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Aime + Shayne

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Aime and Shayne celebrated their special day at Scranton’s very own Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, and it was beyond beautiful! We cannot get enough of the details on Aime’s dress!! She even rocked a sixpence in her shoe for good luck, paying homage to the lesser known ending of “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe”. Aime and Shayne’s special day was filled with live entertainment. It is tradition for the bag piper in Aime’s family to play at special occasions; he greeted guests outside of The Radisson before the ceremony and played inside after the I Do’s, too! Silver and Ivory, a flute and piano duo, performed during the ceremony while Aime’s brother’s girlfriend, Jamie Straw, did an amazing live painting that Aime even used for her thank you cards! You can check it out below!! We wish Aime and Shayne all of the congratulations, and we hope you enjoy this glimpse into their big day!

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Steve and Jimmy

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Ceremony Site/ Reception Venue: Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel

Dress Shop: Kleinfeld Bridal / Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero

Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Gerri’s Bridal / Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Christina Wu

Tuxes: Tuxedo by Sarno

Make Up Artist: Maria Bonacuse

Flowers/ Decor: Central Park Flowers

Entertainment: Souled Out

Coordinators: Amanda DiPierro of Radisson Lackawanna Station

Cake: Minooka Pastry Shop

Invitations: Blasi Printing

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Melissa + Greg

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Melissa + Greg

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We could tell how much Melissa and Greg love each other just by seeing the way they look at each other. Their wedding day was filled with laughter, mostly thanks to Greg’s best man, Curt, who considers himself Greg’s “doppelgänger twin brother”, and heartfelt hugs thanks to Melissa’s maid of honor, Jess, who is actually Melissa’s amazing twin sister! (Sorry, Curt.. can’t beat that!) As Melissa’s sister shared in her speech, she has always been asked if she could feel “that twin thing”, and has always answered with a ‘no’. However, during Melissa and Greg’s ceremony, Melissa’s sister said she felt those exact same butterflies that Melissa felt. We think we felt a few of those butterflies, too.

Cheers to The Atherholts!!

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Steve and MJ

VIDEOGRAPHERS: Stephen and Jimmy / AUDIO: Todd

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Ceremony Site: Huntsville United Methodist Church

Reception Venue: Holiday Inn- East Mountain

Salon: Salon Nou Veau / Hair Stylist: Kelly Nealon / Makeup Artist: Alyssa Hall

Dress Shop: The Bridal Chateau / Dress Designer: Casablanca

Bridesmaid Dress Shop: David’s Bridal

Shoe Designer: Bagdley Mischka

Tuxes: Ike Behar

Jewelry: Littman Jewelers and Zales

Flowers: Mattern’s Floral

Entertainment: Mike Walton Entertaiment and Photo Booth

Transportation: Northeast Transit

Cake: Bakery Delight

Invitations: White Lace Design

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Sam + Logan

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Sweet, sweet Sam and Logan. We love them dearly. Their wedding day was every little of bit of who they are and absolutely perfect. They had a small ceremony at the historic Hayfield House on Penn State’s Wilkes-Barre campus filled with close family, friends, high fives, and the best facial expressions! After the ceremony we explored the campus during the wedding party photos. However, one of the groomsmen decided to take a break, so Sam and Logan recruited one of their friends to be a ‘stand-in’ groomsman… a pinch hitter groomsman who happened to be in a Hawaiian shirt, if you will. If you should ever find yourself missing a groomsman at your wedding, we highly recommend Sam and Logan’s tropical friend; his stand in skills are impeccable. The couple held their post ceremony celebration at Fire & Ice on Toby Creek. The food was incredibly delicious, and their cake by the very talented Electric City Bakehouse was stunning and scrumptious! Sam and Logan both agreed that for their wedding day they “literally wanted to get married and then get dinner, and [they] did just that.”

Congratulations to The Shooks!!

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Steve and MJ

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Ceremony Site: Penn State’s Hayfield House

Reception Venue: Fire & Ice on Toby Creek

Dress Shop: Tunis Bridal

Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Azazie

Tuxes: Tuxedo by Sarno

Wedding Bands: Kay Jewelers

Hair Stylist/ Makeup Artist: Ashley Evert of Halogen Hair Co.

