Clara + Chris | Riverdale Manor Wedding

Clara and Chris! These two are so stinkin' sweet.  Their wedding day was filled with people who so clearly loved and cared for them.  Before their first look, Clara gifted Chris a journal full of notes she has been writing to him for the past year.  Chris was so evidently enamored with his bride, it was such a joy capture.  Boy, oh boy, did they have a great dance party.  Clara and her dad did a surprise, choreographed father-daughter dance.  Fun fact: In college, I was a Zumba instructor and after I graduated, Clara was one of the girls who also became an instructor.  So during their reception, we just had to whip out a Zumba dance. Thanks to Bring on the Bash for taking the song request! You'll see me dancing in one of these photos :) 

Photography: Sarah Brookhart Photography
Second Shooter: Becca Kramer
Venue: Riverdale Manor
Catering: Thyme & Seasons
Florist: Splints and Daisies
DJ: Bring On The Bash
Wedding Gown: David's Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Videographer: Becca George
Makeup and Hair Stylist: The Glass Slipper Wedding
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Stacie + Andy Chesapeake Inn Wedding

When Stacie was a freshman at Messiah College, I was her orientation leader, and it is so fun that just 4ish years later, I got to photograph her wedding! Stacie and Andy had a beautiful December wedding ceremony in Newark Delaware followed by a fun-filled reception at Chesapeake Inn in Maryland.  Even though it didn't feel like winter (60 degrees, what?!) their wedding certainly had the visual aesthetics of a winter wedding with warm shawls, dark navy gowns, pine cone name cards, and lots of twinkly Christmas lights.  Enjoy the photos from Stacie and Andy's wonderful day! I especially love the bridal portraits of Stacie... isn't she just the most elegant and classic bride? 

Check the bottom of this post to see all the talented vendors that helped make this day :) 

Instead of having a "first look," Stacie and Andrew held hands around a corner and prayed together moments before they became husband and wife. 

Like Toy Story, Andy wrote his name on the bottom of Stacie's shoe (he even has the backwards N!) 


I loved their creative candy table. I'm all about puns. 


During the reception, there was a groomsmen game to determine if Stacie, while blindfolded, could pick out Andy's legs among all the men! She succeeded! 

Ceremony Location: Bible Fellowship Church of Newark
Reception Location: Chesapeake Inn Restaurant and Marina 
Photography: Sarah Brookhart Photography
Bridal Gown: Vera Wang at David's Bridal
Veil: Handmade by mother of the bride
Florist: Twisted Vine Floral Design
DJ/Entertainment: Moore Music 
Cake: Nathan Bradford
Bridesmaid Dresses: ChiChi Styles 
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Men's Wearhouse
Bridal Make-up: Russel Borns
Bridal Hair: Andrea Beach
Invitations: Designed by bride