Nicole & Alex


Elk County Visitor Center Wedding | Benezette, Pennsylvania

I told Nicole when we were leaving that she was honestly one of the most joyful, genuine and fun-loving brides that I’ve ever worked with! I meant every word. She has an infectious laugh and bubbly personality and just makes the entire room light up when she walks in. One of my favorite parts of the day was watching Alex and Nicole interact during their First Look! Their excitement level and facial expressions were 100% on the same page. They laughed and cried and embraced each other with such emotion and love and it was such a joy for Claire and I to witness.

Their teary vows were full of expressions of their deep love for one another and their promises for forever. There were so many parts of the day that left me a little emotional but what really got me was watching Alex trying to get through his vows. He just loves her so much. They promised to love, support and care for one other forever in front of the gorgeous Mason Hill overlook with breathtaking views of the rolling hills at Elk State Forest (also known as Top of the World).

The day was very emotional for everyone as they found special ways to honor Nicole’s father who passed away a couple years ago. He was missed by everyone but his presence was certainly there with the chair reserved for him at the ceremony as well as the blue heart from one of his shirts that was sewn into Nicole’s dress. Nicole’s brothers walked her down the aisle and the emotions continued as a special dance was reserved with Nicole’s grandfather where they both cried and held on to each other. There wasn’t a dry eye around!

This was my first time at the Elk County Visitor Center and it was so beautiful! The SUNSET photos are insanely gorgeous and one of the many highlights of the day. While we were capturing the sunlight, elk starting rolling in behind us. This was especially exciting for Alex who is a big hunter and outdoorsman so seeing the elk and hearing them bugle was just the icing on the cake for him.

The smiles and laughter that you’re about to experience in this blog post is just unreal. You’re going to love it. Nicole and Alex we can’t thank you enough for treating us like family and for allowing us to be a part of one of the happiest days of your life!! It was SUCH an honor!!!! Enjoy re-living your day during your honeymoon escape to Alaska!

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