wedding

Angela and Bruce's Blue and Orange Tidewater Inn Wedding | with Harry Potter details | Easton, MD

#orangeandbluesayido #groveapair #angelanadbrucearefantastic. Okay, so only two of these were the real hashtags at their wedding, but that last one definitely should have been included. From the moment I met Angela and Bruce I knew this would be one amazing day. Their personalities were so fun and so real, and as we sipped our coffee and they told me about their story and their dreamy Tidewater Inn wedding, with an orange and blue color scheme and nods to Harry Potter I just envisioned what their day would become - and it exceeded anything that I could conjure up in my mind. What made it fantastic above all else were these two, everyone who surrounded them, and their love. Bruce is one of the most emotive grooms I have met, in every way. When Angela walked down the aisle he couldn’t keep the tears in. Writing a novel on their story for his vows which included lines like “I promise not to ever eat wet nuts with my hands again” along with some of the sweetest sentiments I’ve heard. They shoved cake into each others faces and just a few minutes later they were on the dance floor, sharing their first dance to one of their favorite film scores that brought the whole room to silence and tears.

This is a wedding that I could write about forever, all the emotions that filled the day, all of the beautiful details. But I really want you to soak it in through the images. These two had the most gorgeous May-day for their wedding; getting ready was fantastic, sunset photos were a must, and the Tidewater Inn was the perfect backdrop for these two to celebrate their official beginning of being one for life. Congratulations again, Angela and Bruce! Thank you so much for inviting me in to be a part of your day <3

Wonderful Vendors!
Venue: The Tidewater Inn
HMU: Studio 2 Salon
Florist: Shirley at Seasonal Flowers
Catering: The Tidewater Inn
DJ: Dave at Michael Henson Entertainment
Cake: Julie Bakes

Courtney and Ryan's Timeless Old City Wedding | Presentation BVM | Sheraton Society Hill

Just three short weeks ago these two met each other at the altar at the front of Presentation BVM in Wynnewood to become husband and wife! Arm in arm with her father, tears welling in her (and just about everyone else’s eyes), Courtney walked down the aisle to Ryan.

Just hours earlier, away from one another, they simultaneously got ready for the day. I walked into this bride’s parents home, greeted by smiles everywhere. I love walking into spaces as joyful as this! Details were the first on the list to photograph, and Courtney’s were just perfect. Every piece included were classic and romantic. From her creme invitation suite to her gorgeous off-the-shoulder gown to the Tiffany bracelet she received from her maids of honor, each piece was just perfect. I love that she even had her father hang a hook by the windows to place her dress for photos! Courtney is one of the sweetest brides, with the most happy tears I’ve witnessed to date. From the moment she opened her card from her husband-to-be the tears began to form, and from that moment on they continued to swell in her eyes. You could just tell that she was soaking in each moment to the fullest and it was so heartwarming. Around the same time Ryan was reading his card from his soon-to-be-wife and the guys continued getting ready for the ceremony. Tying ties, drinking a final beer, and heading off to church.

After a wonderful ceremony and family portraits everyone hopped on the party bus to make our way into Philadelphia. Merchant’s Exchange building in always a good idea for an Old City wedding! We began here, capturing the bridal party. The girls soft blue dresses coupled with the historic building brought such a dreamy quality to this set of photos! The sun popped out just in time for Bride and Groom portraits as we walked around the area capturing the newlyweds. One final stop near the Sheraton Society Hill and we were ready to head in just in time for cocktail hour. So many family and friends surrounded Courtney and Ryan on their day. Their cocktail hour and reception alike were consumed by love and laughter! Their band, Midtown Express, welcomed everyone into the ballroom and fun entrances and a heartfelt first dance welcomed everyone to the beginning of an incredible night! From speeches including some gifts to welcome Ryan into the family to the sweetest parent dances all the way to almost everyone on the dance floor. Courtney and Ryan’s wedding was a day to remember Congratulations again Mr. and Mrs. Murray!

Wonderful Vendors!
Ceremony: Presentation BVM
Reception: Sheraton Society Hill
Hair and Make-up: Capelli & Trucco
Bride’s Dress: Elizabeth Johns
Rings: Francois Jewelers & Diesinger & Dolan
Bridesmaids Dress’: Bella Bridesmaids
Groom’s Attire: Iacobucci Formal Wear
Florist: Roseann Christian, Beau Soleil Flowers
Videographer: Petit Four Films
Catering: Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
Cake/Desserts: Bredenbeck's Bakery
Music: Midtown Express - CTO Artists

Ashley and Kyle's Backyard Wedding in Havertown

Ashley and Kyle had the most wonderful, relaxed, stylized backyard wedding! From pumpkins all around to the rabbit room (that I had been obsessing over since Ashley showed me photos of the home they would be getting married at), to the beautiful tree which had started turning just for the two of them to be married in front of - I could have photographed this day over and over again! Every where I turned there was something new to discover.

I arrived as Ashley’s hair was being completed; her mother, and soon to be sister and mother-in-law were peeking in so lovingly on the bride getting ready for her day. I whisked away her dress and details across the hall and took full advantage of the unique rooms in this home. Each space provided a perfect backdrop to showcase Ashley’s dress, her lilac Rothy’s (that she customized with the sweetest flowers!) and her headpiece. It as just a joyous and calm morning with these girls getting ready. While Ashley’s father wasn’t there, it was the most wonderful thing that he was, indeed, there in the room, and with her throughout her day.

