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Where to begin! There is so much I love about this entire wedding day! From the style, decor, and location to the smallest planned out details- this wedding had it ALL! Hotel Du Village is a French Country Estate that is perfect for your New Hope Wedding! This wedding venue, located in New Hope, Pennsylvania, has an elegance and adds so much to your wedding day! There are many fun spots to shoot at since the estate has over 12 acres of countryside that has beautiful views. This gave Alyssa and Michael an endless variety of photo locations for us to capture their love story!

NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

If your style is timeless and elegant, and you’re looking for a venue that embodies that, Hotel Du Village is the one for you! Not only does the estate have character and detail, but the grounds have so many gardens and lush greenery! Right in the heart of Bucks County- this historic location has so many beautiful features and has been restored from the 1600’s to it’s fullest life!

NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

HOTEL DU VILLAGE ESTATE | LEHIGH VALLEY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER & VIDEOGRAPHER

Alyssa and Michael were so easy to photograph. Their love comes through their images from the moment they had their first look. They’re both very stylish and fashionable. The day was very stylized as far as wedding details and decor. You can see they put so much thought into all of the details of their day! There was such a romantic feel to their entire day and you could feel the affection they have for each other. It was so sweet to witness their love and you can see that they are head over heels for each other. They are a laid back and relaxed couple, and had a small wedding party, which made the day easy going and care free.

NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

MODERN WEDDING DAY ATTIRE AND DETAILS | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

On the day of their wedding, it was calling for rain. The ceremony was going to move inside, but the rain stopped right before their first look and held off the entire night! We were so happy for them because the weather is the one thing we can’t control as their photographer! We were lucky to have such wonderful weather and to be able to have their ceremony outside as originally planned. Alyssa and Michael had such a vision for whites and greeneries in a modern, simplistic way, while still being very floral driven which was so pretty. Their attire was jaw-dropping! Alyssa’s wedding dress was so different and perfectly made for her and his style was bold while complimenting her dress! Michael’s tux was a deep red velvet that stood out and worked so well with her dress . Together, their vibe brought this classic feeling with a modern twist! The entire night was so much fun, surrounded by all their loved ones!

NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

SJ DEL PRIORE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTO & FILM

If you’re searching for a wedding photographer near Lehigh Valley or around Philadelphia, I’m your gal! I would love to be a part of your wedding day! You can inquire on my website here, and I can’t wait to meet you! 

Vendors: 

Photography: SJ Del Priore
Film: First Day Films
Venue: Hotel Du Village
Planning: EAP Weddings
DJ: DJMC Entertainment
Florals: JR Floral Designs
Cake: Palermo Bakery
Suit: Indochino
Hair: StylesonB
Make-up: Makeup By Jay Saunz
Dress: NetaDover Bridal | Susan Deborah Bridal
Shoes: Jimmy Choo

See more of Alyssa and Michael’s Wedding Day below!

NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
NEW HOPE WEDDING VENUE | PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

October 22, 2022

Appleford Estate is the perfect setting for an absolutely stunning garden wedding in Villanova, Pennsylvania! I was lucky enough to put together a gorgeous styled shoot with amazing vendors and it all came out so beautiful. Our goal was to create really modern and whimsical wedding imagery, and it was incredible! We were so excited about the wedding gowns, because we got to work with BHLDN. We borrowed two beautiful gowns and worked with a model couple to capture some really elegant and romantic moments! I am so excited to show you this Appleford Estate Wedding day!

Appleford Estate Wedding Venue | Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer & Videographer

If you aren’t familiar with them, styled sessions are an opportunity to be creative and fun! A lot of wedding vendors come together with a vision, and create a dream experience. We got to work with some of the nicest wedding vendors and we enjoyed every second collaborating with them! I will be giving them a spotlight in this blog post, so make sure to check them out! They were all on board with my vision of whimsical romance with a hint of boho to create those modern wedding day feels.  We laughed a lot and had so much fun capturing these images!

Whimsical + Modern Appleford Estate Wedding

We chose the Appleford Estate because it is incredibly romantic and so diverse in the many sceneries you get for your wedding photos! You can venture around the beautiful gardens, greenhouse, or the stoned home which makes such rich and textured images!

Are you looking for your Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer?

I would love to help you bring your dream wedding to life just like I did through this styled shoot. You can reach me through my website here, I can’t wait to hear from you!

I am going to shoutout all of the vendors that we worked with to create this whimsical wedding dream of ours!

If you love any of the wedding details from this styled shoot, you can inquire with each of the vendors in the links below! They are all wonderful and talented people that I highly recommend!

Vendor Spotlight

Host/Photographer: @sjdelpriore

Couple/Models: @trulyleesh @galvineyez

Decor: @creameryhill 

Venue: @applefordestate

Dress: @bhldn

Mobile Bar: @presleysbar

Florals: @aka_phillyroxy

October 15, 2022

This gorgeous Lancaster wedding venue was so dreamy for Sam and Kevin’s wedding day! They got married at the Farm at Eagles Ridge, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. If you’re searching for a unique wedding venue, this could be the perfect location for you! Here is a little bit about their wedding venue according to their website:

“Our grounds are home to historic buildings, enchanting spring fed ponds, stunning sunsets, and breathtaking views of the pristine countryside of historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. We work with you to create the event of your dreams—and memories that will last a lifetime.

Elegance without convention. Authentic texture. Refined charm. That’s The Farm at Eagles Ridge.”

A Pennsylvania Summer Wedding Day | SJ Del Priore Photo & Film

It was such a privilege to witness Sam and Kevin officially tie the knot! They are such a sweet, down to earth couple and we loved documenting this special day for them. I also did their engagement session last fall, which was so wonderful. I always highly recommend to my couples to do their engagement photos with me as well, because we can meet each other before the official big day!

The Farm at Eagles Ridge | A Lancaster Wedding Venue

Sam and Kevin’s wedding was a gem and filled with such a fun crowd! They’re a super fun loving couple, so it was no surprise that their dance floor was popping! Sam and Kevin did a first look with each other, and it was a major tear jerker. They exchanged their own personal vows during their first look and it made me teary eyed! They were genuinely so happy that their wedding day was finally happening!

Let me be your Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer!

Are you searching for your Pennsylvania wedding photographer? I would love to chat and see if we’d be the perfect fit! You can reach me through my website here – I can’t wait to hear from you!

See More of Sam and Kevin’s Wedding Day Below!

October 8, 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

Are you looking for a wedding photographer that will capture your unique and raw story? You’ve found her! I would love to be a part of your wedding day and help your vision come to life! Fill out my contact form here, and I can’t wait to hear from you!

Vendors

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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