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Scott & Michelle {Wedding}

“Drive all night with me
Sing my favorite song and sleep
Under the stars on the hood of our car
It’s all I’ve ever wanted
All I ever wanted was to
See you in the pale moon light
Just the way ya look tonight
And maybe some day
If love comes our way
We’ll be walking in the meadow in the early spring
You’ll be twirling in a sundress wearing my ring
Can you see it
Girl I believe em that
It’s true
All I ever wanted
All I ever really wanted was you.”
All I Ever Wanted – Chuck Wicks

028-storyboardWe arrived at The Hilton in Wilmington, DE where the activity of the day had already begun. Classic Brittany Spears played in the background as Michelle and her beautiful bridesmaids were chatting and sipping on mimosas and the final touches of hair and makeup were set into place. The excitement and anticipation could be felt in the air. The gentleman were no different, calm and collected, straightening ties and placing the cufflinks just right. A short drive brought us to the ceremony where friends and family gathered from all over the world to witness these two pledge their forevers.

Amongst the craziness that a wedding can bring, there was a quiet peace about the day. A feeling of rightness, resting in the fact that this bride and groom were simply meant for one another other. The Catholic Mass was laced with sentimental moments and powerful promises to one another. Michelle was quoted saying, how she “loves Scott’s worth ethic and affection, his closeness. That he is the type of man that will protect her and protect his family. He is a fine gentleman. She loves his great spirit and attitude and he has a beautiful and strong conviction in all the he does. A caring person.”

In the short time I have had the pleasure of knowing Scott, he truly is the embodiment of a gentleman. This was declared by both his brothers as they described his character. The Maid and Matron of Honors had only good to say about the fun loving and spunky Michelle, capping off their speech with some Brittany Spears flair.

The details from this day were a photographer’s dream. The reception venue, Thousand Acres Farm, is “picturesque, 110-acre farm situated along the waterfront of Thousand Acre Marsh and boasts views of the Reedy Point Bridge and the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.”

The bride and groom were anxiously awaiting their first dance in which country singer, Chuck Wicks would be performing his song, All I Ever Wanted. The stage was set, the lights strung and the wood dance floor was begging to be danced upon. With unfavorable weather impending in the distance it could have put a damper on the evening. Heavy rains blew through, but the party continued under the tent. As toasts and blessings were given, the rain ran away, leaving behind a painted sky of orange, blue and purple. A sunset that takes your breath away. The musical set was moved indoors which allowed for an intimate performance by Chuck Wicks and his band. The location change did not stop this crew from partying the night away.

As the clock nearly struck twelve, fireworks were set off in the distance and the couple embraced under the sparkling lights.

We were humbled to have been able to be a part of this celebration. Thank-you to Scott & Michelle for allowing us to capture your day. We wish you only the utmost happiness and joy in your many, many years of marriage to come!

- T

VENDORS:
Prep Location: The Hilton Wilmington - Christiana
Reception: Thousand Acres Farm
Ceremony: St. Mary of the Assumption
Florist: Fresh Design Florist Inc.
Additional Flowers: Forget Me Not Florist
Performer: Chuck Wicks
Videographer: CinemaCake Filmakers
Wedding Planner/DJ: Boardwalk Entertainment
Custom Stationery: April Lynn Designs
Catering: Bethany Blues
Grotto Pizza Truck
16 Mile Brew Truck
Tents and Events: Dover Rent All
Furniture Rental: Salvaged
Fireworks: Zamberelli Fireworks
Cake & Cupcakes: Yum Yum Sweats and Treats

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The Gallants {Family Portraits}

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Tyler & Lindsay {Wedding}

“I love you
Not only for who you are
But for what I am when I am with you.
I love you
Not only for what you have made of yourself
But for what you are making of me.”
- Roy Croft

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Tyler & Lindsey wed on June 25, 2016. The ceremony took place at one of my favorite Catholic Churches in the area, St. Josephs Parish of Downingtown. The high ceilings and reaching pillars give this location a regal air fit for a princess. Lindsey walked down the aisle radiantly, linked with her father, towards a beaming Tyler.

It just so happened a carnival was set to take place on the grounds and you better believe we took advantage of a quick carousel ride before heading to Meredith Manor. For the second time that day, the location did not disappoint. Tucked away is this beautiful property, complete with archways and gazebos, a glistening pond and plenty of gardens to explore. Guests were welcomed into the historic stone barn built in the 1790′s where they enjoyed refreshments and live music.

