Jordan and Mike are two of the most incredibly kind, thoughtful and generous people you could ever meet. Their love story began at Lehigh University (remember their gorgeous engagement session?) and since that time about seven years ago, they’ve been on this journey through life together. Following a proposal during a walk near Lake Nockamixon, Mike and Jordan began planning their Durham Hill Farm wedding for June of 2020. Like many other couples this year, Jordan and Mike were faced with the difficult decision to postpone their wedding due to COVID-19 restrictions. Not wanting to delay their marriage any further, they decided to move forward with a smaller, more intimate outdoor wedding with their closest friends and family. We were blessed with the most beautiful September afternoon for Jordan and Mike’s Durham Hill Farm wedding.
Jordan began the day at her childhood home, getting ready with a close knit group of ladies from “quarantine pod” while Mike prepped with the guys at Durham Hill Farm. Getting Ready is one of my favorite parts of the day. It’s such an important component of the story, as most of those pre-ceremony moments are just so full of emotion and anticipation. Mike surprised Jordan with the sweetest handmade gift which chronicled their life together thus far.
After prep, the girls and I made our way to Durham Hill Farm. There, Michael and Jordan shared a first look before the ceremony. I love when couples take this time together! It’s one of the only moments throughout the day for them to be on their own for a few moments.
One of the other benefits to having a first look is that we can segway right into bride and groom portraits prior to the ceremony! We spent this time visiting nooks throughout the property including Durham Hill Farm’s signature bank barn.
Following their bride and groom portraits, their best friends joined us for bridal portraits just outside the farmhouse. They have such a fun group of friends who made my job SO easy!
Jordan and Mike ensured all safety precautions were adhered to by seating families together in a socially distanced outdoor ceremony. They exchanged heartfelt vows under Durham Hill Farm’s hand-hewn arbor. Their vows were fun and lighthearted, but still maintained the seriousness of the tone of the promises they were making to one another. Their friends and family joyfully looked on as they committed their lives to one another.
Following the ceremony, we captured some family portraits at the farm along with some newlywed portraits, then headed back to Jordan’s childhood home where they celebrated under a beautiful white tent. Here, they shared their first dance as husband and wife as well as parent dances and heartfelt speeches. Personalized touches were everywhere–from Mike’s signature cocktail to Owowcow Creamery ice cream sandwiches for dessert.
Jordan and Mike, congratulations! It has been truly the most beautiful time getting to know you both. Thank you for trusting us to capture your stunning Durham Hill Farm wedding.
Photography | Hope & Stay
Venue | Durham Hill Farm
Florals & Design | Mark Kintzel Design
Music | Anders Hyatt Music
Catering | Max Hansen Caterer
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