Wedding Express: Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station Ceremonies

If you spend any time looking at wedding magazines, you’ll see they’re full of unique, outdoor venues for ceremonies in every conceivable place from beaches to lakesides, gardens to bridges, barns, backyards, and pergolas. But have you ever considered the drawbacks? No shade, chance of rain, no electricity for ceremony music, renting the extra chairs… there is so much to consider.

Here at the Gettysburg Hotel, we’ve got you covered with a unique outdoor venue that releases you from all the worry and stress. Enjoy a ceremony in downtown Gettysburg at the historic Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station, just two doors away from the Gettysburg Hotel. Guests will be welcomed into the gated pavilion and can find a perfect seat to experience your wedding day I Do’s.

The Pavilion is covered, which offers shade for your guests and protects them from any chance of showers. And when you rent the pavilion through the Gettysburg Foundation, your rental covers the use of our banquet chairs when you book your reception at the Gettysburg Hotel! It’s also ideal for your DJ or other live entertainment because there is electricity available at no extra fee.

The preferred DJs, photographers and florists of the Gettysburg Hotel have extensive experience in this space and know how to make it magical. And don’t worry about accidentally seeing your almost-spouse. Our attentive wedding coordinator will make sure you stay separate until the moment you walk down the aisle.

After the ceremony, we will usher your guests back to the Gettysburg Hotel via a tree lined path so they can enjoy your cocktail hour while you stay and have your first photos taken as newlyweds!

In case you’re choosing Gettysburg for the historic aspect, this train station is where Abraham Lincoln arrived when he gave the Gettysburg Address. Join President Lincoln in making your mark in history at this gorgeous and one of a kind venue!

For more information on having your wedding ceremony and reception at the Gettysburg Hotel, contact April Rose, Catering & Events Manager, at arose@hotelgettysburg.com or 717-338-5408.

 

Photographs provided by Martin Reardon Photography, Creative Force Photography, and Leer Photography.

7 Steps to the Perfect Candy Buffet

Creating the perfect candy buffet for your wedding can be tricky, but if you follow these simple steps, you’ll have it down in no time. Join me as I create this Easter themed candy buffet, complete with a wide assortment of holiday favorites in pastel colors.

Step 1 – Vessels

Assemble your vessels and make sure they’re all washed and allowed to dry fully.

I’ve chosen to use glassware, but if it fits your theme, use whatever container you like. Just make sure that you can fit a hand down inside to pull out the candy.

Step 2 – Organize and Fill

Separate your items by type and lay next to the vessel that best suits the item. Once that’s organized, go ahead and fill the jars.

Things to keep in mind:

  • It’s better to have a full container with extra candy for refills than to have a container that does not look full.
  • It’s also okay to have multiple jars with the same items, especially if they’re popular flavors.
  • If there’s no theme, that’s okay. If there is a theme, keep in mind that the goal is for people to actually want to eat the candy. Don’t buy things that no one likes just because the color is right or you’ll be left taking it home and trying to feed it to Fido.
  • Don’t be afraid to mix items. A candy buffet can easily become a treat buffet and I don’t think anyone will mind. Doing a movie theme? Mix in some popcorn. Want a black, white and gold vintage theme? Mix in Oreos, chocolate covered pretzels and marshmallows. It’s your buffet. Do what you like!
  • Plan for approximately 1/2 pound of candy per guest.

Step 3 – Height

Use random items as platforms to create height.

Use whatever items you have lying around… crates, a stack of plates, boxes (just make sure they’re stable), etc. Cake stands also work, but would go on top of the fluff. Depending on how decorative the cake stand it, try to balance it was a less ornate bowl or plain candy.

Step 4 – Fluff

Don’t go crazy with the fluff. It’s just supposed to add some color and cover the platforms. Be sure the fluff is a few feet longer than the size of the table top. I suggest about 3 yards for a standard 6′ table to be sure you can cover the platforms with enough to spare.

If the table you’re using has skirting clipped to it, position it so the fluff covers the clips so they don’t detract from the pristine final look.

