. So mentally I was preparing myself to show up and be a little disappointed with the location. Not only was I NOT disappointing but I was amazed that this place even existed. It’! Not only do they have a house you can rent-which is AWESOME, there is an inside pool and a bridal suite for the gals to get ready in. Do you know what that means? An ELEGANT, place for the girls to get ready in. Not just some room with a mirror with ugly chairs and posters on the wall….a full on claw foot tub, hair and makeup station, huge windows for natural light and gorgeous scenery……… bridal suite!

I know Matt grew up in the area and I’m sure he found it from living so close….but I am disappointed I didn’t know about this place sooner! Amanda not only did a FANTASTIC job with her details of the day to make them go right along with the rustic-chic’ness of this place but she looked AMAZING as well! ……oh and the bridal party…well….they were just a little bit fun too!! hahaha!! So listen, I’m going to stop drooling over this place and just show you some pictures! It’s cute….you have been warned!!


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Hey there! I'm Jen McKen, a down to earth, people loving, small town gal. I'm a leetle bit sarcastic, HUGELY sentimental, I have a killer sense of humor and I like to think I'm pretty damn good at my job!

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