Weddings

Angela and Bruce's Blue and Orange Tidewater Inn Wedding | with Harry Potter details | Easton, MD

#orangeandbluesayido #groveapair #angelanadbrucearefantastic. Okay, so only two of these were the real hashtags at their wedding, but that last one definitely should have been included. From the moment I met Angela and Bruce I knew this would be one amazing day. Their personalities were so fun and so real, and as we sipped our coffee and they told me about their story and their dreamy Tidewater Inn wedding, with an orange and blue color scheme and nods to Harry Potter I just envisioned what their day would become - and it exceeded anything that I could conjure up in my mind. What made it fantastic above all else were these two, everyone who surrounded them, and their love. Bruce is one of the most emotive grooms I have met, in every way. When Angela walked down the aisle he couldn’t keep the tears in. Writing a novel on their story for his vows which included lines like “I promise not to ever eat wet nuts with my hands again” along with some of the sweetest sentiments I’ve heard. They shoved cake into each others faces and just a few minutes later they were on the dance floor, sharing their first dance to one of their favorite film scores that brought the whole room to silence and tears.

This is a wedding that I could write about forever, all the emotions that filled the day, all of the beautiful details. But I really want you to soak it in through the images. These two had the most gorgeous May-day for their wedding; getting ready was fantastic, sunset photos were a must, and the Tidewater Inn was the perfect backdrop for these two to celebrate their official beginning of being one for life. Congratulations again, Angela and Bruce! Thank you so much for inviting me in to be a part of your day <3

Wonderful Vendors!
Venue: The Tidewater Inn
HMU: Studio 2 Salon
Florist: Shirley at Seasonal Flowers
Catering: The Tidewater Inn
DJ: Dave at Michael Henson Entertainment
Cake: Julie Bakes

Brittany and Marc's Colorful Bath and Tennis Club, Spring Lake Wedding at the Beach

Brittany and Marc’s wedding at The Bath and Tennis Club in SpringLake, New Jersey was everything you would imagine a beach wedding to be (and then some!) with hand made sea-inspired details, Marc’s turquoise suit, and a bride that gave off Ariel vibes through the day in the best possible way! The most wonderful, seemingly sea-inspired detail though, by far, was “You are my lobster”. Brittany and Marc both had this as the last line of their vows (completely unknow to each other!) and i was engraved into the watch that Brittany gave to her future husband before seeing him on their wedding day. The fact is that lobsters fall in love and mate for life (at least, according to Phoebe - click that if you have no idea what I’m talking about) and so do Brittany and Marc. Simple as that. These two are made for each other, and it is so obvious!

I know I could write a novel on their day, but I’m going to keep it as concise as possible here. I arrived to the house in Spring Lake that these two and their families rented out for the wedding weekend, a dream to photograph with so much personality around every corner! We utilized the bright pink walls, palm leaves, elegant dining room and more as the stage for Brittany and Marc’s details and getting ready. There was so much joy and energy in this fantastic home that they found, just a reflection of the emotions that filled the space from those anticipating the day ahead. I love that Britt and Marc shared brunch together before they got ready. One of the best parts of capturing a wedding day is just how different they are, this was the first time I was there to document a couple sharing brunch and coffee before they got ready for their wedding day, and it was so good. What a joyous thing to spend some time with your best friend to exhale before the day really begins! Before long they both went into their separate spaces and began getting ready. I could write a whole paragraph on the light in this house and the photo opportunities we were able to utilize, but the best part of the morning was really documenting the spectrum of emotions, from the relaxed brunch to excitement as hair and makeup was being completed to tears of joy when Brittany gave cards to her Mother and Mother-in-law up to that final exhale as Brittany walked up to Marc and he turned to see her for the first time in her wedding dress.

Soon we were on the move to the lake at Spring Lake for family portraits, and then the beach! The Bath and Tennis Club, just like the house in the morning, had so many incredible opportunities for photos, including a floral wall in the bathroom that we just had to use for a photo of Brittany! Guests soon began to arrive to the deck which overlooked the ocean. Chatter filled the air as guests made it to their seats, and before long the words were replaced with smiles as the bridal party made their way to the deck, and Brittany glided down the long hall to Marc. These two had written the perfect balance of heartfelt and hilarious vows and ended their ceremony with a unity shot of tequila!