Step 5 – Position


This is probably the trickiest part and will take some patience. Just keep moving things around until you find your desired look. Here’s how I do it…

  • Keep like items apart. If you have two containers of Reese’s cups, put them on opposite sides of the table.
  • Vary your heights. Ideally, your containers will be differing in shape and size. Put tall items on the platforms to make the buffet look even taller and put short squat, containers on the table itself or on low elevations. This gives the table extremes in both directions and makes it look grand.
  • Use as few tables as possible to fit all of the vessels. It’s better to have one very full table than two that have too much negative space.

Step 6 – Goody Bags

Add your scoops and tongs (metal are best if possible) and goody bags. The goody bags need to be appropriately sized. If they’re too big, you’ll find yourself with an empty buffet very early on.
If you’re labeling the candy, go ahead and add those along with any ribbons or further accents. The attention to detail is what will make your buffet stand out!

Step 7 – Edit!

In our case, I tried some ribbons, but it made the table too overwhelming so I took them off. Don’t feel like you have to use everything you bought. I ended up adding just a few plastic Easter eggs, the perfect finishing touch.

Store the extra candy in a bin under the buffet so it can be filled as necessary (assuming your table is skirted). Please share photos of your candy buffet creations!

Gettysburg Hotel Weddings: A One Stop Shop

As a newly engaged couple, deciding on your venue is the very first and the most difficult process of planning your wedding. Comparing prices, décor, the coordinator, the dates, the distance for friends and family, and your ceremony location can be quite stressful.

While barns, wineries, orchards, museums etc., are beautiful and unique settings for the big day, there are many factors to consider. There is the rental of the space, the hiring of a caterer and staff, renting your own linens, tables and chairs, and being responsible for your own setup and cleanup. Not to mention, hiring an outside coordinator to take care of all of your wedding day needs, renting a shuttle to take guests back and forth to the hotel, and reserving a hotel block. Why go through all of that extra added stress when you can go to a place that just does it all?

That’s where the benefit of having your wedding in a full-service hotel, like the Gettysburg Hotel, comes in. The Gettysburg Hotel is just as beautiful and unique as the above places mentioned, and there are plenty of options not only for you and your fiancé, but for your family and friends as well.

The Gettysburg Hotel has the catering and alcohol on site, so you get to pay one price per person, which includes everything from the linens and the ballroom, to the event staff. When hosting your wedding at the Gettysburg Hotel, your wedding cake is included in each of our packages and comes from one of our preferred bakeries – Wells Family Baking Company or Karen Rodkey Cakes. We have an onsite coordinator, April, to help walk you through the process, who will be there the day of to set up your décor and who will handle every step of the way in between. She will work with you from start to finish to ensure a flawless event.

There are options for on-site ceremonies as well. At the Gettysburg Hotel, there are traditional options such as our ballroom or smaller meeting rooms, as well as another unique and historic choice – the Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station.

When having your wedding at a hotel, there are fewer logistics to worry about on your wedding day. You and your bridal party can wake up and get ready at the hotel and not worry about moving a muscle! The Gettysburg Hotel offers your guests discounted room rates, so not only can they enjoy your special day, but a weekend getaway too. If a guest needs to change their shoes, forgets your card, or is just ready for bed, all they have to do is get on an elevator and they are good to go! You can even have a private get together with everyone the next morning for breakfast or a rehearsal dinner the night before. The Gettysburg Hotel’s restaurant and pub on the property, One Lincoln, is the ideal spot for pre/post-wedding cocktails, and any breakfast, lunch, and dinner needs for you and your guests throughout the weekend.

When making the choice where to host your wedding, take into consideration the value of the venue you are choosing. If you go with a full-service hotel like the Gettysburg Hotel, truly all of your needs for the best day of your life can be met in one location and can be celebrated all weekend long with your loved ones!

Looking for information about having a hotel wedding? Contact the Gettysburg Hotel’s wedding expert, April, to discuss your options.

 

 

Gin Signature Drinks

Looking for a signature drink for your wedding or special event? Check out these two options created by One Lincoln’s mixologist, both featuring gin as the base. Give them a try and tell us your thoughts!

Flower Child

  • 1oz. Hendricks Gin
  • Splash Juniper infused simple syrup
  • .5 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
  • Muddled Cucumber

Combine ingredients in a shaker, stir, and double strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a Purple Orchid or Honeysuckle Flower.
 
