Christina and Nick’s Longwood Gardens engagement session was magical. The Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania was the perfect location for their engagement shoot. Christina and Nick escaped much of the wintry cold by walking though the indoor gardens and taking in the color and fragrance of the flowers. Daniel from Daniel Fugaciu Photography captured their engagement session and tells us more after the jump…
Longwood Gardens Engagement Session
Daniel tells us, “Being that Philadelphia is under snow for at least one month now, Nick and Christina chose Longwood Gardens as the destination for their engagement photography. And what an amazing place this is even in the middle of winter. We played outside and when the frostbite pinched, we ran inside to the gorgeous conservatory where summer feels right at home.”
Christina and Nick will be getting married this August at the Cescaphe Ballroom in Philadelphia.
This Pennsylvania handmade wedding is filled with tons of gorgeous details! Christine and Mike’s wedding just this past October had a rustic handmade theme. Their wedding at The Barn on Bridge in Collegeville included custom handmade accessories, handmade invitations, and more… You’ll enjoy the DIY elements, photobooth, and the fun-loving feeling of their wedding. Christine and Mike’s fantastic wedding was captured through the lens of Cathie from BG Productions Photography & Videography. See what makes this wedding absolutely unique…
This outdoor Pennsylvania wedding was rustic and lovely. The couple, Mary Beth and Tyler, picked The Hayloft as their wedding venue. The Hayloft is situated among rolling hills in the Laurel Highlands, which offers a picturesque country feel. That feeling was perfect for all of Mary Beth and Tyler’s fantastic wedding details. Some of their details include a sweet pair of cowboy boots, wooden card box, bunting, log signs, jam wedding favors, and more! Find out more about their wedding and see it’s beauty in full detail as photographed by Kelli from Third Line Studios…
Details and Vendors: Date – June 23, 2013 Location – The Hayloft, Rockwood, PA Caterer – The Chuck Wagon Florist – Betty Lou Svanovec, owner of The Hayloft Wedding Pies (instead of cake) – All baked by the bride’s family
Not satisfied with all that you see here? Check out MORE on Mary Beth and Tyler’s wedding at Third Line Studios!
This Maleficent wedding fantasy is bound to strike a chord with the cool fearless bride lurking in some of you. The fictional character Maleficent is the main foe in Walt Disney’s 1959 film Sleeping Beauty. This self identified “Mistress of All Evil” has just found love and become a bride. Maleficent’s wedding fantasy is a styled shoot put together by the photography team from BG Productions, Papertini, and several other amazing vendors and friends. Now that you’ve been teased, read on and look at how this wedding fantasy was created…
Maleficent Wedding Fantasy
Cathie from BG Productions tells us, “I think this is just the kind of stylized shoot brides would enjoy. It is new, and fresh and black wedding dresses are ALL over the run ways!”
“Our Maleficent represents a fearless, confident bride. She is elegant, sexy, bold and gorgeous with a touch of edge (with a great interpretation of Maleficent’s horns!) and Alexis, our model did her own makeup.”
“Three different black dresses were chosen for her because, why just stick with one if you can have three? Her ceremony dress was an elegant ball gown layered with lace and tulle that was beautifully hand-tailored by Jennifer Kohler Designs. Page Six…it’s haute provided the fun and gorgeous reception and dancing dress.”
“The colors scheme chosen are Green, Gold with a touch of Dark Purple & Red. The invitation, program book, and menu cards, by Golden Silhouette are accented with gold threads to complete their interpretation of the spinning wheel.”
“The gold cake was subtly decorated and accented with a black feather as an homage to Maleficent’ crow. The cake was accompanied by two matching mini cakes (which, by the way, is a great idea for couple’s cakes or as alternative to cupcakes).”
“We wanted to showcase a beautiful side to a “darker” themed wedding. Black wedding dresses were all over the runway this year and that fit perfectly into our vision. A more matte style of photography was chosen to show off all those rich colors and edgy wedding style!”
Looking for a little country wedding inspiration? Then you’ll love Brandi and Kenny’s vintage country wedding! Their wedding location at Armstrong Farms in Saxonburg, PA was the perfect place to fit that country theme. Find out what the bride has to say and see the photos from Rodger Obley Photography after the click…
Vintage Country Wedding
Brandi tells us, “We had so much fun planning our wedding! We both love the country and antiques, so vintage country played a big part in our planning. Kenny and I did a lot of shopping on Etsy and Ebay collecting vintage cookie stands, trays and platters. We used old crates and pitchers for card boxes and flowers. We searched the local antique stores for different things to use. We found an old trough and lined it with fabric to display our shawls for the ladies that may have been chilly and an old galvanized tub for flip flops. I made many of the signs just to give the barn our little touch. We chose mason jars and wildflowers for the centerpieces which turned out beautifully! It ended up being the absolute perfect day. We chose Armstrong Farms West Minster Preserve for it’s rustic barn and beautiful secluded scenery and we couldn’t have asked for more.
The most stressful part of planning was definitely the guest list and seating because we were limited on space inside the barn, but it worked out well. Rodger and Rachel from Rodger Obley Photography did an amazing job, especially at making us and our daughters feel comfortable while shooting pictures. Our girls loved them! Our caterer, Gardas Catering, was amazing also! We had so many compliments on the food which was so important to us. Their chicken marsala, stuffed eggplant, and salmon were the perfect choices. Our daughters wore lavender tea length dresses as the bridesmaids and my sister wore eggplant as the matron of honor. The D.J. played a mix of good dance music that got everybody up dancing. The best part was to see our daughters dancing all night and everyone enjoying themselves! Everything we planned turned out wonderful, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.”
