Kicking off Monday with a stunner: Krystal and Joey's wedding from one of our very own, Lindsay Eileen Photography! This Great-Gatsby themed wedding at The Barn at Ligonier Valley is so perfect in every way: a blend of classic and modern vintage, thoughtful details and a couple completely in love. And while a barn may not seem like the ideal setting for a Gatsby-themed wedding, Krystal and Joey turned it into the perfect backdrop for their day, complete with floral chandeliers and twinkling lights. These two have a style all their own, and we're completely smitten with the details of their day!
From Lindsay: Krystal DeMatteis and Joey Patula had gone to the same school since first grade but didn't actually talk until one night at a bar after high school. Initial sparks eventually evolved into a love story, and Joey proposed to his beautiful bride-to-be in front of the reflecting pool during a day trip to Washington D.C. Krystal recalls the moment being super embarrassing as everyone around them stopped what they were doing and began to clap. Someone in the crowd even had the foresight to grab a picture of the moment for them.
I connected with Krystal and Joey via Facebook during the earlier stages of their wedding planning, and they would later go on to model for a whimsical Bohemian styled shoot that another photographer and I had planned. We had such fun during the styled shoot, that Nathan and I were even more excited (If that's even possible...we love weddings!!) for their big day just over a month later.
Krystal's bridal look was very classy with both modern and vintage touches, and it really set off her natural beauty. I loved the gorgeous back jewelry she chose to accessorize her Maggie Sottero dress with as it added a touch of sparkle to the delicately detailed ensemble she had chosen.
These two lovebirds tied the knot with a traditional Catholic ceremony, as they place a solid emphasis on faith and the importance of family. Once the ceremony had reached its conclusion, an awesome vintage truck was waiting outside with the perfect "Just Married" sign attached.
When it came to planning their reception, Krystal and Joey chose a variation of the "Great Gatsby" theme, and their decor had several unique and whimsical touches. One of my favorite things were the vintage bridal gowns once worn by Krystal's relatives hanging in front of each window. Once Krystal changed into her reception dress, her own gown was hung next to the rest.
Another fun element of their reception that really flowed well with the Gatsby theme was the champagne pour that they did at the start of their reception into a tower of perfectly stacked glasses. The Barn at Ligonier really is a charming place for a reception, and we loved every minute of Krystal and Joey's wedding day!
Featured Photographer: Lindsay Eileen Photography
Cake Designer: Debbie Burns | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Miller's Tux and Special Occasions | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo | Apparel: Macy's | Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero Bridal | Hair Stylist: Salvatore's of Westmont/ | Caterer: Carson's Premier Catering | Floral Designer: Westwood Floral | DJ: DJ Dancin' Dan | Event Venue: The Barn at Ligonier Valley