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Fox Hill Farm Wedding, Honesdale, Pennsylvania: Jamie and Marissa

Early on a Saturday morning, with our families in tow, we left for Honesdale, Pennsylvania to photograph Marissa and Jamie's wedding. The wedding was at the gorgeous Fox Hill Farm, where every detail has been thought out, not to mention the flowers everywhere and the mountain view.  Jamie and Marissa decided on a First Look so we could capture their family portraits before their ceremony. JUST as the First Look was wrapping up, the skies opened up and it downpoured. These brides were so calm about it! We ran for cover, grabbed umbrellas and kept shooting! The rain continued for a while, so we found a cozy greenhouse for more photos of the brides, and finally, the skies cleared in time for the ceremony. Their ceremony took place just feet from a lake, overlooking the barn/reception area. Towards the end of the ceremony, Jamie surprised Marissa by singing her a song, and had even passed out the lyrics for everyone participating in the ceremony to join along. It was such a sweet touch! On the way to the reception, we snuck into a fenced off area where the cows are kept. (How cool is that?) We were at the highest point of the farm, and from there we had gorgeous sunset colors with a touch of fog. The reception started off with heart-felt speeches and continued with dancing in the barn. The string lights and barn decor was simply amazing. Congratulations Mrs. and Mrs. Place!

THE DETAILS

Venue: Fox Hill Farm, Honesdale, Pennsylvania 

Wedding Planner: Megan Gustafson of Bella Life Events

Gowns: John Alexander and Hailey Paige

Flowers: Katherine, Owner and Flower Goddess of Fox Hill Farm

Hair: Donna Cross

Makeup: Blushed Makeup Studio

Cake: Monique Milleson, Ant Hill Farm

DJ: KDK Entertainment

Sunset AND fog all at once? Bless my little photographer heart.

Sunset AND fog all at once? Bless my little photographer heart.

So many gorgeous places to shoot details at Fox Hill Farms.

So many gorgeous places to shoot details at Fox Hill Farms.

The barn at Fox Hill Farm had the PERFECT lighting to show off Marissa and Jamie's gorgeous dresses.

The barn at Fox Hill Farm had the PERFECT lighting to show off Marissa and Jamie's gorgeous dresses.

A heartfelt first look.

A heartfelt first look.

And then the rain! But no worries for these brides, we just kept on shooting.

And then the rain! But no worries for these brides, we just kept on shooting.

We found a greenhouse filled with gorgeous flowers while taking cover from the rain.

We found a greenhouse filled with gorgeous flowers while taking cover from the rain.

Smithville Mansion, Mount Holly, New Jersey Engagement: Jeff and Anna

It was late-April when I met Anna and Jeff at Smithville Mansion in Mount Holly for their engagement session. I love Spring. It’s a time of renewal and new life. There were gorgeous blooms everywhere- we even found the most beautiful purple flowers for a portrait of Anna’s engagement ring. Anna and Jeff are so genuinely fun to be around. They were super laidback even while they were in the process of moving and planning their wedding. I can’t wait to share their wedding with you!

I'm in love with all the blooming flowers at Smithville Mansion in Mount Holly, NJ.

I'm in love with all the blooming flowers at Smithville Mansion in Mount Holly, NJ.

SO much joking. I love it!

SO much joking. I love it!

Catching the golden light with Jeff and Anna.

Catching the golden light with Jeff and Anna.

The Flanders Hotel Wedding, Ocean City, NJ: Mike and Allegra

It was a windy day. Scratch that, a blustery day. The type of wind that makes you want to put your arms out at your side and lean all of your body weight against the wind to see who will win- you or the wind. Are you getting the drift? (Dang, that was good). It's the type of weather that doesn't mesh with updos, gorgeous lashes, and fancy dresses, which is why I was so relieved that the wedding was at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, NJ. I feel like I mention it all of the time, but just in case you don't know... my husband and I were married at The Flanders Hotel six years ago and one thing that was a requirement for me as a bride was a weather contingency plan. You can plan just about everything on a wedding day, except for the weather, so I always tell brides, make sure you LOVE the backup plan! As a bride, I checked out (what feels like) every square inch of The Flanders Hotel to make sure it had plenty of locations in case of terrible weather. Good news- it absolutely does!  It all started with the extremely stunning, Allegra, getting ready at The Flanders Hotel's most stunning suite on the highest floor, overlooking the ocean. Allegra was so calm and just enjoying her bridesmaids- like every bride should before the day begins. Her girls wore the most gorgeous sequined gowns from Rent the Runway, while Allegra turned heads in her elegant Jay West gown with the most gorgeous design in the back. She met with her groom, Mike, in the lobby of the Flanders Hotel for their bridal party portraits just before the ceremony. Her brother walked her down the aisle just before Mike and Allegra exchanged vows by the fireplace, under a gorgeous chandelier- romance was certainly in the air. Then it was off to celebrate the new Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm! The band, 39 Mariner, lead the celebration and the night ended with not a cake cutting, but a donut cutting, with the most yummy treats from Federal Donuts. Congratulations Allegra and Mike!

