Appleford Estate is a stunning wedding venue located in Villanova, PA that is filled with gorgeous picturesque spots! Melanie and Collin planned each detail to perfection and the whole day was so sweet to be a part of. It actually started to rain during their ceremony, however they were champs and went with it and it just got super misty and turned out beautiful!

Appleford Estate Wedding Venue

If you’re searching for a jaw dropping venue in Villanova, Appleford Estate is a DREAM! Everywhere we turned, there was a new picture perfect spot for photos. The estate is over 24 acres and is full of beautiful gardens and trees that surround an elegant, stone farmhouse. According to their website, the farmhouse dates back to over 300 years ago!

Appleford Estate | Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographer

Melanie and Collin added some very sweet, intentional moments to their wedding day. They actually did a last kiss with their moms during their ceremony. It was before they had their own first kiss and their moms were so surprised by it and it added such a sentimental feeling to their ceremony time. After their ceremony, their reception area was beautiful and they had planned a choreographed first dance. It was SO good and their family and friends were such a fun crowd!

Of course, one of my all time favorite details they included was the champagne! They did a super fun spray during golden hour portraits and they did a champagne tower! It was an actual dream and we had such a blast with them! Their reception was full of laughs, so much dancing, and the best family and friends surrounding them. Also, did I mention Melanie’s wedding dress was absolutely jaw dropping!

SJ Del Priore | Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

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!



See more of Melanie and Collin’s Wedding Day below!

September 23, 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

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!


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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