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Rebecca Barger was a top staff photographer for The Philadelphia Inquirer for many years. This is why her wedding images are unique.   Rebecca works as your personal photojournalist, from salon to cake cutting. Trust your wedding day images with a Pulitzer Prize nominee! 


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For detailed options, please e-mail me at  rebecca@rebeccabarger.com

Let me know your wedding date and the venue for your reception and ceremony. I  will personally reply with options.  Tell me about your special day and what is most important to you!  Consider including your phone number.  ~Rebecca

Loews Hotel Phila. Wedding

Kiera and Mark celebrated their wedding at  Loews Hotel, in the very room they met at in 2012. Kiera went to Penn Charter and Mark went to Germantown Academy, their paths were bound to cross sooner or later!  It was fun to capture their proposal (scroll down) and then shoot their wedding day!  Thank you Seeds of Celebration for helping coordinate such an organized wedding day.

Rebecca, I know I speak for my whole family (now including Mark!!) when I say, you have been with the family a lot over the last two years and have been a part of major life events and you have documented them in a way that no one us could have even ever imagined.  You allow us to relive our favorite days in the most special way!   These photos are beyond any expectations we had.  I love them and cannot thank you enough for being a part of the day.  Couldn’t have imagined our engagement day or wedding day without you as our photographer.  These are absolutely amazing and I cannot stop looking at them. Thank you for everything.   ~Kiera 

A little rain would never stop Kiera and Mark from celebrating their marriage with a quick dance in the middle of Broad St., Phila. Darby from Seeds of Celebration helped the day run so smooth!

A little rain would never stop Kiera and Mark from celebrating their marriage with a quick dance in the middle of Broad St., Phila. Darby from Seeds of Celebration helped the day run so smooth!

Love this photo of Kiera right after she finished dressing in her childhood home, wedding gown and veil by Pronovias from Van Cleve Bridal.

Love this photo of Kiera right after she finished dressing in her childhood home, wedding gown and veil by Pronovias from Van Cleve Bridal.

Kiera's wedding details, Carl Alan Flowers, Manolo's, and of course, family heirlooms.

Kiera’s wedding details, Carl Alan Flowers, Manolo’s, and of course, family heirlooms.

Keira prepares for her wedding day.

Keira prepares for her wedding day.

From left, baby shower dress, wedding gown, communion dress!  Gown from Van Cleve Bridal.

From left, baby shower dress, wedding gown, communion dress! Gown from Van Cleve Bridal.

What a glorious wedding gown train, Kiera! Gown by Pronovias, from Van Cleve.

What a glorious wedding gown train, Kiera! Gown by Pronovias, from Van Cleve.

Lovely Kiera with her Carl Alan Flowers, all ready to get married! Hair and cosmetics by Artur Salon.

Lovely Kiera with her Carl Alan Flowers, all ready to get married! Hair and cosmetics by Artur Salon.

The 'maids!

The ‘maids!

Heading down the staircase in her family home, Kiera and her sister Cessa head to the church!

Heading down the staircase in her family home, Kiera and her sister Cessa head to the church!

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Mark prepares for his wedding at Loews Hotel, Phila.  Love that kelly green bow tie!

Mark prepares for his wedding at Loews Hotel, Phila. Love that kelly green bow tie!

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Kiera shares a moment with her dad right before they head down the aisle at St. Bridget's in East Falls, Phila.  A wedding coordinator's assistance is great for situations like scampering through the light drizzle and keeping that gown dry.  Thank you Seeds of Celebration wedding planners!

Kiera shares a moment with her dad right before they head down the aisle at St. Bridget’s in East Falls, Phila. A wedding coordinator’s assistance is great for situations like scampering through the light drizzle and keeping that gown dry. Thank you Seeds of Celebration creative wedding planning!

 

LOVE Mark's face as he watches Kiera proceed down the aisle at St. Bridget's.

LOVE Mark’s face as he watches Kiera proceed down the aisle at St. Bridget’s.

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Cessa's pearls.

Cessa’s pearls.

I do, they say, at St. Bridget's in East Falls, Phila.

I do, they say, at St. Bridget’s in East Falls, Phila.

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Just married. Gown by Pronovias, from Van Cleve Bridal in Paoli.

Just married. Gown by Pronovias, from Van Cleve Bridal in Paoli.

She went to Penn Charter, he went to Germantown Academy!

She went to Penn Charter, he went to Germantown Academy!

