mary + ben | 12.30.18

the booking house | manheim, pennsylvania

this couple was one of my favorite couples of all time. their sweet spirits, amazing families and contagious laughter was so much fun to capture and be a part of. mary and her sister and maid oh honor nancy reminded me a lot of me and my sister’s relationship. i may or may not have teared up during all the first dances and all the speeches. and as if a december wedding couldn’t get any better there was hot apple cider, mini pies and a s’mores bar. 2018 couldn’t have ended any better.

this is one of the most precious moments of the day! mary’s first look with her dad. i’m not crying you’re crying!!! if you are on the fence about whether or not to do a first look with you fiance i’d love to chat about the pros and cons of first looks. i’m a huge fan of them just for the sake of time and having an extra intimate moment together. they’re wonderful if you easily get nervous and if you’re anticipating being stressed on. i think a lot of couples don’t want to go first looks because they are dreaming of the isle moment. whether or not you see each other before the ceremony he will still be in awe of his bride walking the isle. i think they’re both unique and special. depending on you as a couple and your timeline you’ll know what is the right choice for you. either way, you should do a first look with your dad because who doesn’t want a moment like this…

i don’t think i’ve ever take these many photos at a wedding before. this blog post is taking me back to one to sweet sweet day. congratulations mr. and mrs. friggle!!

venue | the booking house

dress | BHLDN

shoes | betsy johnson

florals | bloominous

makeup | shades of blush studio

hair | autumn jackins

catering | the kitchen table

romantic fall styled shoot

farm and garden flowers | coatsville, pa


oh. my gosh. this shoot was an absolute dream come true. never in my wildest dreams could things have gone more perfectly. every single creative was the sweetest, everything was on time and the day was just beyond gorgeous.

i seriously couldn’t have pulled off this amazing shoot without the help of these amazing wedding creatives and vendors. i cannot wait to work with all of them again soon.

concept + styling | yours truly

host | farm and flower gardens

florals | winsome florals

wedding dress | hyacinth bridal

bridesmaid dresses | bella bridesmaids

rentals | lilac and lace co + carolines rentals & more

desserts | amy’s sweet bake shop

stylist | susan padron sylist

makeup artist | makeup by shanna gabrielle

hair stylist | dara hayes hair stylist

stationery | caitlin o’bryant design

ribbons + linens | thistle and twill

jewelry + fur coat | malena’s vintage boutique

suit | central pa tuxedo

so excited about our feature on green wedding shoes today!!! check it out!

styled shoots across america | historic strawberry mansion

philandelphia styled shoot

Host: Styled Shoots Across America (Instagram: @styledshootsacrossamerica)

Planning & Creative Direction: Heather Benge Events (Instagram: @heatherbengeevents)

Venue: Historic Strawberry Mansion (Instagram: @historicstrawberrymansion @openaireaffairs)

Assistant Coordinator: La Rue Events (Instagram: @la_rue_events)

Stationery: Eros Studios (Instagram: @eros_stationery)

Hair: Brush on Beauty (instagram: @brushonbeautynj)

Makeup: Blushing Bombshell (Instagram: @blushingbombshellnj)

Gowns: The Dress Matters (Instagram: @thedressmatters)

Cake: Frosted Fox Cake Shop (Instagram: @frostedfoxcakeshop)

Florals:  Intrigue Designs (Instagram: @intrigueteaches @intrigue_designs)

Linens: Nuage Designs (Instagram: @nuagedesignsinc)

Rentals: Open Aire Affairs (Instagram: @openaireaffairs)

Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes (Instagram: @bellabelleshoes)

Mobile Bar: 13th Street Cocktails (Instagram: @13thstreetcocktails)

Models:  Leah Hagan & Kevin Crawford (Instagram: @leahblair97 @kevincrawford36)

Julie & Josh Floro (Instagram: @julie_floro)  Arielle & Max Mogil (Instagram: @ariditko)