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A Wholesome Love Story Set In The Suburbs Of Lehigh Valley

01-25-21

“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.” - Henry Miller.

 

Sometimes you can write a whole book about a love story and sometimes words get the better of you. That is how love is we guess, it is the perfect pair of warm socks on a cold winter day and a comfortable bed at the end of a long day. Regardless of how you want to define it, love can be very hard to express or put into words especially when it is one of the so many magical things that human beings experience in their lifetime. 

 

From some of the most romantic Valentine's Day quotes to some of the most romantic movies that we have ever seen, we have learned one thing that love defies all tangibility and countability, as it can find you in the strangest of times. Whether your love is decades-old or new-found, whether it is a passionate romantic tale or a true friendship, whether you describe it as emotional or as a true bond over a common interest, love remains one of the most whimsical feelings ever that can not only give you butterflies in your stomach but a whole zoo.

 

With every ‘I’ turning into ‘us’, we see a blend of uniqueness that stands distinctive to only that love story. In the fall of 2020, we witnessed a wedlock saga of two lovebirds that looked like an endless autumn dream in the middle of a paradise-like setting in the suburbs of Lehigh Valley. Amanda and Jared’s wedding day in suburban Lehigh Valley took us on a never-before-seen magical journey that will go down memory lane as one of the most extraordinary and enchanting unions we have ever seen. Everything looked remarkable and straight out of a Hollywood drama, with the duo's radiating and charming smiles lighting up the atmosphere with a warm glow of love. A picture-perfect wedding filled with quintessential decor and affable loved ones, engulfed by a burst of rustic and natural details, this event evoked wedding goals in all its glory.

 

While navigating through uncharted waters of planning a post COVID wedding reception, and maintaining proper wedding guidelines as the antidote to fear, this Pennsylvania couple took this day into their stride. The couple opted for a wedding celebration in a relaxed and casual vibe for their ceremony and reception held at a wedding venue located just an hour away from Lehigh Valley. With custom curated details and Pinterest-inspired small wedding ideas, our Lehigh Valley wedding photographer captured every moment of this recent wedding while following social distancing guidelines and wearing protective gear, keeping safety as the top priority.

 

The couple’s hearts were set on getting married in this whimsical Normandy-style hotel located in suburban Lehigh Valley, to celebrate their new beginnings amidst wonderful architecture and landscaped grounds, and their wedding seemed no less than a dream for our wedding photographers in Lehigh Valley suburbs. One of the most whimsical destinations in the US to get married, the exotic Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania has witnessed its fair share of historic weddings.

 

With the myriad of unmatched wedding venue options starting from waterfront wedding venues to mountain settings, Lehigh Valley suits weddings of all styles with its year-round vacation atmosphere. An outstanding home to scintillating shores, rich history, culture, sports hotspots, and year-round sunny skies, the breathtaking Lehigh Valley is undoubtedly one of the most premier wedding destinations in Pennsylvania for all the right reasons. What can be a better wedding destination to weave a fall soiree like a warm and toasty blanket by the campfire?

 

Hotel Du Village wedding venue in suburban Lehigh Valley was the destination for the new beginning for our stunning couple Amanda and Jared. Amanda had her heart set on this classic wedding venue in the suburbs of Lehigh Valley right from the beginning as the whimsical Normandy-style hotel wedding venue that originally started as a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse, and now operating as a luxurious resort and private event venue is a magical place for new beginnings. Featuring marvelous architecture and immaculately landscaped grounds, this private and intimate wedding venue in the Lehigh Valley suburbs can teleport your wedding guests to the French countryside as they set foot for your big wedding day. Also filled with gorgeous photo ops for your Lehigh Valley wedding photography session, this historic wedding venue is a French country estate in Bucks County, located just steps away from the center of New Hope. 

 

This exclusive French Chateau in the heart of Bucks County, located half miles north of New Hope, PA is a hotspot for landmark hospitality and is owned and operated by Frank and Jeanne Cretella. Offering the ultimate chateau wedding experience, this private wedding venue in suburban Lehigh Valley is nestled on 12 acres in the stunning countryside can transform your wedding into an exquisite and romantic space for hosting your big wedding day. Teamed with nearly thirty years of experience in hosting memorable weddings, The Cretellas has invaluable expertise in the restaurant and hospitality industry along with transforming landmark properties into premier event venues and restaurants with real farm-to-table dining experiences.

