On Friday we were at Succop Nature Park in Butler Pennsylvania. The event was a wedding ceremony & reception for Edward and Emily Hoffman. Emily and Ed were married in the Herb Garden located in front of the pond at Succop Nature Park. Guests began arriving at Succop Nature Park shortly before 5:30pm as we provided prelude music prior to the start of the wedding ceremony.

At 6:00 pm Pastor Paul Hoover welcomed the guests and provided a blessing prior to the start of the ceremony. After the bridal processionals, the wedding ceremony was presided over by Pastor Chris McGrady of Bright Hope Community Church in Butler PA. Pastor McGrady provided a wonderful ceremony which lasted approximately 20 minutes and included a Unity Ceremony featuring the song Love Never Fails by Brandon Heath.

After the ceremony, guests transitioned into the Marcraig House where they enjoyed cocktails and appetizers as the bridal party posed for photographs with Meagan and Alecia of Meagan Jepson Photography. At 7:45 pm we formally introduced the bridal party into the event pavilion and then Emily and Ed shared in their first dance together as husband and wife to the song You Are The Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne.

Dinner was prepared by the culinary staff at Medure’s Catering from New Castle PA and was served buffet style. After dinner guests danced to the sounds of DJ Pifemaster until the wedding reception ended at 10:00 pm.

Here is the music that Edward and Emily chose for each of the formal events:

  • Bridal Party Introduction – Gimme Some Lovin, Spencer Davis Group
  • Bride & Groom Introduction – Gimme Some Lovin, Spencer Davis Group
  • Cutting of the Cake – When I’m 64, The Beatles
  • Bride & Groom First Dance – You Are The Best Thing, Ray LaMontagne
  • Last Dance – Closing Time, Semisonic