 

The Quintessential Gentleman

  • 1oz. Nolet’s Gin
  • Splash Rose petal/saffron-infused simple syrup
  • Splash Campari
  • Splash Grapefruit Juice

Combine ingredients in a shaker, stir, strain into rocks glass, garnish with an Orange Twist or Juniper Berries.

5 Easy Steps to Create the Perfect Signature Cocktail

Have you been thinking about featuring a Signature Drink at your upcoming event?  I sat down with our in-house mixologist at One Lincoln, Peter Bales, to discuss his approach to creating the perfect signature drink and his process may surprise you!  Join me as we explore how he does it.

1 – Name Your Drink

This seemed counter-intuitive to me.  I assumed you would first choose your liquor but he said that picking the name first gives him a roadmap to follow. “If you’re planning to make a pulled pork sandwich, you’ve already defined it and know which direction to go because of the title.”  It’s the same with the drink. Admittedly, only about 70% of the drinks keep the original given name, but the approach has worked well as the initial inspiration.  He also suggests doing all the planning on paper rather than just mixing so things don’t get confused.

2 – Choose the Base for Your Drink

Certain alcohols only pair well with specific liqueurs, cordials, mixers, and bitters.  Choosing the base alcohol also helps indicate how a drink will be prepared. For example, you can shake a vodka based cocktail all day long and it will do nothing to the chemical nature. However, if you shake gin, the alcohol would be bruised such that you can no longer taste the botanicals or juniper.

3 – Choose the Mixers

On your paper, start to write down things you think would pair well with your base selection. Consider a variety of mixers, juices, carbonated beverages, liqueurs, cordials, bitters, etc. Think about the desired look for the beverage and choose your glass style and garnish.

4 – Mix the Drink and Give it a Taste!

If you sample the drink and it’s awful, go back to the board and try again. If it’s pretty good, treat it like a Chef treats a recipe and begin to tweak until you find perfection. Pay attention to the items you’re adding as you go so you can deconstruct your drink later to create the recipe. As you taste, keep the five tastes in mind to help guide you…sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami, which loosely translates to delicious!

5 – Record Your Recipe

If you followed Peter’s advice and took notes as you worked, you should be able to reverse engineer the menu and keep this drink in your stash for years to come!

Cheers!  Be sure to share your signature cocktails with us on One Lincoln’s facebook page.

Just Wait ‘Til You See Her

From the age of twelve, most girls start dreaming about the perfect wedding, but more importantly, how they will look on that most special of days. While we at the Gettysburg Hotel can only offer the perfect venue, we can still recommend to you the ideal bridal boutique to make all your wedding attire dreams come to fruition.

Tamzen’s Bridal at Butler Manor

 
I sat down with Tamzen’s Bridal at Butler Manor to see how they got their start and what makes their shop unique. The first time I went to visit them, I was greeted at the door with a chalkboard on the sidewalk that welcomed me by name. I was instantly impressed. But then, I opened the door to a magnificent shop, full of stunning wedding gowns, huge mirrors, lounge chairs, couches, and every wedding accessory you can imagine. I instantly knew that this was a business we could not only recommend to our couples, but one owned by people we could trust to take excellent care of them.

Tamzen’s husband, Doc, told me the story of how they got into the industry. Before they were married, they both had crazy schedules. Tamzen was a teacher for 29 years and Doc worked in the healthcare industry for 32. As a result, they were hard pressed to find time to spend with each other. On a rare evening spent together, they began discussing what they would do if they could change careers and Tamzen confessed that she’d always dreamt of her own bridal boutique. Once it was verbalized, they started putting plans in place to bring her dream into the real world. Doc offered to leave the healthcare industry behind and instead, use his skills to manage the business end of things so Tamzen could focus on her passion; design.

When they started making preparations, it was important to them to get things correct from the start. They wanted to have a very clear plan of how their business would look from an operations standpoint and began to look at all the pros and cons from other bridal boutiques they were visiting. Did I forget to mention that they were engaged at this time? It didn’t hurt that they were naturally visiting a lot of shops and were able to glean from them the things to do and also not to do!

For example, the idea of having a bride’s name on a board that greets everyone as they walk in came from a high-end private boutique in Cincinnati. Another boutique charged a flat rate for their in-house seamstress fee, regardless of what you needed, which was basically an upcharge to bring more money to their shop. Tamzen and Doc completely disagree with this practice and instead recommend pre-approved seamstresses in the area to help you with any necessary alterations.