Rodger one of their photographers tells us, “Rachel and I had a wonderful time working with Brandi, Kenny, and their daughters. When we pulled up to Armstrong Farms, we had a chance to walk through the barn before meeting with Brandi and Kenny. Rachel did a KILLER job capturing the details that Brandi worked so hard on, while I scouted out where we were going to do the creative portraits. Brandi was literally an all star bride. She changed into COWGIRL boots for pictures after the ceremony! One of my favorite things about the day was Brandi and Kenny’s willingness to have FUN during their creative portraits. Thanks for having us be part of your day!”
Get ready to be inspired by this retro Philadelphia wedding! Jamie and TJ’s retro Philadelphia wedding has this 60’s style feeling highlighted with classic suits, fedoras, the bride’s lacy gown and veil, not to mention those lovely shoes. Their wedding was at the Beat Street Station, a historic location in Philadelphia that has a modern elegant ambiance. The photography team from BG Productions Photography & Videography captured Jamie and TJ’s retro-feeling wedding in all of it’s beautiful glory. Find out more about their exciting day and see the photos…
Retro Philadelphia Wedding
Their photographer Cathie tells us, “We began our day with Jamie as she got ready. She had picked out these amazing shoes that I just feel in love with, stunning red. While she got ready, her beauty and excitement was easily captured in my lens. She was so happy! TJ and her had this great retro vibe going on that really made their wedding pop! We then met up with TJ in his hotel room, where they did their first look. TJ waited for his Jamie to appear through the open elevator doors. It was so sweet and made for the perfect photo! These two are just made for each other. They are childhood sweethearts and always knew one day they would get married.”
“It is so much more special when couples include intimate parts of themselves and their lives together. This was just perfect! And they carried the music theme out by having their guests write their well wishes on actual records!”
“Their wedding was all filled with so many great moments but one that especially sticks out is when TJ got out his guitar and sang to his new wife.”
This weekend we’re featuring this steampunk wedding inspiration shoot that’s sure to wow you! A collective effort of stylized vendors worked to create a unique photo session that incorporates amazing details. Capturing this steampunk wedding inspiration shoot was Cathie from BG Productions. Check out all the details and find out more…
Steampunk Wedding Inspiration Shoot
Production specialist, Cathie, tells us, “My husband Al and I have a love for all things vintage and all things steampunk. We wanted to organize a shoot that highlighted both of these elements, but in a not so typical way. We really wanted to show a softer side of steampunk. When we first started an inspiration board we came across an awesome photo of a steampunk guy with dred locks. I looked at Al and knew he would have to put his camera down for this one and be the model! (I was beyond thrilled with what Wadiya came up with!!)
“I started organizing this shoot by contacting a fellow wedding vendor and Amazing talent- Tanti from Papertini. Together the three of us sketched out a plan and I set about getting other vendors and much needed items. We wanted to work off of teals and coppers more than just reds (like seems to be a more typical color palette). We shared our visions with the rest of the team to let them allow their creative juices to create whatever they came up with. With just a few check-ins the day of the shoot was more of a surprise of how everything turned out. I could not have been happier!! This was exactly how we had envisioned it!! (Actually it was even beyond!) I was so thrilled to photograph everything. All the rich colors. the unique styles of each item and how Johanna and Al’s looks turned out! It was such a pleasure to work with such a creative team!”
“Little Woman Design custom designed this wedding stationery suite which included an invitation, reply card, bride and groom place cards, seating cards, and menus. Steampunk-inspired design elements were incorporated into each piece of stationery. Seating cards using illustrations of the menu choice were designed as hang tags that were then tied to a vintage birdcage using hemp twine. The menus and hang tags were printed on a rustic brown paper stock. The invitation, reply card, and bride and groom place cards featured the teal and brown color palette, while also incorporating various traditional steampunk designs such as clockwork, gears and flying machines.”
“For the cake we wanted to showcase a softer side of Steampunk. In order to achieve this we used a delicate ruffled technique to create a beautiful organic texture for the base tier and included bronze hand cut gears to incorporate the industrial elements often associated with the theme. By adding elements like a hand painted pocket watch, corset accents, and sugar roses we created a sense of romantic whimsy that really brought the cake to life.”
“For this shoot, we focused our inspiration on the clock gears and the Victorian era styling. Steampunk in general gives an industrial-masculine feeling so we thought that through this project, we would introduce softness/femininity by using more fabrics and wires vs heavy duty gears/iron works. We have always been fascinated with wires and fabrics so this shoot certainly provides the perfect medium for our works. We very much enjoyed putting all the attention to details, for example, the fact that the fabric flowers have clock parts at the center or the addition of vintage keys to the centerpieces. Hope you enjoy the results as much as we do!”
Andrew and Cait’s Gettysburg wedding was such a special event. Gettysburg, a town known for it’s Civil War history, is such an amazing location to have a wedding. Their ceremony was held at an amphitheater in the historic park overlooking a beautiful rolling landscape. Friends and family watched as Andrew and Cait read their vows and proclaimed their love for one another. Andrew and Cait walked the battlefield’s grounds while Neil from Neil Colton Photographer captured them just as the sun set. The reception followed at the Historic Gettysburg Hotel where guests danced to jazz and best friends gave heartfelt speeches. Andrew and Cait finished out the night reveling in the ending of a brilliant day.
If you’re interested in finding out more about this wedding photographer, check out Neil’s site Neil Colton Photographer. Neil is a DC area wedding photographer.