A Timeless Wedding in PA | Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

This wedding in PA was so gorgeous and had such beautiful details throughout the day. I absolutely loved being Katie and Brian’s wedding photographer! Brian and Katie met because Katie played field hockey and was best friends with Brian’s sisters in college! 

She was in both of his sisters’ weddings and eventually, they persuaded the two to go out on a date! Imagine having sister-in-laws who are your literal best friends already. What an absolute dream, and the chemistry between the whole family was so beautiful and it was a very special day to witness.

A Timeless Wedding in PA | Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer
Wedding ring detail shots

A Stunning Lancaster PA Wedding

Katie has gorgeous taste and style. So many of their wedding details were so unique! Katie and Brian were married on Katie’s parent’s property and it was such a gorgeous day. Both Katie and Brian are very close to their families, so watching them all come together as one was truly a beautiful experience.

During the ceremony, his grandfather gave a speech and spoke about the importance of family, and it was absolutely heartwarming and made me tear up! I’m good friends with one of the sisters, so being able to capture this wedding was very special to me and such an honor to photograph!

Wedding rings and wedding invitation flatlay detail shot

Katie and Brian’s Modern Wedding Reception

Although Katie and Brian’s ceremony was on her parent’s property, their wedding reception was at The Lancaster Country Club! The location was gorgeous with its big windows and beautiful views of the golf course! We got some of my favorite shots of the couple during golden hour with the perfect sunset!

Bride and groom dancing for wedding in PA
Bride and groom dancing at reception for wedding in PA

SJ Del Priore Photo & Film | PA Wedding & Couples Photographer

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We can’t wait to learn more about you and we hope to chat soon! Let us know what your favorite part of this beautiful wedding was in the comments!

-Sammy Jo

Check out more of Brian and Katie’s gorgeous wedding in PA along with their vendors below!

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Brides first looks with father
Bride and groom kissing during wedding ceremony
Bride and groom photos
Bride and groom photos
Bride and groom photos
Bridal party photos
Bridal party photos
Wedding reception seating and decor
Wedding party toasting
Bride and groom cutting wedding cake
Dancing at wedding reception
Dancing at wedding reception
Dancing at wedding reception

Wedding Vendors:

Photographer: SJ Del Priore Photo & Film

Dress: Mira Willinger

Florist: Robertson Flower’s

Ceremony: Parent’s Backyard

Reception: Lancaster Country Club

Wedding Planner: Planned Perfection PA

Band: Twilight Entertainment Band

Videographer: Shutter and Sound

Cake: House of Clarendon

Invitations: Cork and Chambers

Transportation: Expressions Limo

Hair and Makeup: Bristle and Prim Weddings

Rentals: Buckwalter Rentals

Rentals: Pretty Little Wedding Co

Wedding Design: Shumaker PDT 

January 6, 2023

Hey friend! Are you searching for the very best PA wedding venues? If so, you’re in luck because today I’m bringing you 4 of my top PA wedding venues that I absolutely adore and I’m excited to shoot at again! These Pennsylvania wedding venues are so gorgeous that I can’t wait to tell you more about them because I’m obsessed! 

Appleford Estate | A Historic PA Wedding Venue

Venue: Appleford Estate Location: Villanova, PA

The Appleford Estate is a gorgeous Pennsylvania wedding venue! I shot Mel and Collin’s wedding here which you can see below! I love that when you book your wedding at Appleford Estate, you can use the inside of the house, their tented terrace, and roam all the stunning gardens on their beautiful property! 

More about Appleford Estate:

“Surrounded by 24 picturesque acres, the sprawling fieldstone home is a handsome example of early Pennsylvania farmhouse architecture dating back more than 300 years.
The property, originally part of a land grant from William Penn, is carefully maintained as an arboretum and bird sanctuary. With its blossoming trees and boxwood gardens, stone walls, and clear streams, Appleford provides a serene sense of beauty in every season.”

More of Collin and Mel’s stunning wedding at Appleford Estate

Photos by SJ Del Priore Photo & Film

French Creek Golf Club | A Historic Country Club

Venue: French Creek Golf Club Location: Elverson, PA

The French Creek Golf Club is another PA wedding venue favorite! I was able to photograph Meg and Brett’s wedding here and it was stunning! The French Creek Golf Club is such a versatile wedding venue with a 3,000 sq foot elegant ballroom, yet a new-age historic vibe.

