Orange & Pink

When I think of some months, certain colors tend to pop into my head.  For November I think of brown & orange and for December its red & green and for January, you have blue & white and the list goes on and on.  For October, I think of orange & pink. Orange reminds me of all the fall foliage and of course pumpkins everywhere and I guarantee during the month of October, you’ll see pink in many places you go for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  This weekend, I saw a lot of these colors.

Friday, my friends and I carried on our yearly tradition of going to Rohrbach Farm’s pumpkin patch in Catawissa, Pa.  Each year they have a little pumpkin festival with a hayride, food and all sorts of things.  In years past we’ve participated in the corn maze, but this year we decided to forego that and instead watched Dani slingshot apples across a field.  We also picked out some pumpkins to take home and paint.  And as Jenna would say, the lighting was golden so it was perfect for pictures.

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IMG_0546 IMG_0549 IMG_0565Then Saturday, my student organization, PRSSA organized a balloon release to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.  We had a table inside the main gate at the football game and asked for donations.  People could come get a tag that either said “In memory of” or “In honor of” and fill in someone’s name.  We then had them hold onto these tags until halftime when they would be invited down to the track around the field and given a pink balloon to tie their tag to.  My aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer and underwent numerous treatments and thankfully is finally received a clean bill of health just recently, so I wrote my tag for her and tied it to my balloon.  At the beginning of halftime, the announcer gave a nice little speech about our club and what we were about to do and then at once we released 65 balloons into the air.  It was such a great event to help out with and PRSSA raised $133 to be donated to Breast Cancer.

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More than a Wedding

Last night I worked at a wedding that was the celebration of Ricky and Robin’s love, but for their family it was much more than that.  Ricky and Robin were childhood friends and grew up around each other.  Ricky was that older boy that picked on the younger girls like Robin and her sisters, but eventually their relationship blossomed into something more.  When Robin was graduating from college, Ricky dragged his brother along to attend.  At this time family members were beginning to suspect that they were dating.  Shortly after graduation their relationship was official.  Then just a short time into their relationship, Robin was diagnosed with cancer.  Ricky stood by her for all her chemo and treatments.  While going through chemo, Robin also got her M.B.S., graduated from law school from the top of her class, and passed the Bar Exam.  I don’t even know her but after hearing the touching maid of honor speech, I consider this girl one of my heroes.  Last night their wedding wasn’t just a celebration of two people loving each other and pledging themselves to each other but it was also a celebration of life.  After the diagnosis, Robin’s family didn’t know if she would see another day, let alone see her wedding day.

This wedding was on the larger size in comparison to other One Atlantic events.  There were just under 300 guests.  The color themes were mint, champagne, and gold.  The centerpieces were made by the bride’s family.  Their wedding favors were little burlap bags containing chocolate poker chips to go with the Atlantic City theme.  The chocolates contained their names and their anniversary.

This was such a great wedding to work at.  As an intern, I take a little bit from everything I do, and I definitely took some good things away from the #RockyWedding2014

Photography by: Gary Nevitt