Jennifer & Robert: A Fall Wedding in Chalk Hill, PA

Jennifer King sailed through the morning of her wedding day with the peaceful, steady composure that most brides can only hope for. Her mother fussed,

Jennifer King sailed through the morning of her wedding day with the peaceful, steady composure that most brides can only hope for. Her mother fussed, her sister (also her matron of honor) got excited, but Jennifer refused to let anything throw her aura of calm. THE BRIDE Jennifer King THE GROOM Robert Semsey THE DATE October 21 But as she waited with her bridal party at St. Procopius Church in New Salem for the ceremony to begin, Jennifer began to worry. I had only one fear, she says, and that was that I would cry during my ceremony. She tried to relax, but then Jennifer heard the first notes of Pachelbel's Canon in D Minor being played on the violin by a friend. I completely lost it, says Jennifer, I just burst into tears. The rush of emotion passed quickly for Jennifer, and she was able to walk down the aisle with a smile on her face to marry Robert Semsey.

The Music
Long tables were decorated with pumpkins elaborately carved by the bride. Colorful fall leaves and branches with berries were sprinkled around glowing candles on the tables.
Jennifer wanted something not frilly or beaded, and headed to the David's Bridal near where she worked as a store manager for The Body Shop. Rather than trying on one certain gown and knowing instantly that it was 'the one,' Jennifer found herself returning a dozen times to try on a selection of gowns. In the end, she realized that there was one dress in particular, a strapless gown, that she tried on every time and finally realized it must be the right choice.
The Bridal Bouquet
The Bridesmaid Looks
The Reception Decor
The Couple
The Ceremony
Jennifer and Robert fell in love with the Christian W. Klay Winery in Chalk Hill, and celebrated their wedding reception in the enormous barn built circa 1880. Jennifer designed most of the decor herself, and the result was an atmosphere both rustic and elegant.
The Wedding Party Looks