Philadelphia Flower Show

I was so excited when Fresh Designs Florist and Bottle Pop Party  wanted to team up for The Philadelphia Flower Show’s wedding wednesday hosted by Philadelphia Wedding Magazine!! The flower show was filled with so many creative and talented individuals it was a wedding photographers dream. We started by creating a glam tablescape at Mrs. Tootsies restaurant on South Street, Philadelphia. You’ve probably seen this on my social media pages. Sue of  Fresh Designs Florist and Shannon of Bottle Pop Party created the ultimate bling look with everything white. This old hollywood look is perfect for a princess bride. But our next stop was the Philadelphia Flower Show where Sue and Shannon created a fabulous booth for brides to be with so many gorgeous flowers!! Shannon also styled The Master’s Bakers booth which was filled with delicious treats!! There were countless hours put into to creating a booth to give brides to be inspiration for there weddings. It was great meeting and hearing many brides wedding visions for next year! 2015-03-05_0005 2015-03-05_0008 2015-03-05_0016 2015-03-05_0013 2015-03-05_0007 2015-03-05_0010 2015-03-05_0009 2015-03-05_0011 2015-03-05_0012 2015-03-05_0022 2015-03-05_0028 2015-03-05_0032 2015-03-05_0031 2015-03-05_0018 2015-03-05_0019 2015-03-05_0004

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Garden Wedding

The smell of lush garden roses and peonies is what brings me back to this gorgeous garden wedding. Kirstin and Mark’s outdoor summer wedding not only had the perfect weather but was a true testimony to there love for each other. Kirstin and Mark had been dating long distance for four years and were so excited to start there new journey in life together.

Words from the gorgeous bride- The whole day was incredible but my favorite part was finally marrying Mark and sharing our vows, which we co-wrote, in the most beautiful setting- reminded me of the Secret Garden.   We had been dating for 4 years, all long-distance, and were even further apart during several deployments.  I know I could not wait to live together and end the distance.  As we drove up the long driveway of the Old Mill, we knew it was the right venue.  It has a fairytale feel; the building itself is covered in ivy and the property is full of trees, bamboo, open fields and a small creek.  The reception area is beautiful, very natural with stone walls and tall wooden beams along the ceiling.

It’s difficult to choose just one favorite detail from the day, but I loved the stone patio filled with twinkling lights.  It was a great space to get some fresh air and cool off from all the dancing, as well as take some great group shots!  And the décor, gorgeous flowers and moss everywhere, really gave the reception a forest feel. Mark and I love the outdoors and being surrounded by nature.  We both knew we wanted to be married outdoors, even if it came with extra anxiety over the weather!  We were prepared to get married outside in the rain; luckily it didn’t come to that.   The whole setting was magnificent, from the gorgeous flowers and willow arch to the birds chirping in the background!  I am so happy we took a risk and went with an outdoor wedding.  The chandelier was inspired by a picture I saw in a magazine of a chandelier hanging in the forest.   It was gorgeous and I fell in love with the idea – adds a bit of glamour to a natural environment.


This wedding is also going to be featured on Fab You Bliss!! Stop back March 4th to see the full feature on this lovely blog!


Venue- Old Mill

Florist-Fresh Designs Florist

Cake-Masters Baker

Hair/Makeup-VC Salon

Band-Love Jones Band

Dress-Mori Lee

Ceremony Strings-String Variations

Invitations-Paper Tree Studio


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                              Are you engaged and looking for a photographer for your wedding?  I’d love to chat about if we might be a good match!  Send me a message and we’ll get in touch!

Golden Goddess Bridal Shoot

I have been wanting to blog this Golden Goddess Bridal shoot for, forever now. This bridal session was also an amazing collaboration of many designers and artists.