They will build a castle of their own, newlyweds Kiera and Mark at Penn Charter.

They will build a castle of their own, newlyweds Kiera and Mark at Penn Charter.

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Love this brisk walk along the rain slicked pavement at Penn Charter.

Love this brisk walk along the rain slicked pavement at Penn Charter.

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A little rain would never stop Kiera and Mark from celebrating their marriage with a quick stop at Broad St., Phila.

A little rain would never stop Kiera and Mark from celebrating their marriage with a quick stop at Broad St., Phila.

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Lowes Hotel, where they met in 2012, was the perfect wedding venue for Kiera and Mark.

Lowes Hotel, where they met in 2012, was the perfect wedding venue for Kiera and Mark.

Celebrating their marriage at Loews Hotel, Philly.

Celebrating their marriage at Loews Hotel, Philly.

Loews Regency Ballroom awaits Kiera and Mark, stunning decor by Carl Alan Floral Design.

Loews Regency Ballroom awaits Kiera and Mark, stunning decor by Carl Alan Floral Design.

Romantic touches in the Regency Ballroom by Carl Alan Floral Design.

Romantic touches in the Regency Ballroom by Carl Alan Floral Design.

And what an entrance they made!

And what an entrance they made!

First Dance in the Regency Ballroom, Loews, Phila.

First Dance in the Regency Ballroom, Loews, Phila.

Parent dances.

Parent dances.

Lots of Penn Charter alumni celebrating Kiera and Marks nuptials.

Lots of Penn Charter alumni celebrating Kiera and Marks nuptials.

Kiera's sister Cessa delivers her Maid of Honor speech.  I had the honor of photographing Cessa and Brian's Union League wedding,  and they've been blessed with a sweet baby girl!

Kiera’s sister Cessa delivers her Maid of Honor speech. I had the honor of photographing Cessa and Brian’s Union League wedding, and they’ve been blessed with a sweet baby girl!

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Dancing the night away celebrating Kiera and Mark's wedding.  Thank you so much for the honor of being your photographer, Rebecca Barger Photography.

Dancing the night away celebrating Kiera and Mark’s wedding. Thank you so much for the honor of being your photographer, Rebecca Barger Photography.

Best Wishes Always, Kiera and Mark!  Mark, thank you for having me photograph your proposal to Kiera on the streets of Chestnut Hill, it’s always fun hiding behind trees with cameras!

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Mark proposes to Kiera in Chestnut Hill. So glad Mark thought beforehand to hire me and have me stationed nearby to catch the actual proposal!

Union Trust, Finley Catering

Olivia & James married at Finley Catering’s Union Trust on a warm October day. W

We could NOT be happier with the preview, Rebecca!!!!!!!!! you delivered and beyond thank you thank you!!! xo liv and jimmy

Olivia + James marry at Union Trust, Finley Catering, Rebecca Barger Photography.

Olivia + James marry at Union Trust, Finley Catering, Rebecca Barger Photography.

Preparing at Hotel Monaco, Philly, Jimmy Choo,

Preparing at Hotel Monaco, Philly, Jimmy Choo,

Beautiful Olivia! Cosmetics and hair by Bella Angel.

Beautiful Olivia! Cosmetics and hair by Bella Angel.

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Reveal to bridesmaids!

Reveal to bridesmaids!

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First Look at Hotel Monaco.

First Look at Hotel Monaco.

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Olivia & James' ceremony at Union Trust, Finley Catering.

Olivia & James’ ceremony at Union Trust, Finley Catering.

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Just married!

Just married!

Mr. & Mrs. announced into their wedding reception.

Mr. & Mrs. announced into their wedding reception.

A balcony kiss for all the guests! Finley Catering, Union Trust.

A balcony kiss for all the guests! Finley Catering, Union Trust.

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Best Wishes Olivia & James!  Thank you for having us photograph your wedding, Rebecca Barger Photography.

Best Wishes Olivia & James! Thank you for having us photograph your wedding, Rebecca Barger Photography.

 

Philadelphia Cricket Club, Proud to Plan, Petals Lane

I received a phone call at 1:00 on a Saturday with news that no couple want to hear! Their wedding photographer had cancelled at the last minute.  The bride was already in her gown and the preparation festivities were nearly completed.   I cancelled my Saturday night date, pulled my hair into a pony tail and was on location shooting within one hour.  Special thanks to Proud to Plan for pulling it all together!  Being a photojournalist for The Philadelphia Inquirer was  great training for emergencies.  I was so happy  to help out such a nice couple, Liz and Gavin and here they are on their wedding day!  Thank goodness they have professional photos!

