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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

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