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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

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

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!