We cannot thank you enough, Rebecca!  The pictures look beautiful! Great to get a preview of what’s to come! Thank you!! ~Liz and Gavin
Liz and Gavin on their wedding day at The Philadelphia Cricket Club.  Special thanks to Proud to Plan.

Liz and Gavin on their wedding day at The Philadelphia Cricket Club. Special thanks to Proud to Plan, Rebecca Barger Photography.

Liz and her gorgeous bridesmaids in the most stunning of blue dresses.

Liz and her gorgeous bridesmaids in the most stunning of blue dresses, flowers by Petals Lane.

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Such a pretty bride! Hair and Make up by Bryona Smith.

Such a pretty bride! Hair and Make up by Bryona Smith.

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A sweet, little kiss near the barn at The Cricket Club.

A sweet, little kiss at the Cricket Club barn, additional Rebecca Barger blog post  of the Cricket Club at this link.

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Flowers and lovely decor of The Philadelphia Cricket Club by Petals Lane, special thanks to Proud to Plan for pulling it all together.

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Flowers and Phila. Cricket Club decor by Petals Lane, special thanks to Proud to Plan.

Flowers and Phila. Cricket Club decor by Petals Lane, special thanks to Proud to Plan.

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First dance for the newlyweds at The Phila. Cricket Club.

First dance for the newlyweds at The Phila. Cricket Club.

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Liz and Gavin on their wedding day at The Philadelphia Cricket Club.

Liz and Gavin on their wedding day at The Philadelphia Cricket Club.

I received a phone call at 1:00 on a Saturday afternoon, that a wedding photographer had cancelled at the last second.  The bride was already in her gown!  I cancelled my Saturday night date, pulled my hair into a pony tail and was there shooting within one hour.  Being a photojournalist for The Inquirer was  great training for emergencies.  I was so happy  to help out such a nice couple, Liz and Gavin.  Here they are on their wedding day!  Thank goodness they have professional photos!

 

 

 

National Museum of American Jewish History, Phila. wedding of Katie + Jordan

 Katie and Jordan married at the National Museum of American Jewish History on a glorious Sunday with perfect September weather!

Special thanks to Table 1 Events for their wedding day coordination and lovely decor!

Hi, Rebecca!  We absolutely LOVE the wedding photos!! They are amazing!!! Thank you for sharing the sneak peek! Can we share the link to your blog with our families?Thank you so much!  ~ Kate and Jordan 

Katie + Jordan married at the National Museum of American Jewish History with wedding perfect weather at the beginning of September, Rebecca Barger Photography.

Katie + Jordan married at the National Museum of American Jewish History with wedding perfect weather at the beginning of September, Rebecca Barger Photography.

Katie's lovely updo by Bella Angel.

Katie’s lovely updo by Bella Angel, wedding day coordination by Table 1 Events

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Katie in her gorgeous gown!  She's heading off for a first look with her groom.

Katie in her gorgeous gown! She’s heading off for a first look with her groom.

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What a FUN first look for Katie and Jordan!

What a FUN first look for Katie and Jordan!

Katie shows Jordan that gown in motion, flowers by Sommerfield Designs.

Katie shows Jordan that gown in motion, flowers by Sommerfield Designs.

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Love this sweet photo of Jordan and Katie on their wedding day.

Love this sweet photo of Jordan and Katie on their wedding day.

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Katie and Jordan inside the National Museum of American Jewish History.

Katie and Jordan inside the National Museum of American Jewish History.

Signing of the ketubah, in the ketubah room at NMAJH.

Signing of the ketubah, in the ketubah room at NMAJH.

A quick little dance inside the National Museum of American Jewish History -- looking from the floor above.

A quick little dance inside the National Museum of American Jewish History — looking from the floor above.

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What a lovely ceremony for Katie and Jordan.

What a lovely ceremony for Katie and Jordan.

Catering by Exquisite Catering providing Kosher catering, flowers by Sommerfield Designs.  Cake by Sweet Freedom Bakery.

Wedding day planning and coordination by Table 1 Events, catering by Exquisite Catering providing Kosher catering, flowers by Sommerfield Designs. Cake by Sweet Freedom Bakery.

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Entrance and first dance by the newlyweds.

Entrance and first dance by the newlyweds.

Love this fun moment of Katie and Jordan right before the hora begins.

