Gabrielle and Alexander’s breathtaking nature inspired wedding in Dushore, Pennsylvania was unique for many reasons. The couple explains, “our siblings are very important to both of us and having them give us away meant the world.” Gabrielle and Alexander also officiated their own wedding. We love how this couple changed traditional aspects of a wedding to create a uniquely beautiful day — even ending the night with a bonfire! Addison Jones Photography perfectly documented the special moments at this bright and sunny Pennsylvania wedding.
Gabrielle and Alexander
Private Residence, Dushore, Pennsylvania
We knew where we wanted to get married before anything else: a place in the Pennsylvania mountains that has been in Alexander‘s family for generations. We wanted to highlight the beauty of the property and capture the sense of joy and freedom that it has offered to Alexander and his family for so long.
We had a self-uniting wedding, and so got to create our ceremony from scratch. My brother walked me down the aisle and gave me away with a speech that brought me to tears. Alexander‘s sister also walked him down the aisle and teased him for ignoring her advice on courting me (although I think it worked out). Our siblings are very important to both of us and having them give us away meant the world.
The Couple Recommends:
Our photographer, Addison Jones, was absolutely phenomenal. For months, I couldn’t find a single photographer that I loved. When I finally came across Addison’s portfolio, I knew right away that I wanted to hire her. Addison doesn’t just document your wedding, she takes beautiful photographs that artistically capture the aesthetic narrative of your wedding day. We couldn’t be happier with the results. Our wedding planner, Elika Almeida, also went above and beyond. We went back and forth on putting down the extra money for a planner, but I’m so glad that we ultimately decided to. Having our wedding in the middle of nowhere made planning quite a logistical challenge, but Elika made every step of the process simple and stress-free. She was also extremely generous with her time and ended up acting as our florist, guest transportation, and more!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Addison Jones Photography
Event Planning – eaweddingplanner.com
Venue – Private Residence
Catering – 14 Acre Farm
Cake – Vegan Treats
Live Music – The Bell Blake Duo
Makeup Artist – The Glass Slipper Wedding
Wedding Dress – Pnina Tornai
Bridal Accessories – Forever Soles
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Clover Canyon
Rings – Tiffany & Co.
Vintage Rentals – Forget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals
Rentals – Rent E-Vent, Forget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals
Thank you to Addison Jones Photography for sharing Gabrielle and Alexander’s romantic Pennsylvania wedding! Love these vintage details? Check out Forget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals on our Best of the Best Hotlist! To see more outdoor wedding inspiration, head over to this casual outdoor wedding in White Salmon, Washington!