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This wedding portrait session was held at the exclusive Conestoga House and Gardens, a Mediterranean inspired wedding venue with an Italian Flare and a history of very mysterious and eccentric tenants. Louise McClure (Tinsley) Steinman purchased it from Christian Hershey in 1927 and began some renovations to modernize the once-tavern. Her most interesting renovation involved […]
A million little things are going to make your wedding day perfect! Of course, it helps if you think of them ahead of time. Each part of the wedding day has been handcrafted with care by you and planner, and likely your bridesmaids and mom as well! But what’s the saying, “hindsight is 20/20?” When […]
Couples have spent hundreds of hours visualizing their perfect wedding day, down to every detail. The shoes, the perfume, the way she wants her hair, the type of tie he wants. Each of those items is very important to you, or it wouldn’t be there on your wedding day! I love to photograph items that […]
Located in West Chester, PA, Greystone Hall is a Tudor-Jacobean mansion wedding venue. The venue is nestled on a thirty-five-acre country house estate in Brandywine Valley. Providing couples with an enchanting setting for their unforgettable wedding day. Constructed in 1907, Greystone Hall was the center of 216 acres known as the West Goshen farmland. The […]
The Historic King Mansion which was built in the 1920s, is now an artfully reimagined modern-day wedding venue in Harrisburg PA. The King Mansion is a gorgeous Mediterranean-inspired riverfront villa. Its proximity to the water promises a beautiful sunset on your wedding day. Furthermore, its location paired with the mansion’s architecture produces an unforgettable backdrop […]
The beautiful and historic Stevens School Ballroom located in the heart of Lancaster is a unique wedding venue built in the early 1900s. At the time of its creation, Stevens School Ballroom was originally an all-girls school. Inspired by the architecture of the Italian Renaissance, Beaux-Arts, and classical Greek architecture, it was considered quite exquisite […]
Stretched across Boathouse row on the Schuylkill River, lies Cescaphe Water Works. An impeccable Philadelphia wedding venue with a vintage gazebo and columned walkways that will feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. Water Works by Cescaphe resides on the list of National Historical Landmarks. It’s also counted as one of Philadelphia’s most iconic […]
Looking for a wedding venue that is a literal dream? It’s Drumore Estate in Lancaster! Scroll through the blog to read more about planning your wedding at Drumore. In 1938, local newspaper magnate John F. Steinman set out to build a quiet countryside retreat in Lancaster county. The quiet hilltops would later become the dwelling […]
Elegant, timeless, and romantic, the Willows at Aschombe Mansion is a historic wedding venue with a story to tell! An 1891 Victorian mansion sits on the lush grounds of 22 acres of gardens. Perfectly restored to its original grandeur and ready for an unforgettable wedding day experience. If you love the look and feel of […]
A charming garden setting & modern elegance set the stage for a gorgeous wedding day at Terrain Gardens in Devon PA! Doesn’t the thought of a garden wedding in the Philadelphia area sound like a dream? However, I know that many of my couples are concerned with finding a wedding date “in season”. But, what’s […]
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