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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

Jess and David's Cozy Barn on Bridge Winter Wedding | Phoenixville PA Wedding Photographer

On an unbelievably warm January day, opposite directions from one another, Jess and David anticipated walking into The Barn on Bridge for heartfelt, hand written vows and finally becoming husband and wife <3 You may remember these two (and their sweet pup Charlie) from their engagement session this past fall. Jess is one of the sweetest human beings I have ever had the pleasure of knowing (since highschool! What a sweet reunion this has been!) and David just compliments her perfectly! It's obvious they have found their match in one another!

I walked into Jess's parents house Saturday morning to calm chatting and so many smiles as sister and maid of honor Brooke finished curling this bride's hair. Aunts, nieces, cousins, and Mom and Dad all bustling around, getting ready with joy that was already filling every corner! It was just such a calm morning which reflected Jess's personality perfectly. The quiet anxiousness and joy moved over to the Barn on Bridge as Jess stepped into her stunning gown. It still makes my eyes so watery to see the love between Jess and her Mom - such a special bond, what a privilege it is to capture those relationships! In just moments Jess made her way to meet her soon-to-be-husband right outside the bridal suite. The way the sun popped out for their portraits, you would think it was a perfect spring day! These two were so giddy to see each other. Smiles are my favorite, and you know these two had them down =) 

A beautiful ceremony, wonderful portraits, and a delicious cocktail hour later (complete with some of the most amazing cheeses from the couples favorite - The Grand Fromage in Skippack, PA) and it was time for dinner, dances, toasts and celebration! Jess and David, you two are such a beautiful couple. Thank you so much for inviting me in to capture your day! Congratulations once more on your marriage! 

Wonderful Vendors

Planner: Tiffany Johnson (The Barn on Bridge)
Hair & Makeup: Brooke Ziegler
Venue: The Barn on Bridge
Catering: Robert Ryan Catering
Dessert: The Master's Baker
Florist: Wegmans
DJ: Silver Sound Productions

Stephanie and Tyler's Romantic Ballroom at Ellis Preserve Wedding | Finley Ballroom

Just a few weeks ago Stephanie and Tyler were married at The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve. From the moment Stephanie and Tyler met me for Frozen Yogurt (!!) I knew that documenting their day was going to be nothing short of wonderful. These two have such a sweet love and their wedding day just reflected that so immensely! Stephanie got ready at the ballroom while my lovely second shooter, Allie, met up with the guys at The Radnor Hotel where Tyler got ready for the day. It wasn't long before they were both en route to their ceremony.

Witnessing a groom see his bride for the first time is always such an emotional experience, but these two...I couldn't help but shed a few tears as Tyler saw Stephanie walk towards him. The two had a gorgeous ceremony at Saint Francis of Assisi and were then whisked away back to The Ballroom where we spent all of sunset capturing the new bride and groom. And oh my goodness, the light!! The plan for their day was just perfect for these sunset portraits, and the September sun could not have been any more golden! We soaked up ever last drop of light before heading inside to enjoy a wonderful cocktail hour. The guests were soon ushered into the main dining room, being serenaded by the The Heartbeats (quick side note - if you're in need of a band I can not recommended this group enough!) Stephanie and Tyler surprised their guests with the sweetest choreographed dance (including twirls, lifts, dips, and more!). The night only got better as speeches were given, parent dances brought upon more tears and dinner was served. We snuck outside and took advantage of the stunning columns for a final night portrait and then Stephanie and Tyler danced the night away with friends and family. A dessert bar and sparkler exit completed their day <3 Enjoy taking a peek and reliving their wonderful wedding, and congratulations again Mr. and Mrs. Daviduk!

Wonderful Vendors!

Hair: Top Knots by Aimee
Makeup: Beauty FX
Bride's Gown: Bijou Bridal
Bride's Shoes: BHLDN
Florist: Hoffman Design Group
Ceremony: Saint Francis of Assisi
Reception: The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve
Catering: Finley Catering
Band: The Heartbeats
Cake and Desserts: Termini Brothers

 

Emily and Joe's Blue Bell Country Club Wedding | Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Emily and Joe were married this summer at Presentation BVM which was followed by the most wonderful reception at Blue Bell Country Club! It has been such a wonderful thing getting to know these two. From our first meeting last fall to their perfect East Falls Philadelphia engagement session (where I also got to meet their pup, Dixon!) all the way to final meetings and emails leading up to their wedding day finally arriving - there is just such a joy and ease about them. It has been such an honor to capture that.

I began my day at Emily's parents house, capturing her beautiful details (hello to the cutest Kate Spade shoes with bows and Emily's stunning bouquet by Willow & Thistle) while the girls were finishing up at the salon across town and my second shooter Rebecca hung out with Joe and the guys at Normandy Farm. In a matter of moments the girls arrived and the space was filled with laughter, champagne, and anticipation for what the rest of the day would bring! Tears started early as Emily opened up cards and gifts from her sisters and soon-to-be husband, they just kept on coming throughout stepping into her dress and Emily's first look with her girls and her dad. In what felt like moments the relaxed morning was gone and we were heading to the church just down the street.

Joe stood at the altar and watched his bride glide down the aisle, beaming. Everyone was beaming (though I'm pretty sure Joe and Emily's smiles were the brightest). They had a gorgeous ceremony filled with moments and stillness and laughter all leading up to their announcement as the new Mr. and Mrs. Corbett!

The next destination for the newlyweds and their bridal party was Gwynedd Preserve. This is one of my favorite most recent discoveries! The sky was perfectly overcast for portraits and everyone enjoyed a little bit of time before heading to the excitement of cocktail hour and the reception. Soon we were on our way back down the road to the country club where the sky went from cloudy to grey and it began to rain just after everyone made their way inside. Cocktail hour, ceremony details, and a roomful of people later we were on to some of the funniest and most heartfelt speeches I've heard, from Emily's grandfather and the siblings of the bride and groom. 

The weather decided to cooperate for us to sneak out for just a few moments before we lost light and we captured a few more portraits of Emily and Joe as husband and wife (these are always my favorite moments, when you have that bit of quiet with your new spouse). From there we went back inside to a night full of dancing! Brian from Cutting Edge Entertainment kept the party going and almost everyone on the dance floor until the end of the night!

Enjoy this peek into Emily and Joe's wedding day! Thank you two for having me and congratulations one last time <3

Wonderful vendors!

Ceremony: Presentation B.V.M
Reception: Blue Bell Country Club
Videography: Jackson Kitchell
Second Photographer: Rebecca Renner
Flowers: Willow & Thistle
DJ: Cutting Edge Entertainment
Hair and Makeup: Jason Matthew Salon
Shoes: Kate Spade
Catering: Blue Bell Country Club
Transportation: Chuck at Secrets Limousines
Invitations: Minted