Love this fun moment of Katie and Jordan right before the hora begins.

And it's hora time!

And it’s hora time!

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Peeking through the drapery at the newlyweds enjoying their meal at their NMAJH wedding reception. Lighting and drapery by Shipley Enterprises.

Peeking through the drapery at the newlyweds enjoying their meal at their NMAJH wedding reception. Lighting and drapery by Shipley Enterprises.

The newlyweds are still dancing strong at the end of the evening. Best Wishes, Katie & Jordan!  ~Rebecca Barger Photography

The newlyweds are still dancing strong at the end of the evening. Best Wishes, Katie & Jordan! ~Rebecca Barger Photography

Laurita Winery, summer wedding, Rebecca Barger Photography

Justine and Cody married on a spectacular day at the end of summer. They had their first look at the Inn at Laurita Winery, then we went to explore the Laurita Winery’s vineyards for a bit prior to their outdoor ceremony on the lawn under the pergola.

Hi Rebecca, you just made my day! These are amazing! I can’t stop looking at them and we can’t wait to see the rest.  Thank you so much! ~Justine + Cody

Justine and Cody celebrated the end of summer in the vineyards of Laurita Winery.  Their wedding ceremony was so pretty, too!

Justine and Cody celebrated the end of summer in the vineyards of Laurita Winery. Their wedding ceremony was so pretty, too!

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Love the back of that  gown on our lovely  bride, Justine, as she prepares for her wedding day at The Inn at Laurita Winery.

Love the back of that gown on our lovely bride, Justine, as she prepares for her wedding day at The Inn at Laurita Winery.

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First look at the Inn at Laurita Winery.

First look at the Inn at Laurita Winery.

 

Nothing beats a handsome groom and a vintage truck!

Nothing beats a handsome groom and a vintage truck!

Soon to be married and dancing in the vineyards.

Soon to be married and dancing in the vineyards.

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Lovely end of summer outdoor ceremony at Laurita Winery.

Lovely end of summer outdoor ceremony at Laurita Winery.

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And they are married!

And they are married!

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Branches Catering at Laurita Winery.

Branches Catering at Laurita Winery.

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First dance as married couple...Laurita Winery.

First dance as married couple…Laurita Winery.

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What a fantastic day wedding day you had, Justine and Cody!  Best wishes always ~ Rebecca Barger Photography

What a fantastic day wedding day you had, Justine and Cody! Best wishes always ~ Rebecca Barger Photography

Becca + Dave, Hotel du Village, New Hope

Becca + Dave  married at New Hope’s Hotel du Village on a gorgeous Sunday in May.

Becca + Dave had gorgeous ceremony weather,  after outdoor cocktails, we had a quick summer rainstorm which resulted in the water reflections.

Becca + Dave had gorgeous ceremony weather, after outdoor cocktails, we had a quick summer rainstorm which resulted in the water reflections.

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Lovely image of Becca in her Allure gown on her way to a first look with her groom at Hotel du Village, New Hope, PA.

Lovely image of Becca in her Allure gown on her way to a first look with her groom at Hotel du Village, New Hope, PA.

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Intricate bridal hair by Daneen Gensen at Hotel du Village.

Intricate bridal hair by Daneen Gensen at Hotel du Village.

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First look with the Becca and Dave.

First look with the Becca and Dave.

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Love this image of Becca and Dave through the original rustic glass at Hotel du Village.

Love this image of Becca and Dave through the original rustic glass at Hotel du Village.

Becca comes down the stairs carrying all of her gown.

Becca comes down the stairs carrying all of her gown.

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Bridal party at Hotel du Village.

Bridal party at Hotel du Village.

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A few family shots from Becca + Dave's wedding at Hotel du Village.

A few family shots from Becca + Dave’s wedding at Hotel du Village.

Detail shots from lovely Hotel du Village.

Detail shots from lovely Hotel du Village.

Becca is escorted by her father in her ceremony entrance.

Becca is escorted by her father in her ceremony entrance.

Love these trees that shape the ceremony platform at Hotel du Village.

Love these trees that shape the ceremony platform at Hotel du Village.

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Becca's dad serenaded the newlyweds during cocktails.

Becca’s dad serenaded the newlyweds during cocktails.

Ballroom at Hotel du Village.

Ballroom at Hotel du Village.

Look at that ballroom gown swirl during Becca and Dave's first dance!

Look at that ballroom gown swirl during Becca and Dave’s first dance!

