Power Plant Productions Wedding - Modern Industrial Loft // Kate & Jared
June 5, 2019 , Weddings
As I said goodbye to Kate and Jared at the end of their wedding, I felt like crying (good tears, of course!). After several hours with them, their friends, and their families, my heart overflowed with gratitude and I said to them, “your wedding is a perfect example of why I do what I do.” You might think that after 200+ weddings I’d get tired of it, but I never do. For example, the wedding vision was simple enough: gather everyone in one place and have a great time. But Jared and Kate took it deeper. Every part of their day seemed to stay laser-focused on what matters most: the connections between people.
Their Power Plant Productions wedding (one of my favorite unique venues!) was a perfect magical cocktail of so many emotional moments. Kate’s brother led part of the ceremony, followed by a close family friend (the mayor of Lancaster, no less!). As guests dived into the cocktail-style dinner reception, we snuck out for portraits. I try to read my couples and let their energy and personalities dictate how I guide them for photos. For these two laid back souls, it meant a walk down to Race Street Pier, with bridges that remind them of their hometown, Pittsburgh.
One thing in particular at the reception stuck out, and will forever hold a special place in my heart. Kate’s mother gave an impromptu toast based on a promise she made to her late father, Kate’s grandfather. Before his passing, he asked her to make sure that someone was able to dance with Kate at her wedding in his absence. Even I was crying as Kate’s brother stepped in to honor the family’s patriarch and the entire room joined in for a slow dance.
Someone asked me recently what makes a wedding a “great” wedding. There’s no steadfast rule, but I think Jared and Kate’s is a great standard. It all comes back to people and the real, unscripted moments that happen when they’re together.
Here’s Kate & Jared’s modern and laid back loft wedding at Power Plant Productions from this March:
Ceremony & Reception: Power Plant Productions
Groom’s Getting Ready Location: Lokal Hotel, Old City
Photos: Race Street Pier
Bride’s Gown: Sarah Seven
Catering: Power Events Catering
Florals, signage/invites, ceremony decor: Kate’s family