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Madison & Grant, A Historic Shady Lane Wedding

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Wedding

I love weddings that are genuine and unique.  And this was one of those days!  Madison and Grant envisioned a modern, rustic-Tuscan wedding at Historic Shady Lane, York PA.  And friends, I cannot tell you how much Madison looked like a Grecian goddess everyone adored and admired.  Her off-the-shoulder dress, thigh high slit, free flowing […]

Olivia & Christopher, A Wyndridge Farm Wedding

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This was one of our last weddings of the fall season, and I couldn’t have imagined a better day to end on!  Liv and Chris were incredibly sweet when we sat down for coffee.  They were so in love and excited about their day.  Of course I felt genuinely honored to be part of it! […]

Allyson & Stephen, A Normandy Farms Wedding

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This day!  Oh my goodness!  Talk about a party.  The little that I gathered from getting to know Allyson and Stephen through the planning process, was that they love a good time!  And boy their day will be the party everyone will be talking about for years to come! I think there was a rumor […]

Linwood Estate Spring Styled Shoot

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Editorial

To warm your heart and soul I am blogging on one of my favorite spring styled shoots at the Linwood Estate in Carlisle. Collaborative shoots are pretty much every wedding vendors dream in their “off season”.  It’s the perfect time to create and design in ways you always dreamed of but maybe just never had […]

Jena & Stephen, An Excelsior Summer Wedding

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Jena and Stephen were living in Florida when we met at a local coffee shop in Lancaster to chat about all the floral details!  Jena has the sweetest soul you will ever meet, and I very quickly felt like I was chatting with my best friend about her dream day! Her and Stephen’s vision was […]

Jenna & Dave, an Excelsior Al Fresco Wedding

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When Jenna shared her inspiration board with me over email, I IMMEDIATELY fell in LOVE!  This California girl wanted to bring an al fresco, Californian-flair to her Lancaster, PA wedding day.  Umm, YES PLEASE!  Sign me up! 🙂 Her vision was the perfect combination of rustic vintage with boho elements, yet with all the heart, […]

Kristen & Michael, a small, romantic wedding affair

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Oh man!  These two!!  Talk about a beautiful love story, and WAYYY too many awesome photos to share! 🙂  I never met Kristen prior to their wedding day.  All my communication with her was via email or over the phone, buttt I could tell THIS was a special couple and THIS was a special day! […]

Rachel & Kevin, dreamy backyard wedding

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I love how every wedding takes on it’s own personality.  A bride’s vision through her use of colors, flowers, textures, venue, photographer, etc. help to give it their unique look.  And Rachel and Kevin’s day was the perfect blend of elegance, femininity, and garden romance, to make it a true reflection of them. Rachel and […]

How to force bloom forsythia

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Education

If you’re like me, when early March rolls around, I’m ready for flowers, warmth and sunshine!  While chilly weather and snow falls are usually still expected in Lancaster County in early spring, force blooming our Forsythia gives me a little burst of excitement that spring is around the corner. Forsythia is classified as a bush […]

Kate & Dan, the perfect marriage of simplicity & femininity

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Farm at Eagle’s Ridge, Lancaster, PA, Char Co. Photography, October 2017 I just love Kate’s family.  They were family friends growing up.  And some of the nicest people to have in our lives.  I always admired Kate’s sense of style.  She always had such a sweet smile filled with natural beauty.  And as you can […]

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