Flowers: A&M Floral Express

Ceremony Music: Harpist Chelsea Smart

Catering: Fire & Ice

Cake: Electric City Bakehouse / Macarons: Lola French Macarons

Decor: DIY

Invitations: designed by the bride and printed by Independent Graphics

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Karlie + Jeff

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Karlie + Jeff

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What an epically romantic wedding day! Karlie and Jeff’s celebration was filled with sunshine, soft colors, and a whole lotta love! The couple chose to hold their ceremony in their alma mater’s chapel, The University of Scranton’s Madonna Della Strada Chapel. We were able to get such gorgeous shots while we wandered around campus after the ceremony, too!! From the baby’s breath accents in Karlie’s bridesmaids’ hair to the way Karlie and Jeff looked at each other during their first dance as newlyweds, everyone was swooning the whole day! However, we think our favorite detail has to be Karlie’s great grandmother’s ingenuity when it came to decking out her walking frame!! What an incredible idea! We hope you enjoy this glimpse into Karlie and Jeff’s special day.

Congrats to the newlyweds!

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Steve and MJ

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Ceremony Site: Madonna Della Strada Chapel

Reception Venue: Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel

Dress Shop: Wendy’s Bridal / Dress Designer: Morilee

Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Weddingtonway

Tuxes: Tuxedo by Sarno

Wedding Bands: Jared Jewelers

Salon: Studio RD

Flowers: Monzie’s Floral Design

Decor/ Lighting: MCR Design Group

Coordinator: Amanda DiPierro of Radisson Lackawanna Station

Entertainment: Frankie Carll Productions

Transportation: The Limo Guy

Cake: Cake Pros

Invitations: Shutterfly

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Shannon + Greg

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The KJAD Crew was looking so forward to Shannon and Greg’s wedding after getting to know the couple at their engagement session in Lancaster earlier this year. Their wedding day was nothing short of spectacular. Everyone was able to take in each part of the day to enjoy it to the fullest from prep to the packed dance floor. We always love the beginning moments of the day during prep when there’s a heightened sense of excitement for what’s to come; marrying your best friend!! We have to admit, we’re a little jealous of Shannon’s gift to Greg. That Ghostbusters Lego Set looks awesome! We are also really grateful that the rain held off after the ceremony to give us some time to explore The University of Scranton’s beautiful campus. There are so many incredible, dreamy shots of the newlyweds under all of the cherry blossom trees; we think all of them are our favorites!

All of our congratulations to Shannon and Greg!!

PHOTOGRAPHERS: MJ and Jimmy

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Ceremony Site: St. Thomas Aquinas

Reception Venue: Hilton Downtown Scranton

Dress Shop: Mary Beth Bridals / Dress Designer: Mori Lee

Bridesmaid Dress Shop: David’s Bridal

Shoes: David’s Bridal

Tuxes: Tuxedo by Sarno

Wedding Bands: VanScoy, Maurer, and Bash

Salon: Alexander’s Spa & Salon / Hair Stylist: Theresa Hagmaier of Alexander’s / Makeup Artist: Alexander’s and Nicole Allyse Marx

Flowers/ Decor: Seamons-Poinsard Florist

Lighting/ Entertainment / Photo Booth: 570 Events

Coordinators: Meghan Skelton of The Hilton and  Jenna Sabia of 4th Ave Designs

Catering: The Hilton

Transportation: NorthEast Transit

Cake: The Sweet Lush Cupcakery

Invitations: 4th Ave Design

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Mandi + Shaun

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Mandi + Shaun

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What an epic wedding day!! Mandi and Shaun chose to celebrate their special day on May 4th, and the force was definitely with them! From the Star Wars watch Mandi gifted to Shaun to their three pound white chocolate cake topper straight from Disney, the couple’s personalities shone through in every little detail. We even noticed a trail of glitter from the start of the day all the way to Constantino’s where the reception was held. Our favorite part of the day, other than seeing Mandi and Sean get married, had to be running from the Luzerne County Courthouse and over the Market Street Bridge to Kirby Park to snap some amazing shots of the newlyweds in their horse pulled carriage… that counts as a 5k, right!? We also can’t forget about Mandi’s sister’s speech that caught all of us off guard when a doorbell began to ring introducing a Domino’s Delivery Driver. It turns out that Shaun likes to order Domino’s.. often, so Mandi’s sister thought it would be the perfect gift for Shaun on his wedding day! Gotta love sister-in-laws! Speaking of in-laws, we couldn’t have said it better than Mandi’s new brother-in-law, Billy, in wishing the happy couple…

“May the Fourth be with your marriage!”

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P. S. Mandi would like everyone to know (especially you, Billy) that she did, in fact, finish her drink during her and Shaun’s reveal party at our studio!

haha. gotchya.