 

One of the most premier hotel wedding venues in the suburbs of Lehigh Valley, it is also considered to be one of the most sought out wedding event locations that compete with 22 luxury guest suites. These premier guestrooms are designed with charming details, posing as the perfect accommodation facilities for your out-of-town guests as well as your most special loved ones whom you want to treat with special hospitality on your big day. Whether you want to exchange your wedding vows in the stone courtyard that is shaded by towering oak trees or you want to move indoors to the stunning ballroom setting that features a coffered ceiling, beautiful wooden built-in bar, and an inviting fireplace, the flexibility, and versatility of hosting your wedding day in Lehigh Valley suburbs lie endless at this wedding venue.

 

The easy and seamless access to all the landmarks of the city makes it an interesting wedding venue for your wedding photography session in Lehigh Valley. Whether you want to get your couple portraits clicked in the adjacent patio that allows you to step outside and admire the lusciously landscaped surroundings or want to bring in the beautiful backdrops of Lehigh Valley to your professional portraits, nothing can speak charm and romance better than this traditional wedding venue. The luxurious wedding venue features sleek finishes with modern and French flair along with manicured gardens, outdoor patio spaces, and fire pit areas, where your guests are sure to indulge in every aspect of this exquisite space, indoors and out.

 

Nestled amidst gently rolling hills and pristinely green landscapes, there is no doubt that Lehigh Valley is one of the most memorable destinations for you to tie the knot. The diverse array of landscapes and photogenic settings makes it one of the most loved cities for photography in the US. Also, home to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, Lehigh Valley, which is also known as the 'Band City USA', was once the thriving center of the manufacturing industry that comprises vintage homes and architectural marvels, award-winning park systems, unmatched culinary experiences, art and entertainment scenes. Getting married in Lehigh Valley can offer a plethora of options in wedding venues ranging from historic theaters and churches to miles of wild trails and quiet country roads as inspirational backdrops for your Lehigh Valley wedding photography session.

 

Located just 90 minutes from both Philadelphia and New York City there is something so mystical and enchanting about Lehigh Valley that captivates the dream of every photographer. This vibrant city features fascinating history, as it was a bustling industrial center and home to one of the world’s largest businesses, which still stands as reminiscents in its breathtaking locations. Ranging from the famous SteelStacks in Bethlehem located over the south side of the town featuring massive gray and black structure that reflects the city’s roots as a company town to the most photogenic place of Bethlehem, the massive Hoover-Mason Trestle, dating back to the 20th century, the plethora of amazing backdrops for your couple photography session in Lehigh Valley is truly astounding.

 

We met Amanda and Jared on their perfect wedding day at Hotel Du Village, a historic French Estate in Bucks County, PA located just north of downtown New Hope. This picturesque marriage was absolutely overflowing with amazing moments that the couple and guests will never forget. The entire morning of preparations of both bridesmaids and groomsmen soon led up the several dramatic moments. Starting the glorious wedding day with some detailed shots that ranged from the 'something blue themed' bridal shoes and the shiny groom shoes and bow tie with a cowboy hat, to the bridal bouquet and groom accessories laid out beautifully on a mahogany table. Right before the wedding ceremony commenced, there were several breathtaking shots that captured the precious moments of this wedding day from the bride posing with the gang of bridesmaids, draped up in a white satin robe as she was surrounded by bridesmaids that flared floral robes to the gorgeous wedding gown pictured against a caricatured mahogany wall.

 

The emotional and warm mother-daughter portraits revolved around the mother of the bride zipping up her daughter’s bridal dress and the bride herself gracefully posing against reflecting glass walls. The bride’s getting-ready portraits are swoon-worthy and spellbinding in the truest of senses as our Lehigh Valley couple photographer captured each and every detail that was displayed by our stunning bride. From the close-up shots of the bridal accessories that featured a dreamy bridal hair clip with intricate leaf patterns to the shiny diamond stud earrings, everything came together to complete a trendy bridal outlook.