Their first kiss dip led into their first dance dip which led into their dip at the end of the night when we snuck these two out for a few sunset photos on the beach and the boardwalk! It was music to my ears to have Brittany and Marc say that they would rather take photos than dance to a few extra songs, and to sneak out for portraits like the ones we got was so worth it! We made it back to their reception and they danced the night away, interrupted only for a brief moment to cut their cake, outside, with sparklers. A sparkler cake cutting! I’m so ready for this to catch on, what a brilliant idea these two had in this. It was the perfect way to end the night as the new husband and wife went back in to continue celebrating with their family and friends. Thank you so much for having me capture your day again, Brittany and Marc!

Wonderful vendors!
Venue: SpringLake Bath and Tennis Club
Videographer: Rivre Films
HMUA: The Pinup Girl
Bride’s Dress: Wedding Belle Boutique
Bride’s jewelry: Cassandra Lynne Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Grooms Attire: Combat Gentleman
Florist: Michelle's Flower Bar
Dessert: Chocolate Carousel
DJ: Adam the DJ

Chelsea and Chris' Duke Art Gallery Wedding

Let’s talk about this venue for a second. Straight out of a fairytale. Have you been to Duke Art Gallery? If you haven’t been, you need to go, like now. There is no way to describe this space but straight out of a fairytale. From the stone archways to the forest tucked behind it, to the incredible stone turret where Chelsea and Chris got married. Talk about a dream!

Walking into the space where the girls are getting ready always sets the vibe for the day. Opening the door to this hotel room and being greeted by Chelsea’s smiling face, some classic 00’s pop music playing in the background and champagne in custom made glasses for all the girls was the perfect lead in to a joyous wedding day! Finishing touches of hair and makeup followed by all the girls putting on their mismatched taupe dresses (such a unique and great color!) led up to this bride putting on her dress. Let me tell you, that BHLDN wedding dress was just beautiful: lace details and an open back, finished with customized sleeves that were perfect and added such sweet personality! Very much reflective of this bride: so easy going, sweet, and fun! A final cheers and these ladies were headed out to door.

Chris was such a sweet groom, anticipating seeing Chelsea from early on in the day, and you could just see it in his eyes when he turned around to see her for the first time. First looks like this are the best! Photo proof of his beaming face, guaranteed to bring the same smile to your face, it’s just so contagious! We explored the Duke Arts grounds and captured this couple, their bridal party, and family before tucking everyone away as guests arrived via yellow school bus for the ceremony! And soon was their fairytale moment. These two were married in front of their piece of a castle, with the most beautiful greenery surrounding them and their family and friends. Tears and smiles guided them through their ceremony and into cocktail hour where everyone enjoyed some of the best hors d'oeuvres (JAM catering always knocks it out of the park with their food), cocktails, and company. A partly rainy cocktail hour on the lawn was just the beginning of the party! Everyone moved into the art gallery for the reception to begin! Guests were greeted by the art on the walls, greenery and rose centerpieces and a cheese-cake - yes, a cake made of cheese! The music came up and Chelsea and Chris entered with the biggest smiles on their faces, and shared their first dance as husband and wife. Wonderful toasts, sweet parent dances, and an amazing meal later and the dancing began! I never thought I would see a pyramid happen on the dancefloor, and it’s now something I can add to my list of ‘crazy/awesome wedding moments’. Something else that was added to that list this evening? Outdoor late night pizza! S’mores are a classic, and you better believe they happened, too - but the pizza was just next level.

Chelsea and Chris, it was such a joy to be a part of your day! Thank you so much for having me capture this joyous occasion and congratulations one more time! Definitely scroll down to view their wedding day!

Wonderful Vendors:

Venue: Duke Art Gallery
Getting Ready: Hilton Garden Newtown
HMUA: Jenna and Lia (friends of the bride)
Bride’s Dress: BHLDN
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Men’s Attire: Calvin Klein
Florist: Karen at Flower Girl Florist
DJ: Jeff at Silversound
Catering: JAM Catering

Caitlin and Marc's Spring New Hope Estate Wedding | Hotel Du Village | Bucks County Wedding Photographer

Hotel Du Village is one of my favorite places in Bucks County. There is so much elegance and character in this space, which mirrored Caitlin and Marc beautifully! I arrived to the creme bridal suite on a windy day in April. All the girls having their hair and makeup done, a sweet flower girl wandering around the big room and colors popping from the berry colored bridesmaids dresses and blush, burgundy, and green flowers that were just arriving. Caitlin was such a calm bride, just taking in the morning. The guys were not far away, getting ready in their space downstairs. Between the games of foosball, grabbing a drink, and even heading outside for a little bike ride after getting dressed; the day was setting up to be perfect!

