Emily & Zach | Lawnhaven at Stroudsmoor Country Inn, Stroudsburg PA

Emily & Zach’s wedding at  Lawnhaven at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn was the epitome of a perfect winter affair. There was hot chocolate, warm blankets, a fireside wedding ceremony.. not to mention snow on the ground!

It. was. lovely.

In talking to Emily and Zach, one thing they wanted their wedding to be was warm and inviting and they most certainly got that. The setting itself was very cozy with the venue feeling a bit like a wooden lodge in the mountains. Adding to that warmth, Emily and Zach dotted pieces of their history and personalities into the details and events in a way that felt very personal and special.

vintage sheet music invitation suite Rust colored wedding invitation and green velvet shoes green velvet wedding shoes

Bride's Hair & Makeup being done at onsite salonbride stands outside ceremony space at lawnhaven venue bride with maid of honor wearing bridesmaid jumpsuit bride's hair and makeup bride and groom wear forest green with pops of red and orange

In her bouquet Emily carried an old family prayer book; In his vest, Zach carried a restored family pocket watch. They even had a borrowed wedding bell atop their cake! One of my favorite details they chose to include was a piece of music composed by a dearly missed family member, played at the reception.

I love when couples take the time to think about stuff like that. Weddings don’t need to be unique for the sake of being unique, but when you’re intentional and thoughtful in planning, your family and guests take notice.

Groom watches bride walk down the aisle at the Lawnhaven venue father of the bride escorts his daughter down the aislewinter wedding at Lawnhaven at Stroudsmoor

Side note; there was also some real Eagles green vs. Steelers yellow vibes happening in the wedding wardrobe. I was told this was mostly coincidental.. but I’m not buying it 😉 I wore my forest green dress in support (go birds).

wedding party outside venue with green and cranberry accents snowy wedding day portraits

One of the cool things about their wedding day was that it was all onsite! The Stroudsmoor Country Inn has a bridal salon on the premise, there are cabins for guests to stay in, and of course, the ceremony and reception were all steps away. This, combined with an easy-going couple made for a very relaxed day. Emily and Zach wanted to keep things traditional, so no first look! We snuck away after the ceremony to check out the rotunda overlooking the snowy vista. It was just perfect. Emily and Zach really have a natural chemistry and are always making each other laugh. They made my job way too easy! I had so much fun hanging out with them!

bride smiling at her groom winter wedding at Ridgecrest at Stroudsmoor country inn chilly portraits at Ridgecrest venue bride and groom walk down the aisle to their reception

In talking to Emily and Zach, one thing they wanted their wedding to be was warm and inviting and they most certainly got that. The setting itself was very cozy with the venue feeling a bit like a wooden lodge in the mountains. Adding to that warmth, Emily and Zach dotted pieces of their history and personalities into the details and events in a way that felt very personal and special.

vintage wedding bell on wedding cake first dance as husband and wife father daughter dance in lodge venue mother and son dance at reception maid of honor in jumpsuit and best men in yellow ties couples listens to toasts and get emotional bride and groom enjoy reception and cut the cake bride and groom at lawnhaven, stroudsmoor inn

Emily & Zach, thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your wedding day!! I loved getting to know the two of you and your families. I hope you have an amaaaaazing time in Africa! God bless you on the road ahead!

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