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Steve and Matt

VIDEOGRAPHERS: Stephen and Ryan

VENDORS:

Ceremony Site: Luzerne County Courthouse

Ceremony Entertainment: Phoenix Performing Arts Centre / Mark Woodyatt

Reception Site: Constantino’s

DJ and Emcee: Dynamic Duo Entertainment

Salon: Lavish Body & Home / Hair Stylist: Mary and Bri of Lavish / Makeup Artist: Sarah Soucek of Lavish

Dress Shop: Kleinfeld Bridal / Dress Designer: Hayley Paige

Tuxes: Tuxedo by Sarno

Shoes: Steve Madden

Wedding Bands: Zales

Jewelry: ‘something borrowed’ from bride’s mom

Florals: Mattern’s Floral

Officiant: Jesse Miller of City Lights Church

Transportation: Horse and Carriage from Bee Tree Trail / Limosuine from The Limo Guy

Catering: Constantino’s Catering

Cake: Minooka Pastry Shop / Favors: Krispy Kreme Donuts

Decor & Lighting: Constantino’s / Neon Initial Sign: HeyLightsCo

Invitations: DIY


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Natalie + Aash

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Warm, early spring days with refreshingly cool breezes always make for great engagement sessions; especially when we get to travel to new places with new faces! This time we met up with Natalie and Aash at the Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1. We absolutely love the bare brick wall that Steve, Natalie, and Aash came upon during their shoot. While setting up one of the brick shots, Steve asked Aash to tell Natalie a joke. It turns out that Aash likes telling jokes with really, really long punch lines which made for some of our favorite reactions! We fully support jokes with long punch lines, by the way.. If you have any, send them our way!! We can’t wait for this fun couple’s big wedding day in Perkasie this summer!!

Congrats again, Natalie and Aash!!

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Stephen’s Top Ten of 2018

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Stephen’s Top Ten of 2018

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Hey everyone! My name’s Stephen, and I’m the lead videographer and video editor for Knot Just Any Day! 2018 was my first year with KJAD, and I was able to be apart of 10 weddings last year. Shooting weddings was a whole new thing for me, so I was nervous and excited to shoot so many! I had a blast at each one, but there were 10 moments this year that really stood out to me. So here are my top 10 Moments of 2018!

Allie and Anthony

Allie and Anthony’s wedding was very special for me. I went to school with both of them; Allie is my age and Anthony was a year or two before us, so I knew them for a long time. I joined KJAD in early 2018, and when I found out I would be filming for the two of them, I got VERY excited. Fast forward to their wedding day and reception.. Anthony and his groomsmen rehearsed an entire surprise dance for Allie, and it was AWESOME. They had plastic toy trumpets and matching hats, and it was so fun not only to watch unfold, but to film. The other crew members and myself were running around like crazy trying to keep up with the action; it was just so much fun. My favorite moment from that dance though was when Anthony walked right up to the table where Allie and the bridesmaids were sitting, leaned across the table, kissed Allie, and went right back to dancing. It was just so smooth! He went from dancing to playing a toy trumpet to running to a table and kissing his wife and right back to dancing; didn’t miss a beat! It was so fun to see and I was smiling the whole time I was shooting it.

To check out more from their day, click here.

Elisa and Alex

Elisa and Alex’s wedding took place at Skytop Lodge, which is GORGEOUS. The two of them had planned a first look; something I have never shot before. I spent my morning with Steve as we shot for Elisa and the bridesmaids while Matt, Jimmy, and MJ went with Alex and the groomsmen. We found the place where we would do the first look, and it was this big open courtyard with the lodge in the background. I met up with the other KJAD crew members and introduced myself to Alex. I remember he barely said a word. You could see how nervous, eager, and excited he was to see Elisa for their first look. The time came for Elisa to walk out to Alex, and I had my gear set up to film in slow motion. Elisa tapped Alex on the shoulder, Alex turned around, and he just melted. They both looked at each other and hugged and kissed and it was just so emotional, and everything looked amazing. I just remember being there in the moment and thinking “they are going to be so happy when they see this footage”. I was so happy to capture that special moment. As an added bonus, showing the KJAD crew that footage when we got back to the studio was amazing. I’m pretty sure just about everyone got a little teary eye’d. (Erin here… It’s true, and we still tear up when we watch it every single time.)

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Geralyn and Lee

Geralyn and Lee’s wedding was super fun. Geralyn was super energetic and bubbly, and everything was stunning. My favorite part of their big day was during their wedding formals at Fox Hill Country Club. We took Geralyn and Lee to do their pictures before meeting up with the rest of their wedding party, and we took golf carts to go from one spot to the next. I told them that while they drove their cart to just have fun with each other, joke around, and be natural, They did just that. Geralyn leaned over Lee to steer the golf cart while Lee had his foot on the pedal. Then they switched seats altogether and Geralyn drove all while I filmed it hanging out the back of a golf cart in front of them. It was super fun to film, and I think it turned into something very unique for the two of them.