Thier ideas also makes them a unique boutique in the area is that they service only one bride at a time. Each bride gets her turn to come in, try on dresses with her friends and family and gets the one on one attention she deserves as she prepares to find, and say yes to the perfect dress. Tamzen said she wants every bride to have the “experience of a lifetime so they feel like royalty when they are here.” Having been through the experience just a little over two years ago prior to their destination wedding in Salzburg, Austria, they know exactly what you’re looking for and how you expect to be treated while shopping for your once in a lifetime look.

Tamzen’s Bridal carries a number of lines, some of which allow her to have design input. That way, your voice gets heard. If she hears from the brides that they’re looking for certain styles or finishes on their gowns, Tamzen can sit down with the designers and make the suggestions based on your thoughts. It’s one of the most exciting things when the next year’s dresses come out and she can see the voice of her brides materialized in the new collections.

The excitement is about to double because Tamzen has just announced is that they have initiated her own private line in the short time they’ve been up and running! I asked her what we can expect and she said the big trends right now are gowns made of satin and Mikado – “Think Jackie O.” She said that dresses have been saturated with lace in recent years and while it’s still a huge trend, styles are shifting to a clean, classic look. “You need to find a dress that you are wearing, not one that is wearing you.” A clean look is great for everyone, no matter your size, shape or height. Trendy is nice, but will you like it 50 years from now? “If in doubt, choose classic over trendy.”

I asked Tamzen what she enjoys most about running her business. “Oh my gosh, making people happy!” was her quick reply. Being an educator for 29 years, she has taken this job and those skills and merged the two together. She tries to educate brides on fabric, style, and care and shows them why there are price differences in gowns. “We have been truly blessed with wonderful customers” and strive to “treat our customers as if they were family.” That’s why they work so hard to take care of brides with military family members, be it the bride herself, her fiancé or one of the parents. Military weddings can be difficult because they often need to plan around someone being able to take leave. This means that sometimes, a dress needs to be purchased off the rack or Tamzen researches companies to see what they have in stock. It takes extra legwork on her end to make it happen, but it’s the most rewarding part of what she does. And as though the extra work isn’t enough, she also offers a 10% discount to those planning military weddings.

I then asked her about the most difficult part of her job and her reply was interesting to me – reality television. Brides watch these shows and see the girls walking out of the stores with gowns, but that’s not how it works for smaller boutique shops. The samples in the store are just that… samples. They are for sale but are not necessarily in mint condition. If you want a brand new dress, you need to understand the time commitment it takes to make it. The whole process takes about 8 months from ordering to processing to alterations to receiving the final product. But, in the end, it’s worth the wait to have the perfect, customized dress that you’ll look back on 50 years from now and still love as much as the day you chose it.”

Just as we were finishing, I asked her what has changed the most and what new things are developing. It turns out at the biggest change is that they are maxed on store frontage as well as square footage. I was happy to hear that they are considering expanding to Gettysburg. Tamzen said they’ve always wanted to retire in the Gettysburg area and perhaps expanding their business to include a shop in our town is just the right way to start making that dream a reality too!

Say yes to the dress at Tamzen’s Bridal.

Keep up with Tamzen and Doc and all things at the shop by following on Facebook.

How Sweet It Is…

Welcome back to our baking discussion focusing on our two preferred Pastry Chefs, how they got their starts, and the trends we’re seeing this year. For today’s post, I sat down with Delisa Wells, owner and Pastry Chef at Wells Family Baking Company, to see where she got her start and how her journey brought her to Gettysburg, and most importantly, why we offer her cakes in your wedding package.

Wells Family Baking Company


Delisa first started her baking career in 2001 while attending York Technical Institute and studied Pastry Arts until she graduated in 2002. After graduation, she began working for a bakery in Downingtown for a few years until she took an internship at Kiawah Island in South Carolina. While there, she met her husband and business partner, Orrin. At the end of her internship, Orrin got a job offer here in Gettysburg and Delisa put her talents to work in New Cumberland at Dingeldein Bakery before settling in at Seasons Bakery here in Gettysburg. For those of you who have lived in Gettysburg for a while, you might remember the place. Eventually, when the owner decided to sell the business, Delisa and Orrin jumped at the opportunity and everything fell in line.

