Mary Therese & Matthew- Mendenhall Inn Wedding

Mary Therese and Matthew’s Mendenhall Inn Wedding was such a great day filled with so much love. Matthew is a photographer as well and contacted me well over a year ago. I actually did not get to meet him and Mary Therese until about 2 months before their wedding. I knew immediately in meeting them that we were going to get along wonderfully on their wedding day. They were incredibly trusting, even when I asked Mary Therese to put her dress on in the foyer at her parents’ home because it is where the best light was. The ceremony was held at SS. Simon and Jude Church in West Chester. It was during the ceremony that I learned that Matthew and Mary Therese met because of their faith. Mary Therese is a music teacher. The children that she teaches sang during the wedding, which was so meaningful to the couple. After the ceremony, we headed to Stroud Preserve for bridal party and family photos. I then had the opportunity to take just the couple to Longwood Gardens for their portraits. Rarely on a wedding day is there time to take the couple to a separate location for photos, never mind two locations! This opportunity not only allowed for amazing photos, but also gave Mary Therese and Matthew some time to themselves on their wedding day, also something that never happens! After photos we headed to the Mendenhall Inn, where the staff took meticulous care to make their reception perfect. The service and attention to detail was impeccable. It was wonderful to spend the day with Mary Therese and Matthew and to meet their families and friends. I wish these two the best and cannot thank them enough for trusting me to capture their day.

Ceremony: SS. Simon and Jude Parish

Reception: Mendenhall Inn

DJ: Steve Zembuski from Classic Entertainment

Videographer: Videogems Videography

Cake: Mendenhall Inn

Florist- Matlack Florist

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Shannon and Chris- Waverly Community House Wedding

Shannon and Chris’ Waverly Community House wedding was so unique and full of personal details. Their wedding fell on a chilly and drizzly day in October. Thankfully, the hurricane they were predicting all week stayed off the coast, but the ground was still too wet to have the outdoor ceremony that had been planned. This did not ruin the day at all! The ceremony and pre-ceremony cocktail hour took place at Shannon’s family home. Yes, you read correctly, there was a pre-wedding cocktail hour! What a great way to kick off the occasion! The ceremony was a little cozy in the parlor but I don’t think anyone minded since it was about 45 degrees outside. After the ceremony, the couple and their guests paraded down the street to the Waverly Community House. Yes, there was a pre-ceremony cocktail hour and a parade, full of kazoos and sparklers! Personal touches were everywhere at the reception. All of the beer was brewed by Chris. The table numbers were created out of books. Chris, an engineer, also 3D printed all of the “place cards”! The cake was their favorite ice cream cake hand delivered by Manning Farm Dairy. A delicious meal full of fall flavors was catered by Accentuate Caterers. I loved all of the personality that was brought into this wedding. Shannon and Chris made sure that their wedding day was theirs and reflected them completely. They certainly succeeded in creating a unique and beautiful day. I wish them all the best and cannot thank them enough for choosing me to capture their day for them. More images can be seen in the video below.

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Lindsey & Nate- Corinthian Yacht Club Wedding

Lindsey and Nate’s Corinthian Yacht Club wedding fell on one of those weird weather days in September. All morning the rain threatened. It held off through their outdoor ceremony, made family formals a little complicated (I think we moved from outside to inside at least twice), but overall we were able to remain dry. This was my first time at the Corinthian Yacht Club. What a great venue! The Club itself is an older building that has kept it’s historic charm. It is located on the water in Essington with views of the Philly skyline. Lindsey and Nate chose a nautical theme to perfectly accent the Yacht Club, which is also fitting since Lindsey is part of a crew team. Nate’s daughter was a part of the entire day. I usually do not get emotional while I am working, but I definitely cried during Nate’s dance with his little girl, such a beautiful moment. I truly enjoyed meeting their families and bridal parties. One of the groomsmen is actually one of my upcoming grooms! I wish Lindsey and Nate the best and can’t thank them enough for choosing me to capture their wedding day.

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Kristin & Josh- Concord Country Club Wedding

Kristin and Josh’s Concord Country Club Wedding went off without a hitch! The weather was amazing. The flowers by Matlack Florist turned out gorgeous. The DJ, Tom Cerone, was a pleasure to work with. And most importantly, the staff lead by Amy at the Concord Country Club in West Chester, PA was exceptional and made sure that everything was taken care of.

The day began at Kristin’s parent’s home where the girls were busy getting ready. The house was buzzing with energy and excitement. Kristin’s dog, Zoe, wanted to be a part of the whole thing which was so sweet. She even had a veil!

When we arrived at St. Denis Church in Havertown, you could tell the nerves were starting to settle in. I met Josh and his groomsmen there. It was my first time meeting Josh. One thing that I knew was that Josh really hates having photos taken. I tried to make his photos quick and painless. He was a great sport the entire day.

Their ceremony was beautiful. The priest was very sweet and funny. The kids all did a great job. The little ring bearer, Xavier, was entertained by walking up and down the few steps at the front of the church during the vows. No one minded, he was adorable!

Once they were married, Kristin and Josh along with their bridal party, hopped on a trolly over to Concord Country Club. After a little down time, we went out for photos. The club is nice enough to provide golf carts led by an attendant to take the bride, groom, and bridal party, to the best spots on the property for photos. So much fun!

The reception itself was beautifully put together and so full of love. From the toasts to first dances and the Anniversary dance, everything was so full of emotion and happiness. We were even lucky enough to have the day fall on the August super moon and we were able to run out and get a few photos.

I can’t thank Kristin, Josh, and their families enough for allowing me to capture their day. It truly was an honor to witness their beautiful wedding.

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Erin & Burke- Loch Nairn Golf Club Wedding

Erin and Burke are truly one of the nicest couples I have ever met. I had such a great time getting to know them and their families since they booked me for their wedding about 10 months ago. I remember at our initial meeting chatting about the possibilities of rain or the intense August heat and humidity. Erin and Burke had the absolute perfect day for their Loch Nairn Golf Club wedding. I was especially worried about the heat for my August weddings, being in my 7th month of pregnancy with my second child. I cannot believe the luck I have had! Erin and Burke’s wedding day went off without a hitch. Burke is a musician and the one thing that he cared about in the planning was having a great band during cocktail hour. The Barbone Street Jazz Band was phenomenal and so much fun! It really set the tone for the rest of the night which was DJ’d by Dana McDonald. The groom even had a wardrobe change, being introduced with the bridal party wearing a white dinner jacket. The reception space was simply and elegantly decorated with florals by Green Meadows Florist and a gorgeous cake by The Master’s Baker. Erin and Burke were so great and flexible to work with, and happy to take some time away from their reception for some golden hour photos. I loved spending the weekend with them and their families for both their wedding and the rehearsal dinner the evening before. I cannot thank the Quinn’s and Johnson’s enough for trusting me to capture such an important time in their lives. Please enjoy the photos and slide show below.

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