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Emily and Austin's Garden Vibes Rosebank Winery Wedding | New Hope, PA

I remember sitting down with Emily and Austin at Zebra striped whale when they were here in Pennsylvania (all the way from Hawaii!) and listening to their incredible vision for their wedding day at Rosebank Winery. They anticipated guests loving the adorable goats and sheep at their venue, described the dual ceremony which would allow them to be married both inside the church and outside in nature, and how excited they were for all the little details to come together. My favorite thing that Emily noted in preparation for her wedding, though, was that they were both most excited to ‘officially become the "old married couple" they've unofficially been for years’. Is that not the sweetest thing you’ve heard?? And how beyond true was this statement. Emily walked up to Austin for their first look and he just couldn’t contain his excitement to see his bride to be. Pure joy radiated from both of them as we walked over to visit the sheep before heading to Tyler State Park for the most gorgeous, sun soaked portraits.

Emily and Austin had not one, but two beautiful ceremonies. We arrived to St. Andrew’s church and Emily walked arm in arm with her father to Austin. It was so special to be a part of this intimate ceremony with just the two of them, their bridal party, and close family. Meanwhile, guests were gathering at Rosebank beneath the perfect large tree in anticipation of seeing the couple. Their second ceremony outside included a ring warming, where guests had a chance to hold their wedding bands and say a prayer or offer a warm wish for these two. They had a unity sand ceremony where they combined sand from two meaningful beaches in Hawaii. These two had so many little pieces of themselves weaved throughout their day.

Their guests enjoyed cocktail hour and soon made their way into Rosebank’s reception space. It was warm and inviting with fresh flowers everywhere! This bride’s vision of soft lighting, flowery garden vibes, and the celebration of life and love came to fruition just beautifully! I loved the pops of color on the tables which mimicked the girls bouquets, Jenga guest book and string lights (you just can’t beat string lights in a reception space!) The celebration continued by means of beautiful toasts and celebration! (Make sure you check out the bouquet toss and picking-up-of-the-groom)

What a joy it was to be a part of Emily and Austin’s wedding day! Enjoy all of the moments that made up their incredible wedding day below. Congratulations again, you two =)

Wonderful Vendors!
Venue: Rosebank Winery
Videography: Well Spun Weddings
HMUA: Prive Salon
Bride’s Dress: Mikaella Bridal
Invitations: Minted
Bridesmaids Dresses: Birdy Grey
Florist: Flora
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Caterer: Piccolo Trattoria
DJ: Cutting Edge Entertainment
Cake/Desserts: Cramer’s Bakery
Favors: Kitchen Kettle Village

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

Marisa and George's Tug Hill Winery Wedding

Anticipation and tears and laughter and joy...I don't think there are enough words to describe all of the wonderful emotions and moments on Marisa and George's wedding day! Tug Hill Winery provided the perfect backdrop for this late summer day. Their first look was definitely my favorite - George's reaction to seeing his bride to be had me in tears instantly! (Which happened again as she walked down the aisle to him) Excitement and love just filled every space these two were in; I can't gush enough about these two!! Thank you so much to Jenny Haury for asking me to be a part of capturing this beautiful day!