Just Married: Kyle and Bryce Hollinger
Thomas Beaman Photography, Camp Hill
Oct. 6, 2012
Dark elegance: black and white with “a polished-up 'Addams Family' ” look. From the glistening hors d’oeuvres tent, to the 15-piece orchestra stage, to butlered late-night snacks, this extravagant fête was a mash-up of cosmopolitan New York City and Pennsylvania farmland, with JDK stage-managing 12 vendors. The couple, self-identifying as “both a little strange,” wanted swanky “but slightly creepy” for their October wedding.
An instant tent city on a family property that the public normally uses for flying remote-control airplanes. Kyle, a graphic designer, chose music-synched lighting to color-wash the black and white theme and illuminate the ice sculptures, including a huge raw seafood ice bar, diamond ice curtain and drink luge.
Texture-rich layers of white in Bryce’s custom dress, the bouquets, a cake dressed in a ruffled “skirt,” patterned lighting and hand-sewn tablecloths. Black candelabras dripping with snowy orchids. A funky white lounge against a sea of black urban chic: carpet, chandeliers, linens and paper. Pops of color in a candy bar and cerise shoes. Monograms and hand-painted words of love. On the menu, upscale met rural, with vanilla-scented sea bass, “jeweled couscous” and micro-sunburst squash, chicken-waffle sliders and torched Fluffernutters. Winning an international catering award, this choreographed event reflected the artistry of the couple and their vendors. Among JDK’s triumphs was serving 315 guests a piping hot gourmet meal simultaneously in the middle of a field.
THE GUEST OF HONOR:
The couple’s bowtied bulldog “son” led them down the aisle, fell asleep during the wedding and was not invited to the reception.
A collaboration culminating in an Italian silk peau de soie with a shirred fit-and-flair silhouette, dropped hip line and a surprise inset of ornamented silk chiffon.
White limos and, eventually, as the Murano bottle stopper favors hinted, Italy.
Bride: custom gown and hairpiece from Posh Bridal, Lancaster, www.poshbridal.com; bridesmaids and mothers: In White Bridal Boutique, Lancaster, www.inwhite.com; groomsmen: black European-style suits, Mens Wearhouse.
Carmina Cristina, Lemoyne, www.carminacristina.com.
THE WEDDING PLANNER:
Wedding producer: David Everett, Weddings by JDK, Camp Hill and Lancaster, www.weddingsbyjdk.com; wedding coordinator: Jonnaysa Kirkham, Planned Perfection, Lancaster, www.plannedperfectionpa.com.
THE REHEARSAL DINNER:
Stock’s Manor, Mechanicsburg, www.stocksmanor.com.
THE RECEPTION AND EATS:
Weddings by JDK.
THE SAVE THE DATES:
Anticipate Invitations, Marietta, www.anticipateinvitations.com.
Persnickety Invitation Studio, York, www.persnicketyinc.com.
Event Central, Mechanicsburg, www.eventcentralpa.com.
Weddings by JDK.
The Couture Cakery, Lemoyne, www.couturecakery.net.
Cinemacake Filmmakers, King of Prussia, www.cinemacake.com
Unique Limousine, Harrisburg, www.uniquelimousine.com.
Photographer: Thomas Beaman Photography, Camp Hill, www.thomasbeaman.com