When I asked her about the business name, why it’s not “Delisa’s Cakes” or “Delisa-icious Cakes” (I promise, I’ll keep working on my business naming skills), she replied that it was not just a cake company. When they opened their storefront here in town, her husband jumped on board as the Executive Chef and they offered made to order foods, sandwiches, soups, fresh breads, pastries, cookies preordered desserts, and of course, wedding cakes.

Business was great in downtown, but food is perishable and the products have a short shelf life. After much deliberation, they decided to move their business to the Intersection Church where she rules the kitchen and now only offers pre-ordered items, switching their business model to a by order only bakery. This has allowed her more time to hone her craft and focus on her passion… creating the perfect wedding cake… just for you!

“Being able to create something that they couple will look at for years to come,” she says is the most rewarding part of what she does. Looking back on those memories, reliving the moments and knowing that her work was a part of the day makes it all worth it! I asked her if she felt there were any challenging part to her job and she was hard pressed to find an answer and said, “Nothing. It’s cake… no pun intended!”

Delisa offers a wide variety of flavors, the most popular of which are the typical standards, though yellow cake with strawberry buttercream and chocolate with raspberry buttercream do have the edge. Her husband, however, would protest that the hazelnut chiffon with hazelnut mousse is the winner by far. Sponge cakes, which have a similar lightness to an angel food cake and chiffon cakes, which are incredibly light and airy are the most requested thus far this season. When she bakes them, she’s exceedingly careful with the batter so it doesn’t fall flat.

This year’s trends seem to be pretty consistent as far as finishes go; simple, clean cakes with smooth icing coupled with fresh flowers. The fall weddings had lots of burlap ribbons and seasonal flavors such as spice and pumpkin. She’s noticed a heavy shift in colors for the seasons with a lot of coral for the spring and summer and jewel tones like teals and purples later in the year. I asked her about the cupcake craze and she said “Thank you Jesus, the cupcakes are going out!” Cupcakes are a great idea and we all understand the appeal, but from a baker’s perspective, they’re much more difficult to transport and setup. Another thing she said she does not see coming back anytime soon is fondant. Did you know it’s not supposed to be eaten? I just learned that this summer and can hopefully spare you from making the same mistake I did!

One really fun part about Delisa’s cakes are that you get to combine whatever flavors and icings you wish. Most times, they’re pretty normal pairings, but sometimes couples surprise her when they sit down and start pairing flavors at their tasting! Recently, she’s had two couples in a row pair the orange cake with chocolate ganache (sounds amazing to me) and two other couples chose red velvet with lemon buttercream. She has no limitations on combinations of flavors or tiers, which can sometimes be a means of compromise for indecisive couples.

“I really try to put as much thought and effort into creating something special for my couple’s wedding days, treating it as if it were my own. I treat every individual as if this is my first time doing something for them. Just because I’ve been doing this for 15 years, I listen to what they want and create it.” ~ Delisa Wells

Wells Family Baking Company – Where quality is perfection.

All You Need is Love… and a Little Cake

Here at the Gettysburg Hotel, we take our dessert very seriously and offer you only the best Gettysburg has to offer, which is why we include a wedding cake by either Karen Rodkey Cakes or Wells Family Baking Co. in all of our wedding packages.

I sat down with both of our baking masters to learn a little bit more about their journey to where each of them are today.

Karen Rodkey Cakes


What I found most interesting is that Karen got her start completely by accident. After she graduated from culinary school, she worked at Baltimore’s Pimlico restaurant for a time before taking a ‘normal job’ elsewhere. One day, she got a call from the chef at the Westminster Inn who was familiar with her work and asked her to make two wedding cakes for the coming weekend. Their current baker had quit mid-week with no notice and Karen stepped in to save the day. Little did she know that would be the start of a 24 year journey that continues to thrive.

I asked her about the changes she has seen over those 24 years and what’s currently trending. The biggest change is that when she started out, she offered a variety of flavors that were sure to be crowd pleasers. Over time, she’s kept those originals, but has created flavors and fillings that suit her palate, most notably Orange Ambrosia and her signature White Chocolate with Raspberry Cheesecake Filling. At this point, she offers over 30 flavors, each paired with the perfect filling, that are the delightful finish to a flawless wedding day.

