Hill Creek Farms – Farm to Table Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration

Hill Creek Farms – Farm to Table Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration

Hill Creek Farms and Rastelli Market Fresh create the freshest collaboration on the block! Being able to enjoy amazing, farm fresh food in a beautiful outdoor setting with your closest friends and family, sounds like the most perfect evening to us!

A Farm-to-Table Inspired Rehearsal Dinner

Hill Creek Farms teamed up with A Garden Party florist to design a beautiful Farm-to-Table inspired rehearsal dinner! A Garden Party helped to showcase the beautiful outdoor space among the orchards! Most of the florals were grown right in South Jersey at Woodland Flower Farm, The Other Acre Farm and from A Garden Party’s own garden!!  We were beyond honored to capture all of the details of how an actual rehearsal dinner could take place!! Newly engaged Kayla & Brandon offered to be our couple for this inspiration shoot, which we are so thankful for!  They were so in love, and the perfect couple to showcase such a beautiful area! Plus, we can’t wait to capture their wedding next year at The Reeds at Shelter Haven!
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From Hill Creek Farms Website:

“Hill Creek Farms is glad to announce it has partnered with Rastelli Market Fresh to bring our guests the best of two worlds. The Sorbello family, a fourth-generation grower of apples, peaches, and vegetables, has combined forces with the Rastelli family, a fourth-generation local food-service and culinary giant. This home-grown dynamic duo now offers you South Jersey’s most exciting experience in prepared foods, ready-to-eat meals, and world-class farm-to-table dining.
“For the freshest fine dining experience around, reserve your place at one of our renowned farm to table dinners. Our one-of-a-kind dinners utilize the freshest ingredients available, with no additives or preservatives in sight. As a farm to table dinner guest, you will be treated to a night of culinary excellence from the award-winning team led by Rastelli Market Fresh with their team of Chefs led by Chef Joe Muldoon as they serve you locally sourced salads, entrees, and desserts. Apples are the prime focus of everything we do here at Hill Creek Farms, so expect to see creative and flavorful dishes straight from our very own apple harvest, alongside elegant pairings of local meats and cheeses.”

A Rustic Farm Engagement Session | Ro & Michael

A Rustic Farm Engagement Session | Ro & Michael

When Ro first contacted me, she mentioned how she had wanted to have a rustic wedding on her fiance’s farm, but that was not an option.  So, the second best option was to do their farm engagement photos there!  From wandering around the woods behind the house, to cozying up in a John Deere tractor, to kissing in the already harvest asparagus and playing in the bright yellow and orange leaves, it was the perfect decision!

The Story of Ro & Michael

Ro has known Michael’s sister for about five years. Once day, she posted up a photo of her and her brothers on Facebook. Ro had commented asking if either of them were single.  Then, about 4 weeks later, her and Michael met!  Ro told me that she knew she was going to marry him the second she saw him standing by his truck.  About two weeks later, they were officially a couple!

The 4th of July is Ro’s favorite day of the year.  And now, it has even more meaning!  On July 4th, 2018, while watching the fireworks on the beach, Michael got down on one knee and asked Ro to marry him!  It was like an absolute dream come true! How could she not say yes?! Swoon!

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And since Ro & Michael are big Eagles fans, we had to end our time together with a little catch in their Eagles gear! 🙂

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A Bright & Beautiful Longwood Gardens Engagement | Liz + Stephen

A Bright & Beautiful Longwood Gardens Engagement | Liz + Stephen

A Bright and Beautiful Longwood Gardens Engagement Session

From the gardens, to the fountains to the beautiful architecture, you really cannot go wrong with choosing Longwood Gardens for your engagement session! There is so much to see and no shortage of beautiful backdrops.  We could spend an entire day there and still not see it all.  We love continually visiting Longwood Gardens, because each time we go we find something new!

Liz and Stephen chose Longwood Gardens for their engagement session, because they live nearby and absolutely love going.  In particular, they love the fountain shows, especially around the holidays!  You could just see their faces light up as we walked through the gardens.  They were so cute and natural together, and make our job so easy!

The Story of Liz & Stephen

It was March 14th, 2015. Liz’s girlfriends called her up an asked her to come out for drinks.  She reluctantly said yes, and that decision changed her life forever. A very drunk patron attempted to his on all of the girls at the same time. He was very unsuccessful, but the guys sitting next to them found it very amusing. After a few hours of trading jokes and occasional conversation, the bar got crowded, and it was time to leave.

To Liz’s surprise, Steve asked for her number. (She had thought he was originally hitting on one of her friends).  They went out on a date a week later, and three days after that he cooked her a beautiful dinner after a rough day at work.  There was never one moment, one look, one instance – they just grew together and didn’t want to be apart.

In October of 2017, while standing on a cliff overlooking the harbor in Maine, Stephen proposed! Liz, of course, said YES!

