Philadelphia Classic Romance Wedding

Ashley Bartoletti Photography

Christina and Joseph held their classic romance wedding at a beautiful Philadelphia summer estate, Hilltop House. Elegance and romance flowed flawlessly throughout the day, perfectly designed by Cassandre Snyder Events & Design.

From their signature cocktail, “marry me mojito”, to their intimate guest list, the day was all about them and the love they shared. Find beautiful details to inspire your day in the full gallery here, captured by Ashley Bartoletti.

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You’re allowed to be picky with your guest list

I can’t think of anything I would have done differently. I wanted a decent amount of people to attend but still wanted it to feel intimate. I wanted a wedding filled with people we both know and love. I didn’t want to meet anyone new at my wedding. We picked a beautiful private home and had the exact wedding that we wanted to have. One suggestion is to really take your time when picking the photographer. There are so many different photographers especially in a large metropolitan who have many different styles and price points. As soon as I saw Ashley’s pictures, I knew she was the one! The food will be eaten, the flowers will die, but the pictures will last a lifetime!

deep purple long bridesmaid dresses

pastel rose bridesmaid bouquet

classy groomsmen attire

white and cream rose bouquet

About the venue

Hilltop House is a Philadelphia wedding venue that sits atop approximately 23 acres of picturesque hillside including formal gardens, apple orchards, sloping meadows and wetlands. Hilltop House is an elegant 200-year-old farmhouse, converted for public use in 2005. Its large rooms and multiple entryways provide easy traffic flow throughout the interior, porches, terraces, and gardens. As you can see from Christina and Joseph’s wedding the grounds are nothing but picturesque.

cocktail bar

cocktail recipe

Marry Me Mojito

Ingredients:
2 parts white rum
3/4 part simple syrup
3/4 part lime juice
mint leaves
sparkling water

Directions
Muddle mint leaf and simple syrup in a highball glass. Fill with crushed ice. Add light rum and lime juice. Stir. Top up with soda water.

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planners are worth it

Overall we spent a little more than $70k for everything. Our biggest splurge was our wedding planner, Cassandre Snyder, who was absolutely invaluable. We honestly had the most beautiful, thoughtful, stress-free wedding because of her. If you can get a great wedding planner – do it!

candles and roses

floral cascade wedding cake

candy table idea

cookie wedding favors

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Photography: Ashley Bartoletti
Event Designer, Coordinator & Flowers: Cassandre Snyder Events & Design
Cinematography: Stomping Bread
Venue: Hilltop House
Cake: The Master's Baker
Caterer: Serock Catering
Hair: Daneen Jensen &Associates
Dress Designer: Rosa Clara
Dj: East Coast Event Group
Lighting: Jb Lighting Production

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Colors: gold, pink, white
Styles: classic

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10 Engagement Photo Styling Tips & Ideas

10 Engagement Photo Styling Tips

Winter, summer, spring, or fall, anytime is perfect to capture your engagement photos. Such a magical moment that allows you to celebrate your love. Even in the snow, your engagement photos can be warm, cozy, and loving. Captured by Milton Photography.

In honor of this momentous occasion, we have 10 engagement photo styling tips to inspire and give you a few ideas before your get your photo snapped. While you are skimming through our tips be sure to ooh and ah at some incredibly dazzling engagement rings from Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry - like this Levian Bridal setting with 1/2 ct tw Diamonds in 14K Strawberry Gold. Super love this one. This post brought to you by Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry #BRIDEnBEYOND.

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vintage car engagement

Engagement Photo Styling Tip 1

Incorporate a piece of your new life together. Your engagement shoot is one of the many steps leading up to your happily ever after with your lovely spouse to be. Wouldn’t it be cute to incorporate something into your shoot that will become near and dear to your new life together? We love the idea of using vintage cars, picture frames, etc. Photography: Stephanie Williams | Via The Wedding Scoop

use a sign in your engagement photo

Engagement Photo Styling Tip 2

Use a sign! Who doesn’t love a good sign? They’re absolutely versatile and oh so cute! Use them to incorporate favorite quotes, a cute saying, or a save the date message.
Photography: Jennefer Wilson Photography | Via Style Me Pretty

fun sailboat engagement idea

Engagement Photo Styling Tip 3

Make a day of it! You’ve already spent the time to get all dressed up so why not make a day of your engagement shoot? Spend the day on the lake with a cute sailboat, or maybe at a fair. Just get creative and have some fun! Photography: Vicki Bartel Photography | See more here

colorful pwder toss engagement session

Engagement Photo Styling Tip 4

Make it colorful/have a color scheme. Color can be a very powerful tool to utilize while planning your engagement shoot. Test out some possible combos for your big day or try something crazy that’s a little too daring for a wedding. Photography: Cassi Claire | Via Le Magnifique

old fashioned engagement idea

Engagement Photo Styling Tip 5

Incorporate flowers. They always help brighten any scene and give it a more natural feel. They’re so pretty and can even be handpicked so it’s hard to see a downside here! You can also use this opportunity to scout out florists that you might potentially use for your future wedding.
Photography: Alicia Pyne Photography | See more here

our road starts here engagement idea

Engagement Photo Styling Tip 6

Use words. It’s said that a picture speaks a thousand words. Since a picture already has so many why not add a couple more? Set the mood or tell a story with some cute 3D letters in your shoot.
Photography: Jana Williams Photography |Via Green Wedding Shoes

Before you read more of our engagement photo styling tips and ideas, be sure to gawk at a few more gorgeous engagement rings from Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry.

unique engagement rings from Jared

1. Neil Lane Yellow Diamond Ring | 2. Scott Kay Diamond Ring | 3. Triple Band Engagement Ring | 4. Sapphire Cushion-Cut Ring | 5. Leo Bridal Setting | 6. Rhodolite Garnet Ring | 7. Pearl Ring | 8. Pandora Black Spinel Ring | 9. Scott Kay Ring Setting | 10. Neil Lane Bridal Setting

DIY streamer engagament backdrop

Engagement Photo Styling Tip 7

DIY some props. One of the most popular ways to spruce up an engagement session is props, props, and more props! Most of them are easily DIY-able and the sky is pretty much the limit on what you make and how you make it. Photography: Brittany Dow Photography & Stacey Bishop Photography | Via  Something Turquoise

ballet engagement

Engagement Photo Styling Tip 8

Incorporate your lifestyle/hobbies. Your engagement should ultimately be a reflection of you and the things you love, namely your cute spouse-to-be! There’s always room for a little more love though, so think about including hobbies or passions into your shoot somehow. Photography: Taryn Rahl | Source: The Pretty Blog

include pets in your engagement photo

Engagement Photo Styling Tip 9

Include pets. Your furry four-legged friends are definitely an important part of the relationship so it makes sense for them to be a part of the shoot. They’re undeniably cute as well so what other reason would you need? Photography: Clayton Austin | Via:  Green Wedding Shoes

We have found so many stunning engagement photos, and most of the time the bride to be is wearing a fabulous ring. It’s amazing how many beautiful engagement rings we come across, like this Rubellite Ring 1/4 ct tw Diamonds 14K Rose Gold from Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry.

rublite rose gold ring

beach engagement photo

Engagement Photo Styling Tip 10

Choose a destination engagement location. There’s no rule saying you have to take your engagement photos close to home. Were you hoping for a destination wedding but it just wasn’t practical for guests and budget? Take the opportunity to go there for your engagement session instead! Or just use it as an excuse to travel and get away with your spouse-to-be.
Photography: Teale Photography.

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