Love the way you can see Becca's gown under their sweetheart table!

Love the way you can see Becca’s gown under their sweetheart table!

Toasts.

Toasts.

So sweet!

So sweet!

Parent dances.

Parent dances.

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Becca prepares for her wedding day at Hotel du Village in New Hope, PA.

Becca prepares for her wedding day at Hotel du Village in New Hope, PA.

Stephanie + Michael, Ellis Preserve

Stephanie + Michael married on a gorgeous afternoon in May at Ballroom at Ellis Preserve.

WOW, Rebecca!!  These are just fabulous!!! They all showcase all the fun we had and we look great!! Love the black and white one of Michael and I from behind in the grass, that is a big framer!  The day was so fun and wish we could go back. :) Thanks so much Rebecca! ~Stephanie

 

Stephanie prepares relaxes for a moment before she goes to see her groom for their first look at Ellis Preserve.

Stephanie prepares relaxes for a moment before she goes to see her groom for their first look at Ellis Preserve.

Paloma Blanca gown complete with pockets, purchased at La Bella Mode. Flowers by Fleur de lis Floral Philadelphia

Paloma Blanca gown complete with pockets, purchased at La Bella Mode. Flowers by Fleur de lis Floral Philadelphia

Stephanie's sister Heather and their mom help Stephanie get prepared.

Stephanie’s sister Heather and their mom help Stephanie get prepared.

Cosmetics by Beke Beau's Samantha, Hair by Studio H Color and Design.

Cosmetics by Beke Beau’s Samantha, Hair by Studio H Color and Design.

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Michael gets ready to see Stephanie at their First Look at Ellis Preserve.

Michael gets ready to see Stephanie at their First Look at Ellis Preserve.

Stephanie gets ready to see her groom at First Look.

Stephanie gets ready to see her groom at First Look.

Stephanie and Michael's First Look!

Stephanie and Michael’s First Look!

Cascading flowers decorate the archway that the couple  exchanges their vows, designed by Margaux St. Ledger of Fleur de lis Floral.

Cascading flowers decorate the archway that the couple exchanges their vows, designed by Margaux St. Ledger of Fleur de lis Floral.

Fun shot of the couple through the purple heather by Rebecca Barger.

Fun shot of the couple through the purple heather by Rebecca Barger.

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Michael and his groomsmen at Ellis Preserve.

Michael and his groomsmen at Ellis Preserve.

Stephanie and her bridesmaids at  the Ballroom at Ellis Presere.

Stephanie and her bridesmaids at the Ballroom at Ellis Presere.

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The couple shares a sweet moment prior to their wedding ceremony at Ellis Preserve.

The couple shares a sweet moment prior to their wedding ceremony at Ellis Preserve.

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Stephanie and Michael's families.

Stephanie and Michael’s families.

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Gorgeous outdoor ceremony decor by Fleur de lis Floral

Gorgeous outdoor ceremony decor by Fleur de lis Floral

Love this little moment between Stephanie and Michael at Ballroom at Ellis Preserve.

Love this little moment between Stephanie and Michael at Ballroom at Ellis Preserve.

Gorgeous outdoor ceremony decor by Fleur de lis Floral

Gorgeous outdoor ceremony decor by Fleur de lis Floral

What a lovely entrance Stephanie and her father made down the steps at Ellis Preserve and to her wedding ceremony.

What a lovely entrance Stephanie and her father made down the steps at Ellis Preserve and to her wedding ceremony.

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Sealed with a kiss!

Sealed with a kiss!

Just married, Stephanie and Michael at Ellis Preserve.

Just married, Stephanie and Michael at Ellis Preserve.

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Finley Catering's, Ballroom at Ellis Preserve, Fleur de lis Floral decor.

Finley Catering’s, Ballroom at Ellis Preserve, Fleur de lis Floral decor.

First dance! Entertainment by Beverly Hills Entertainment.

First dance! Entertainment by Beverly Hills Entertainment.

Maid of honor, Heather gives her toasts.

Maid of honor, Heather gives her toasts.

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Termini Brother's cake along with some cake fun.

Termini Brother’s cake along with some cake fun.

Wedding reception entertainment by Beverly Hills Entertainment.

Wedding reception entertainment by Beverly Hills Entertainment.

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Stephanie and Michael share a private dance between the columns in the gorgeous Ellis Preserve.

Stephanie and Michael share a private dance between the columns in the gorgeous Ellis Preserve.