And my goodness it was just that, perfect, for these two! April 27th was probably one of the windiest days we will have this year, and it barely seemed to phase this couple. As they headed outside for a first look that brought the biggest smiles (what an incredible joy to capture!), the day got better with each moment! The bridal party braved the wind (and looked amazing in it) and before long guests were arriving. Luckily the wind died down just in time for Caitlin and Marc’s outdoor ceremony. Hotel Du Village has this gorgeous patio space, and the birch tree arch and flowers by Flower Station just completed the space incredibly. As husband and wife these two took a moment to themselves after saying their beautiful vows and sharing a first kiss (something I would highly recommend to every bride and groom to be - the day passes so quickly, give yourselves that moment to breathe together) before heading to cocktail hour and then their reception to celebrate with their family and friends!

I was so thrilled to be able to sneak these two out for a few last light photos before cake cutting and an incredible night of dancing, celebration, and sparklers to end the night! Every time the wind blows through the trees I bet Caitlin and Marc will be reminded of their beautiful, blustery wedding day! What an incredible gift they have been given in that <3

Courtney and Ryan's Timeless Old City Wedding | Presentation BVM | Sheraton Society Hill

Just three short weeks ago these two met each other at the altar at the front of Presentation BVM in Wynnewood to become husband and wife! Arm in arm with her father, tears welling in her (and just about everyone else’s eyes), Courtney walked down the aisle to Ryan.

Just hours earlier, away from one another, they simultaneously got ready for the day. I walked into this bride’s parents home, greeted by smiles everywhere. I love walking into spaces as joyful as this! Details were the first on the list to photograph, and Courtney’s were just perfect. Every piece included were classic and romantic. From her creme invitation suite to her gorgeous off-the-shoulder gown to the Tiffany bracelet she received from her maids of honor, each piece was just perfect. I love that she even had her father hang a hook by the windows to place her dress for photos! Courtney is one of the sweetest brides, with the most happy tears I’ve witnessed to date. From the moment she opened her card from her husband-to-be the tears began to form, and from that moment on they continued to swell in her eyes. You could just tell that she was soaking in each moment to the fullest and it was so heartwarming. Around the same time Ryan was reading his card from his soon-to-be-wife and the guys continued getting ready for the ceremony. Tying ties, drinking a final beer, and heading off to church.

After a wonderful ceremony and family portraits everyone hopped on the party bus to make our way into Philadelphia. Merchant’s Exchange building in always a good idea for an Old City wedding! We began here, capturing the bridal party. The girls soft blue dresses coupled with the historic building brought such a dreamy quality to this set of photos! The sun popped out just in time for Bride and Groom portraits as we walked around the area capturing the newlyweds. One final stop near the Sheraton Society Hill and we were ready to head in just in time for cocktail hour. So many family and friends surrounded Courtney and Ryan on their day. Their cocktail hour and reception alike were consumed by love and laughter! Their band, Midtown Express, welcomed everyone into the ballroom and fun entrances and a heartfelt first dance welcomed everyone to the beginning of an incredible night! From speeches including some gifts to welcome Ryan into the family to the sweetest parent dances all the way to almost everyone on the dance floor. Courtney and Ryan’s wedding was a day to remember Congratulations again Mr. and Mrs. Murray!

Wonderful Vendors!
Ceremony: Presentation BVM
Reception: Sheraton Society Hill
Hair and Make-up: Capelli & Trucco
Bride’s Dress: Elizabeth Johns
Rings: Francois Jewelers & Diesinger & Dolan
Bridesmaids Dress’: Bella Bridesmaids
Groom’s Attire: Iacobucci Formal Wear
Florist: Roseann Christian, Beau Soleil Flowers
Videographer: Petit Four Films
Catering: Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
Cake/Desserts: Bredenbeck's Bakery
Music: Midtown Express - CTO Artists