Aaron + Katie Wedding | Saint Matthew's Church and Rolling Rails Lodge

A fall wedding in the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania, a couple we all love, and a wedding day celebration full of thought, joy, and a great time.

Meet Katie and Aaron! Although these two attended high school together, they didn't meet until later, when their mutual friends connected them (shoutout to Claire and Ryan Harpster)! After days of talking, Aaron and Katie, joined Claire and Ryan on a double date to Aaron's camp! On July 26, 2015 they officially began dating.

These are still frames from the video, but to see the most amazing photos from Katie and Aaron's wedding day, check out Kyle Stauffer of BKS Images. We loved working alongside Kyle!

On Christmas morning 2018, Aaron surprised Katie with the perfect proposal! On four blue ornaments Aaron had written, "Will you marry me?" While Katie immediately responded YES and began embracing Aaron, Aaron asked Katie to look a little closer at the last blue ornament. Beside each ornament was a character from one of their favorite movies, Zootopia. When she looked at the last ornament she found Officer Judy Hopps with a beautiful engagement ring!

On October 2021, Aaron and Katie became husband and wife. They celebrated their wedding day at Rolling Rails Lodge, in Port Matilda. PA. This wedding included such thoughtful decorations and details. Prior to the wedding, Katie shared a lot of her decoration and detail ideas. Seeing her vision come to life on their wedding day was stunning! This bride is incredibly thoughtful!

Upon our arrival, Katie's mother Donna was working hard to finish the floral design and layout of Katie and Aaron's wedding cake! How cool is it that Donna made her daughter's wedding cake?!

Tables were decorated with colorful floral and foliage arrangements that sat on top of rustic natural wood. Pumpkins, decadent signage, and navy blue accents brought the lodge together for a dreamy fall celebration.

As a police officer and a volunteer firefighter, Katie and Aaron had hints of their work and passions intertwined with their big day. Tables were labeled with the words of the phonetic alphabet. Their ring bearer entered the reception driving a toy police cruiser. First responders were recognized prior to dinner. Guests signed a customized flag made with a red and blue line. These were just a few!

Out of all the special pieces, my favorite was the turkey feather that Katie added to her father's boutonniere. This piece was dedicated to her late grandfather, her "Zedo".

Katie and Aaron were surrounded by such a supportive group of family and friends. I loved seeing the special bonds the two of them shared with so many different groups of people. Special shoutout to the wedding party for being the best hype squad!

Like most of our weddings, it is the people that stand out to me the most. Katie and Aaron are two people with amazing hearts. They are thoughtful, selfless, and loyal. They are the type of people that wish you well on the holidays, and insist on buying your ice cream when you first meet them at Meyer Dairy. Knowing the Sallade family and meeting the Basalla family, it's not hard to see where Aaron and Katie get their big hearts from. Thank you to these families for all you did in preparation for this day, and for raising two amazing people.

Thank you to all of the vendors that we got to work alongside. We are so thankful to have worked amongst such a talented team!

VENDORS

Hair | Madison Domanick

Makeup | Liz Cummings

Photography | BKS Images - Kyle Stauffer

Ceremony | Saint Matthew's Church

Officiant | Father Jozef Kovacik

Reception Venue I Rolling Rails Lodge

Transportation I Fullington

Dress | Diamonds & Lace Bridal

Wedding Bands | Kranich's Jewelers

Suits | JCPenney

Florist | Pocketful of Posies

Cocktail Hour Caterer | The Village Pantry

Reception Caterer | Hog Fathers

Bartending | Dinks By Design

Baker | Donna Basalla

DJ | Troy Breon

Guestbook | 33rd Street Woodworks

Cigars | J.M. Boswell's Pipes and Tobacco

Videography | Samantha Malizia Films


Thank you Aaron and Katie for letting us capture your wedding day, and thank you for all you do for the community. I hope you never forget this day and the love you share.

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Sallade!


Love!!

Samantha

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