THE DETAILS

Venue: The Flanders Hotel, Ocean City, New Jersey

Gown: Jay West

Hair and Makeup: Your Day Your Way

Florals: The Manic Botanic

Donuts: Federal Donuts

Band: 39 Mariner

Asbury Park Engagement Session: Eric and Becky

Color. Art. Music. Asbury Park.

Who doesn't love it there? Becky and Eric are artistic, colorful, expressive- if they were going to be a place, they would be Asbury Park. I was ecstatic for this engagement session, because I've known Becky for so many years and I knew she would be down for anything. Cue the rain. The forecast called for a 20% chance of rain- if you've been reading my blog posts, you might notice a common theme- how annoying I find the forecast :) As I drove to Asbury Park, I convinced myself the rain I was driving through must have just been passing showers, but they didn't end. As we met in the Convention Center through raindrops, we decided we would just shoot and make it work (after all, that's what would happen on a wedding day!) It's not the easiest shoot, having to hold your bag the entire time, putting your camera away after every couple of shots, but it makes every shot much more intentional. I couldn't be more happy that we decided to shoot in the rain. It made a unique session even more memorable.  Thank you so much to Becky, Eric, and the lovely Mackenzie for braving the weather!

A must-have shot in front of the Casino in Asbury Park, NJ.

A must-have shot in front of the Casino in Asbury Park, NJ.

I love the murals in Asbury Park- so colorful.

I love the murals in Asbury Park- so colorful.

It's a good day when you can have the entire boardwalk to yourselves.

It's a good day when you can have the entire boardwalk to yourselves.

New Jersey Farm Wedding: Miranda and Mike

THE DETAILS

Venue: DelVicario's Turkey Trac Farms

Gown: Maggie Sottero

Makeup: Carol Gale

Hair: Jacinda Roagers

Florals: Donna Guarrera

Cake: Terrigno's Bakery

DJ: DJ Jamie B

Miranda and Mike were high school sweethearts, and when Mike popped the question, they were both ready for a giant party to celebrate their growing relationship! In early October, they celebrated at DelVicario's Turkey Trac Farms (the Bride's family farm), with it's debut celebration and boy, was it lovely. Complete with antiques from Royal Port Antiques, every square inch of the Barn had been thought of in great detail. Burlap, lace, cowgirl boats- are you getting the picture? It was absolutely heaven to shoot. The bride and groom have strong family ties, so it was completely appropriate that their wedding date was just one day after the bride's parents' anniversary and on the groom's grandparents' anniversary as well. Despite the rain that didn't let up, their day was absolutely perfect in every way. I'm so happy for Miranda and Mike as they change their status from "high school sweethearts" to "husband and wife."

Auletto Caterers Wedding, Almonesson, NJ: Bill and Carla

From the time I photographed their engagement session, I knew their wedding was going to be particularly fun! Bill and Carla both have careers in music, so singing and dancing through the day, comes naturally. While Carla stepped into her wedding gown, all the girls started belting "Going to the Chapel," it was such a happy moment! At Auletto Caterer's, where the ceremony and reception took place, Bill and Carla started their day with a heartfelt First Look. After that we took care of bridal party portraits and family formals. During an outdoor ceremony, Carla's older brother officiated the ceremony making it extra special. The reception was filled with endless dance moves and a surprise serenade of Ingrid Michaelson's "Take Me the Way I Am." I adore that song!  Here's to a lifetime of happiness, Mr. and Mrs. Graff!

THE DETAILS

Venue: Auletto Caterers, Almonesson, New Jersey

Hair and Makeup: Your Day Your Way

Florals: Cook's Florist

Cake: Indulgence Cupcakery

DJ: Bob Morgan Entertainment

Bill and Carla were so magically in love. Here's one of my favorites from their bride and groom formal photos at Auletto Caterers.

Bill and Carla were so magically in love. Here's one of my favorites from their bride and groom formal photos at Auletto Caterers.

Carla and Bill are both musically gifted. So besides Carla singing all morning while she was getting ready (loved it) there was a piano in their home- perfect for a ring shot!

Carla and Bill are both musically gifted. So besides Carla singing all morning while she was getting ready (loved it) there was a piano in their home- perfect for a ring shot!

While Carla stepping into her gown- everyone started singing "Going to the Chapel." It was such an amazing moment to be a part of!

While Carla stepping into her gown- everyone started singing "Going to the Chapel." It was such an amazing moment to be a part of!

Carla and Bill decided on a First Look before the ceremony so they could get their initial butterflies out.

Carla and Bill decided on a First Look before the ceremony so they could get their initial butterflies out.

Carla's brother officiated the ceremony, so when he offered support while Carla read her vows, I think we all let out an extra cry.

Carla's brother officiated the ceremony, so when he offered support while Carla read her vows, I think we all let out an extra cry.

