Hello and welcome! I'm Emily Jefferis, a wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer located in Grove City, PA. Investment information, details, and my portfolios are available at www.willajphotography.com. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me through emily@willajphotography.com. Thanks for looking!

Sep 5, 2012

Melissa & Stephen | Grove City, PA Wedding Photography

Oh, sweet Missy & Stephen. Where do I even begin with these two?  Perhaps at the beginning. I knew I adored them from our first client meeting.  The coffee shop we planned to meet in was closed, so we moved on over to the next best place...Subway.  Yes, I met new clients at Subway.  How classy am I?  Well it didn't take long for me to learn that Missy & Stephen are two of the most gracious, flexible, and kind people around.  They made up for every ounce of class I lacked that evening.  In abundance!  And when they chose me as their wedding photographer, I was astounded...and thrilled!  Missy is an absolute GEM, and Stephen is generous and talented. I could go on and on about these two. But suffice it to say that I think the world of them!

Missy and Stephen were married this past Saturday in Grove City. And, like Stephen's brother shared during his toast, their wedding could not have more perfectly reflected their classy, sophisticated taste.  The whole day--from their beautiful service of holy matrimony to the pearls, the bow tie, the typewriter, and the lace--was a slice of true sophistication.  Missy and Stephen, we cannot thank you enough for entrusting us to document your wedding day. You two are the best! We hope you're having a fabulous time in Cabo! Much love and gratitude:).

Missy and her bridesmaids spent the morning getting ready in her childhood home.  Nerves were a bit high that 
morning, as they so often are.  But everything came together just beautifully when she stepped into her gorgeous 
wedding gown.  She chose a very elegant, lace wedding gown.  And let me tell you, this dress was made for her! 

Could Missy be any more stunning?!  She was SO ready to finally see her groom. Meanwhile, Stephen and the guys
were getting ready at Stephen's home. A special thanks to my husband for capturing these photographs of the guys! 

Looking quite dapper, gentlemen!  I loved the suits.  Missy and Stephen were joined in holy matrimony by
Father Allison, who gave a lovely sermon, at Stephen & Missy's church, Beloved Disciple Catholic Church.

They're finally married!!  We decided to take wedding party & bridegroom portraits at the New Castle Country Club. The 
forecast called for 0% chance of rain that morning, which translated to a downpour. Of course:). We made it work for 
wedding party photographs, ducking in and out. But thankfully, things cleared up well for Missy & Stephen's portraits. 

Missy & Stephen hosted a gorgeous reception at the New Castle Country Club.  The dining room looked just amazing!
 It perfectly reflected their sophisticated style, from all of the carefully-chosen details to the delicious dinner.  And the
outdoor-tented patio dance party? They couldn't have picked a better way conclude a very beautiful, long-awaited day! 

Ceremony | Beloved Disciple Catholic Church
Reception | New Castle Country Club
Flowers | Flowers on Vine
DJ | HouseRockers
Cake | Cakes by Karla
Honeymoon | CABO!