If you’ve ever met a Penn Stater, you don’t need me to tell you that our alumni are a bit uh, fanatical about our alma mater. And why shouldn’t we be? We spent (at least) four years learning and growing and being shaped into real adult human beings at one of the magical places in the world. Penn State’s alma mater song says it best: Thou didst mould us, Dear Old State.
But for some, the love for all things blue and white draws its significance not just from the place where they attended university, but the place where they met their life’s partner in crime. Call me crazy, but I think it’s something special when you couples get to share a love for their school, and even more meaningful when they had the chance to spend some of those years on campus together. Kim and Ryan experienced both sides of the coin: spending two years together on campus and two apart while Ryan received his master’s degree at Michigan State. If there were ever a pair who had enough love to cover the distance across half of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Lake Erie (and back again!), it’s Ryan and Kim.
This past Saturday as I had the privilege of helping these two incredible people celebrate their wedding, the love the Ryan had for Kim was shining. Exuding. Palpable. And when Kim is in Ryan’s arms, you can just tell that she is home. Their love is a pretty incredible one, and I feel so lucky to have been a part of their day. Kim and Ryan, I am so happy that our lives have intersected! I hope you love reliving your day through your images, and that you have an incredible time in ST. LUCIA!!
Introducing: Mr. and Mrs. Stahl
PAUSE. Let’s take a moment to admire Kim’s incredibly gorgeous dress. So much pretty!
Kim’s bridesmaids reactions to seeing her in her dress were the sweetest!
LADY!! Go ahead with your gorgeous self! So stunning, Kim!
Time to walk his daughter down the aisle :) Many thanks to Catara Carrell for capturing this and many other amazing shots of this day!
Stunned by his bride!
And SO joyful!!!
This little mint porch was the perfect portrait location. Collegeville, PA, you’re pretty darn cute!
Marriage looks good on you two ;)
Work. It. Kim!
Always love a big ol’ tree!
And to think, Kim almost didn’t wear her veil!! Love love love these!
Each table was identified by a place on campus that had been special to Ryan and Kim. I loved it!
How about this miniature Beaver Stadium field that Kim’s dad created? I need one! You guys ready for this?! It’s a LION SHRINE GROOMS CAKE!? Can EVERY wedding have one of these?
Just the coolest.
Even the Creamery’s famous ice cream made an appearance!
As the sunset, I knew we had to take advantage of the gorgeous evening.
Oh golden hour… Just beautiful, you two.
Congratulations, Ryan and Kim!!! Big thanks to the vendors that made this incredible Nittany Lion wedding possible!
Venue » Spring Hollow Golf Club, Spring City, PA
Church » Trinity United Church of Christ, Collegeville, PA
Wedding Gown » Vera Wang for David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses » David’s Bridal
Men’s Suits » Men’s Wearhouse
Makeup » Kouture Beauty Designs
Hair » Roseann’s Hair Salon
Florist » Jenny Greenwald
Caterer » Spring Hollow Golf Club
Bakery » Sugar Buzz
Stationery » VistaPrint
Photobooth » iLOVE Team
DJ » VIP DJ Entertainment
Second Shooter » Catara Carrell Photography