Skytop Lodge Wedding|Jess and Ryan

If your plan is to have a classic early fall affair with beautiful mountains and foliage surrounding you, then a Skytop Lodge Wedding may be the right choice for you! It's a perfect location in the Pocono mountains for you and your guests to be able to relax and unwind before and after your wedding.
When I was with Jess and Ryan for their engagement session in New York City a few months prior, we talked about their vision of a formal but not stuffy, romantic and classy weekend at Skytop Lodge. Their vision became a reality and the entire wedding weekend, from the welcome party Friday night right through the wedding day and Sunday morning brunch before heading home, was exactly what they set out to accomplish.

A big thank you to Jess and Ryan for trusting us to capture this amazing time in their lives!!

Here are some of my favorites from their wedding day:

Skytop Lodge

From the Skytop Lodge website:
Skytop Lodge was founded in the early 1920s. After everyone came home from World War I, there was a major sense of optimism for the future. This ignited a big idea for four men, John Stubbs, Frederic Smith, Earl Mayne and Sam Packer. With their newfound enthusiasm, they decided what better way to appreciate the natural beauty of the Pocono Mountains than to build a grand resort overlooking it all. Residents were excited by these big plans and they purchased the 2,500 acres of abandoned farm land “high in the Poconos” perfect for a resort and golf course.

Image of the front of Skytop Lodge October 2018
Image of the grounds of Skytop Lodge October 2018

Getting Ready

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First Look

The morning before the wedding, Ryan posted an image on Instagram of a beautiful lake on the grounds at Skytop Lodge. In the image I noticed a swing on the shoreline of the lake...a no brainer location for some images!
How great are their reactions! We were so excited for them, their energy was infectious.

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Bride and Groom

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Bridal Party

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Skytop Lodge Wedding Ceremony

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Father of the bride escorting his daughter down the aisle
Bride hugging her father
Groom staring into brides eyes
Bride and groom holding hands at outdoor wedding ceremony at Skytop Lodge PA
Outdoor wedding ceremony at Skytop Lodge PA
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Bride and groom kiss after ceremony at Skytop Lodge PA

Wedding Reception

Fall wedding guest table decorations featuring flowers in a pumpkin
Caramel apple wedding favors with a bow wrapped around them
Fall sweetheart table decorations
Bride laughing while holding grooms hand
Bride and her mother dancing during wedding reception
Bride and groom with arms raised as they walk into wedding recpetion
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Bride and her grandmother dancing with bridesmaids
Packed dancefloor during wedding reception at Skytop Lodge
Bride and Groom dancing at reception

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