Monthly Archives: August 2018

Alexandra + Michael | Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square

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Congratulations to Alexandra + Michael! There are so many moments from this perfect day that we can’t get over! From Michael’s mother’s reaction when she saw him for the first time to Alexandra’s father’s speech (cue the tears). We are thrilled that we had the opportunity to capture their wedding!

Proposal story written by Alexandra: It happened on September 10th, 2016. He asked to take me to an early 6:00 dinner downtown (which I thought was weird because with his restaurant work hours our dinners are usually on “Greek Time” around 9:00!) Michael took me out to eat at Aussie and the Fox downtown, then we took a short walk to POUR restaurant on Prince St. We sat at a table outside in the courtyard curbside. He said that he had small little gift for me, and pulled out a handmade photo-album book. Handwritten on the outside cover was lyrics to our favorite song and sentimental sayings we have between the two of us. Michael being the romantic that he is, this was not too out of the ordinary, so “could he be proposing” did cross my mind, but I was not too surprised by his gift. But when I opened the book, I was surprised to see all of my handwritten love letters to him laminated inside… That past summer, Michael had traveled to Greece. During his 2 week trip, I surprised him by giving him one handwritten love letter from me for every day we would spend a part. The letters were sealed in envelopes that he was only supposed to open during specific moments such as: “open when a moment takes your breath away”, “open when you see your first sunset”, “open when you miss me”…etc. Michael saved every one of these letters and compiled them into the book. As I flipped through each page, I saw that he had answered every single one of my letters with a handwritten letter of his own. As I read through the letters and got to the last one, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! I kept repeating “Are you serious?!” Without even glancing at the ring, I jumped into his arms, almost knocking the ring out of his hands. After many happy tears, I noticed lights flashing in our faces. It was Michael’s brother (who is a photographer) he had been hiding in the bushes and caught the whole thing on camera. The best part about the entire proposal was that after saying yes, I heard my mom’s voice chanting “She said yes!” I was quite confused when Michael told me to look up. To my surprise, my mom and Michael’s mom, along with our entire families were standing up in the Prince Street garage across the street above us watching the entire proposal! We were quickly joined by our family and went back to my house for a night of celebration together with my Yiayia and Papou (grandparents). Michael knew how important it was for me to have my family there during that important moment…what a special night it was!

Ceremony | The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Reception | Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square

Ceremony Coordinator | Jenny Mercandetti

Caterer | Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square

Photography | Matthew Tennison

Florist | Vince Butera

DJ | Koko Brothers

Band | Apollonia

Andrew + Emily | Hamilton Farm Golf Club

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Congratulations to Andrew and Emily! This couple traveled all the way from California to celebrate their marriage surrounded by close family and friends!

Proposal story written by Emily: Andrew planned a weekend in Carmel Valley, CA at the Carmel Valley Ranch. He planned to propose Saturday night at sunset but nerves got the best of him. He proposed on our walk to dinner Friday night shortly after we arrived! We spent the weekend celebrating with our puppy Finn who was with us for the weekend.

Ceremony | Hamilton Farm Golf Club

Reception | Hamilton Farm Golf Club

Caterer | Hamilton Farm Golf Club

Photography | Nadya Furnari

Florist | Jardiniere Fine Flowers

Band | Craig Scott Orchestra

Christina + David | Stone Mill Inn

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Congratulations to Christina + David! Their wedding was truly beautiful and wonderful to capture!

Proposal story written by Christina: Our parents were meeting for the first time over dinner at Tio Pepe’s in Baltimore, Maryland. My dad made a toast, and Dave chimed in after him saying that he had something to add. I had no idea what was coming until he used my full name, all I remember then hearing was “will you marry me?” and Dave was down on one knee. I was speechless. We had one of the most memorable dinners after that and later went to our favorite bar in Fell’s Point where Dave had arranged for all of our family and friends to be there to join in on the celebration! I later realized, after watching the video that a waiter was recording, that all I said to him was “thank you” while smiling constantly. The video was so unclear as to what Dave said, so he later retold me what he had said to me in his proposal!

Ceremony | Stone Mill Inn

Reception |Stone Mill Inn

Caterer | The Accomac

Photography | The Scobeys

Florist |Foster’s Market

DJ | Washington Talent Agency

Lauren + Lucas | Trailer

Congratulations to Lauren + Lucas! Enjoy this sneak peek into their wedding day! Short film coming soon.

Ceremony | Linwood Estate

Reception | Linwood Estate

Ceremony Coordinator | Jessica Czeremcha

Caterer | The JDK Group

Photography | Sean Dackermann

Florist | Splints and Daisies

DJ | Mixed-Up Productions

Alee + Ryan | Lancaster Country Club

Congratulations to Alee and Ryan! Their wedding was a day filled with joy and laughter!

Proposal story written by Alee: We were living down in D.C. at the time! I was with my roommate who gave me a photo album with pictures of Ryan and I over the years. In the back of the album, was a note from Ryan which asked me to meet him at a surprise location to ask me something. I met Ryan at the Jefferson Memorial and he proposed there! It was a chilly day so we ended up having the monument to ourselves which made it even more special! We headed back to my apartment where he had another surprise up his sleeve – both of our families waiting to celebrate with us!

Ceremony | Saint Leo The Great Catholic Church

Reception | Lancaster Country Club

Ceremony Coordinator | Planned Perfection

Caterer | Lancaster Country Club

Photography | Jeremy Hess

Florist | Petals With Style

DJ | Don Eaton Band

Alyssa + Robbie | Linwood Estate

Congratulations to Alyssa + Robbie! There are so many moments from this day that we loved. From the look on Robbie’s face when he saw Alyssa walking down the aisle to the thoughtful speech from Alyssa’s father. Alyssa and Robbie’s wedding was truly beautiful!

Proposal story written by Alyssa: Rob planned to ask down at the shore because that’s where we met! It was December and Alyssa decided she didn’t really feel like going down the shore because it was snowing, so asked if we could go home to hang out with family instead for the weekend. Robbie stayed totally calm, said sure, and snuck the ring out of his bag and got down on one knee in his little street in Philly outside of our house in the snow.

Ceremony | Cathedral of St. Patrick

Reception | Linwood Estate

Caterer | The JDK Group

Photography | Brianna Wilbur Photography

Florist | The JDK Group

DJ | Renaissance Orchestra