Just downstairs Kyle arrived and finished getting ready to see his bride! We stepped outside into the perfect fall air where Ashley met Kyle for their first look. The two of them were captured as we walked across the lawn, to the lemon trees and back to the front porch where family eagerly awaited them! Not long after guests begin to arrive, finding their seats in this picturesque backyard. Ashley walked down the aisle, arm in arm with her mom to meet her groom. A sweet ceremony performed by their dear friend made these two one, bride and groom now husband and wife!

Their cocktail hour and reception perfectly bled into one as a fantastic spread of hours devours were replenished throughout the evening, and dinner was passed, tapas style! This should be a thing at more weddings - not only was it a fun change, but the food was just delicious. Ashley and Kyle surprised their guests with a choreographed first dance (the best!) and right after shared a simultaneous mother’s dance (the sweetest).

Their guests enjoyed the company, conversation, and eventually all trickled onto the dance floor. One of many highlights: Time of my Life was requested, and Ashley’s rugby team all took turns being Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray - you know what I’m talking about - photos to prove it below! A top 5 in dance floor moments, for sure! The dancing, eating and enjoying continued on until their sparkler exit which sent everyone straight to the after party. What a terrific day with Mr. and Mrs. Ranshaw <3

Wonderful Vendors!
Coordinating: Ashley Power Events
Hair and Makeup: Something You
Bride’s Dress: Jay West Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Rothy’s (customized by the bride!)
Groom’s Attire: Rochester Formal Wear
Florist: Robertson’s Flowers
Catering: Ashley Power Events
Cake/Desserts: Ashley Power Events
Music: Vintage Vinyl DJ

Lisa and Joe's Wedding at The Logan Philadelphia

On a beautiful, warm, July day Lisa and Joe were ready to be married! Just a few floors separated them at The Logan in Philadelphia as they simultaneously got ready to see each other. Lisa’s details were all ready when I arrived, from her gorgeous gown to her sparkly Kate Spade dancing shoes. Bouncing back and forth between capturing this and the girls having hair and make up done was so much fun! It wasn’t long before Joe was reading a letter from his sweet to-be bride and Lisa was upstairs, admired by the family and friends surrounding her as she stepped into her gown and began adding the finishing touches to her bridal look. My favorite detail, by far, was her “something blue” - a piece of the blanket she had since she was a small child - pinned inside her dress! The joke was that she would walk down the aisle with that blanket someday; Lisa told me they had to really search to find a piece with some blue on it, and every single person that she shared this detail with just adored it!

We headed down to the courtyard together where Lisa and Joe saw one another for the first time this day, and the last time as fiance’s! I will never tire of the way a groom looks at his bride, especially when it’s just the two of them.

It wasn’t long before we gathered up the bridal party, took some photos, and went on our way to The Philadelphia Museum of Art. From our first consultation (and really, probably one of the first things that Joe mentioned) I was told that getting photos on the Rocky Steps was a huge priority! When you’re just a few blocks away why would you not?? Everyone was such a trooper in that afternoon July heat, and we had lots of fun capturing everyone right there by the Art Museum (and of course with The Rocky Statue! That line definitely moves a lot quicker than I thought it did).

Not long after, Lisa and Joe had the sweetest ceremony. Tears unexpectedly came from the groom and just had everyone else tearing up, as well. Vows, rings - finally husband and wife! Cocktail hour was enjoyed with delicious hors devours and their string quartet serenading everyone in the patio area. The newlyweds snuck into their reception room a little early where Joe was surprised with a personalized groom’s cake, made by the Aunt of the bride! You have to take a look at this cake. The details were incredible, including some of this Wisconsin groom’s favorite things: fishing, the Green Bay Packers, a whole side dedicated to the day these two met (at a halloween party, so naturally the bride and groom in their costumes are the highlight there - guys, it’s the coolest groom’s cake). Their reception was filled with joy and lots of dancing! I was able to sneak these two out and up to the rooftop lounge of The Logan for some sunset portraits overlooking the city. It was party number two up there! With snuggles and celebratory champagne it was a beautiful ending to a wonderful day. What an honor this day was to capture. Congratulations again, Lisa and Joe!!

Wonderful Vendors!
Venue: The Logan
Videographer: Martin's Accent Wedding Videos
Hair and Makeup: Tim O’Leary
Bride’s Dress: Charlotte's in La Crosse, Wisconsin
Florist: Time Farrell
Catering: The Logan
Cake/Desserts: Aunt of the bride
Music: Mike Noble from EBE Entertainment

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

 

Liz and Brandon's Rose Bank Winery Wedding

People! Liz and Brandon were married at Rose Bank Winery this summer. With cloudy skies looming overhead Liz stayed calm as can be while getting ready for what was planned to be her outdoor ceremony just a few hours later. We kept an eye on the sky as she finished her hair and Brandon got ready just a few minutes down the road with groomsmen and card games to keep them occupied. We traveled over to Tyler State Park together (new favorite pace ever) where the sun made a slight appearance and Liz and Brandon had the sweetest first look! These two are just the greatest examples of joy (if you don't believe me take a look at their engagement session, too - j o y !) We traveled back to Rose Bank where they had the loveliest of ceremonies. You can see Liz's mom tearing up in quite a few photos below - that was a pretty good example of how we were all feeling. Their ceremony was so beautiful, so meaningful. Liz's pinky promise even caused Brandon to shed a few tears! The rest of the day was filled with speeches just amplifying the love that these two have in them, a rain storm (that waited just until we had gotten a couple more portraits in!) and dancing the night away. Liz and Brandon thank you SO much for having me there to capture your beautiful day. Enjoy reliving their day below!