This Gatsby styled bridal shoot was inspired by a dress that my bride Carrie Anne found on her road trip in New Orleans. Carrie Anne’s bridal dress is elegant, classic and reminded us of the 1920’s.  Her dress was purchased at Violets Boutique in NOLA by dress designer Sue Wong. The bouquet for the shoot is dripping with crystals and is a great keepsake that you can treasure for years. The bouquets can be purchased on Etsy from BridalBouquetsbyKy and is made from sparkling mirrored beads, premium hand tied satin ribbon handle. Carrie Anne wore two different head pieces for two very different but glamorous looks. The first piece was a bridal Great Gatsby inspired embroidered tulle cap  ( this is a great alternative to having a veil). This tulle cap was created by Tatiana Ashakova owner of Etsy shop beretkah. The next headband was created by BlueSkyHorizons  and is a  hand-made headband with rhinestones.  This headband is create for switching it up during the reception and is more of a flapper style. We had a homemade apple caramel cake for the shoot and the sweetest cake topper created by Kris Shoemaker owner of shop JolieEnRoseVintage on Etsy. Each piece from Jolie En Rose Vintage Paper Confection is individually hand cut and hand embellished with German glass glitter, vintage millinery details and silky ribbons. This sweet delicate cake topper is a great alternative from a traditional cake topper adding some flare and sparkle. This look could not of been completed with out our fabulous stylist both makeup artist  Katie Huyette Majcher who is owner of makeupbykatiemarie and hair by Kimberly Senick. Kimberly created the perfect soft romantic curls for a sweet up-do that matched perfect with Carrie Anne’s burgundy lip ( found at MAC Cosmetics makeup ).  It was amazing to share a vision with so many creative minds. Even the bride to be is an amazing photographer from Carrie Anne Kelly  who collaborated to make this shoot perfect. I cannot wait for Carrie Anne and Nick’s wedding this year!!


Dress- Violets Boutique in NOLA

Dress Designer-Sue Wong


Tulle cap-beretkah

Headband with rhinestones-BlueSkyHorizons

Cake topper-JolieEnRoseVintage

Makeup artist-Katie Huyette Majcher makeupbykatiemarie

Hair stylist-Kimberly Senick


This gorgeous session was also featured on : Heyweddinglady




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Romantic Winter Wonderland

Brad proposed to Nicole- It was a perfect ending to a perfect day. Brad planned a trip to New York City for the day. It was December 4, 2014. We spent the day sightseeing. I have always wanted to see the Rockefellar Christmas Tree. As soon as it got dark we walked to the Rockefellar Center to see the amazing tree. There it stood beaming at us. It was so beautiful! The next thing I know Brad gets down on one knee and popped the question! It was such a magical moment. We were surrounded by love and Christmas. Since we both love Christmas and the cold weather we decided to have a Christmas themed wedding.

This is why we chose Rose Tree Park in Media, PA to take the engagement photographs. The lights on the trees were magical and set the perfect scene for this romantic winter wonderland. Each year, when winter approaches, the park gets dressed up in its holiday finest — sparkling at night with strands of glowing lights and twinkling displays.


Keep a look out on Something Turquoise for this engagement shoot is going to be featured!!

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Salty Kisses and Sandy Toes

This engagement session was filled with so many salty kisses and sandy toes. I am definitely feeling nostalgic for summer this week with the snow and cold.  The ocean makes a perfect backdrop for romantic and candid moments. And it was IMPOSSIBLE to choose images from this session to blog because they are all so gorgeous. I never get tired of photographing engagement sessions and weddings at the beach. Being at the beach for an engagement session before sunset is a very magical experience. The beach was perfect for Jessica and Michael because they first met in Sea Isle and it holds many special memories for both of them. They also wanted to include there adorable three year old daughter, who definitely stole the show with her cute laugh and smile. I cannot wait for there summer wedding this year taking place in Philadelphia. This session was also  featured on Love and Lavender check it out!!

Are you engaged and looking for a photographer for your wedding?  I’d love to chat about if we might be a good match!  Send me a message and we’ll get in touch!  If the beach happens to be your favorite location for you and your loved one, this is the perfect idea for an engagement!

Published on :  Love and Lavender