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Nick and Jackie

Nick and Jacqueline’s wedding was my favorite. Although, I might be a little biased in this decision because Nick is my brother, and I was his best man! KJAD shot video for the wedding, but (obviously) I wasn’t able to shoot the wedding because I was in it. Steve was the lead videographer for the day, so during the reception I saw my moment and had to mess with him. “So Happy Together” by The Turtles came on, and Steve was filming on the edge of the dance floor with his camera on a monopod. I walked up to him, grabbed the camera, placed it on the ground, and dragged Steve out to the dance floor where we sang and danced.. “I can’t see me lovin’ nobody but you, for all my liiiife!” It was such a fun little moment from my brothers wedding, and I’ll never forget dragging Steve out onto that dance floor.

Danielle and Connor

Danielle and Connor’s wedding was my first wedding that I shot video for. It was very nerve wracking. I remember the day before thinking about what to wear, making sure my equipment was okay, and remembering I hadn’t been to a wedding in a LONG time before then. Since I was training during that wedding, I only shot the ceremony and reception. Their wedding became the first wedding that I would also have to edit for, which was even MORE nerve wracking. KJAD had wedding films for the past few years, so I wanted to edit the film in a way that was true to KJAD, but also showcased my own style. I remember the whole time I edited I was thinking, “I really hope I’m doing this right”. When I finished it and got the crew together to sit on the couches in the studio and watch the film, I was so nervous. We watched it, and everyone LOVED it. I think that was the biggest sigh of relief I have ever had. It felt so good knowing that the hours of work I put into piecing together Danielle and Connor’s wedding day into a beautiful film paid off and was loved by everyone.

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Alexis and Justin

Alexis and Justin’s wedding was at the beautiful Fox Hill Farm in Honesdale. The moment that stands out to me was their sunset shoot. The crew at the farm took us up to get sunset shots in a golf cart. I spent some time with the photographer helping her set up lighting, and then finally got my moment for video. We set up a shot of the two of them walking towards the camera and holding hands with the sunset in the background, and it was just gorgeous. It’s used as the final shot in their wedding film, and it’s such a big, colorful shot. It’s easily one of my favorite shots from this year.

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Alyssa and Alex

Alyssa and Alex was my first wedding without the training wheels on. I was even more nervous for this one than my first one. I was about to spend the whole day with the bride and groom, which was new to me. My day started at Alyssa’s sister’s house and ended at The Beaumont Inn. It was a long, fun, and rewarding day. It was fun because I got to interact with the couple a lot more than at my first wedding. I was there for when Alyssa read her note from Alex in the morning to wedding formals across the grounds of the inn to the dance floor in the beautiful reception area. I remember getting home that night, exhausted, and thinking about how much fun I had over the course of that day.

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Nick and Jackie

So, back to my brothers wedding. Yay, we partied, and, yay they are married. Okay, now time to get back to work… but wait, I need to edit my brothers wedding film!? Oh jeez… okay, I got this. Editing Nick and Jacqueline’s wedding video was a BIG task. It was a weird experience to be editing a wedding and using footage of me and my best man speech to tell the story of Nick and Jacqueline. Nothing can really prepare yourself for hearing your own speech paired with wedding background music. The best part was showing my family the wedding film once it was done. Everyone loved it, and it was definitely the most rewarding thing I’ve worked on all year.

Alexis and Justin

With most weddings, we run around and shoot pretty much all day. There isn’t much time for breaks or relaxing. The only time in the day that we can really do that is during the reception when dinner is being served. Usually we get a small side room or a table on the outskirts of the party. However, at Alexis and Justin’s wedding, they had set up a really nice area outside of the barn where the reception was being held. There were old couches and chairs set up and it was just a really relaxing spot. So, the crew and myself sat on the couches during dinner and got some time to just talk and relax. The sun was setting and it was such a hot day and it finally started to cool down. We all got the chance to just sit down, take a nice break, relax, and actually take it all in. There’s not many times when we get the chance to do that because we are usually running around capturing everything, so any time we get to sit back, relax, and take it all in is always appreciated.

Allie and Anthony

Allie and Anthony’s wedding, as I mentioned before, was a special one for me. I started at KJAD in 2018, went through training that year, and was still learning what it takes to shoot weddings. However, Allie and Anthony’s wedding was the point in the year when I thought “I got this.” Two other videographers and I shot this wedding, and we all coordinated throughout the day on what shots to get and where to set up audio. There was never a point in that day when I felt overwhelmed or flustered, and ever since that wedding I’ve felt the same way. Their day gave me a lot more confidence in myself as a wedding videographer, and their wedding film is one that I am and will always be proud of!

Well, there we have it. These are my Top 10 Moments of 2018. The past year was an amazing experience, and I loved shooting every wedding.

Here’s to 2019!

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