Bill and Carla danced their way into the reception at Auletto Caterers as Mr. and Mrs. Graff!

Bill and Carla danced their way into the reception at Auletto Caterers as Mr. and Mrs. Graff!

Carla surprised Bill with a birthday cakeat the end of the reception.

Carla surprised Bill with a birthday cakeat the end of the reception.

We headed down to the wine cellar at Auletto Caterer's for one more photo of the newlyweds!

We headed down to the wine cellar at Auletto Caterer's for one more photo of the newlyweds!

Are you engaged? Looking for a photographer to capture it all? Fill out the CONTACT page and tell me all about your awesome wedding plans!

Styled Pink Photography is based out of Mount Laurel, NJ and specializes in wedding and engagement photography in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, but open to other fabulous destinations such as Aruba, Italy, and all other gorgeous locations.

Jack's Barn, Oxford, NJ Wedding: Nando and Ali

When I arrived at Jack's Barn, Nando was arranging chairs, along with his closest friends and family, while Ali took at break from setting up, to get her hair and makeup done. When all was complete, it was just as Ali described it would be in our previous conversations, but better- sunflowers, royal blues, mismatched furniture, small mementos and photographs everywhere, countless string lights leading to gorgeous chandeliers... pinch me. 

Ali, Nando, and their family headed over to Twenty Belvidere, just down the road for their getting ready, first look, and family photos. The mansion was filled with charm, and again, I needed to be pinched! 

While leads me to Ali and Nando... not only was their wedding just breathtaking, but they are just the most adorable couple you've ever seen. So, so, so in love. Just as we were waiting for Ali to come down the steps for their First Look, Nando appeared to be nervous, and yes, he just saw her an hour ago (maybe less), but that's how in love they are. They are so sweet, and so thoughtful, I need more of them in my life!

I can't think of any other way I would want to welcome the wedding season for 2015, rather than with Ali and Nando! Congrats to you two, it was such an honor to capture your wedding day. A special thank you to an awesome friend for assisting me in capturing this great day, Sue!


Venue: Jack's Barn

Hair: Kate Spencer

Florist: Louisa Testa

Are you engaged? Looking for a photographer? Fill out the CONTACT page and tell me all about your awesome wedding plans!

Styled Pink Photography is based out of Mount Laurel, NJ and specializes in wedding and engagement photography in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, but open to other fabulous destinations such as Aruba, Italy, and other gorgeous locations.

South Jersey Wedding Photographer: Wedding Season Countdown & Giveaway

The 2015 wedding season is going to be amazing. I've got great couples, new venues, an upgraded camera, and have spent the winter preparing! My wedding season starts in three weeks! In honor of the start of such a fun time, I'm doing an Instagram giveaway! Follow @styledpinkphotography for all of the details! The first giveaway, is a set of measuring spoons from Anthropologie for all of my foodies! 

The Merion Wedding, Cinnaminson, NJ: Rob and Laura

As a wedding photographer, you never know how you'll meet your next client. I met Laura's mother when my husband and I closed on our house in August of 2013. I was about to have a baby the next month and life was hectic! (Ps- Never move when you are 30+ weeks pregnant!) Laura's mother was bright, cheery and sharing in the excitement of our new house and soon-to-be new baby! We had plenty of time to talk during closing and she told me her daughter was engaged! Some time went by, and me, Laura and her mother were chatting all about her wedding! It was such a pleasant surprise because Laura and I were such a great match! It's so important to love your wedding photographer because they are going to be next to you so much of the day! Now let's focus on the most important people here- Laura and Rob.

I knew Rob wasn't thrilled about having to commit to being photographed for an hour for an engagement session-honestly, most guys aren't crazy about it... but the results are always the same- they LOVE the photos and they actually had fun! Haha! I love it! We even got to incorporate Rob's killer car for their engagement session AND their wedding day! 

When their wedding day rolled around in late October, it was perfect. There was just a little breeze in the air and the sun was shining. When I walked into Laura and Rob's Palace Ballroom that day, I was taken back. Everything they have been planning was all coming together. Gorgeous centerpieces, tables named after wine, framed artwork of loved ones past, the matching uplighting...  you could tell that they truly poured their souls into all of the planning. It also helps that The Merion, in Cinnaminson, NJ does such a beautiful job setting up their gorgeous ballroom. Laura and Rob saw each other for the first time down the aisle, it's always such an exciting moment, and for me it NEVER gets old. My heart is racing and there's so much excitement in the room! After a beautiful ceremony, we headed to the patio to get some photographs of the bridal party and headed back in so they could enjoy their cocktail hour. This gave me plenty of time to photograph all their gorgeous details. The party started and they had quite a dancefloor. We were able to sneak out to get some wedding photos with Rob's car, which made him so happy! I imagine Rob has a framed photo of this shot in his garage (please tell me yes!). 

As I write this blog post, it was Laura's birthday yesterday, Rob's birthday today, and Valentine's Day tomorrow- these two have a lot to celebrate!