Some notable amenities here include an elegant ballroom with hardwood flooring, a restored historic barn for ceremonies, elegant cocktail hour location, custom-colored chiavari chairs, a bridal suite with a makeup counter and vanity lighting, a groom’s suite, a stone terrace room with a candle-lit fireplace, and a seasonally planted ceremony and photography site!

More about French Creek Golf Club:

“French Creek is a breathtaking location for all of your special events.  New world amenities meet historic decor in our versatile 3,000 square-foot ballroom, Terrace Room, and restored 1820 bank barn.” 

More of Meg and Brett’s gorgeous wedding at The French Creek Golf Club

Photos by SJ Del Priore Photo & Film

Hotel Du Village | Historic French Estate

Venue: Hotel Du Village Location: New Hope, PA

Hotel Du Village is a historic French country estate that’s located in Bucks County countryside and nestled back on 12 acres. This is such a serene venue because of how tucked away it is along with its beautiful greenery! I loved being able to capture Alyssa and Michael’s wedding here, and Hotel Du Village is a great choice when looking for a PA wedding venue!

More about Hotel Du Village, PA Wedding Venue:

“Hotel Du Village is a historic French Country estate nestled in the Bucks County countryside. Hotel Du Village’s natural elegance transforms your wedding into a lavish weekend getaway. This meticulously restored estate and boutique hotel is surrounded by lush greenery and gardens, a hidden treasure for any couple wanting an exclusive estate wedding.”

More of Alyssa and Michael’s wedding at Hotel Du Village

Photos by SJ Del Priore Photo & Film

HollyHedge Estate | Historical & Rustic Estate

HollyHedge Estate is a stunning rustic estate with its historic 18th-century estate! Olivia and Bobby’s wedding at HollyHedge Estate was gorgeous! I’m so excited just thinking about photographing another wedding at this location! Also, Olivia and Bobby’s style was such a vibe!

More about HollyHedge Estate:

“HollyHedge Estate, a premier destination for unique weddings in historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania. A family-run, family-owned business has committed itself to preserving the rustic elegance and natural beauty of our 18th Century farm and estate.

More of Olivia and Bobby’s wedding at HollyHedge Estate

Photos by SJ Del Priore Photo & Film

SJ Del Priore Photo & Film | PA Wedding Photographer

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my favorite PA wedding venues and that it’s helped you find your dream venue! And if you are searching for the perfect PA wedding venue, you’ll probably need a PA wedding photographer, too!

So if that’s the case, you can take a look at more of our work here and if you feel like we’d be a great fit, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! What was your favorite PA wedding venue out of the four? Let me know in the comments because I’d love to hear your thoughts! XOXO

-Sammy Jo

December 17, 2022

This beautiful Schnecksville engagement session was so much fun with Leana and Casey! When we were brainstorming about their ideal engagement session location, Trexler Nature Preserve was an instant YES! Leana and Casey are both nature lovers and they light up whenever they are enjoying the outdoors together, so this was the perfect spot for their engagement session! We ventured onto the gorgeous trails here and the mountain views were so stunning!

Schnecksville Engagement Session

Leana and Taylor were such a blast to shoot with. They actually booked us to shoot their dreamy Grand Teton National Park wedding this fall, which we were are over the moon about! Side note, if you are wondering if we travel for weddings…WE ABSOLUTELY DO! We love to travel and capturing your love story in a new location is one of our favorite things to do!

Engagement Session Outfit Tips

It’s just a fact- your outfit can really make or break your engagement photos. Leana and Casey’s outfits were so wonderful for this location and made their photos such a dream. I always love to recommend my ladies to wear something flowy, as it creates such gorgeous movement for your photos! For the guys, my biggest tip is to go neutral and complimentary to your fiancé! I loved how Leana and Casey wore this mocha color and it really popped against the background. As always, your engagement session is about YOU, so wear what makes you comfortable! I’m always a text away and love to help plan outfits with you!

