24 July 2012
Henok + Sarah at the Zembo Shrine | Harrisburg Wedding Photographer
Henok and Sarah met in college like any other typical couple, but that is where the typical stops. Sarah is a beautiful blonde, born in Venezuela and Henok is an Ethiopian with countless brothers and sisters. They all attended the wedding, traveling from heartland Nebraska and homeland Ethiopia.
The wedding took place at the Grantham church in central PA and then the party headed to Italian Lake and the Zembo Shrine for the reception. While snapping photos at Italian Lake, Sarah pulled out a gallon ziploc bag, full to the brim with dried roses.
"Hey Amy -- these are all the roses that Henok gave me while we were dating. Do you think we could throw them in the air or something?
Umm - yes?!
Once we headed indoors through the grand staircase of the Zembo Shrine, the party really started. From fill your own candy bags and dancing that pushed the tables out of the way, this reception was full of life and entertainment.
The wedding was beautiful and seemed high ticket from the outside, but once Sarah started sharing her secrets, I started to realize that she had been able to save pennies all over the place. That gorgeous dress with the mile long train? $20 at Salvation Army. Those amazing flower arrangements? Those were done by a friend. From start to finish, details were beautifully done and brilliantly executed, but they didn't ALL cost an arm and a leg. This wedding was all about the ceremony, the family, the fun and I was honored to be a part!