elegant wedding

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

Kelli and Shawn's Rosebank Winery Wedding, Newtown PA

Kelli and Shawn were married at Rosebank Winery in Newtown at the end of May and their day was such a joy to be a part of! In the morning, before heading over to the winery I stopped by the house to capture the girls in their hustle and bustle of getting ready; and Kelli's gorgeous details for the day (can we talk about her stunning jewelry - or how about those Badgley Mischka sandals? I was definitely in awe). Before we knew it everyone was arriving and getting ready to be a part of these two families becoming one. Right before walking down the aisle Kelli had the sweetest first look with her mom and her girls (see below - this was one of a few times that day I was tearing up behind the camera!) I also just have to note Kelli and her bridesmaids flowers done by The Yellow Daffodil . Aren't they just gorgeous? 

Kelli and Shawn joined their two families together beside friends and family at their outdoor ceremony right behind the rustic reception site. Kelli's Dad walked her down the aisle, and at the halfway point her son, Kaden, joined them. I loved the way all three of their boys joined them as they shared vows, such a beautiful moment for this new family! As soon as the ceremony began you could feel all of anticipation of the day melt away to reveal so much joy! The whole ceremony was just so sweet and full of laughs! So in line with who these two are. I love the way Kelli and Shawn love each other - in this incredible sandwich of sweet and sarcastic and silly <3

Following the ceremony the guests headed inside for cocktail hour and were greeted by stunning lights strung everywhere, flowers, and a table full of cakes as we captured sweet family and other photos outside. After dances, the sweetest toast from Kelli's matron of honor (cue the tears pt. 2) and dinner, we snuck out for a few moments of dreamy sunset portraits before Kelli and Shawn partied the night away! When I met with Kelli and Shawn last year they were sure to let me know that it was going to be a party, and oh my, was it! This group definitely goes in the books as one of the craziest bridal parties I have had the pleasure of working with! 

Congratulations again, Kelli and Shawn (and Kaden, Brayden, and Nolan!!) Thank you SO much for choosing me to capture the love and laughter of your wedding day <3

Venue: Rosebank Winery
Photographer: Elizabeth Mae Photography
Florist: Yellow Daffodil
Videographer: Terry Leahy
DJ: Eclipse
Catering: Billy D's Bar-B-Que
Cakes: Creations by Amy
Gown: Essense of Australia
Shoes: Badgeley Mischka

Micah and Kayla's Joyful Saint Augustine Wedding

Last month I was in St. Augustine's sunny summer of March getting ready to photograph Kayla and Micah's wedding. And THESE TWO! My goodness. A tiny bit of a backstory: I've known Micah since highschool, when he was rocking an afro and tripp pants (needless to say we've come a long way since then). I first met Kayla for their engagement session at Valley Forge National Park last year and quickly found out that she is one of the sweetest people that exists. Probably ever.

They are the perfect fit! Through and through.

I can't even begin to explain to you have much joy filled this day! From the very beginning of the day we were all in tears. Micah with his mom, Kayla's first look with her dad - some of the most wonderful moments that I had the privilege of being there to experience and capture for them. (I will never stop being in awe of that) And it just kept going throughout the day! There is so much love between these two, their families, and friends. I hope you have so much fun looking through these photos to relive the memories or experience it all for the first time!

Congratulations once more to Mr. and Mrs. Nihart <3 Can't wait until I can come visit you both!

Zach and Allison's Elegant Outdoor Elizabethtown Wedding

A few short weeks ago I was asked to come alongside Shelia Martin and capture Zach and Allison at Moonstone Manner in Elizabethtown, PA (a venue which absolutely blew me away) as they promised each other forever. They found the perfect balance in creating a wedding which was so classic and elegant, but obviously full of both their personalities, as well!

 Walking around capturing candids, the sweetest first look by a gorgeous stone wall, little succulent guest cards (one of which is now growing in my windowsill), were all so lovely to capture! But seeing and being able to document their sweet love - that just filled my heart. These two were so wonderful and it was just such a joy to be a part of photographing their wedding day. Congratulations again to Zach and Allison!