 

The groom portraits featured Jared as he got ready for his big day dressed up in a crisp black shirt and a matching pair of black pants. The inspirational bridal portraits of Amanda looked straight out of a Hannah Montana series as she got ready for her big wedding day. From the bridal portrait shot against the tall glass windows to the ones where she posed holding the wedding ring and the card that had her wedding vows, our heart sparkled with joy as her smile lit up the entire ambiance with a dash of sunshine on this autumn wedding day. She also went on to pose with her maid of honor and the gang of bridesmaids and the pretty and adorable flower girl. Our groom stepped up the photo game by posing with his dad and creating memorable father-son portraits that set the tone for a warm and welcoming wedding day.

 

Amanda donned a crisp white wedding dress that was a mermaid bridal gown with an illusion neckline both on the front and back. It scooped down to form a sweetheart neckline style on the front and was zipped up on the back. The lacey wedding dress featured intricate embroidery details from top to bottom making her look like a true stunner. She teamed up the fab wedding look with a fingertip wedding veil and her hair was beautifully side-parted and seamlessly tucked into a low updo on the back and beautifully curled wisps on the front. She perfected the bridal look with a stunning hairpiece and a bare neck, teamed up with minimalistic bridal makeup. The gorgeous fall bridal bouquet and the bridesmaid bouquets featured pink and white roses with emerald green leaves. The bridal bouquet was tied up with a white ribbon that also had a locket displaying an old photograph of Amanda and Jared, that showed that they were high school sweethearts. Her gang of bridesmaids flashed the A-game of inspirational wedding look as they wore several shades of blue and lilac maxi dresses making the wedding photos look mesmerizing and truly dreamy.

 

Our dashing groom Jared was dressed up in complete black from head to toe that made him look like a true show stopper. His attire was a perfect trifecta of a two-buttoned blazer with shiny satin lapels, a shiny black shirt, and a beautiful black bow. His perfect groom look featured a pair of black pants and shiny black shoes and was perfectly completed with a white rose boutonniere that matched seamlessly with the bridal bouquet. His team of dashing and handsome groomsmen looked equally picture-ready by dressing up in jet black attire and matching crisp white shirts. Shortly after the dreamy wedding ceremony commenced and as this stunning couple took their steps towards a new beginning, our Lehigh Valley wedding photographers did a fabulous job of capturing each and every precious moment as it unfolded.

 

From the time Amanda being walked to the altar by her father to the time when the couple exchanged their rings and wedding vows and had their first kiss as spouses, the wedding photography session in Lehigh Valley left no photo opportunities and managed to not only capture the moments but also the precious emotions that were evoked in the memorable wedding ceremony. The wedding gang quickly regrouped to pose for several orchestrated family portraits as well as group photography sessions. Each of the family members took turns to pose with the stunning couple, and the gangs of bridesmaids and groomsmen pulled up their socks and stockings to pose at the mesmerizing golden hour. Each and every wedding portrait clicked looked whimsical as the setting sun cast mesmerizing tall shadows against the long tree lines and landscaped grounds.

 

The fun-loving couple also posed for some of the most enchanting couple shots that we have ever seen that can straight away be considered as stock photos! The detailed couple shots gave us wedding goals and our expert team of wedding photographers in Lehigh Valley didn't leave a single opportunity to capture the immaculately laid-out details of the upcoming wedding reception. The gorgeous three-tier wedding cake was intricately designed with floral and lace details in complete beige color and was laid out beautifully on the cake table. The welcome table of the wedding reception displayed deep mahogany and burgundy details with candles and greens. The wedding reception was a memorable one as the couple had their first dance in a tented wedding reception setting. And shortly after, they were given a warm send-off by their families and friends with golden sparklers making the whole atmosphere glow up with warmth and light.

 

The glow of the shimmering wedding reception of Amanda and Jared remained with us for a long time as the unique chemistry sparked a different experience for us. The sweet and tender moments reverberated with the sense of sophistication and style that showed us that it doesn't get any better than this.

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