Michaela&Cris-Rose Bank Winery Wedding

Michaela and Cris got married on September 15, 2017, which also happened to be my birthday! That is one way I’ll never forget their anniversary! When people found out I was photographing a wedding on my birthday, they thought I was crazy, but honestly, this couple is so sweet and down to earth that I knew I wouldn’t regret it!

The two tied the knot at Rose Bank Winery in Newtown, Pa. Michaela said she found this venue by chance! She was driving with her parents when they passed by and decided to stop in. She ended up loving the property and knew she had to bring Cris to see the venue as well. Long story short, they both fell in love and stopped their searching there! It also helped that they had great wine too!

Michaela was both calm and collected, and nervous and excited at the same time! She was 100% trusting in whatever vision I had for everything from her details, to formals of her and Cris. She would let out tiny little squeels every once and a while when she would realize that her wedding was actually happening!

The sun shone bright for them during their ceremony, which was actually one of Michaela’s favorite parts of the day! She said, “saying our vows and then exchanging the rings made everything feel so real! Cris and I have been together for 5 years before we got married and we considered each other husband and wife since day 1, but exchanging those vows made it official and amazing!”

Rose Bank Winery had endless options for backdrops for photographs. The entire property was incredibly beautiful and made it so hard to choose which spots to utilize! I ended up letting the bride and groom free early from formals so they could join in on cocktail hour, but I brought them back out during the reception for a few last shots before the end of the day! Since Michaela and Cris’ wedding was an earlier one, I wasn’t able to do night photos with them, but I still brought them out for some alone time away from all the craziness to get some gorgeous photos of them when the sun wasn’t as bright!

The two newlyweds danced under the twinkle lights for their first dance and then partied the rest of the afternoon away with their closest friends and family. I always love to ask what advice the couple may have for any couples who are currently planning their wedding. Michaela said “I would advise other brides to take your time planning, and whatever doesn’t get done in time doesn’t matter. By the time you get to the alter, everything will fall into place. Spend your time enjoying the best day of your life!” In other words, don’t sweat the small stuff!

Michaela and Cris, thank you so much for having me as your photographer. Your wedding was incredibly beautiful and you two are the sweetest most genuine people ever. I wish you a lifetime of adventure, love and happiness!

Dress and suits: L&H Bridal
Veil: David’s Bridal
Shoes: Badgley Mischka 
Makeup: Sindi Aleski 
Hair: Beautiful You by Julia
Flowers: V Flower in Newtown

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