We have known Cody and Allie for several years. Tim and Cody worked together at a previous job and had kept in touch over the years. When Cody and Allie got engaged, they knew they wanted us as their wedding photographers. We couldn't have been more excited to spend the day with this delightful couple.
They had a few simple requests: they wanted photos with their German Shepherd, Grizzly and they wanted a Sparkler send off. Surprisingly, the photos with Grizzly was the easier of the two requests. The day started off with beautiful June weather - not to hot and just enough clouds to keep the harsh glares and shadows at bay. Then Mother Nature decided to stop cooperating with us. We were just wrapping up the Bride & Groom photo session after the ceremony when the raindrops started...and then the sky opened up in to a full out Thunderstorm.
Luckily, the reception was inside at The Park Inn in Mechanicsburg, PA, so we didn't have to worry about the rain too much...until the end of the evening. Allie had her heart set on a Sparkler send off. After some negotiating with the Event Coordinator, we finally got her to agree to let them do the Sparkler send off under the Valet/Carport area in the front of the hotel. We helped everyone get their Sparkler and lighter and crowded them under the Carport. The rain was still coming down in sheets - complete with Thunder and Lightning. Amazingly, it went off without a hitch - just like we hope the rest of their married life goes. Congratulations Cody & Allie!