estate 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

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

Kelsey and Harrison's Radnor Valley Country Club Wedding | St. Teresa of Calcutta | Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Kelsey and Harrison (and their families) are just the sweetest souls! Between their beautiful ceremony, the perfect warm autumn weather, and light for portraits, and an incredible reception at Radnor Valley Country Club the wedding celebrating the new Mr. and Mrs. Betsill was something out of a dream!

We began the morning with details and getting ready at Kelsey's parents home. It didn't take long before all the girls gathered in and the whole home was filled with this laughter and joy! Gifts were given, champagne glasses were clinked and so much swooning happened over Kelsey (I mean, how could you not?) as she stepped into her gown. Meanwhile, Harrison was not far away getting ready to see his bride! One of my favorite things about having a second shooter with me is going through the images and getting to see exactly what was happening with the groom as I was with the bride. Seeing the images of Harrison putting as his shoes the same moment that Kelsey was putting on her earrings, there's just something so sweet about these two simultaneously preparing to meet one another at the end of the aisle <3

Before long it was time to move to the ceremony. Just a hop skip and jump away, we quickly arrived at St. Teresa's of Calcutta (one of the most gorgeous churches I've had the pleasure of photographing). Kelsey and Harrison seeing each other for the first time was the sweetest thing, and so contagious! I mean, the look on their faces says it all. One beautiful mass later these two were officially one! The newlyweds and bridal party headed to Valley Forge National Park to kick off portraits.

So, hen I say it was a warm day I mean it - like, relieving the bridal party to the A/C while we finished up portraits at Valley Forge...in October. Crazy. Regardless, this group was so full of life! The laughter was loud and real and I loved it! Also, lets talk about these portraits of our bride and groom for a second - except, I have no words. This was a portrait session where I had trouble choosing favorites, so there are definitely a few extra included here! We went on to Radnor Valley Country Club to complete our portraits, Kelsey and Harrison had a sweet moment, and dance, to themselves inside before joining their guests for cocktail hour, complete with cigar bar and some incredible food. From there the party continued on inside with tear jerking dances (check out the image of Harrison's dad sitting beside Kelsey during the mother-son dance) and toasts! We snuck out for a moment of night portraits before the dance floor opened up - and man does this group know how to party! What a crazy fun night to be a part of! We ended with one of the biggest sparkler exits I've seen and Kelsey and Harrison just as joyful as when the day started. Mr. and Mrs. Betsill, thank you so much again for inviting me in to capture your day. SO thankful to have met you two! Congratulations once more!!

Kristen and Andrey's Summer Hotel Du Village Wedding

Over the summer I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Kristen and Andrey's wedding day alongside Andrea Tracy Photography at the Hotel Du Village in New Hope, Pennsylvania! Let me tell you, it was nothing short of stunning. The flowers, colors, venue itself; Kristen DIY'd so many details...I was blown away.

More than that, though, was the love shared between these two. Nervous excitement was so apparent in Andrey leading up to their first look; he was so giddy with excitement to finally see his bride! Goodness, those are my favorite things to capture. Never have I met a more silly, carefree couple - during their vows there was a mixture of laughter and happy tears from nearly every person in attendance. Following their ceremony (and the sweetest first kiss) was a Ukranian bread tradition, portraits by the field and a reception FILLED with dancing! 

So much joy filled this day and it just filled my heart to be there to help capture it all! 

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!