Anya and Joel’s Woodsy Wedding

Anya and Joel’s woodsy wedding was relaxing and rustic. The new mr and mrs. met when they were pre-teens and were high school sweethearts. After college, Anya began working as a nurse while Joel finished his senior year at Cedarville University. When COVID hit, Joel’s last semester of college, along with his last season of track was cut short, and he headed home to finish up. It was still months until their wedding, and they both thought that by June everything would be back to normal. From the photographer: “Their venue and guest count changed so many times in the few months before their wedding, they were almost ready to head to the courthouse, if they had to. Thankfully they didn’t have to do that! Only a month before their wedding, they booked the most beautiful location they could have dreamed of. The Barn at Artemis is a hidden gem, in the small community of Brogue. It overlooks the Susquehanna River and has beautiful views from every direction.”

The ceremony was intimate and simple. Everyone in the bridal party looked amazing. With the river as a backdrop and all of the lush greenery around, it was a beautiful wedding. From the photographer: “One of the most touching moments was when Joel’s father prayed for them. It meant so much to have the blessing of both of their families on the best day of their lives. After the ceremony, we walked around the grounds and took some stunning photos of Joel and Anya, the beautiful scenery and their guests. The reception was relaxing and fun. Choosing brick oven pizza from Forno Bova was perfect for the laid back feel of the day. And Beiler’s donuts instead of wedding cake…yes!! So many flavors. (Who knew there were s’mores and mocha creme donuts?) This was especially “sweet” to Joel who loves donuts and took Anya on many “donut dates” in college!”

Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Van Heusen//Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo//Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie//Bakery: Beiler’s Donuts//Caterer: Forno Bova//Event Venue: The Barn at Artemis| The Art of Living//Photographer: John Malloy Photography