Talk about fairytale weddings! Hunting Hills Mansion at Parque is absolutely stunning and brings all the fairytale vibes!!! Such a beautiful almost fall day rounded out their amazing wedding.
Kelly looked absolutely ravishing in her beautiful Mimi gown from the Blue Collection by Enzoani. Earthtones Artistry and Shimmer & Spice did a bang up job with hair & makeup to pull Kelly's look together. And the entire day went off without a hitch with Musa Weddings at the helm!
Continue on for their story and amazing photos of their special day!
A little about the couple...
"We met in 2014, through a mutual friend, who was introducing us to his new girlfriend. We instantly hit it off! We hung out for a few weeks, however, at the time we had both just recently left long relationships and agreed we had a lot of independent growing to do and weren't ready for new relationships. We lost touch for 2 years until that same mutual friend broke up with his girlfriend and decided to go out partying to distract himself, so he invited me out and little to my knowledge, Chris too.
Once again, there were instant sparks, even after two years of not seeing each other. Ever since that night we kept in touch and we never stopped talking! I think we knew we were the "one" for each other because we can talk about anything under the sun and we don't judge each other; we're both very open-minded, and we hold each other accountable for self-growth, and just being a better person to ourselves and others.
When Chris proposed, we had just moved into our apartment together in May. We live right next to this beautiful park and Chris loves going on long walks there every day and loves to just sit out in nature. He would always tell his dad (who lives in Virginia) that he wanted to show him this park the next time he comes to visit.
Fast forward to June, we planned a Father’s Day brunch with Chris’ dad, and we would go show him the park after our brunch reservations. The day came, and I woke up in a terrible mood; none of my clothes fit right, my hair wasn’t cooperating, it was hot and humid....and Chris kept telling me to wear a nice dress and that I should look really nice for this fancy brunch spot.
I was having none of it and yelled at poor Chris that I felt fat and ugly in a dress, and stop telling me what to wear! I put on some leggings and a terribly baggy and frumpy shirt and barely did my hair and makeup.
This whole time I was in a terrible mood, Chris was on the phone with his dad (I later found out he was pretending to be on the phone the whole time) and his “dad” wanted to go see the park first because it was going to rain soon and he wanted to see it before it rained.
So, we drive to the park and as Chris and I start walking into the park it starts to drizzle and I stop and turn around and I tell Chris that I refuse to walk anymore and I want to go back to the car, he can show his dad the park by himself. Chris is begging me to just go in really quick before the rain gets worse and I’m arguing with him that I don’t want to for about 5min, until I finally give in.
So, now we’re walking in the drizzling, muggy rain and I’m complaining the whole time about how miserable I am (haha I swear I’m usually not this complainy)! There’s a bridge we cross to get to the other side of the lake where his dad was waiting...and suddenly I see Chris’ mom (which struck me as weird because his parents are divorced) and suddenly I see his grandfather... then, as we get to the other side of the bridge, my mom and dad come into view (which is also weird because they’re divorced too and I don’t remember inviting them). Then it hits me that somethings up. I turn around to see Chris getting down on one knee and holding out a ring!
When I’m nervous I start to awkwardly laugh and of course I’m just standing there laughing and not responding, just holding my shaking hand out. I honestly have no idea what Chris said because it was all gibberish in that moment, (he doesn’t remember what he said either haha). I just remember hearing his mom yell “are you going to say yes!” And I somehow stutter out a yes and Chris puts the ring on my hand and we just start hugging and then hug everyone else.
I didn’t even realize that my brother was there with my sister on face time and everyone had their phones out recording me. On the stone wall behind us there were big letters “Will you marry me?” And a ton of pictures of us throughout the years pasted on the wall and flower petals all over the grass. It was very beautiful. We did a quick 10 minute photo shoot and then had to run out of the park because it started pouring rain.
So, our Father’s Day brunch reservation was actually an engagement celebration brunch and the restaurant had champagne and personalized menus for us. It was very nice and I was so surprised. At that moment I wish I had listened to Chris when he told me to put on a dress (haha!), afterwards we brought our family back to our apartment (we still had no furniture, so everyone had to sit on boxes or the floor haha) so it was a very interesting and funny day after it all happened. And I love to tell people about how I accidentally almost ruined the whole proposal and made poor Chris sweat the whole morning fighting with him. "
The Creative Team
Venue | Parque - Hunting Hills Mansion
Photography | Kristy Hoadley Co
Florals | Flower Clvb
Planner | Musa Weddings
The Parque Ridley Creek Wedding Photos
September 3, 2021
About the Photographer
Kristy Hoadley Co is based out of Easton PA and specializes in organic, elegant, outdoor weddings. My photography style can be described as classic, authentic, candid artistry. Are you planning a wedding? I serve NJ, NY, PA, and SC.
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