[Taylor & Doug’s Blissful Beach Wedding at the Henlopen Hotel Rehoboth Beach, Delaware]

I’m pretty sure everyone who knows me knows that I love the beach! So the only thing better than spending the day at the beach is photographing one of your best friend’s weddings! When Taylor asked me to be her photographer, I was so so excited! Taylor and I met at Penn State where we were roommates for our senior year…aka the best year ever! I met Doug a few years later when we were all back at Penn State and seeing the two of them together just melts my heart!

Despite this beach wedding being in the middle of May, it was close to 100 degrees! I’m pretty sure everyone was melting the entire day, but no one showed it! Whether I was photographing the details in the a.c. or sweating on the beach with the bridal party, it was still the best day ever! The girls got ready in their hotel rooms along with fun music and yummy mimosas while the guys got ready nearby and met me on the beach.

Taylor and Doug were surrounded by their amazing families and great friends and it truly made for a special day. While getting ready, taking portraits on the beach, or dancing the night away, there were smiles all around and everyone was filled with such happiness for the bride and groom. However, my favorite part of the day had to be Taylor and Doug’s first look. My assistant, and totally awesome sister, and I orchestrated the bride and groom on where to go and how to stand before the big reveal! When Doug turned around, I started to tear up!! He had the biggest smile on his face and he literally leaped for joy toward his beautiful bride to be. It was so awesome!

I truly had such a blast photographing this wedding and capturing every special moment for Taylor and Doug! Congratulations to the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Marple! I hope your new married life together is your greatest adventure yet. Love you guys!

-Michelle 🙂


Venue and Catering: Henlopen Hotel Salero Oceanfront Banquet Facility
DJ: Steve Dennis
Favors: Scamps Toffee
Centerpieces: Carol Hager
Hair: Emily Menoher at the Hair Parade
Makeup: Emily Riggle at Younique Representative

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