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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

Tara and Peter's Hotel Du Village Wedding | New Hope, PA | Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Tara and Peter were married at Hotel Du Village in New Hope, PA on a beautiful April afternoon, and it was nothing short of magical <3 The weather has been confused all year, let's be honest. We had some rain before in the days leading up to their wedding day, giving us a nice wet ground, but the sun decided to make it's way out just in time for portraits of these two!

I arrived to Peter and his guys having a relaxed afternoon getting ready. Foosball, getting dressed and a letter from his love moved so beautifully into going upstairs to the bridal suite to capture Tara's gorgeous details (her dress, people - I'm obsessed!), opening a sweet letter of her own, and getting ready to see her soon-to-be-husband! As she headed out the door for the first look, her mother and bridesmaids couldn't resist getting a peek as well from the windows above. 

Hotel du Village is one of my favorite spots, ever. When Tara and Peter told me they found through hotel through my blog post not only was I thrilled to hear that I would be able to go back, but I was ecstatic to hear that Tara fell in love with their floors, walls and total vibe like I did the first time I walked in - so it was a no brainer to feature her shoes on the tiles, get some pre-ceremony dancing photos in the gorgeous piano room and utilize the beautiful brick patio for their first look!

These two had a short and oh so sweet ceremony with an amazing cocktail hour to follow! So much food and laughter in the air! Before long it was time for grand entrances, speeches, toasts and the party! Tara's father made wine for favors for each of their guests, such a thoughtful gift. And check out their centerpieces! All bright green herbs <3 Thank you for allowing me in to capture your day Tara and Peter!

Wonderful vendors
Planner: Ashley Roesler at Hotel Du Village
Venue: Hotel Du Village
Hair & Make-up: Nancy Caroline Bridal Beauty
Brides Dress: Alvina Valenta, Unveiled Bridal Philadelphia
Brides Shoes: Kate Spade
Invitations: Custom Etsy
Florist: Valley Green Florist
Catering: Hotel Du Village
Cake/Desserts: Palermo's Bakery
Music: Silver Sound Entertainment/DJ Taz

Stephanie and Tyler's Romantic Ballroom at Ellis Preserve Wedding | Finley Ballroom

Just a few weeks ago Stephanie and Tyler were married at The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve. From the moment Stephanie and Tyler met me for Frozen Yogurt (!!) I knew that documenting their day was going to be nothing short of wonderful. These two have such a sweet love and their wedding day just reflected that so immensely! Stephanie got ready at the ballroom while my lovely second shooter, Allie, met up with the guys at The Radnor Hotel where Tyler got ready for the day. It wasn't long before they were both en route to their ceremony.

Witnessing a groom see his bride for the first time is always such an emotional experience, but these two...I couldn't help but shed a few tears as Tyler saw Stephanie walk towards him. The two had a gorgeous ceremony at Saint Francis of Assisi and were then whisked away back to The Ballroom where we spent all of sunset capturing the new bride and groom. And oh my goodness, the light!! The plan for their day was just perfect for these sunset portraits, and the September sun could not have been any more golden! We soaked up ever last drop of light before heading inside to enjoy a wonderful cocktail hour. The guests were soon ushered into the main dining room, being serenaded by the The Heartbeats (quick side note - if you're in need of a band I can not recommended this group enough!) Stephanie and Tyler surprised their guests with the sweetest choreographed dance (including twirls, lifts, dips, and more!). The night only got better as speeches were given, parent dances brought upon more tears and dinner was served. We snuck outside and took advantage of the stunning columns for a final night portrait and then Stephanie and Tyler danced the night away with friends and family. A dessert bar and sparkler exit completed their day <3 Enjoy taking a peek and reliving their wonderful wedding, and congratulations again Mr. and Mrs. Daviduk!

Wonderful Vendors!

Hair: Top Knots by Aimee
Makeup: Beauty FX
Bride's Gown: Bijou Bridal
Bride's Shoes: BHLDN
Florist: Hoffman Design Group
Ceremony: Saint Francis of Assisi
Reception: The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve
Catering: Finley Catering
Band: The Heartbeats
Cake and Desserts: Termini Brothers

 

Jess and David's Peace Valley Park Engagement Session

Jess, David and sweet Charlie met me at Peace Valley Park on a beautiful Sunday afternoon for their autumn engagement session. I met Jess years ago in highschool and her soul has not changed one bit. She has this quiet joy about her that is so contagious - it filled my heart so much to see David share that same quality with her!

We spent a perfect fall day in the woods, small fields and trails at the park leading up to a lake filled with more geese than I've seen in one place! Jess and David just have such an ease about them. Everything was calm as the morning and they just smiled the whole time! Charlie was energetic as anything and didn't want to leave his parents' side our whole session (he's just the cutest pup, don't you think??). Enjoy taking a peek into our day together!

Thank you two so much for allowing me to capture your sweet souls. So looking forward to your wintery wedding in January! 

Lizzy's Senior Portraits at Green Lane Park

I had the privilege of capturing Lizzy for her senior photos at Green Lane Park last week. We started in this AMAZING field, and amongst overcast skies and spotty clouds we prayed for some sunlight. It popped out for a few moments (and we ran to that sliver of light - so worth it!)

This girl, though, we really didn't need the sun at all - she is so radiant! What a joy it was to capture her!

Lizzy, I'm so excited for you and this next season in your life coming up! You are going to have such an amazing impact on every person you meet