Amy and Joe’s gorgeous winter wedding at the Windrift Hotel in Avalon.
If you've been following me for a while, you might know that I have a special place in my heart for beach weddings and more specifically, at The Flanders Hotel, in Ocean City, New Jersey. The hotel has a very classic feeling with antique furniture, and gold trim, just steps away from the boardwalk and beach. The Ocean City boardwalk is so vibrant with shops, rides, and murals on the walls overlooking the beach. All of the liveliness of this beach town draws brides and grooms here each year for their wedding- including myself and my husband eight years ago. When it was time to make some new sample wedding albums this year, I chose Tracy and Don's wedding at The Flanders Hotel- it was SUCH a great day.
I love my heirloom wedding albums. The cover options range from the most vibrant linens, to rich, luxe leathers and I'm a sucker for debossing. You'll see "Don & Tracy" debossed on the cover, stamped right onto the cover in such a timeless font. The photographs are printed onto the pages and the pages are as thick as a nickel. Here are a few of my favorite spreads from Tracy and Don's album. I'll also say, in the digital age we live in, couples don't always purchase wedding albums at the time of their wedding and then they feel stuck a year or two (or more!) later and not quite sure how to go about it. It's NEVER too late to get an album! It's a family heirloom that tells the story of the beginning of your family. If you're a Styled Pink couple and are wanting your very own album- let me know!
It was late in September and it was a hot one when Lindsay and John tied the knot at the gorgeous Unionville Vineyards in Ringoes, New Jersey. They both got ready in the farmhouse alongside their best man, John's brother, and matron of honor, Lindsay's best friend. Lindsay's getting ready involved lots of pale pink and rose gold, which seemed fitting in farmhouse at Unionville Vineyards. The bridal suite is pale pink and absolutely stunning. Lindsay and John opted not to see each other before the ceremony but they shared a special moment as they held hands while standing on opposite sides of a door- talk about anticipation! The ceremony was just beside the farmhouse and officiated by Lindsay's Godfather. It was during that time I learned that Lindsay and John had known each other for a while but hit it off while at ShopRite one day and the rest is history. After the ceremony we went into the vineyards for portraits of the new Mr. and Mrs. Reilly before they joined their reception underneath of a tent. As the night went on, the party headed indoors in the Winery Building. What an absolutely beautiful day! Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Reilly!
Venue: Unionville Vineyards, Ringoes, New Jersey
Gown: Martina Liana
Flowers: Dahlia Florals
Hair: Christy Madriz
Makeup: Perfect Bridals by Christina
Catering & Cake: Main Street Fine Catering
On a warm August night, I met Alex and Ali at Cooper River Park in Collingswood for engagement photographs. Ali was stunning in a gorgeous white dress, fit for a bride, and I loved Alex's style, rocking a vest. Ali and Alex are so easy going and super fun to be around- the kind of people you could see yourself hanging out for hours and it just seems like mere minutes have past. I will forever remember the gorgeous willow tree with the sun light streaming through it, making the most amazing backdrop for Ali and Alex's engagement session. We started on one side of the river, and ended on the other, with a breaktaking sunset.
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."
As a photographer, I'm always looking for raw emotion and waiting to capture it. Sometimes these moments, seconds really, happen so quickly, and other times you can predict the emotions that are about to happen. On Erin and Roy's wedding day, there was PLENTY of emotion to go around. It makes my heart so happy to see a bride and a groom that are so open with their emotions. The way Roy looked at Erin throughout the day was so sweet. You could tell that he felt like the luckiest man alive marrying Erin. During the ceremony there were so many happy tears from so many. The ceremony and reception took place at Rose Bank Winery in Newtown, PA and it was stunning from start to finish. Congrats to Erin and Roy on the start of a new and beautiful chapter!
Venue: Rose Bank Winery, Newtown PA
Hair and Makeup Stylist: Sublime Salon and Spa
Florals: Newtown Floral
Cake: DiBartolo's Bakery
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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.
Kim and Taro met like so many other couples, online dating. The unique twist in their story is Kim had signed up that night, and Taro was the first person to message her. It was love ever since- if that’s not fate, I don’t know what is! When I met Kim and Taro via FaceTime almost a year ago, I was so excited to have the opportunity to work with them both. Kim is super sweet and bubbly, and Taro is always smiling (which makes for the cutest combination). We’ve stayed connected on Facebook and Instagram, so when we finally met in person, it felt like catching up with old friends. The day of their engagement session it was drizzling all day long, and I was unnerved at the thought of having to reschedule since it wouldn’t be easy with Kim and Taro living out of town. Luckily, it cleared up shortly before and we were able to get some great photographs at Kirby’s Mill in Medford, NJ. Did I mention there was a special guest at their session? The latest addition to their family, Chairlie. He is such a sweet, excited, and super obedient pup- the combination of a perfect gentleman. My favorite moment had to be when he started biting and chasing his leash while Kim and Taro were romantically strolling along- you’ll see below! I’m so happy to be a part of their big day next October at Blue Heron Pines Golf Club!
I've been anxiously awaiting this day ever since I first met Caitlin and Tom on FaceTime many months ago. I think it clicked when we both realized our mutual love for our pups. Tom and Caitlin have two adorable little terrier girls (Maddie and Marley) and of course, I have my guy, Pixel. Clearly, our dogs HAD to meet during this FaceTime meeting. Next we had a gorgeous engagement session at Brandywine State Park- here's the session. It was here that I saw, in person, how adorable Caitlin and Tom really are! So in love, she affectionately calls him Monkey- I'll hear the story to that one day! The way Tom looks at Caitlin is just enough to start the tears. Needless to say, on their wedding day, there were tears.... not only from the guests, but from behind the camera.
Hair + Makeup: Jen Holmwood & Ty
Gown: Maggie Sottero
Floral: Petal Pushers
Cake: Cakes by Kim
DJ: D & J DJ Service
Venue: White Clay Country Club
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.