Why We Love Allenberry Resort

It’s hard to imagine a more gorgeous backdrop to say “I do!” in than Allenberry Resort.

Tucked perfectly at the base of the mountains in Cumberland Valley, Emerald Stone Photography has fallen completely head over heels in love with this venue. Allenberry Resort offers incredible natural views in a quiet and welcoming setting that is perfect for the whole family.

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Why We Love Wyndridge Farm Weddings

What’s not to love about Wyndridge Farm?! This new venue in Dallastown, Pennsylvania is seriously perfect for any and every event.

I’ve photographed several weddings at this venue, and each theme was completely different; from rustic and vintage to elegant and classic. That’s what’s so great about having your wedding at Wyndridge – this wedding venue will fit any theme, color palette or style with a touch of perfection.

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Kate and Isaac: November 16, 2017

It might have been a freezing November night, but you would have never known with the love, warmth, and happiness from Kate and Isaac’s stunning wedding at Wyndridge Farm.

It was a wonderful night filled with laughter, tears (of the happiest kind), and family and friends as these high school sweethearts and the winners of Emerald Stone’s First Annual Photo Giveaway tied the knot. Their ceremony and reception were so incredibly elegant, filled with soft, twinkling lights, delicate white roses, and warm touches of rustic charm. It was a gorgeous winter wedding!

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Mandy & Kyle

Happy Friday Friends! Tonight I have the honor of sharing a sweet friends wedding with you! This amazing couple planned a quaint & charming little ceremony at The Stone Mill 1792 in Glenville, PA – an absolutely breathtaking and unique wedding venue. It was the perfect intimate wedding joined by immediate family to celebrate their marriage and blending of families.

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Andrea and Eric’s Engagement Session

Emerald Stone Photography had the absolute sweetest time photographing Andrea and Eric’s engagement shoot… literally! We met up with this adorable couple at Baugher’s Orchard in Westminster, Maryland, which just happens to be where Eric proposed to Andrea last fall.

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5 Moments that Make Photographers Cry

Weddings are happy occasions, but who among us hasn’t shed a tear or two at a beautiful wedding? Photographers are no different! Even though we have the pleasure of photographing tons and tons of weddings each year, we always get a little misty eyed when we see the love and happiness between two people, especially because we work hard to really get to know our couples far before the wedding day.

Happy criers, you are not alone. Emerald Stone has a few moments that make even the photographers tear up on the bride and groom’s big day.

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4 Ways to Find the Perfect Wedding Photographer

Photography is one of the most important investments you will make when it comes to your wedding day. These snapshots in time will be cherished for the rest of your life, and you want quality, professional photos of your big day that reflect this joyous occasion where your love began. Naturally, you want to choose the right wedding photographer who will be taking these shots very carefully.

So how do you go about narrowing down photographers? Emerald Stone has just a few suggestions of things to keep in mind while interviewing potential photographers, things we like to discuss with our brides every day.

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Butera the Florist – “Behind the Scenes”

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I hope you all are having an awesome day! As I look back at our Styled Bridal Shoot photos, my jaw drops a little bit more each time I view the amazing, one-of-a-kind bouquets and arrangements Vince Butera created for us at Butera the Florist. From working together to create three unique themes, colors and concepts, to having the honor of photographing him work behind the scenes in preparation of our bridal shoot – I am still SO amazed by Vince’s talent! As I am counting down the final 3 weeks until wedding season kicks off for Emerald Stone Photography, I just had to share a few more images from our amazing behind the scenes shoot with Vince that really brings his outstanding talent to life! BRIDES – BUTERA IS THE FLORIST TO BOOK FOR YOUR WEDDING!!!! 🙂 They have been in business for over 35 years, keep up with the latest wedding trends, have won several awards, receive phenomenal reviews and ratings – look no further!! You will be so happy you booked Butera for your special day.

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Persnickety Invitation Studio

Hey everyone!! Happy Wednesday! I wanted to share some photos with you of an amazing studio to visit for all of your wedding stationery needs!! Persnickety Invitation Studio is located in York, PA, and has the most gorgeous variety of wedding invitations, save-the-dates, place settings, table numbers and more, that I have ever seen!! I recently had the opportunity to work with Melissa and her team for our Styled Bridal Shoot, and they are absolutely outstanding at what they do!!! Photographing her studio in detail really opened my eyes to just how talented these girls are!! They can customize your wedding theme perfectly!!

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