October 24, 2016

Andrew and Lina’s Private Estate Wedding in PA, Destination Fine Art Wedding Photography

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Andrew and Lina were married on Andrew’s family estate, The Rodale Organic Family Farm, a truly picturesque spot that has been the venue for many of Andrew’s family members nuptials.  The Rodale family were pioneers in organic farming, and the family farm was the first organic farm in America, which is not far from the Rodale Institute, which continues to be at the forefront of organic farming practices.  Guests were welcomed to the farm with gift bags featuring organic snacks and beverages along with copies of Women’s and Men’s Health Magazine, publications produced by the Rodale family.  In keeping with the spirit of the farm, guests were each given a succulent to take home as a wedding favor. 

Mark Kintzel, whose known the groom since he was a baby, designed the day with bright summer florals to compliment the beautiful farm setting with pops of pink, red, yellow and orange, which also carried through to the bridesmaids dresses and the bride’s shoes.  Instead of a traditional photo booth, Mark decked out the groom’s great grandfather’s VW convertible with flowers and vintage suitcases, making for a fun and personal backdrop.  Guests were given a copy of their photos to keep and another strip to paste in the guestbook.  The bride and groom had a custom snapchat geo tag made for their guests to use during the wedding and collected all the snaps as a digital guestbook as well.

The farm is still a working farm, but the greenhouse was decommissioned and the glass removed to prevent snow cave-ins during the winter, which made for the perfect spot for cocktail hour.  Cocktail hour took place in both the greenhouse and the sculpture garden next-door and guests enjoyed 3 signature cocktails and oysters while Andrew’s uncle played the accordion.  Andrew and Lina share a love of travel and food- he proposed on a hilltop in Greece- and come from diverse backgrounds, which they wanted to showcase throughout.  The reception took place in a sailcloth tent and the dinner was a blend of cuisines from all of their travels (Italian, Spanish, Greek, Dominican and Lebanese) and was served family style to bring everyone together for the special occasion.


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Planner, Stylist & Florist, Mark Kintzel Design
Invitation: Fourteen Forty
Catering: Cobblestone Catering
Cake:  Katherine Sprules Cakes
Hair & Makeup: Jackie Schneider Beauty
Musicians: Montero Strings
Lighting: Tony Millross, Lehigh Lighting
Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier from Saks
Bride’s Jewelry: Swarovski
Broom’s Suit: Michael Andrew’s Bespoke
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. & Rodale Catering
Tent: Special Events
Open Air Photo Booth: Big Laughs Photo Booth

October 17, 2016

Jacqueline and Zach’s Solstice Canyon, Malibu Engagement Session, Southern California Fine Art Wedding Photography

Jackie and Zach had the quintessential perfect CA engagement session featuring golden light filled canyons and a gorgeous sunset on the beach in Malibu.  Jackie styled the engagement session to perfection with a beautiful wine-colored gown from Reformation that paired perfectly with Zach’s blue suit and stood out against the golden landscape of the rolling hills of Malibu.  Their puppy, Sansa, even joined in for a few snuggles before the sun dipped below the mountains.  We ended the evening at a nearby beach and had a fun surprise of high tide, leaving almost no beach to walk on, but some very fun photos of Jackie and Zach getting a little soaked as the sun set over the Pacific Ocean.  Can’t wait for their wedding next summer with Encore Events at Quail Ranch!  See more from their session on Style Me Pretty!

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October 3, 2016

Beth and Billy’s Mission at San Juan Capistrano Engagement Session, Southern California Fine Art Wedding Photography

Beth and Billy’s engagement session took place on a perfect Southern California sun-drenched afternoon in Orange County.  Beth and Billy recently relocated from New York to Los Angeles so as we were chatting about different locations for their engagement photos we knew we wanted them to feel distinctly Californian, but also look different from their Vineyard wedding next summer.  We ended up picking the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano, which is so incredibly photogenic and distinctly SoCal, followed by sunset on a nearby beach.

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