Winter Bliss: Chris & Jess’s Heartwarming Wedding at Stella of New Hope, PA

March 19, 2024




The Backstory

Their story began back in 2017 when they briefly met through a mutual friend, Ryan Fox. Little did they know, their paths would cross unknowingly several times over the years until fate finally brought them together at Ryan’s birthday party in November 2021. It was there that Chris and Jess got to know each other for the first time. Chris, ever the gentleman, was heading to the appetizer table when Jess, someone he had never really spoken to before, stopped him to ask how he had been. To this day, no one knows what prompted Jess to approach Chris—some jokingly attribute it to “divine intervention” (Chris’s opinion), while others might suggest a touch of liquid courage. Regardless, after exchanging numbers that night, it took Jess all of 10 minutes to text Chris once he left, and they immediately made plans to see each other again the following weekend.

Their first date was nothing short of magical, as Chris visited Jess in Ocean City along with his loyal sidekick, Rylee—the same place where Chris’s parents had met 40 years prior. What started as a casual weekend getaway quickly blossomed into spending every available moment together, and before they knew it, they were inseparable. After just a few short months, Jess made the leap and moved in with Chris in Washington Crossing, solidifying their bond and paving the way for their journey toward marriage.

Their engagement in November 2022 marked the official beginning of their next chapter together, and as they planned their wedding day, Chris and Jess were overwhelmed with gratitude for the love and support they received from their family and friends. They couldn’t wait to celebrate their union surrounded by their favorite people, knowing that their love story was just the beginning of a lifetime of happiness and adventures together.

The Venue

From the moment we set foot in the venue, we could feel the excitement and love that filled the air, and we knew that this wedding would be something truly special.

The venue itself was a dream, with its perfect blend of old-world charm and modern elegance creating a magical setting for Chris and Jess’s big day. We were captivated by the thoughtful details and beautiful décor that made every corner of the venue picture-perfect.

Throughout the day, we were privileged to capture so many precious moments—from the emotional exchange of vows to the heartfelt speeches that brought tears to everyone’s eyes. Each photograph we took was a snapshot of the love, laughter, and happiness that filled the day, and we felt honored to be able to preserve these memories for Chris and Jess to cherish forever.

Looking back at the photos and video, we couldn’t help but feel a sense of joy and gratitude. Being a part of Chris and Jess’s wedding day was not just a job for us—it was a privilege and an honor. Their love story is one that will continue to inspire us, and we are so grateful to have played a role in capturing the beginning of their beautiful journey together.

We are a husband and wife team who tend to balance each other out perfectly in life - especially when it comes to capturing our couples wedding day. Lauren is usually the one making sure you look your absolute best, while Tom is behind the lens grabbing all your important shots. Also, let’s not forget to mention that we are the extreme fanatic when it comes to every...single...detail.

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