Dreamy Pennsylvania Engagement Photos

One of my favorite things about their engagement session in Schnecksville was how fun loving they are together! They are so much fun to be around and so playful and cute with each other, it made my job a blast. When we were walking around Trexler nature preserve, we witnessed the most amazing sunset and captured the coolest sun flares in their photos! They were also down to get into the thick of the tall grass, so they went frolicking in the field and were genuinely having the best time with each other.

Check out more of their Schnecksville engagement session below!

Are you searching for your destination wedding photographer? We would love to be apart of your wedding day no matter where you are! Fill out my contact form here, and we can’t wait to chat!

Are you searching for your destination wedding photographer? We would love to be apart of your wedding day no matter where you are! Fill out my contact form here, and we can’t wait to chat!

September 12, 2022

This was such a dreamy day in Longwood Gardens for Frank and Emily’s engagement photos! They are two of the sweetest people and could not stop laughing the entire time, which made my job so much fun! They were a joy to photograph and they were so easy going and just genuinely so fun loving with each other. We enjoyed exploring all over Longwood Gardens and finding all of the beautiful spots for their engagement photos.

Longwood Gardens Engagement Photos

Longwood Gardens is such a beautiful spot if you’re searching for an elegant and clean location for your engagement photos. It is a stunning botanical garden that has over 1,000 acres to explore! While we were exploring around, there were gardens, fountains, and beautiful architecture that complimented their style and outfits so well. Longwood Gardens is located in Kennett Square in Brandywine Creek Valley!

SJ Del Priore | Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

Frank and Emily chose simple, classic outfits for their session and were so stylish and fun! For photos, I always highly recommend to wear something that compliments the location. Generally, if you stay clear of super vibrant colors and patterns, it’s a safe bet that it will go perfect with where we’re photographing at, and continue to be timeless. Longwood Gardens was gorgeous and their white outfits fit the scene so well. We even caught the golden hour light, which made for the most beautiful, dreamy photos! We talked a lot about their upcoming wedding day at Terrain Gardens, which is a stunning venue in Devon, Pennsylvania!

Let us capture your golden hour engagement photos!

Are you searching for your wedding or engagement photographer in Pennsylvania? We are located in Lehigh Valley, and we love to travel to capture love stories! We would love to be a part of your day! You can contact us here! We can’t wait to hear all about your vision!

September 5, 2022

Thornbury Farms created the perfect space for Dana + Conor’s Wedding Day. It was an absolute dream to photograph and capture their love story. They kept their wedding day intimate and intentional and it was so beautiful! Their wedding day was made of the sweetest touches, her absolutely stunning lace wedding dress, and the dreamiest simple boho decor. It was an honor to witness and photograph. Dana and Conor chose to do a first look (yay!) and exchanged personal vows together, all ending in shedding a few tears, including me. It was so heartfelt and intentional and I couldn’t hold it back witnessing such a beautiful moment between these two.

A Fall Wedding at Thornbury Farms

If you’re looking for a beautiful venue around West Chester, you have found it in Thornbury Farms! It is full of nature and greenery and perfect for couples who love the outdoors. For their ceremony, Dana and Conor sealed their marriage under a gorgeous tree. Their reception followed and it was just as beautiful. They had food trucks and drinks under a stunning pavilion that also doubled as the perfect dance floor!

Boho Intimate Outdoor Wedding in Pennsylvania

There was something so beautiful about their ceremony. For one, the tree and timing created the most gorgeous , perfect light for them to exchange their first kiss. Dana’s father passed away a few years ago and we all could feel his presence during their ceremony. I was being creative during their ceremony and using a copper pipe to create a flare, but instead we got this beam of light shining down on Dana. It gave us the chills and we all believe it was her dad shining down on her special moment.

SJ Del Priore | Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographer

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Venue: Thornbury Farm CSA
Cake: Stefanie Trachtman
Catering: @theplumpitfoodtruck 
Dress: Etsy
Decor: Kelsey at Creamery Hill
Bridesmaids: Baltic Born
Groom: Lululemon pants
Ties: Knottytie
Hair: @BellevieHairSalon
Makeup: Belleviehairsalon
Stationery: Minted
Music: Scaffer Sound

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May 25, 2022

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