Ashley and I met back in September of 2017 when she was a bridesmaid in her cousin Nikki’s wedding and I was filming! I was so happy when she asked me later to be the videographer for her wedding as well!
Ashley and Kyle planned a late Summer wedding at Peek’n Peak Resort in Clymer, New York. When I book a wedding outside of Pittsburgh, I typically ask my fiance, Alex to come along to assist! He makes an awesome chauffeur, helps me carry my equipment and has become a great second shooter!
September 8th turned out to be the most perfect day. A light breeze and just enough cloud cover kept us cool. Fall was in the air! We arrived at the Resort a couple of hours early to be safe and stopped for some lunch before getting to work!
We wrapped up and made our way back to the car to prep our equipment. I noticed some other people in the parking lot doing the same thing and realized they must be Ashley and Kyle’s photographers. They were, so together, we found our way through the lodge to Ashley’s bridal room. I sent Alex to meet Kyle and his groomsmen while I filmed the girls as they finished hair and makeup. We needed some shots of them wearing their adorable matching robes and slippers! Offen my favorite moments of a wedding day happen in the hours leading up to a walk down the aisle.
Looking their best, Kyle and Ashley snuck away from the bridal party for an intimate meeting before their ceremony. They spent some time together laughing and playing before heading over to exchange personal vows before their guests. A first look is an awesome way to sneak in some extra time for portraits on a really busy wedding day!
One of Kyle’s groomsmen doubled as their officiant, adding another special touch to this milestone in their relationship. Kyle and Ashley exchanged the sweetest personal vows and shared a bit of their love story. They laughed about the way fate had brought them together at a Luke Bryan concert and promised to keep the same spark they felt that day through their marriage.
After their first kiss, Kyle and Ashley mingled with their loved ones as their photo/video team documented! The bridal party made some room for me in their party bus and we did a loop around the resort, hunting down some breathtaking views for a few more photos before returning to the reception.
Following their grand entrance, the newlyweds shared their first official dance as husband and wife, cut their cake and gently fed one another a small bite. Ashley’s Father welcomed their guests and shared some kind words about his daughter and new son-in-law. He turned over the mic to Ashley’s maid of honor/sister who delivered a hilarious and at times, tear jerking toast to the bride and groom. Finally, Kyle’s best man made the crowd laugh as he took to the floor and shared stories of growing up with a brother like Kyle.
Soon enough, a bottle of Fireball Whiskey with a GoPro strapped to the top, was being passed around for shots. Guests danced the night away beneath a string lit ballroom ceiling and chanted the Penn State fight song as their team went on to beat Pitt, 51-6. A sweet ending to the sweetest celebration!
I had so much fun getting to know Ashley and Kyle and spending time with their friends and family throughout this incredible day! It’s been a privilege documenting and sharing their story! Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Clement!
Venue: Peek’n Peak Resort
Videographer: Shannon Chavez Production
Photographer: Matt Kleck
DJ: Pat Martin
Chair Covers: Erie Chair Covers