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A Romantic Rittenhouse Square Engagement Session | Ashley & Mark

A Romantic Rittenhouse Square Engagement Session | Ashley & Mark

A Romantic Rittenhouse Square Engagement Session

When it comes to choosing a location for an engagement session, we always suggest to our couples to choose a spot that has meaning to them. Whether it be a first date location, a fun activity or just somewhere they like to hang out, the sky is the limit. So, when we started talking about locations for Ashley and Mark’s engagement session, Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia came up immediately. This was the location where they first lived together! They used to run a lot in the area, as well as just walk through the park and enjoy the flowers and scenery. So, a romantic Rittenhouse Square Engagement Session was set for Spring!

We met up with Ashley and Mark across from one of their favorite restaurants, Parc. From there, we wandered around Rittenhouse Square, and took advantage of all of the freshly bloomed flowers!  Since Spring decided to come a little late to the Philadelphia area this year, I was so thankful to find some color among the greenery in the park! We then took a short walk over to the building that they first lived together in, and then headed over to Addison Street!  I absolutely adore that they have twinkle lights on the trees there year-round!

We had such a wonderful time just wandering around, chatting and really getting to know Ashley & Mark.  Getting to know our couples is one of our reasons for wanting each couple to have an engagement session with us! This way, when we show up on the wedding day, we’re more like trusted friends than hired vendors, and we’re able to get more comfortable, natural photos of them!

The Story of Mark & Ashley

Mark and Ashley met one another during the Summer of 2015 in Avalon, NJ. Their love grew and so did their family! They welcomed a beautiful son into their lives this past October!  BUT earlier in the year, while moving into their new apartment in Philadelphia, Mark proposed to Ashley in the ‘soon to be nursery’. Swoon!  How sweet is that?!

Mark and Ashley are planning a classic, black and white wedding at the Ballroom at the Philadelphia Marriott. With EBE Paris as their band, we have no doubt that they will have an absolutely amazing time and their guests will not leave the dance floor all night!!  We can’t wait to capture such a special day for such a deserving, beautiful couple!

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An Engagement Session at Valley Forge National Park | Lisa & Jason

An Engagement Session at Valley Forge National Park | Lisa & Jason

An Engagement Session at Valley Forge National Park

Lisa and Jason love walking their dog, Thor, around Valley Forge National Park. SO, when we were talking about locations that mean something to them, we skipped on Avalon, since they will be getting married there, and decided upon Valley Forge.  Since they live right nearby, an engagement session at Valley Forge National Park was the perfect location.

The Story of Lisa & Jason

Lisa and Jason met in 2006 at the University of Central Florida, where they both joined the marching band and a co-ed music fraternity. They didn’t start dating, however, until July of 2013, after they had both graduated and were moving on in their chosen career paths.

What started out as two old friends catching up at a piano bar on International Drive in Orlando, slowly developed into a very strong relationship.  So strong, that when Jason’s career moved him to Phoenixville, PA, Lisa followed a few months later! Their relationship grew as they experiences seasons for the first time together as adults and things have never been better!

In January of 2015, they welcomed their fur-baby, Thor, to their happy little family. Then, a year later, for Christmas of 2016, Jason surprised Lisa with the best gift ever – he proposed – and Lisa was left speechless for the first time in her life! Now, they are planning a dream wedding in Avalon, NJ on the beaches that Lisa grew up visiting her grandparents every summer!

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This coming July, we could not be more excited to capture Lisa & Jason’s wedding at the Icona Golden Inn, a luxe beachfront resort in Avalon. We can’t wait to capture their ceremony in the church that Lisa’s grandpop still ushers in, and capture the romance between Lisa and Jason just steps away on the beaches of Avalon. To say we’re excited would be an understatement!

A William Heritage Winery Engagement Session | Lindsey & Josh

A William Heritage Winery Engagement Session | Lindsey & Josh

Lindsey and Josh meant one another 8 years ago at a summer job. They may have had a strong connection, but were at different points in their lives. Fast forward to a little over 2 years ago, and everything fell into place. Everything finally felt right.

On July 20th, 2017, Lindsey and Josh went to Heritage Winery. It was right before they were about to go on a cruise together. Everyone would joke around that Josh would propose to Lindsey on the cruise. Well, while walking around the vineyard, Josh started talking about not proposing on the cruise. It just wasn’t going to happen. Lindsey thought that Josh was going to break up with her. Instead, Josh said “How about we get engaged before the cruise?” At that moment, he dropped down on one knee and asked her to be his wife! She, of course, said YES! The icing on the cake, was that their entire family was inside the vineyard waiting to celebrate!

So, it was a no brainer that we would capture their engagement photos at the place where it all went down! It was a gorgeous fall afternoon at Heritage Winery for their engagement photos!  We can’t wait for their wedding next year at Scotland Run! Enjoy! xo

 The laughter between Lindsey and Josh is so contagious!  THAT RING!   We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful October day.  So, apparently, this is their best impressions of one another!  It is in this exact spot that Josh proposed to Lindsey!