“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
On a beautiful October day, as I drove down a winding country road in the middle of farms and silos the feeling of familiarity hit me. I was for sure headed to the Cameron Estate Inn for the second time in my photography career. Once you see the grand sign, the sprawling hills with a brick red Bed and Breakfast in the back you know you’ve reached one of the most well known estates in Lancaster County . I was so glad when Kia and Akili informed me that they were having their wedding there. I’ve always wanted to go back to the Cameron Estates Inn. Whether it was just to shoot another wedding, personal time of reflection or retreat the Cameron Estate Inn is the perfect getaway from city life. On the 12th day of October, Kia and Akili decided to getaway with family and friends in a place that is absolutely breathtaking in any season. On this day the Cameron Estates Inn was the epitome of Autumn.
As I was documenting the day, I could not be more impressed with how Kia planned her own wedding with prestige and detail. The running theme of the day was based on her love for antiques. The guest were gathered in a foyer decorated with an antique typewriter and antique boxes. There was also an antique bike in the back of the building. Kia’s bouquet was also decorated with antique broaches. Everything from her dress to the bridesmaids dresses had that classic, timeless feel to it. All to her taste and liking.
Akili is one of the most tenderhearted grooms I’ve ever came across. Just pure love and devotion read across his face as he saw his bride Kia walk down the aisle. What a powerful moment. The ceremony was punctuated with Kia’s sister Heather Jenkins and her group singing worship songs setting a spiritual atmosphere that invited God into the union. After the announcement of Mr and Mrs Akili DeBrady the happy couple jumped the broom and jumped into a lifetime of togetherness.
After the ceremony they danced the night away with family and friends simultaneously remembering the reason why God put them together like the beautiful, colorful fall leaves that surrounded the place.