Monthly Archives: September 2015

Jessica + Zack

Jessica and Zack clicked right from the start.  The two have so much in common - so many of the same interests and passions.  One of their loves is the beach.  In fact, every vacation that they take together, they try to squeeze in some beach time!

The proposal just had to have a connection to the beach as well.  Zack proposed during a fabulous trip to the Caribbean.  The two made a last minute decision to vacation with her sister and her husband on St. John.  Before the other couple arrived to the island, they decided to drive to one of their favorite beaches.  But Zack passed the entrance, telling Jessica he wanted to take some photos first at a famed lookout spot, Peace Hill.  When they reached the lookout location, Jessica turned around to find Zack on one bended knee, asking for her hand in marriage.  Her sister and her husband were so happy to arrive later to celebrate, along with a surprise, her parents as well!  What a beautiful place to be celebrating an exciting new beginning!

Jessica and Zack prepared for their special day at the Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia.  Aleksandra and Jennifer from Aleksandra Ambrozy Makeup & Hair did a fabulous job getting everyone dolled up for the big day!  Jessica and Zack were sure to take some time out afterwards to exchange beautifully written cards.  Before heading to the ceremony location, they shared a touching first look at the 18th Century Garden at Independence National Historical Park.  It was clear to see just how excited they were to finally see each other!

Jessica’s wedding gown was a gorgeous strapless satin gown with a trumpet silhouette and beautiful beading on the bodice.  She was such a stunning bride!  Her bridesmaids wore matching gowns with a sheer, flowing design, perfect for an early summer day.  Each held a delicate white bouquet of roses from Petals Lane.  Zack and his groomsmen looked so sharp in their matching black tuxedos with coordinating white rose boutonnieres.

Their beautiful ceremony took place at the historic house museum, Powel House, in Philadelphia.  The two were wed in the lovely period garden under a magnificent, white floral covered arch created by Petals Lane.  Although rain was in the area, we were so happy that it held off for this wonderful outdoor ceremony!

Then it was time to celebrate at Cescaphe’s Tendenza! We love the chic, glamorous atmosphere at Tendenza, with its amazing crystal chandeliers, exposed brick walls, stainless steel columns and violet uplighting.  Check out that amazing cake from Cescaphe.  It was half covered in glitter, which coordinated wonderfully with their modern, glitz and glamour theme.

Christina Hill from Chill Weddings did an awesome job organizing and helping to create the perfect wedding event for Jessica and Zack.  For the evening’s entertainment, the Janis Nowlan Band wowed the guests and kept the energy soaring high all evening! Jessica and Zack and all their family and friends definitely had the time of their lives!

Congratulations to Jessica and Zack!


Photographer:  Bartlett Pair Photography - Morgantown, PA

Floral Design:  Petals Lane - Philadelphia, PA

Hair Stylist:  Aleksandra Ambrozy Makeup & Hair - Philadelphia, PA

Makeup Artist:  Aleksandra Ambrozy Makeup & Hair - Philadelphia, PA

Entertainment:  Janis Nowlan Band - King of Prussia, PA

Cake:  Cescaphe Event Group - Philadelphia, PA

Wedding Coordinator: Chill Weddings - Christina Hill - Philadelphia, PA

Officiant:  Rev. Dr. Harry A. Freebairn - Easton, PA

Ceremony:  Powel House - Philadelphia, PA

Venue:  Tendenza - Philadelphia, PA

Accommodations:  Hotel Monaco - Philadelphia, PA

Krista + Michael

We were so excited for Krista and Mike’s wedding to arrive!  We love having the opportunity to film friends and family on their wedding day, one of the most important days of their lives.  And this wedding was extra special because our own Lisa Skala was the Maid of Honor celebrating the wedding of one of her dearest friends!

Krista and Mike had been together for eight years already by the time they got engaged, although they definitely were very busy during that time.  During those years, their relationship grew despite college, department of corrections academy training and nursing school competing for their time.  Love always finds a way.

Their beautiful ceremony and reception took place at Krista’s father’s gorgeous log home on a very hot day in June.  Almost everything about this wedding was DIY, including those unbelievable floral arrangements and mismatched bridal party bouquets in white and pinks!  There were many other very personal touches too to make this wedding their own.  Krista was sure to bring her beloved horse, Callie, there for the wedding event.  And their dog, Milo, had a very important role as ring bearer!  He certainly stole the show... several times that day!

Krista’s wedding dress was simply enchanting!  It was a strapless mermaid silhouetted gown with sparkling beading and a beautiful lace-up back detail.  She carried a stunning brooch bouquet that she made with help from Lisa.  It contained several of her grandmother's brooches, as well as some gorgeous flea market finds!

The bridesmaids were so lovely in their mismatched biscotti dresses, with Lisa as the Maid of Honor set apart in pastel pink.  Mike's groomsmen wore tan suits, sans jackets, which was perfect for this sweltering, almost-summer day.  Mike was a very handsome groom and stood apart from his groomsmen with a jacket and a white tie.

Formal photos were taken by Kristen Roberts of Petal & Glass Photography.  It was a true pleasure to work alongside her.  Be sure to see some of the photos from the day on her website's "recent work"!

Everything had its place at this marvelous wedding event!  Krista and Mike's touching ceremony took place off the back deck at the residence.  Cocktails were served in a perfect presentation in the front yard, then the reception began under a grand tent in the back. The dance floor was established under strings of wonderful white lights on the side of the house.

Everyone had a blast dancing the evening away to music provided by Dancivity.  Even Milo got into the action of course!  What a fun evening and a delightful wedding event all around!

We were so thrilled to celebrate with such an awesome couple!  And it was a lot of fun to shoot with Lisa in front of the cameras for a change as well!  Our sincerest congratulations to Krista and Mike!


Photographer:  Petal & Glass Photography - Southern New Jersey; Philadelphia, PA area

Hair Stylist:  Stephanie Zagame - Blackwood, NJ

Makeup Artist:  Gabrielle Sees

Entertainment:  Dancivity - Downingtown, PA

Cake:  Casey Schmidt (Bride's cousin)

Officiant:  David Strope

Venue:  Private Residence - Pittsgrove, NJ