The beauty of weddings is that every event is different. From style preferences and personal touches, to tradition and inspiration – each wedding is a unique product of the couple’s hard work and planning.
HR Representative, Ryanne, and Third Grade Teacher, Conner, met in 2012 when they were both students at Lock Haven University. They were friends throughout college, and then Ryanne moved out to California for an internship. Conner flew out to visit for a week, and they realized it was the real deal… they’ve been together ever since!
We asked them to take us on a visual tour of their wedding day with their amazing EBE Team Members: MC Jon Mulhern, DJ Audio Phoenix, and Drummer Rick Lowery. They celebrated their beautiful Harrisburg Wedding on September 8th, 2018 at Harmony Hall Estate. Their wedding style was rustic, woodsy, and DIY with a eucalyptus-inspired color palate.Let’s walk through their day to see how they pulled it all together!
9:00 a.m. – Getting Ready
Ryanne & Conner both got ready in the Farm House at Harmony Hall Estate. Ryanne was with her bridal party in the Bridal Suite, while Conner was on the first floor. Ryanne’s Hair & Makeup Team was curated by Liz Lesher, Stylist and Owner of Lush Hair Lab.The couple’s Photographer, Christopher Brittain, arrived for some getting ready photos.
5:30 p.m. – Ceremony
Ryanne & Conner were married at outside of the Farm House at Harmony Hall Estate. Conner and his groomsmen wore matching suits from JoS. A. Bank, and Ryanne’s bridal party wore mismatched steel blue dresses from David’s Bridal. Ryanne’s dress, also from David’s Bridal, was a gift from above. Her Galina lace dress was retailed for above her budget, but she just kept trying it on. After deciding to splurge on her dream dress, she brought it to the counter and it rang up as $99!
Their ceremony music was provided by EBE DJ Jon Mulhern, which consisted of Vitamin String Quartet versions of 3 Libras, The Only Exception, and I Miss You. Ryanne and Conner chose a childhood friend of Conner’s, Richard, to act as the officiant for their ceremony. After they said their vows, the newly married couple and their Wedding Parties exited to Brandy by Looking Glass.
6:00 p.m. – Cocktail Hour
While guests enjoyed cocktail hour, the newly-married couple took some formal portraits.
7:00 p.m. – Reception
The reception doors opened in the main building at Harmony Hall, and the guests were ready to party! Ryanne & Conner were introduced as Husband and Wife for the first time, they shared their first dance to Ferrari by Bebe Rexha. After that, the EBE team was ready to fill the dance floor.
We were able to ask Ryanne & Conner a few questions about their wedding day… Check it out!
What was your favorite part of wedding planning?
Booking with EBE!! Music was the MOST important piece for us!! Nothing else compared to the excitement we felt knowing the music was going to be amazing. We couldn’t wait to dance all night with our friends.
What was your favorite moment from your wedding?
Conner’s vows. THEY were AWESOME!!!
What was it like working with EBE?
From our very first call with Joel Aaron…he could hear it in our voice how much we wanted an EBE Wedding. We couldn’t quite budget for a band and they were booking up fast (cause they are amazing, duh!). We hung up with Joel, feeling upset because we had our heart set on EBE. We emailed him an afterthought and said, “What about your DJ pricing?” He e-mailed us back right away and told us to call him. We talked for about 45 minutes and he sold us on the MC/DJ/Drummer combo (DJ Live) which we were SO HAPPY AND EXCITED FOR. It was exactly in our budget and worth every single penny. (Conner has played the drums his whole life, so the drummer element was such an awesome addition.) Our guests are still talking about how cool it was.
What made you choose EBE?
My (Ryanne’s) cousin had a live EBE band at their wedding (Barcelona). I went up to my dad that night and said, “I want EBE at my wedding.” I wasn’t even engaged!! LOL.
If you could’ve changed something about your wedding, what would it have been?
I (Ryanne) wasn’t feeling well at one point and had to excuse myself for about an hour during the reception. I hated it because I seriously just wanted to be on the dance floor.
What is your advice to future EBE brides and grooms in regards to the stress of wedding planning and the choosing of vendors?
Have faith in those you hire to do the job and go with your gut. I knew I was in excellent hands with EBE and when I wasn’t feeling well, they handled it so professionally by keeping my guests going. We picked up right where we needed to be as soon as I gave Jon the go-ahead. I SO appreciated that!
Vendor List Recap
Getting Ready, Ceremony, and Reception Venue: Harmony Hall Estate
Hair & Makeup: Lush Hair Lab
Photographer: Brittain Studios
Bride & Bridesmaid Dresses: Galina Lace Trumpet from David’s Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Suits: JoS. A. Bank
Caterer: Karen’s Catering
Music: MC Jon Mulhern, DJ Audio Phoenix, and DJ Live Drummer Rick Lowery
Florist: Plenty of Petals
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