When asked about her favorite flavor, Karen said, “It would have to be carrot cake, a flavor my mother made for us growing up all the time.” The most popular flavors are consistently Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Ganache, Strawberry Shortcake and Red Velvet, though some flavors do gain popularity seasonally. For example, Pumpkin Spice and Apple Cinnamon start trending when the weather turns cold and the White Chocolate with Raspberry Cheesecake Filling is a hit as spring emerges.

The steady popular trend that we’ve seen again and again over the last two years or so is the shabby chic wedding reception, complete with burlap and mason jars. In cakes, this trend manifests itself in designs that include plaster-like finishes and naked cakes. In some cases, cupcakes fill the bill for this more casual theme. Karen told me she feels that most couples choose a cake to match their venue and thus, has been bringing a lot of classic wedding cakes to grace our Grand Ballroom. This year’s trend has been an increase in blush and navy, metallic accents and soft, feminine patterns, such as lace or damask.

I asked her about transporting the cakes, which she replied is “probably the most nerve wracking part; being aware of the other drivers, trying to be patient and watching out for the safety of the cake because there is no second chance.” But she says that’s not the hardest part. “The most difficult part of making a wedding cake is all of the unseen hours that go into the process.” The average cake can take upwards of 15 hours or more to create, but that brings us around to her favorite part. She loves that she can look at her counter filled with common ingredients of the finest quality, (fresh produce, gourmet cocoa, real Land O’Lakes butter) and through all of those long hours, she can shape not only a gorgeous, but delicious creation, custom designed to be the perfect fit for one lucky couple’s wedding.


A huge thanks to Karen for taking the time out of her busy baking schedule! Check back next week for more on our wedding cake discussion as we speak with Delisa Wells about her journey opening Wells Family Baking Co.

Your Destination Wedding in Gettysburg

If you think Gettysburg is too far away for your wedding, guess again! If you’re thinking there is nothing for guests to do traveling here to celebrate with you, guess again…again! We have so much to do and see that your guests will have no shortage of entertainment and activities to occupy their time and make your wedding weekend one to remember.

Here’s how to do it…


Contact Destination Gettysburg at 1.800.337.5015 and ask for their complimentary gift bags. The bags come complete with a large map of our town, visitor’s guide, a restaurant list and information about things to do in town on that weekend. They just need to know when you need the bags and how many to prepare. Then all you have to do is pick up the bags and bring them to the hotel. Our friendly front desk staff will distribute the bags on your behalf.

If you’re interested in putting together your own itinerary for the weekend, but need help finding out what’s going on, visit the Destination Gettysburg calendar, enter your dates and choose from all the fun events!

If you’re still in need of some ideas, here is a helpful list we’ve compiled of awesome vacation activities your guests can enjoy.

Battlefield Tours
InSite Gettysburg
Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours
National Riding Stables at Artillery Ridge
GettysBike Tours
Segway Tours of Gettysburg
Gettysburg Guided Historic Walking Tours

Golf
Carroll Valley Resort Golf Courses
Mountain View Golf Club
The Bridges Golf Club
Quail Valley Golf Course
The Links at Gettysburg

Museums
Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum
David Wills House
Shirver House Museum
Jennie Wade House

Photography & the Arts
Victorian Photography Studio
Adams County Arts Council
Lord Nelson’s Gallery

Theatres
Majestic Theater
Totem Pole Playhouse
H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center
Eichelberger Performing Arts Center

Wineries/Distilleries
Adams County Winery
Hauser Estate Winery
Reid’s Orchard & Winery
Mason Dixon Distillery

Meet Leer Photography at September’s Girl’s Night Out

It’s almost time for September’s Girl’s Night Out event at the Gettysburg Hotel. This month, Cindy Leer of Leer Photography will be on hand to answer all your questions about the logistics and technical side of wedding and engagement photography, and I’m sure there’s quite a few of you out there that are just beginning to plan weddings.

As one of the preferred wedding photographers at the Hotel, Leer Photography will give you lots of insights into what’s hot in the industry. The wedding business is always changing, so it helps to have a photographer on hand to answer all questions about location, timing, and other details.

RSVP are required by August 29, so call the Hotel at (717) 337-2000 to reserve your place.