Last month I had the pleasure of being a part of a very unique and special wedding ceremony in Harrisburg, PA.
Melissa Miller, owner of Made to Keep and her fiancé Kyle planned a surprise wedding for their friends and families. Their friends and families thought that they were attending a champagne toast to celebrate the engagement of Melissa and Kyle.
Kyle told his groomsmen that they were going to be his groomsmen about 5 minutes before the ceremony started and Melissa told her dad that he would be walking her down the aisle just moments before.
Melissa is an amazing party planner so only she could have pulled this off and made it so awesome.
Shortly after the rooftop ceremony ended, the rain moved in and the party continued downstairs inside Cafe 1500. I made a recommendation to Melissa and Kyle that we meet up again a week later to take family photos and some nice outdoor bride/groom photos in beautiful light. I was happy that they agreed to get dressed up again. As you can see below, the photos were well worth the effort in getting into the dress again
Here are a few people who helped Melissa and Kyle pull off their surprise wedding:
Wedding ceremony, reception, and catering: Cafe 1500
Wedding planner/coordinator: That’s It! Wedding Concepts with Susan Moran
Wedding bouquet: Vintage Expressions
Florals: Blooms by Vickrey
Wedding stationery: Made to Keep
Dessert bar and cupcakes: The Couture Cakery (Jasmine Clouser)
Cake: Sophia’s on Market
Cake Pops: A Piece of Kake
Special Cookies: Sweet Sanctions
Hair and Make up: Outlooks Salon (Nicole Raptopoulous)
Wedding dress: Renaissance Bridals (Designer: Jovani)
Officiant: Dawson Flinchbaugh
Video: Matt Stambaugh
Photographer: Thomas Beaman Photography
Here are a few of my favorite photos from the day: