Intimate Pennsylvania Waterfall Elopement: Mallory + Will

Waterfall Elopement

After falling in love with an image Lauren Fair Photography had taken of a couple in Iceland in front of a waterfall, Mallory + Will decided on two very important wedding details. First, they knew they had to have Lauren along to capture their day and second, they just had to find a waterfall backdrop, but somewhere a bit closer to home.

The decided on Hickory Run State Park at Hawk Falls in Pennsylvania and chose to forgo ceremony music + decor and instead allow the natural sounds of the waterfall and creek to accompany their vows. They hosted an intimate reception at at VRBO rental nearby and we just love the magical feel of their day!

flower crown

Waterfall Elopement

Mallory wore a beautiful long sleeved wedding dress, the “Ella” wool-crepe gown by Roland Mouret + carried a gorgeous, woodsy bouquet by Allium Floral.

Waterfall Elopement

Waterfall Elopement

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

My favorite memory is looking down during the ceremony at Will's hands, holding mine. It was a chilly fall day, and I was foolish enough to think the long sleeves on my wedding dress would be enough to keep away the chill. I remember feeling so grateful that Will was there to keep me warm, and I realized that he would be there to do so for the rest of our lives.

Waterfall Elopement

Waterfall Elopement

Waterfall Elopement

Waterfall Elopement

Waterfall Elopement

Waterfall Elopement

We’re seriously loving this bouquet!! Browse more of our favorites on our Wedding Bouquets Pinterest board!

Waterfall Elopement

corgi pup

Waterfall Elopement

Waterfall Elopement

hunter rain boots

How great are Mallory’s green Hunter Boots? While we need no excuse to rock cute rain boots, these bad boys definitely made sense given the circumstances!

Waterfall Elopement

Waterfall Elopement

Waterfall Elopement

Waterfall Elopement

cheese board

Waterfall Elopement

M says, During our reception, we used a playlist of romantic jazz tracks by Claude Debussy, Barry Harris, Monty Alexander, and the Gene Harris Quartet.

Waterfall Elopement

Waterfall Elopement

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Early in the planning process, we read that the bride and groom should think individually about their top priorities for the wedding, then come together to decide on 2-3 shared priorities. We used that list of priorities to design our budget together, and revisited the budget periodically. Beyond your top priorities, we recommend simplify, simplify, simplify!

photography: Lauren Fair Photography // ceremony: Hickory Run State Park at Hawk Falls, Pennsylvania // reception: VRBO rental // florals + flower crown: Sarah Petryk of Allium Floral // wedding dress: Roland Mouret “Ella” wool-crepe gown // wedding dress retailer: Kleinfeld Bridal NY // shoes: Hunter // hair + makeup: Gina Kay of True Beauty Marks // groom’s suit: Banana Republic suit, Hugh & Crye dress shirt // paper goods: self-designed by bride // catering: Trattoria 903 of Jim Thorpe PA, Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom of Bethlehem PA, Alice Bakery & Confectionary of North Wales PA // cake: Blondie’s Cupcakes of Catasaqua PA // officiant: Anella McFee (groom’s grandmother)

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