Shortly after, the celebration continued in the white tent just outside. The ceiling was draped with twinkling lights and the tables were decorated in the most perfect combination of turquoise and coral.

This day was perfection from start to finish. Yet another celebration that we walked away humbled to be a part of. Love is a pretty great thing and these two are clearly supported and cherished by so many.

Congratulations!

- T

VENDORS:
Ceremony: St. Josephs Parish of Downingtown
Reception: Meredith Manor
Dress: The Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve
Groom & Groomsmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Blue Moon Florist
DJ: Musical Expressions by Chet Light
Videographer: His & Hers Productions
Cake: Baker’s of Buffington
Catering: Great Valley Catering Inc.
Hair & Makeup: Salon Fringe
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Marc & Lindsay {Engaged}

There’s nothing quite like the friends you make in college. I had the most fantastic friend group at Temple University. My sophomore year I met some of the greatest people that I still have the pleasure of calling close friends. Countless memories were formed through karaoke nights, intramurals and of course the legendary WGW evenings at The Draught Horse. Now, a few years removed from college, FOUR couples are getting married within that friend group, in the span of one year. I couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to stand by, photograph and celebrate with these dear friends.

Linds & Marc are one of those fantastic couples. Linds and I met during an evening out at Lucy’s bar, a spot we regular attended which has now since closed down (R.I.P Lucys). Shortly after we had our first friendship date at a Sixers game and instantly became close friends. While I have the greatest privilege of standing beside her on her wedding day, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be able to be a part of their story on the photo end by capturing their engagement pictures. As expected, they crushed it.

Love you Marc & Lindsay!

- T
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Ryan & Hannah {Wedding}

“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
― Jane Austen, Pride And Prejudice

067-storyboardI’m going to do my best to stop myself from completely and endlessly gushing about not only this couple, but this wedding day. Ryan & Hannah are those people that you just want to be friends with. Individually, they light up any room they are in, and together they are dynamic.

The day began with the girls relaxing, yes relaxing, in the bridal suite. Their hair and makeup had wrapped up and they took part in a pre-wedding feast of the best food group around; Pizza. The gentleman were no different as they played with a groomsmen’s pup, Bruce, and helped to prep Ryan for his first look.

Looming clouds covered The Homestead as Hannah stepped outside in, hand’s down, the most beautiful dress I have yet to see in person. She was straight out of a fairytale, with blush tulle and a beaded back that was nothing short of exquisite.

Ryan beamed as he twirled his bride and wrapped her in his arms.

Then the rain came, pouring relentlessly, but not once did the couple seem disheartened by the storm. Just as fast as it came, the rain ran away in the distance allowing the skies to open back up in classic Homestead weather; radiant blue and sunny skies.

The string quartet set the scene as Hannah’s father whisked her away to walk his daughter down the aisle. Waiting was the handsome groom. After prayers and promises the two released the symbolic white doves to commence the ceremony.

The first dance and speeches were as precious as the couple. But their real playful sides came out in full form during the cake cut, where both Ryan and Hannah smashed blue icing into one another’s faces. (Lucky for Hannah she had a dress change coming up.)

The golden sun of magic hour appeared in all of its glory and we literally frolicked in a field enjoying the last few minutes of sunshine. It was the type of weather that one wants to bottle up to save for a rainy day.

There were so many fantastic details from start to finish. A groomsmen brought a bottle of wine that both himself and Ryan had created in 2011 in their college years at Penn State. And although it tasted more like apple juice it was yet another striking detail that made this day unbelievably rememberable.

The party continued and as the evening wrapped up, there was no more fitting exit then an authentic horse and buggy ride. I mean it is Intercourse, PA after all, the beating heart of Lancaster County.

We couldn’t have been more honored to photograph this lovely couple and wish only happiness to the new Mr. & Mrs. Hocker!

- T

VENDORS:
Ceremony & Reception: The Stoltzfus Homestead
Dress: Miss Grace
Groom & Groosmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Pearls & Petals
Wedding Planner: Megan Waltman
DJ: Rick with B&B Entertainment
Cake: Colebrook Bakery
Catering: Encks Custom Catering
Hair & Makeup: Ooh La La Salon
Music: Cherry Wood Ensembles
Favors: Honeyville
Dessert: Penn State Berkey Creamery

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