Congratulations – Valerie and Walter are our winners!
Their wedding is set for June 16th 2012. The simple fact they met in the very place they will be wed is super special to us. The amount of locations in such a short distance is super great and we can’t wait to capture the beginning of the rest of their lives together in 2012!
Below is their entry (love story):
When you think of college, most people think of classes, books, random parties, and late nights. Bucknell isn’t the typical university, at least not to Wally and me. Bucknell is a place where we left our timid selves behind, where we met our lifelong friends, and most importantly where we met and fell in love. We’re the classic story of city boy meets country girl (Wally from Oakland, CA & I from White Haven, PA). Our different worlds collided one night my senior year when a group of mutual friends introduced us. After a few random dates and nights out around campus, we were hooked. There was just something about that boy that I couldn’t resist. Our different backgrounds only brought us closer together. Now, almost four years later, Wally and I are planning our wedding at the place we fell in love. I couldn’t imagine a better location to start our lives together than Rooke Chapel.
Rooke Chapel is a picturesque site built in the mid-1960’s that offers a stunning setting that will take your breath away. The stained glass windows set the mood for the ceremony. Spectators can view the ceremony from the large balcony that surrounds the altar or from the first floor congregational setting. The two levels offer a wide variety of options for a myriad of photographic angles of the classic wedding shots. Bucknell University, itself, is the perfect site for various bridal party shots. Bucknell’s main quad is surrounded on three sides by buildings, one of which is the library. The library has the iconic tower used by the university for publicity images and is the beautiful focal point of campus. The third side overlooks the chapel and has a breath-taking view, especially at sunset. The engineering building, where Wally and I both spent a lot of time during our Bucknell careers, keeps up the classic, refined campus motif. The stairwells at the building entrance offer a prime location for bridal party photos. In addition, the Bucknell bison statue and Bucknell written by the endzone of the football field offer additional sites that illustrate Bucknell spirit.