Monthly Archives: November 2010

Michelle + Allan’s Greystone Hall Wedding

I have known Michelle’s mother for at least 15 years from her days at West Chester University. I had the privilege to take senior portraits for Michelle and her brother several years ago. It was that experience that introduced them to me and I was honored to be chosen for their wedding…including the fact they had to pay for me to be there photographer at Greystone Hall.

It was a warmer than usual day for November which made for a great day. We had a last minute change so I was able to start with the ladies at Avante Salon and had a great time the entire day. The special touches with Allan’s family being from Scotland using their tartan kilts was just awesome, concluding with a great original poem for the couple. Enjoy a look at their day!

And a special thanks to my friend David Zaveloff for filling in for my usual second photographer!

The day was filled with lots of special moments, here are my favorites…

I got a call from Michelle about the time I was supposed to head over to the house, and they were behind schedule and still at the salon, so I altered plans and took off to Avante to hang with the girls…Michelle’s Mom was about finished and trying to figure out some schedule details as I got there

There is something interesting about this image, I don’t know what…

A great reaction to the fact that the time had almost arrived

Yeaaaa, in the dress!

Liz (Michelle’s mother) could barely hold it together as Michelle finalized getting ready


Liz kept crying every time she looked at Michelle, so I tried this instead

Allan caught me…I wonder if he was looking at me so he didn’t cry looking at Michelle

My little girl…

A quiet moment from one of the junior groomsmen who was not so still or quiet most of the day

Just an interesting perspective on the exit

Most toasts elicit a full range of emotions from laughter…

…to tears

A great moment when Michelle’s brother gave a little toast and Liz (mother of the bride and brother) watched on in a perfect spot

One of my favorite times of the reception, is when the bride and groom slip into the middle of the dance floor during a slow song, and dance like they are the only two people in the room, and most of the time, a real kiss results, as if no one is looking (except me)

Philadelphia Area Wedding Vendors – Cakes & Desserts

Over the years I have worked with some great (and not-so-great) vendors at weddings. Cake artists, florists, planners, DJs, bands, and venues to name a few categories. I’m sure I could come up with a LOT more categories, but here are a few of my favorites to start…to start…

Cake Artists/Desserts
– Only one to recommend here, and hands-down the most amazing cake I’ve seen at Summer and Marc’s wedding and was done by The Cake Art Studio and Eileen Gray

– The most amazing Viennese room I have EVER seen was at Nicole and John’s wedding and it was all supplied (including the cake) by Nicole’s father’s bakery, Schenk’s Family Bakery

– A personal favorite and often used vendor for my own purposes, is Cupcakes Gourmet, simply amazing cupcakes, the best in the region

Shannon - January 2, 2011 - 10:33 PM

I was the event planner for Summer and Marc’s wedding and was a bridesmade in Nicole and John’s wedding! These pictures are amazing of their cakes. I had the honor of Schenk’s Family Bakery make te cake for our wedding not only was it stunning but it taste great too!